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  • Yemen govt says peace talks ‘ended’ after rebels form council

    July 29, 2016

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    ADEN (AFP) – Yemen s government said Thursday that peace talks underway since April had ended without agreement after Shiite rebels and their allies formed a 10-member “supreme council” to run the war-torn nation. “The negotiations have completely ended,” said Abdullah al-Olaimi, deputy director of the Yemeni president s office and a member of the […]

  • Turkey reshuffles military top brass in wake of coup

    ANKARA (AFP) – Turkey on Thursday reshuffled key military commanders sacking almost half of its generals in the wake of the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown. A hastily-convened military council meeting came after the government ordered the discharge of 149 generals — nearly half of the […]

  • Oil slightly higher after five-day slump

    July 28, 2016

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    SINGAPORE (AFP) – Oil prices edged up in Asia Thursday after slumping for five-straight sessions to a three-month low after a surprise jump in US stockpiles built on increasing worries about a global supply glut. US energy department data showed Wednesday that inventories were 13.4 percent higher on-year, while gasoline stocks were up 11.8 percent, […]

  • Tennis: Venus out as Keys advances in Montreal

    July 29, 2016

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    MONTREAL (AFP) – Venus Williams tumbled out in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Thursday, suffering an upset loss to Madison Keys in her final tournament before the Olympics. The sixth-seeded Williams was beaten 6-1, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3 by 10th seed Keys, who will now face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter-finals. […]