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Uber locks horns with New York city hall over fleet expansion

The ride-booking app Uber is fighting New York's city hall, which wants to keep in check a fleet of vehicles that already far outnumbers the Big Apple's trademark yellow cabs.

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Greece prepares to reopen banks, apply tax hikes

Greece prepared today to restart its struggling economy with a revamped government, a bank reboot and a new round of tax hikes agreed...

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FIFA suspect Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty, bond set at $10 mn

Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb pleaded not guilty in a New York court today in connection with a massive international corruption scandal, and agreed to be released on a USD 10 million bond.

FIFA suspect Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty, bond set at $10 mn

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Families of Germans who died in the crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps in March have turned down the airline's compensation offer..

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Islamic State executes journalist in Iraq’s Mosul

The Islamic State group has executed an Iraqi journalist in the northern city of Mosul on charges of spying, local officials and colleagues said today.

Islamic State executes journalist in Iraq’s Mosul

German FM Wolfgang Schaeuble says ready to resign if hand forced in Greece talks

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is prepared to resign rather than go against his convictions in negotiations on Greece's debt crisis, he said in an interview published today.

German FM Wolfgang Schaeuble says ready to resign if hand forced in Greece talks

Ministers in Paris to boost flagging climate talks

Foreign and environment ministers and other high-level officials from 45 countries are set to gather in Paris Monday seeking to re-energise climate talks mired in technical details and political squabbling.

Ministers in Paris to boost flagging climate talks

Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says policy against ‘arrogant’ US ‘won’t change’

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that a landmark nuclear deal with world powers "won't change" the country's stance towards the "arrogant" United States government.

Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says policy against ‘arrogant’ US ‘won’t change’

Mysterious icy plains glimpsed on Pluto’s surface

Smooth, icy plains have been spotted on the surface of Pluto, in the latest images released today from a NASA spacecraft that flew by the dwarf planet this week.

Mysterious icy plains glimpsed on Pluto’s surface

Nuclear deal doesn’t mean aligning with Iran: UK’s Cameron

A landmark nuclear deal with Tehran does not represent an alignment with Iran, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said, as Western powers scrambled to reassure regional allies over the move.

Nuclear deal doesn’t mean aligning with Iran: UK’s Cameron

Oil prices edge up, but glut fears cap gains

Oil prices edged up today but further gains are unlikely, analysts said, owing to ongoing concerns about a global supply glut, while increasing dollar strength will also likely weigh on the downside.

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Greek parliament vote satisfies bailout deal terms: European Union

A Greek parliament vote satisfies the initial terms of a bailout deal between Athens and its EU creditors agreed at a 17-hour summit earlier this week, an EU spokeswoman said today.

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Harper Lee novel makes US bookstore history

First day sales for Harper Lee's novel "Go Set a Watchman" made history for adult fiction at America's largest retail bookseller, the company announced on today.

Harper Lee novel makes US bookstore history

US Open singles prize money soars to $3.3 mn; Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, others eye windfall

US Open men's and women's singles champions will receive a record $3.3 million in prize money this year, a 10 per cent boost over last year, the US Tennis Association has announced. This makes for great news for Wimbledon 201

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Oil prices rebound in Asia

Oil prices rebounded in Asia today after a sharp decline the day before, as traders try to get a handle on the full implications of Iran's landmark nuclear deal with major powers.

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Record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 grounded for ‘several months’

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will be grounded for months in Hawaii to carry out battery repairs, after completing nearly half of an unprecedented round-the-world flight, the project said today.

Record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 grounded for ‘several months’

Abu Dhabi deports Australian for ‘insulting’ Facebook post

An Australian woman was deported from the United Arab Emirates after being arrested and fined for "insulting" Facebook posts, according to a judicial source in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi deports Australian for ‘insulting’ Facebook post

Raheem Sterling thanks Liverpool after becoming ‘most expensive player’ in $76 mn transfer to Manchester City

Raheem Sterling tried to make his peace with Liverpool following his record-breaking move to Premier League rivals Manchester City on Tuesday.

Raheem Sterling thanks Liverpool after becoming ‘most expensive player’ in $76 mn transfer to Manchester City

Human hand more primitive than chimp’s: Study

Strong fists for defending ourselves and opposable thumbs for work as fine as threading a needle -- hand specialisation is widely believed to have given humans a major evolutionary advantage.

Human hand more primitive than chimp’s: Study

US New Horizons spacecraft whizzes by Pluto in historic flyby

An unmanned NASA New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto today, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the US space agency said.

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New Delhi among 13 cities to see Microsoft Windows 10 debut

Word that Windows 10 would be welcomed in grand style came less than a week on Monday after Microsoft said it will cut 7,800 jobs.

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NASA counts down to nail-biter Pluto flyby

An unmanned NASA spacecraft is hurtling into the unknown, and will make a close shave past Pluto tomorrow, allowing scientists a close glimpse of the dwarf planet's surface for the first time.

NASA counts down to nail-biter Pluto flyby

Greece crisis: Banks to remain shut, says finance ministry source

Greek banks will remain shut beyond today, a finance ministry source said as authorities struggled to contain the economic damage from a two-week closure brought about by a cash shortage.

Greece crisis: Banks to remain shut, says finance ministry source

Iran nuclear deal ‘very close’: Hassan Rouhani

Iran Nuclear Deal: The decisive moment has arrived. If Tehran is ready to take the final steps then things can go very quickly, said a source on Sunday.

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Turkey arrests 45 Islamic State recruits in southeast: Report

Turkish security forces have over the last three days detained 45 foreign nationals seeking to cross into Syria to join Islamic State jihadists from the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the Dogan news agency reported.

Turkey arrests 45 Islamic State recruits in southeast: Report

Islamic State admits losing control of Libya city

The jihadist Islamic State group acknowledged losing control of the city of Derna in eastern Libya, promising to "avenge" its fighters, in a video posted on Twitter.

Islamic State admits losing control of Libya city

‘Time-out’ for Greece from euro is an option: Eurozone document

Eurozone finance ministers included an option for a temporary exit from the euro for Greece if Athens fails to agree a bailout deal, according to a draft document.

‘Time-out’ for Greece from euro is an option: Eurozone document
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