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EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo vanishes

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo vanishes

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo vanishes An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s national airline said. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the search was underway to find the missing Airbus A320 and …

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Japan machinery orders points to spending slowdown

Japan machinery orders points to spending slowdown

Japan machinery orders points to spending slowdown Japan’s core machinery orders rose more than expected in March but companies expect orders to decline in the current quarter as firms become increasingly cautious due to a rising yen and weakness in overseas economies. The 5.5 percent rise in core orders was …

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Oil prices rise on Nigeria outages, Goldman forecast

Oil prices remain near 2016 highs on global supply disruptions

Oil prices rise on Nigeria outages, Goldman forecast Oil prices jumped over 2 percent on Monday to their highest since November 2015 on growing Nigerian oil output disruptions and after long-time bear Goldman Sachs said the market had ended almost two years of oversupply and flipped to a deficit. Brent …

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Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul

Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul

Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul Thousands of demonstrators from Afghanistan’s Hazara minority marched in protest through Kabul on Monday, accusing President Ashraf Ghani’s government of cutting them out of a multi-million dollar power transmission line project. Protesters demanded that the planned route for the 500 …

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China needs the private sector to step up

China needs the private sector to step up

China needs the private sector to step up Xia Xiaokang and Bruno Chen, who both run private-sector companies, are the sort of businessmen that Chinese leaders are increasingly concerned about as economic growth slows. Beijing is counting on the private sector to invest more in the economy and take up …

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Ugandan opposition leader charged with treason

Ugandan opposition leader charged with treason

Ugandan opposition leader charged with treason Ugandan opposition figure Kizza Besigye was charged with treason late on Friday for declaring himself president and challenging the election victory of veteran leader Yoweri Museveni, officials from both camps said. The charge – which carries the death penalty – marked an escalation in …

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Vietnam says would welcome U.S. accelerating lifting of arms ban

Vietnam says would welcome U.S. accelerating lifting of arms ban Vietnam would welcome the United States “accelerating” the lifting of a lethal arms embargo, which would reflect trust between the two countries and recognition of its needs to defend itself, its foreign ministry said on Thursday. Vietnam’s comments on a …

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North Carolina transgender battle could expand civil rights law

North Carolina transgender battle could expand civil rights law The legal battle over transgender rights between the state of North Carolina and the U.S. government has moved the country closer to settling one of the last frontiers in civil rights law. At issue is whether transgender people deserve the same …

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Pentagon report reveals Afghan mission confusion

Pentagon report reveals Afghan mission confusion Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, U.S. special forces advisers repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go to help local troops retake the city. They got no answer, according to witnesses …

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China landslide death toll climbs to 22

China landslide death toll climbs to 22 The death toll in a landslide in China’s southeastern Fujian province has risen to 22, with 17 people still missing, state media said on Monday. The landslide, triggered on Sunday by heavy rain, hit a hydroelectric power station that was under construction in …

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