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Chinese stocks sink as investors panic over spreading virus

SYDNEY, Australia - Shares in China dropped sharply on Friday as two populous cities in the country went into lockdown ...

Queen Elizabeth grants Royal Assent to Brexit Bill

LONDON, UK - Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit bill finally became law after receiving royal assent from Queen Elizabeth ...

Huanggang locks down over coronovirus threat

BEIJING, China - The authorities in Huanggang city in China have imposed a quarantine lockdown in a bid to stop ...

Small nations dominate rankings of least corrupt countries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | COPENHAGEN, Denmark - New Zealand and Denmark have jointly been awarded the least corrupt countries in ...

Airlines facing competition from sleeper trains

Dutch airline KLM recently launched a new advertising campaign called "Fly Responsibly". Remarkably, it seems to encourage viewers to fly ...

Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Health, Economic Concerns in Asia

Southeast Asia's proximity to China and dependence on that nation for a major share of its economy is raising concerns ...

UK's Johnson hails 'new chapter' as he signs EU divorce deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed "a new chapter" in Britain's history as he signed its divorce deal with ...

PIC increases stake in Nampak to 20.5%

The Public Investment Corporation, which invests on behalf of government employees, has increased its stake in Nampak [JSE:NPK] to 20.54%, ...

Small breather for stocks

Local stocks edged higher on Friday in tandem with other global markets which rebounded as concerns over a deadly virus ...

Expect another VAT hike in next month's Budget, warns Absa

As the country struggles with SOEs on the brink of collapse, below-target revenue collection and reluctance to cut the public ...

Numsa: Telkom retrenchment plans 'an attack on workers'

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has labelled the retrenchment process initiated by Telkom last week - which ...

In the spotlight: Isabel dos Santos, Angola's 'princess'

After years of life among fellow jet-setters and the super-rich, Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos today finds herself mired in ...

EU officials signs off Brexit agreement

Brussels, [Belgium], Jan 24 (ANI): European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel signed the ...

Sasol share price rockets after update

Sasol says it is investigating the explosion which occurred last week at its Lake Charles Chemicals Project and caused to ...

Godrej Boyce trains 1.41 lakh youth across India

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 24 (ANI/PRNewswire): Godrej Disha, part of the GoodGreen initiative, designed to skill underserved youth has, as ...

Gulbis giving up competitive golf after '20 season

LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis will retire from her competitive playing career at the end of the season, she wrote in ...

Brazilian President Bolsonaro to arrive in India on 4-day visit today

New Delhi [India], Jan 24 (ANI): Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro will pay a four-day visit to India starting from ...

Residents Cope, Flee as Coronavirus Locks Down China's Wuhan

China's efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus with a transportation lockdown are sparking confusion among residents who ...

Stocks slide as global markets fret over virus

Local stocks plummeted on Thursday on the back of broad-based losses amongst global markets due to concerns over the spread ...

ICC's CEO Manu Sawhney winds up positive meeting with PCB

Lahore [Pakistan], Jan 23 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer Manu Sawhney wound up positive and constructive meetings ...

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Coronavirus spreading rapidly, 13 Chinese cities now in lockdown

BEIJING, China - The death toll and infected rate from the Wuhan coronavirus in China has increased dramatically, while the ...

U.S. Senate moves to second phase of Trump trial

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, ...

Turkish earthquake caused scores of casualties, interior minister says

ANKARA, Turkey - The death toll from Friday's powerful earthquake which struck in eastern Turkey keeps rising, the country's interior ...

New cases of hog virus reported on Philippine island of Luzon

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 24 (PIA) - As China is grappling to contain an outbreak of coronavirus, in the Philippipines, the ...

Queen Elizabeth grants Royal Assent to Brexit Bill

LONDON, UK - Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit bill finally became law after receiving royal assent from Queen Elizabeth ...

District of Columbia goes after Trump, files lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee spent more than $1 million to book a ballroom at the ...

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