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Oscar’s new scroll: fleeting thank-yous and the promise of a puppy

Published 29/02/2016

LOS ANGELES They were supposed to free up Oscar recipients to say something profound during their 45 allotted seconds on stage.

But the thank-you scrolls [more…]

Chris Rock transforms Oscars into biting racial commentary

Published 29/02/2016

LOS ANGELES Comedian Chris Rock launched his return stint as Oscar host on Sunday by immediately and unabashedly confronting the racially charged elephant in the [more…]

Oil prices mixed as market ponders whether crude has bottomed out

Published 29/02/2016

SINGAPORE Brent crude futures edged up on Monday after already making up ground last week as indications mounted of the market bottoming out, but analysts [more…]

Rouhani allies win most Tehran seats in clerical body: final results on IRNA

Published 29/02/2016

DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani and his allies won 15 out of the 16 Tehran seats in the Assembly of Experts, final election results published on [more…]

Asia’s oil markets in upheaval as China, India change the game

Published 24/02/2016

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI Asia's oil markets are being upended as India's and China's refiners overtake once-dominant buyers like Japan and challenge the United States as the [more…]

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border

Published 08/02/2016

BEIRUT The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens [more…]

Canadian love affair with Manhattan real estate seen unabated

Canadian love affair with Manhattan real estate seen unabated

Published 05/02/2016

MONTREAL Canadian investment in the Manhattan commercial property market is expected to stay strong this year after quadrupling to hit a record in 2015, real [more…]

China shares fall as economic pulse slows

China shares fall as economic pulse slows

Published 01/02/2016

SHANGHAI Chinese shares stumbled lower on Monday after an official measure of activity in the giant factory sector fell to its lowest since mid-2012, offering [more…]

Suu Kyi allies form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle

Suu Kyi allies form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle

Published 01/02/2016

NAYPYITAW Hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy were sworn into Myanmar's parliament on Monday, with enough seats to choose [more…]

Oil prices slip on weak Asian data, fading prospect of output cut

Oil prices slip on weak Asian data, fading prospect of output cut

Published 01/02/2016

SINGAPORE Oil prices fell on Monday after China and South Korea posted weak economic data, while fading prospects for a coordinated output cut by leading [more…]