Archive August 2015

Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers

Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers

Published 31/08/2015

BRUSSELS European Union ministers were summoned on Sunday to meet in two weeks' time to seek urgent solutions to a migration crisis unprecedented in the [more…]

China stocks slide as crackdown on speculators spreads, lose 11 percent in August

China stocks slide as crackdown on speculators spreads, lose 11 percent in August

Published 31/08/2015

SHANGHAI China stocks fell sharply on Monday before recovering much of their losses as regulators cracked down on speculators which Beijing blames for a 40 [more…]

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least 37: official

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least 37: official

Published 31/08/2015

TRIPOLI A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least 37 people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal [more…]

Oil prices fall on profit-taking, rate hike uncertainty

Oil prices fall on profit-taking, rate hike uncertainty

Published 31/08/2015

SINGAPORE Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years.

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Blue Jays complete sweep of Tigers

Blue Jays complete sweep of Tigers

Published 31/08/2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Russell Martin has been on postseason teams before but the Toronto Blue Jays catcher said after a 9-2 victory over the [more…]

Arrieta dodges Dodgers’ bats as Cubs ace no-hits LA

Arrieta dodges Dodgers’ bats as Cubs ace no-hits LA

Published 31/08/2015

Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta threw his first career no-hitter, finishing off the milestone in grand style by striking out the Los Angeles Dodgers in [more…]

U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

Published 31/08/2015

NEW YORK Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at [more…]

Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule MTV Video Music Awards

Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule MTV Video Music Awards

Published 31/08/2015

LOS ANGELES Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video [more…]

Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years as Fed, China loom

Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years as Fed, China loom

Published 31/08/2015

HONG KONG Global financial markets looked set for another rough week on Monday, with stocks and commodities falling ahead of data that could give clues [more…]

China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

Published 31/08/2015

BEIJING The removal of a stone plinth sign written by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at the entrance of a key Communist Party training center [more…]