Archive 2015

Rouhani expands Iran’s missile program despite U.S. sanctions threat

Rouhani expands Iran’s missile program despite U.S. sanctions threat

Published 31/12/2015

DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani ordered his defense minister on Thursday to expand Iran's missile program, in defiance of a U.S. threat to impose sanctions over [more…]

Rouhani says Iran has right to develop missiles, expands program

Rouhani says Iran has right to develop missiles, expands program

Published 31/12/2015

DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani ordered his defense minister on Thursday to expand Iran's missile program, in response to a U.S. threat to impose sanctions over [more…]

Toshiba to cut 7,000 jobs in PC and TV units, sees full-year loss

Toshiba to cut 7,000 jobs in PC and TV units, sees full-year loss

Published 21/12/2015

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said on Monday it will cut nearly 7,000 consumer electronics jobs after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, in an overhaul [more…]

Philippines vows stronger military to back South China Sea claim

Philippines vows stronger military to back South China Sea claim

Published 21/12/2015

CLARK FIELD, Philippines Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed on Monday to leave behind a stronger and a more capable armed forces to face maritime challenges [more…]

Afghan Taliban close on new Helmand district

Afghan Taliban close on new Helmand district

Published 21/12/2015

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan Afghan police were holding out against Taliban forces who have surrounded their compound in Sangin, in the southern province of Helmand, on [more…]

Martin Shkreli attributes arrest to drug-price hikes: WSJ

Martin Shkreli attributes arrest to drug-price hikes: WSJ

Published 21/12/2015

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur facing U.S. charges of securities fraud, has said he had been the target of legal authorities for his much-criticized drug-price [more…]

Iraq central bank devalues dinar by 1.37 percent versus dollar

Iraq central bank devalues dinar by 1.37 percent versus dollar

Published 21/12/2015

BAGHDAD Iraq's central bank has increased the sale price of U.S. dollars to banks and currency exchange companies by 16 dinars, or 1.37 percent, as [more…]

Ride-hailing firm Lyft plans to raise up to $1 billion in financing: Bloomberg

Ride-hailing firm Lyft plans to raise up to $1 billion in financing: Bloomberg

Published 21/12/2015

Ride-hailing app Lyft Inc, Uber Technologies Inc's biggest competition in the United States, expects to raise up to $1 billion in a new round of [more…]

Brent crude oil falls to 2004 low as market rout heads into Christmas

Brent crude oil falls to 2004 low as market rout heads into Christmas

Published 21/12/2015

SINGAPORE Brent crude fell to levels last seen in 2004 on Monday, dropping under the lows hit during the 2008 financial crisis on renewed worries [more…]

Vice chancellor says Austria cannot accept more than 100,000 migrants a year

Vice chancellor says Austria cannot accept more than 100,000 migrants a year

Published 21/12/2015

VIENNA Austria's Vice Chancellor said on Monday that Austria could not accept more than 100,000 migrants a year, following a pledge from its larger neighbor [more…]