New normal: US police respond to harsh reality of extremism
Nov 27, 2015 at 23:20 | Source:
New York: After the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado and the Mumbai attack in 2008, police departments across the United States adopted a new mindset on how to deal with what they call "active shooter" incidents in which peop...
Britain's Cameron says time to bomb militants in Syria| Reuters
Nov 26, 2015 at 23:46 | Source:
LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria because Britain cannot "subcontract its security to other countries".Many Britons are wary of entering into another war in t...
Balloons, floats and heavy police presence at NYC Thanksgiving parade
Nov 26, 2015 at 22:34 | Source:
NEW YORK: Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.City officials...
Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier and is shot dead - army| Reuters
Nov 26, 2015 at 04:16 | Source:
JERUSALEM A Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli soldier on Wednesday and was shot dead by troops, the army and a hospital official said, a day after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to explore how to end eight weeks of ...
2015 to be hottest year on record - until next year
Nov 25, 2015 at 20:39 | Source:
GENEVA This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the El Nio weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, warning that inaction on climate change could see global average temperatures ris...
Asian shares stall, dollar firm near 8-month peak| Reuters
Nov 24, 2015 at 06:30 | Source:
TOKYO Asian shares dragged their feet on Tuesday after a healthcare mega-merger failed to impress investors while the dollar held firm near an eight-month high as investors grew more convinced of a U.S. rate hike next month.MSCI's broadest index of A...
Dollar hits eight-month high on rate views, metals fall| Reuters
Nov 24, 2015 at 06:15 | Source:
NEW YORK The dollar rose to an eight-month high on Monday amid heightened expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next month, driving down the prices of copper, gold and other metals.World equity markets slipped, with U....
Oil ends steady; Saudi pledge, glut worry causes wild ride| Reuters
Nov 24, 2015 at 02:45 | Source:
NEW YORK Brent settled steady and U.S. crude slightly lower on Monday after prices were whipsawed by volatility as Saudi Arabia pledged to work towards oil price stability but traders worried about a global supply glut and signs of rising U.S. stockp...
U.S. official says use of chemical weapons is routine in Syria| Reuters
Nov 24, 2015 at 00:31 | Source:
AMSTERDAM Recent attacks with chlorine and mustard gas on the battlefield in Syria show that the use chemical weapons in the civil war is becoming routine, a U.S. official said on Monday. A confidential report by the Organisation for the Prohibition ...
Gold drops towards 6-year low on dollar, U.S. rate hike view| Reuters
Nov 24, 2015 at 00:15 | Source:
LONDON Gold fell nearly one percent on Monday, heading back towards last week's near six-year low, on a robust dollar and upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials on a possible U.S. rate hike next month. Spot gold was 0.7 percent lower at $1,07...
Bangladesh protests to Pakistan over remarks on executions | Reuters
Nov 23, 2015 at 23:46 | Source:
DHAKA Bangladesh protested to Pakistan on Monday over what it said was interference in its internal affairs in comments about the hanging of two opposition leaders convicted of crimes against humanity during the 1971 war to break away from Pakistan. ...
Oil up 1 pct after Saudis say ready to cooperate on prices| Reuters
Nov 23, 2015 at 23:30 | Source:
NEW YORK Crude prices rose as much as 1 percent on Monday after Saudi Arabia's pledge to work on price stability offset some worries about the global oil market glut.Moscow's vow to continue Syrian air strikes to punish bombers of a Russian jet also ...
Can 'The Force Awakens' become the biggest movie ever?
Nov 22, 2015 at 01:39 | Source:
LOS ANGELES: Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new "Star Wars" movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie's destined to be the biggest of all time?The plot has b...
Euro slides vs dollar, hurt by comments from ECB's Draghi| Reuters
Nov 21, 2015 at 04:15 | Source:
NEW YORK The euro tumbled against the dollar on Friday after two days of gains, pressured by comments from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi who expressed willingness to add more stimulus to the euro zone economy to raise inflation.Most major ...
Global shares march on as alarm bells ring for metals | Reuters
Nov 21, 2015 at 00:15 | Source:
LONDON World shares headed for their best week in over a month on Friday, though alarm bells over global growth were ringing in metals markets as copper hovered at its lowest level since 2009 and nickel since 2003.The commodities crunch was compounde...