FBI surrounds last four protesters in Oregon standoff

Los Angeles (AFP) – The FBI has surrounded the last four demonstrators holed up in a weeks-long armed siege at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, US authorities said. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI were ongoing and no … Continue reading


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Nokia posts strong network result, warns over China slowdown

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Powerful California coastal panel ousts top executive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California’s coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on … Continue reading


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Police ‘should be neutral’ in sex cases

Police ‘should be neutral’ in sex abuse inquiries, says Met head 11 February 2016 From the section UK Image copyright… Continue Reading »


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JetBlue sets up VC unit to fund startups in travel, hospitality

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Iran seeks tourism millions as nuclear chill ends

Tehran (AFP) – Long seen as a destination strewn with shortcomings, Iran is making a fresh pitch for tourists, with the recent lifting of economic sanctions providing an opportunity to cash in. The tourism industry has been overlooked by successive … Continue reading


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Walgreens threatens to pull out of Theranos partnership: WSJ

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O), the largest U.S. drugstore chain, threatened to terminate its relationship with Theranos Inc unless the blood-testing company quickly fixes the problems found by federal inspectors at its laboratory in California, the Wall Street Journal reported. … Continue reading


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EU pushes Greece to improve conditions for migrants

Brussels (AFP) – The EU piled pressure on Greece over Europe’s migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc’s passport-free zone. Brussels said Athens must treat … Continue reading


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21st Century Insurance Cutting 50 Positions in Delaware

Farmers Insurance Group said it recently notified some 50 21st Century Insurance employees in Wilmington, Delaware, that their positions would be eliminated. The move comes as Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance continues to phase out its auto insurance subsidiary 21st Century … Continue reading


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‘Zoolander 2’ cast strut to promote film

As New York kicks off the seasonal catwalk calendar this week, the fashion capital played host to different kind of runway show – a “Zoolander 2″ inspired one.At the world premiere of the film which spoofs the fashion industry, stars … Continue reading


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Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law

London (AFP) – The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion laws on Wednesday, despite a ruling by the Belfast High Court that the legislation breaches human rights. After a debate that ran to almost midnight, members of … Continue reading


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