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Syrian Kurds say begin advance towards Islamic State-held town

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said it began an advance towards an Islamic State-held town at the Turkish border on Saturday, thrusting deeper into the jihadists' stronghold of Raqqa province with the backing of U.S.-led air

Syrian Kurds say begin advance towards Islamic State-held town

Egypt says New Suez Canal to open Aug 6, eyes economic boost

Egypt's New Suez Canal will open on August 6, the canal authority chairman said on Saturday, a project that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will stimulate an economy suffering double-digit unemployment.

Egypt says New Suez Canal to open Aug 6, eyes economic boost

Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis says he believes Europe does not want ‘Grexit’

Greece does not believe its European partners will ultimately let the country leave the euro zone, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Saturday, as the country races to agree a cash-for-reforms deal with its creditors.

Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis says he believes Europe does not want ‘Grexit’

Paris air show: Record order books turn focus to jetmakers’ production

After years of big-ticket plane orders, next week's Paris Airshow will see rather fewer multi-billion-dollar deals and rather more nervous expressions as planemakers face the daunting task of producing $1.8 trillion of jets a

Paris air show: Record order books turn focus to jetmakers’ production

Google launches a YouTube built for gamers

Google Inc said on Friday that it is launching a live streaming gaming service called "YouTube Gaming", creating a rival to Amazon.com Inc's Twitch service.

Google launches a YouTube built for gamers

IMF says could lend to Ukraine even if it can’t service its debts

The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday that the global lender could continue to lend to Ukraine even if talks over restructuring Kiev's debt fail and the nation determines it cannot meet its obligations.

IMF says could lend to Ukraine even if it can’t service its debts

James and Lachlan Murdoch’s symbiotic ties to be tested in Fox cockpit

One has been closely involved with the family business from his early 20s and is driven to succeed. The other had to be lured back from a decade's hiatus from the company and has operated at the edges of the empire.

James and Lachlan Murdoch’s symbiotic ties to be tested in Fox cockpit

European space chief suggests making room for China, India on station

The incoming head of the European Space Agency said in a published interview that the International Space Station should be opened up to astronauts from India and China.

International Space Station News

Wall St falls as Greece crisis unresolved; energy shares drop

U.S. stocks declined late Friday afternoon as Greek debt talks hit a stalemate...

Wall St falls as Greece crisis unresolved; energy shares drop

FDA approves St. Jude’s brain implant for Parkinson’s disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved a brain implant from St. Jude Medical Inc that helps reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking.

FDA approves St. Jude’s brain implant for Parkinson’s disease

Cairn India, Vedanta boards to meet on Sunday amid merger speculation

Cairn India and its parent Vedanta Ltd will meet on Sunday, Cairn said, to discuss what could be a potential merger of the company with its parent

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Pollution trial offers rare glimpse into a Chinese courtroom

Unless they have been accused of a crime, few foreigners ever see the inside of a courtroom in China.

Pollution trial offers rare glimpse into a Chinese courtroom

Volkswagen group sales fall for second month

Volkswagen group sales fell for a second month in May and at a faster pace than in April, highlighting the German carmaker's difficulties in weak emerging markets.

Volkswagen group sales fall for second month

IMF angry at Greeks but frustrated at euro zone too

When the International Monetary Fund announced it had ordered its team home from stalled debt talks with Greece, the gesture of frustration was aimed chiefly at Athens but also at euro zone governments, sources familiar with

IMF angry at Greeks but frustrated at euro zone too

In Minnesota, high employment and weak wages show Fed’s quandary

By all rights wages should be soaring in Minnesota, a Midwestern state that boasts one of the best educated and well-paid workforces in the United States and where the unemployment rate stands at a 14-year low.

In Minnesota, high employment and weak wages show Fed’s quandary

FIFA dismayed as Interpol suspends 20 million euro “Integrity” pact”

World soccer's governing body, FIFA, expressed dismay on Friday after Interpol suspended a 20 million euro ($22 million) arrangement on fighting corruption, adding to what a former insider in both organisations called FIFA's

FIFA dismayed as Interpol suspends 20 million euro “Integrity” pact”

UK risks losing last AAA rating as SP eyes EU exit vote

The only major ratings agency to still give Britain a top-notch credit rating said the country risked a downgrade due to Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to hold a referendum on leaving the European Union.

UK risks losing last AAA rating as SP eyes EU exit vote

Moldova’s PM resigns after questioning by prosecutor

Moldova's prime minister resigned on Friday after state prosecutors, whom he has accused of moving slowly over the disappearance of $1 billion from the country's banks, questioned him over his school certificates.

Moldova’s PM resigns after questioning by prosecutor

North Korea accuses U.S. of targeting it with anthrax

North Korea accused the United States of targeting it with anthrax and asked the United Nations Security Council to investigate Washington's "biological warfare schemes" after a live anthrax sample was sent to a U.S. base in

North Korea accuses U.S. of targeting it with anthrax

EMIs may come down as Arun Jaitley asks banks for more rate cuts

EMIs of home, auto and other loans are likely to come down further with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today saying that banks have promised greater rate cuts in the coming days and weeks.

Arun Jaitley News

Make in India: Mercedes opens new plant in Pune to cut costs, boost sales

Mercedes-Benz plans to increase the number of cars it makes in India, hoping to trim retail prices to help grab a bigger share of a luxury car market where competition is intensifying from rivals Audi and BMW.

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Make in India: Mercedes opens new plant in Pune to cut costs, boost sales

Mercedes-Benz plans to increase the number of cars it makes in India, hoping to trim retail prices to help grab a bigger share of a luxury car market where competition is intensifying from rivals Audi and BMW.

Mercedes Benz, Mercedes CLA News

US fracking rules to face early legal test

Energy industry groups and states that oppose new US rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands are headed to court this month to try to block the regulations a day before they are to take effect.

US fracking rules to face early legal test

US court denies requests to block parts of net neutrality rules

Net neutrality: Telecom companies say they do not object to the specific net neutrality rules that prohibit them from blocking and slowing down access to websites and applications or striking deals with content companies for

India News

Apple’s main contractors leave Spaceship campus project: Report

Apple and Skanska were 'unable to come to an agreement during negotiations for the revised scope of work' the construction company's chief, Richard Cavallaro, wrote in an internal email.

Apple’s main contractors leave Spaceship campus project: Report

Christopher Lee, evil count of cinema, dies at age 93

Christopher Lee died on Sunday in a London hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for respiratory problems, according to his death certificate.

Christopher Lee, evil count of cinema, dies at age 93

IIP, inflation data may add to doubts about economic health

Consumer inflation in May, meanwhile, will likely edge up to 5.0 percent from 4.87 percent the previous month on higher energy and food costs, the poll found.

Inflation News