With five-year delay, CIA ‘live-tweets’ bin Laden raid

The CIA has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting - with a five-year delay - the raid by US special forces on the al-Qaeda founder's compound in Pakistan.

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French PM vows to supervise Australian sub deal himself

A mega deal to build Australian submarines was so important to France, the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said today, that he will personally supervise the project as Paris and Sydney bolster defence ties.

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Original Tintin King Ottokar’s Sceptre art sells for $1.2 mn

A double page plate also from "King Ottokar's Sceptre" sold for more than 1.5 million euros at Sotheby's in Paris in October.

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Hassan Rouhani allies win Iran parliament elections second round

Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won most seats in second round parliamentary elections, local media reported today.

World News

China’s Baidu eyes driverless car production by 2020

Chinese search engine giant Baidu is planning to produce driverless cars by 2020, its chief executive said, as the company reported revenue climbed sharply in the first quarter.

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China Eastern Airlines to buy 35 planes from Airbus and Boeing

One of China's top airlines will split USD 10 billion of new orders between European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing, it said, as competition heats up for aviation market share in the world's second-largest economy.

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Oil prices ease off in Asia after hitting new highs

Oil prices eased slightly in Asia today after hitting a series of new highs this week, bolstered by a weak dollar.

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Etihad Airways 2015 profit hits USD 103 million

Etihad Airways said today its net profit for 2015 surged 41 per cent to USD 103 million on the back of rising passenger numbers and cargo volumes.

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New York Times to shut Paris editing, press operations

The New York Times (NYT) announced cutbacks today to its longtime European hub in Paris, with plans to close its editing and prepress print production operations in the French capital.

Industry News

Vladimir Putin ‘not entirely persuaded’ by European unity: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has said that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as a threat.

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Lufthansa to cancel 900 flights in Germany over strike

Lufthansa will cancel almost 900 flights in Germany when airport ground staff are expected to join a strike called by the country's biggest services union, Verdi, the carrier said.

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Turkey to use US rocket system in fight against IS

Turkey has struck a deal with the US to deploy American light multiple rocket launchers on its border with Syria to combat the Islamic State (IS) group,according to the foreign ministry.

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Alibaba financial affiliate Ant raises $4.5 bn

The financial services affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised USD 4.5 billion in funding, it said today, calling it the largest single private placement by an Internet company.

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Goldman Sachs launches online-only bank for the masses

Goldman Sachs has officially launched an online bank aimed at households and small businesses as it expands from its Wall Street base and aims for the masses.

Banking & Finance News

Turkey kills almost 900 ISIS members in Syria raids: Report

Turkey has in recent months cracked down on alleged IS sleeper cells throughout the country.

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Japan’s first stealth fighter jet: 5 things to know about X-2

The X-2, developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and 200 other firms, measures 14.2 metres long and 9.1 metres wide and was built as a successor to F-2 fighter jets developed jointly with the United States.

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Global car makers see rising competition in China

Global carmakers gathered in Beijing today to show off their wares as competition intensifies and growth slows in the world's biggest auto market, with the key SUV and new energy vehicle sectors the focus of attention.

World News

Barack Obama eyes disputed EU-US free trade pact by year’s end

The United States and the European Union should keep pressing for a transatlantic free trade deal, US President Barack Obama said today, adding that he expected an agreement by year's end despite widespread opposition to the

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Barack Obama sharpens Brexit warning as leaves for Germany

US President Barack Obama has sharpened his warnings about Britain's reduced global influence in the event of it leaving the EU, warning it could take ten years to reach a UK-US trade deal.


Barack Obama hails Turkey-bound Angela Merkel’s “courage” on migrants

US President Barack Obama has hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "courageous" leadership in opening doors to migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.

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John Kerry takes granddaughter to UN climate deal signing

US Secretary of State John Kerry brought his granddaughter to work today as he joined senior world officials to formally sign the Paris climate deal at the United Nations.

John Kerry takes granddaughter to UN climate deal signing

German automakers to recall 630,000 cars after emissions probe

Around 630,000 Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen cars are to be recalled in Europe owing to irregularities in their emission of pollutants, a German government source said today.

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Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet X-2

The X-2, developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and 200 other firms, measures 14.2 metres long and 9.1 metres wide and was built as a successor to F-2 fighter jets developed jointly with the US.

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Magnitude 6.0 aftershock strikes near Ecuador coast: USGS

The tremor hit yesterday some 33 kilometers north- northwest of Bahia de Caraquez and 36 miles north-northwest of Tosagua, the US Geological Survey said.

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock strikes near Ecuador coast: USGS

North Korea offers to send ‘abducted’ defectors’ parents to South

North Korea today said that it wanted to set up a meeting - in Seoul if necessary - between a dozen recent defectors and their parents to prove Pyongyang's claim that the former were abducted by South Korea.

North Korea offers to send ‘abducted’ defectors’ parents to South

EU citizens fear Brexit more than the Brits: Survey

European citizens are more concerned about a so-called Brexit than the British people themselves, said a survey published today, two months before Britain votes on whether to leave the European Union.

EU citizens fear Brexit more than the Brits: Survey

Brexit would ‘liberate’ people across EU: minister

A British vote to leave the European Union would "liberate" people across the continent by giving them the courage to demand change, a senior minister backing a so-called Brexit said.

Brexit would ‘liberate’ people across EU: minister