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Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

South Korean rescue workers are seen on a boat injecting oxygen into the capsized passenger ship Sewol, which sank in the sea off Jindo. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Investigations centre on possible crew negligence, problems with cargo stowage and structural defects of the vessel, as hopes fade of finding any of 268 missing passengers alive

World

Astronomers uncover Earth-like planet that could support life

This artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. Picture: AFP PHOTO/NASA/JPL-CALTECH/ T PYLE
2 day(s) ago

Distant planet appears to have an atmosphere similar to Earth, the possibility of water at its surface and the theoretical potential to support life

Americas

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers, has died

Americas

US jobless claims hover near pre-recession levels

People attend a job training and resource fair at Coney Island in New York, us, in this December 11 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Data offers proof of economy’s underlying strength, with US Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen saying it is "plausible" economy could be back to near full employment by end 2016

Opinion

New spectre in Ukraine: nuclear plants as targets

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear spectre of a different kind

Opinion

GULF NEWS: Afghans defy threat to vote

Members of civil society organisations chant slogans to condemn the killing of over 20 Afghan National Army soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS

The people of Afghanistan have shown strength of character by defying the diktats of the Taliban, who threatened their participation in the elections with reprisals, by turning out to vote for a stable government

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Apartheid lawsuit case not going away, says Ntsebeza

New York district court rules that US corporates Ford and IBM could be held liable for collaborating with SA’s former apartheid regime

Europe

Kiev’s effort against pro-Russian separatists fails

LOYALTY: A woman poses with a Ukrainian, left, and a Russian passport outside a government, where she received a Russian passport, in the Crimean city of Simferopol last Monday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Ukraine government’s operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans fails

Americas

US data ‘to sway Fed rate decision’

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Federal Reserve aims for maximum sustainable employment and a rise in inflation from just above 1% now to 2%

Middle East

Iran funds confirms compliance with deal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Iran expects a fifth instalment this week of previously blocked overseas funds, says a senior official

Europe

Ex-DA man Ryan Coetzee in political firing line in the UK

Ryan Coetzee, former chief strategist for the Democratic Alliance. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Storm erupts around former Democratic Alliance strategist Ryan Coetzee, who faces allegations of abuse of public funds in the UK

Asia-Pacific

China’s iron-ore hopes may be dashed

WARES: A labourer smokes as he works at a steel market in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, in this January 11 2013 file picture. China’s steel and iron-ore futures extended losses on Monday driven by a weak outlook for China demand. Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG/FILES
3 day(s) ago

Low quality ore, costs have hit mine projects, write Ruby Lian and David Stanway


International companies


World

Distributions, management fees and maintenance costs collide

3 day(s) ago

Energy infrastructure partnerships are incentivised to reward investors — but there’s a catch, write Isaac Arnsdorf and Alex Nussbaum

Europe

Tesco aims to improve profits by cutting prices

A customer looks at a meat display at a Tesco store in Bishop's Stortford, southern England, in this November 26 2012 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

UK retailer’s boss vows to win back shoppers with millions of pounds of price cuts, after second year of falling profits

Asia-Pacific

Japan rules on Mt Gox bitcoin exchange failure

3 day(s) ago

Failed Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox placed in administration by Japanese court

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. Picture: REUTERS

Daimler sells stake to Rolls-Royce in engine joint venture

World’s third-biggest maker of luxury cars will receive €2.43bn for 50% stake in engine joint venture it is selling to Rolls-Royce Holdings

Americas

How to get a car to the top of the Empire State Building

The new 2015 Ford Mustang GT is seen on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Ford celebrates 50th birthday of Mustang by displaying new model of convertible on top of Empire State Building in New York

Picture: THINKSTOCK

China not the bad guy after all

Renminbi may be overvalued against the dollar, writes Ronald McKinnon

Asia-Pacific

BHP and Australian rivals raise iron-ore targets as competition grows

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Australian miners are racing ahead with plans to expand iron-ore production to capture more of the Chinese market for the steelmaking ingredient

Asia-Pacific

Chinese economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter

SKY’S THE LIMIT: A construction worker walks past residential compounds in Wuhan, in this file picture. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Economy grows at slowest pace in 18 months, but does touch better than expected and shows some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to support activity

Opinion

NEW YORK TIMES: Yes he can, on immigration

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS

It has been frustrating to watch Barack Obama’s yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and blaming others

Opinion

Crimea shows us how the world is becoming a more peaceful place

People carry a giant Russian flag during a pro-Russian rally in Simferopol, Crimea.  Picture: REUTERS

The decline of violence may be the most significant development in history

Americas

Food and rent lift US consumer price inflation

4 day(s) ago

Americans paid more for food and rent last month, a signal of improving demand in world’s largest economy

Asia-Pacific

China’s demand for gold pushes India into second place

Picture: BLOOMBERG
5 day(s) ago

China’s gold demand has quadrupled in a decade, taking it into the top consumer spot ahead of India, according to the World Gold Council

Asia-Pacific

Unilever targets Indian villagers with mobile ads

YOUR CALL: Companies from Unilever to PepsiCo have turned to mobile campaigns to reach consumers. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 day(s) ago

Growing rural mobile phone ownership is attracting the attention of advertisers, writes Adi Narayan

Europe

Nestlé sales growth touches five-year low

4 day(s) ago

World’s largest food company reports worst first-quarter sales growth since 2009 on pricing pressure in Europe

Middle East

Saudi Arabia tightens grip on dissent

4 day(s) ago

Dynasty fears spread of regional chaos, write Sami Aboudi and Angus McDowall

World

Zinc, lead producers ‘remain profitable’

4 day(s) ago

Zinc and lead producers making enough money to invest in new output, according consultancy

World

Shades of the Cold War at Nato HQ

Nato secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Ukraine crisis is turning clock back 30 years for Nato and Russia with return to propaganda methods and suspicions last seen during Cold War

Europe

Ukrainian president threatens military action as unrest grows

Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov visits a training base of Ukraine's National Guard near Kiev last month.  Picture: REUTER
6 day(s) ago

Acting president Oleksander Turchinov warns pro-Russian separatists occupying buildings that army will intervene after they ignore ultimatum to leave

Asia-Pacific

Fish lose fear factor in acidic seas

Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Fish losing their survival instinct as world’s oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research suggests

Europe

Separatists appeal for Russia’s help as Kiev deadline ignored

Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov visits a training base of Ukraine's National Guard near Kiev last month.  Picture: REUTER
5 day(s) ago

Separatists ignore ultimatum to leave occupied buildings in Ukraine, group of rebels attack police headquarters as threatened military offensive by government forces fails to materialise

Americas

Responders fight to control outbreaks in killer Chilean blaze

Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso, northwest of Santiago, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Valparaiso fire, still burning amid strong winds, has killed 12 people and is being battled with the help 2,000 police and military troops

Europe

‘Free Scotland’ plan worries Scotch sellers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Scotch whisky makers have expressed concern for the first time about the effects of Scottish independence

Asia-Pacific

Malaysia Airlines search heads deep underwater in new phase

Crew aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth watch as they are refuelled by the HMAS Success as they continue to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

US Navy underwater drone will be deployed to scour floor of Indian Ocean for missing aircraft, launching new phase of operation after nearly six weeks of searching

Americas

Chile declares disaster as deadly fire storms historic port city

Smoke from a forest fire is seen in Valparaiso, northwest of Santiago, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Chile mobilises military to help evacuate thousands in port city of Valparaiso threatened by huge, out-of-control forest fire

Europe

French can clock off for real after work

7 day(s) ago

Some French workers can now be grateful for the right to ignore bosses’ e-mails after work

Americas

Concerns raised over US commitment to UN

6 day(s) ago

UN concern that Obama administration’s denial of visa to Iranian diplomat means US is less committed to its role as host to world organisation

World

Group of 20 looks to deadline for new economic growth strategies

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble departs after the G-20 finance ministers and central bankers family portrait  taken at the IMF/World Bank 2014 spring meeting in Washington. Picture: REUTERS
8 day(s) ago

‘Our individual growth commitments must be ambitious’, says Australian treasurer Joe Hockey

Asia-Pacific

Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

South Korean ferry
4 day(s) ago

Nearly 100 ships and 18 helicopters involved in frantic efforts, but manage to save only 164 in what could be the country’s biggest maritime disaster in 20 years

Europe

Kiev targets separatists as Russia warns of civil war

TAKING BACK CONTROL:  A Ukrainian soldier is seen near armoured personnel carriers at a checkpoint near the town of Izium in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Russia declares Ukraine on the brink of civil war as said ‘antiterrorist operation’ against pro-Moscow separatists gets under way in Kiev

World

Tech companies look to the skies to spread the internet

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Shortest path to internet for remote corners of the world may be through the skies, US tech companies believe

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Basel committee draws up tighter rules for too-big-to-fail banks

MORE NEEDED: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said ‘further intense work’ is needed on rules for too-big-to-fail banks. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 day(s) ago

Banks identified as systemically important to the global economy face tighter rules on how much business they can do with each other, writes Jim Brunsden

Americas

Conflict mineral rule ‘violates free-speech right’

4 day(s) ago

US Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring companies to disclose whether any ‘conflict minerals’ are used in their products violates free-speech rights of manufacturers, court rules

Asia-Pacific

Sydney to get second airport after 50-year wait

Skyscrapers line the waterfront at Darling Harbor in Sydney, Australia.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Australia approves $2.4bn project to build long-awaited second airport for Sydney that is likely to boost near-term investment and jobs

Middle East

Israeli gas deal with Egypt will stymie Cypriot plans

PIPING HOT: A file picture shows a turbine room at OPC Rotem, Israel's biggest private power plant. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Deal will grow Asia exports but deprive Europe of natural gas, write Oleg Vukmanovic and Ron Bousso

World

NEWS ANALYSIS: Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

HIGH FLYER: A passenger uses a wireless tablet on an American Airlines airplane equipped with Gogo Inflight internet service. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travellers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems

World

WTO raises outlook for global trade in good sign for economy

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Global commerce set to grow 4.7% this year, says World Trade Organisation, with recovery in rich economies seen to mitigate risks in developing nations

World

Disease threatens world’s bananas, warns UN

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

United Nations warns of potential ‘massive destruction’ of world’s banana crop due to disease affecting the most popular variety

Europe

Eastern Ukraine braces for antirebel operation

Pro-Russian protesters stand at a checkpoint, with black smoke rising from burning tyres, in Slaviansk on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Towns in eastern Ukraine prepare for military action from government forces as deadline passes for pro-Russian separatists to disarm, end occupation of state buildings or face a major ‘antiterrorist’ operation

Europe

Ukraine forces in battle with pro-Russian gunmen

Pro-Russian men gather around a fire at a barricade near the police headquarters in Slaviansk on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Kiev says several people left ‘dead and wounded’ in fighting to oust pro-Russian gunmen holed up in police station in Ukraine’s restive east

World

Iron-ore miners braced as demand growth falters

Workers at an iron-ore smelter. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Global exports of the raw material are set to exceed steel makers’ requirements, writes Phoebe Sedgman

Americas

France seeks to improve ties with Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the audience during the opening session of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit in Havana on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

France’s foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, meets Cuban president during first visit to island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years

Asia-Pacific

Power, water shortages as Cyclone Ita stalks Australia

A fallen tree lies across a road in Port Douglas, Australia, on Saturday after the passage of Cyclone Ita. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/IAN HITCHCOCK
7 day(s) ago

Thousands of homes without power and residents of worst-hit Cooktown are warned clean water is about to run out in wake of cyclone

Asia-Pacific

Magnitude-7.5 quake strikes off Solomon Islands after days of large tremors

7 day(s) ago

Powerful earthquake with magnitude of 7.5 strikes off Solomon Islands on Sunday night, hours after 7.6 tremor

Europe

Ukraine sends forces to eastern city to confront armed pro-Russian rebels

Pro-Russian protesters stand at a checkpoint, with black smoke rising from burning tyres, in Slaviansk on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Pro-Russian militants have seized control of Slaviansk in what Kiev describes as an act of aggression by the Kremlin

World

Fact-checking journalism gains momentum

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

The facts are the focus as part of a trend in journalism spreading from the US to many places around the world

Europe

Profit-taking prods Greek yields higher

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Greel bond yields rise as investors book profits on rally that preceded Greece’s return to debt markets

Opinion

THE WASHINGTON POST: US diplomacy breaks down

BOTTOM LINE: US President Barack Obama says he will support legislation to take the federal minimum wage level to $10.10 an hour. Picture: REUTERS

Obama administration’s Middle East diplomacy has degenerated to desperate race to prevent talks collapsing

Opinion

LETTER FROM CHINA: Chinese plan to develop new reactors may benefit the world

Letter from China

With China already building over 28 nuclear reactors, thorium-fuelled ones will further reduce its dependence on imported oil fuels and polluting coal

 
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