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Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $56 b

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Charter Communications Inc, controlled by cable industry pioneer John Malone, offered to buy Tim... »

Malaysian police reveal grim secrets of jungle trafficking camps

Rohingya migrants, who arrived in Indonesia last week by boat, walk to a temporary shelter after receiving a meal in Aceh Timur regency near Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province

Reuters

Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, on Tuesday began pulling out... »

American media critical of Modi’s first year

This screenshot taken on May 26, 2015, shows the “Wall Street Journal” article on the Narendra Modi government’s first anniversary. The paper said the “Make in India” drive “is so far mostly hype”.

PTI

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government marks its first year in office today, American me... »

Rest home inferno kills 38 elderly in China

PTI

At least 38 people were killed and six others injured in a fire at a rest home for senior citize... »

Shake-up in key Samsung assets to cement heir's grip as succession looms

Jay Y. Lee, son of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, arrives at the company's headquarters in Seoul in this December 1, 2010 file photo. Samsung Group, a sprawling corporation of dozens of affiliates including Samsung Electronics, has said Lee, 46, will take over as chairman of two Samsung foundations from patriarch Lee Kun-hee, 73, who remains hospitalised after a heart attack a year ago. Photo: Reuters

Reuters

Samsung Group's de facto holding company on Tuesday sought another cornerstone as it reconstruct... »

International

One more Chinese company warns of bond default

PTI

A Chinese bottle supplier for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said today it was unable fully to repay near... »

International

Italian court bans unlicensed taxi services like Uber

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An Italian court on Tuesday banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber... »

International

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

PTI

A Danish radio station today defended the live killing of a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump on o... »

Italian court bans unlicensed taxi services like Uber

Reuters

An Italian court on Tuesday banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber, in another setback for the fast-growing U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the... »

One more Chinese company warns of bond default

PTI

A Chinese bottle supplier for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said today it was unable fully to repay nearly $100 million worth of bonds, the latest default as growth slows in the world’s second—largest eco... »

Greece ‘has no money’ to meet IMF debt repayment

PTI

Greece warned today it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days awa... »

Faster heart rate may indicate diabetes risk

PTI

People with faster resting heart rate are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, a new large—scale study has warned. An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests... »

Trade ministers to meet next month in Paris on WTO

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A crucial meeting of trade ministers of key WTO member countries including India and the US will take place in Paris next month to discuss the pending issues of the Doha Round and finalise the age... »

Irish voters back gay marriage in ‘social revolution’

Reuters

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on S... »

US Senate passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill

PTI

The US Senate overcame bitter divisions on trade policy and passed a legislation that gives President Barack Obama the authority to swiftly conclude a landmark Pacific Rim trade accord.The... »

Two 6.8-magnitude earthquakes strike off Solomon Islands

PTI

Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.The firs... »

Iran warns Israel of Hezbollah rockets if attacked

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A senior Iranian military official warned on today that any Israeli attack would unleash a firestorm of missiles on its cities fired by the Islamic republic’s Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.The... »

What business thinks about Britain's referendum on EU membership

A file image of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron

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Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's ties with Europe and then give voters a referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017. Following are the vie... »

Europe Ageas may hike stake in IDBI Federal Life to 49%

McDonald's workers protest ahead of annual meeting

Marks & Spencer profit rises for the first time in four years

UN lowers global economic growth estimate

U.S. Treasury steps up pressure on Congress over currency rules

Chinese who dated 17 women at same time arrested for fraud

Bobby Jindal moves closer to announcing US presidential bid

Help us fight fakes, Alibaba’s Net security chief tells global brands

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

PTI

A Danish radio station today defended the live killing of a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump on one of its shows, saying it wanted to highlight cruelty in the farming industry.“We didn’t do... »

5.3-magnitude quake shakes Tokyo

PTI

A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo today, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the city’s subway system to halt.Scientists said there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, wh... »

Pakistan expresses concern over Parrikar’s remarks on terrorism

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

PTI

Pakistan has expressed serious concern over Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks that “terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists,” saying his comments confirm its suspicion... »

Landslide blocks river in Nepal, raises fears of flood

Areas of Nepal remain perilously unstable following last month's devastating earthquake, and, as a May 12, 2015 tremor showed, landslides pose an ongoing menace that will only increase when seasonal monsoon rains begin to fall in the coming weeks. Photo: Reuters

PTI

A massive landslide in western Nepal has blocked a river that also flows through India, forcing thousands of people to flee to safety and triggering fears of a flood, officials said today. <... »

Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs

The Blackberry Classic smartphone is shown during a display at the launch event in New York. File image

PTI

BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified number of workers around the world as the struggling smartphone manufacturer tries to make its device business profitable.The Canadian company, based... »

Pak central bank cuts key rate by 100 bps to 7%

Reuters

Pakistan's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 7 per cent from 8 per cent on Saturday, a larger-than-expected move aimed at spurring economic growth against a backdrop of slowing infla... »

US Senate passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill

PTI

The US Senate overcame bitter divisions on trade policy and passed a legislation that gives President Barack Obama the authority to swiftly conclude a landmark Pacific Rim trade accord. ... »

NSA planned hack of Google app store: Report

PTI

The US National Security Agency developed plans to hack into data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung to plant spyware on smartphones, a media report said today.The online... »

BREAKINGVIEWS

Deutsche's cosmetic rejig puts pressure on Jain

Dominic Elliott

Deutsche Bank's management reshuffle ratchets up the pressure on co-Chief Executive Anshu Jain. The changes announced on May 20 are largely cosmetic, and will do little to stop investors registeri... »

Fed minutes confirm June rate hike very unlikely

Reuters

US Federal Reserve officials believed it would be premature to raise interest rates in June and that a bump in inflation was being offset by a weaker labour market and softer data, according to mi... »

Two mild tremors felt in Kathmandu

UBS to pay $545 mn in fines to settle forex probe by US authorities

Japan economy picks up pace in wobbly recovery

Takata declares air bags in nearly 34 mn vehicles defective

U.S. charges 6 Chinese nationals with economic espionage

`Li’s participation in Yoga meet to help its spread in China’

Obama’s Twitter account attracts 1.55 million followers


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