Oil prices waver narrowly amid OPEC speculation

October 5, 2016 7:30 AM
Oil prices waver narrowly amid OPEC speculation

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Oil prices ended slightly lower Tuesday, as traders continued to assess the impact of a preliminary deal on output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The West Texas Intermediate for November delivery fell 12 U.S. cents to settle at 48.81 dollars […]

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Gold down in biggest decline since 2013

6:00 AM
Gold down in biggest decline since 2013

CHICAGO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell sharply on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened significantly in the wake of the Brexit. The most active gold contract for December delivery fell 43 U.S. dollars, or 3.28 percent, to settle […]

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Oil prices waver narrowly amid OPEC speculation

October 4, 2016 9:30 PM
Oil prices waver narrowly amid OPEC speculation

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Oil prices ended slightly lower Tuesday, as traders continued to assess the impact of a preliminary deal on output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Oil prices gained about 10 percent in the past five sessions after the OPEC reached an […]

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Ghana receives 500 mln USD letter of Credit

8:45 PM
Ghana receives 500 mln USD letter of Credit

ACCRA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank issued on Tuesday a Stand-by Letter of Credit (LOC) worth 500 million U.S. Dollars to support efforts aimed at boosting electricity production and supply in Ghana, a release received here has said Tuesday. The LOC issued in London, Britain will […]

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Taliban overrun district in S. Afghan province

October 3, 2016 10:55 AM
Taliban overrun district in S. Afghan province

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) — Following months of besieging, the Taliban militants launched massive offensive and overrun Nawa district in the southern Helmand province on Monday, a lawmaker Wadood Popal said. “The Taliban rebels launched massive offensive early Monday on Nawa district and captured it,” Popal told reporters […]

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Russia detains Ukrainian military officer on alleged espionage

10:52 AM
Russia detains Ukrainian military officer on alleged espionage

MOSCOW, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) — The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Monday that it had detained a Ukrainian military officer in Moscow for allegedly gathering intelligence about the Russian Armed Forces. Roman Sushchenko, an officer of the Chief Intelligence Office of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, was purposefully collecting […]

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US gov’t relinquishes Control of web’s Address book?

October 2, 2016 1:20 PM
US gov’t relinquishes Control of web’s Address book?

The US government’s contract to control the internet’s ‘address book’ has expired after 47 years, transferring management of the Internet’s unique identifiers to the private-sector. The US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) had a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to […]

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UN: Condolence book in memory of former President Peres opened

September 28, 2016 10:00 PM
UN: Condolence book in memory of former President Peres opened

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — The Israeli Mission to the United Nations will open a condolence book in memory of former President Shimon Peres, who passed away in Tev Aviv earlier Wednesday, the mission announced here. Peres died at 93, two weeks after he suffered a stroke. Leaders and […]

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Gulf Arab states cut spending

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Gulf Arab states cut spending

DUBAI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — The plunge in oil prices has prompted energy-rich Gulf Arab states to take austerity measures and build up smart, non-oil economies. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Undersecretary and Ministry of Economy Abdullah Al Saleh said Wednesday that the government plans to issue a law […]

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China, Cyprus identify priorities of Cooperation

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China, Cyprus identify priorities of Cooperation

NICOSIA, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — Cyprus and China have priorities for cooperation, mostly on infrastructure, according to an official statement released after talks here on Wednesday. The talks were held between delegations of the two countries, respectively led by Deputy China International Trade Representative Zhang Xiangchen, and Cypriot Transport Communication […]

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