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  • US, India to discuss business ties, tensions with Pakistan

    (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker began two days of talks on Tuesday with the Indian government to boost business ties, and to encourage dialogue with Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir. Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Monday night for the annual U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial […]

  • Turkey ramps up Syria offensive with deadly bombings

    August 29, 2016

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    ISTANBUL (AFP) – Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardments in Syria on Sunday as Ankara ramped up its unprecedented offensive against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants. Ankara said it had killed 25 Kurdish “terrorists” and insisted the army was doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties. But the Britain-based Syrian Observatory […]

  • Oil edges back in Asia after sharp losses

    August 30, 2016

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    SINGAPORE (AFP) – Oil prices edged up in Asia on Tuesday, a day after retreating on a stronger dollar, but worries about a global supply glut are keeping gains in check ahead of a key producers meeting next month. Both main contracts tumbled Monday after Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen indicated a possible US rate […]

  • Football: Rooney retains England captaincy under Allardyce

    August 30, 2016

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    BURTON-ON-TRENT (AFP) – Wayne Rooney will remain England captain going into the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, manager Sam Allardyce confirmed on Monday. The 30-year-old striker, who also captains Manchester United, has been England s skipper for the past two years. He will don the armband under Allardyce for the first time on Sunday when […]