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BASF ‘cautious’ after challenging 2016

The world's largest chemicals maker says it made a net profit of 4.06 billion euros (US$4.3 billion) in 2016, up 2% on the year...

Japan punches time clock early for ‘Premium Friday’

Every year, Japan's long working hours are blamed for hundreds of deaths due to strokes, heart attacks and suicides TOKYO (Japan): Japan's Prime Minister spent...

Leicester’s Thai owners condemned over Ranieri sacking

Assistant manager Craig Shakespeare and Mike Stowell will take caretaker charge ahead of Monday's match against Liverpool LONDON (UK): The sacking of Claudio Ranieri just...

VX: The banned, deadly nerve agent that killed Jong Nam

A high dose can kill in minutes when inhaled, as the blood vessels in the lungs rapidly spread the compound into the bloodstream and...

Two ex-Vatican bank chiefs get suspended prison terms

The investigation centred on a 2010 transfer of 23 million euros (US$24 million at current rates) made from the Vatican bank to Italian lender...

Mavericks send Bogut to 76ers in Noel deal

The Mavericks confirmed the widely reported deal with Philadelphia, which sees the Mavericks also send guard Justin Anderson and a first-round NBA Draft choice NEW...

Rio carnival combines colourful political protest

The informal carnival street parties called 'blocos,' held in the days before and after the Sambodromo parade contests, are also big on political themes RIO...

‘La La Land’ set to win big at Oscars

This year's nominees reflected a push by the Academy to reward diversity after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the past two years that prompted calls...

Dollar, Asia stocks track global losses on US uncertainty

The dollar tumbled against the yen and pound in New York and while it made some inroads Friday the unit was still under pressure HONG...

Mental conflict endures for former child soldiers

Helping former child fighters to recover their confidence and reintegrate into their communities is a long, drawn-out process PARIS (France): Haunted by indelibly painful memories,...
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