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Litvinenko inquiry: Radioactive body posed autopsy hazard LONDON (AP) — A pathologist says the body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was one of the most dangerous ever undertaken.
Nigerias escalating Boko Haram nightmare Under-equipped and demoralised, army fails to protect northerners against intensified Boko Haram attacks.
German economy minister says no longer any risk of contagion in Euro zone German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday there was no longer any risk of contagion in the euro zone as a result of concerns about Greece's new anti-bailout government, adding that Greece should remain in the currency bloc. "We no longer have a contagion risk as we did two years ago.
EU to extend Russia sanctions, add new names, prepare new steps The European Union will extend by six months sanctions imposed on Russia last March over its annexation of Crimea, add new people to those under sanctions and prepare new measures, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting showed. EU foreign ministers will meet on Thursday in Brussels for emergency talks to address renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine and an offensive by Russian-backed separatists. "In view of the worsening situation, the Council agrees to extend the restrictive measures targeting persons and entities for threatening or undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, adopted in March 2014 and subsequently updated, until September 2015," the draft conclusions said. "Moreover, it calls on European External Action Service (EEAS) and the Commission to present a proposal for decision within a week on additional listings," said the draft, which was seen by Reuters.
Irish central bank says Dublin has housing problem There is a housing problem in Dublin where price rise are outstripping the rest of the country as housing supply returns at a slower rate than expected, Irish central bank governor Patrick Honohan said on Wednesday Property prices in Dublin rose 22 percent year-on-year in December, data showed on Wednesday. Honohan said new mortgage lending restrictions were being introduced to make sure the problem didn't get worse but that other action would be desirable elsewhere.
English FA fines Mourinho for bringing game into disrepute LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has fined Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 25,000 pounds ($38,000) for claiming referees are influenced by a campaign against the club.
Indonesia prosecutor: Americans murder trial should proceed BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors say the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the womans mother should proceed despite defense arguments that the indictments are inaccurate and should be annulled.
China says to support firms in overseas expansion BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese firms in a range of industries including steel, construction, railway, nuclear power and equipment making, will get more assistance in expanding abroad, the cabinet said on Wednesday. Among other measures, the authorities will support firms when they are raising funds and will broaden the use of the countrys $3.84 trillion foreign exchange reserves to help companies grow overseas, the government said in an online statement. (Reporting by Koh Gui Qing and Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
Arctic Cat tops 3Q profit forecasts The Plymouth, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of 57 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 68 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. ...
McCormick beats 4Q profit forecasts On a per-share basis, the Sparks, Maryland-based company said it had profit of $1.14. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.16 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The ...
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