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European steel merger could see 4,000 jobs axed

European steel merger could see 4,000 jobs axed

Germany's Thyssenkrupp says it has reached a preliminary deal with Tata Steel of India to merge the two companies' European steel operations in a joint venture
Updated: 4 hours ago
Syria: Battle for IS capital reaches 'final stages'

Syria: Battle for IS capital reaches 'final stages'

U.S.-backed forces in Syria say the battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages" with the opening of a new front
Updated: 4 hours ago

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 12 in eastern Congo

A Congo official says that flooding caused by torrential rains overnight have killed at least 12 people and left 92 others missing in the country's east
Updated: 4 hours ago
China-Singapore relations warm during Lee's visit

China-Singapore relations warm during Lee's visit

Relations between China and Singapore, which have suffered a series of hiccups, are officially warming up with the visit to China of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Updated: 5 hours ago
Brussels exhibit tackles Islam in city scarred by terror

Brussels exhibit tackles Islam in city scarred by terror

A new exhibition focusing on Islamic civilization's legacy in Europe has opened in Brussels to a mostly positive reception
Updated: 5 hours ago
Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution
Updated: 5 hours ago

Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed
Updated: 5 hours ago
AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

Lavrov says relations with the United States are at a low point, but he sees positive notes in President Trump's UN address, especially that the administration does not seek to impose its way of life on other countries.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn't see data

Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn't see data

Kenya's Supreme Court says it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election largely because the electoral commission refused scrutiny of its computerized voting system
Updated: 5 hours ago

Germany: Syrian refugee jailed over UN observer's abduction

A German court has convicted a Syrian refugee of being an accessory to a war crime against humanitarian operations over his participation in the 2013 kidnapping of a United Nations observer
Updated: 6 hours ago