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U.S. warns China against dragging out technology trade deal

China must move ahead with a global deal to eliminate duties on billions of dollars of technology products or risk upsetting other trade…

Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google

Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google

Lenovo announced on Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a move strengthening the Chinese giant’s position in the…

Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets

Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets

Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research showed on…

Microsoft joins fitness bandwagon

Microsoft joins fitness bandwagon

Microsoft unveiled its first fitness band on Thursday, joining a crowded market of connected devices for tracking and analysing personal health data. The…

Google will have to pay publishers for aggregating news in Spain

Google will have to pay publishers for aggregating news in Spain

The fight between Google and news publishers is a story that’s been playing out for years. Publishers have argued that aggregation services —…

Mysterious eight big circles recorded in west central Jordan

Mysterious eight big circles recorded in west central Jordan

Scattered across Jordan are 12 giant circular structures that can only be fully seen using aerial and satellite images. Known collectively as the…

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Samsung announced Thursday that net profits fell 49 percent for the quarter ending in September. The third quarter numbers put the company on track to have its worst year…

The Transport Ministry of Germany has prepared a bill requiring non-Germans to pay for driving on its autobahns. The fee, planned to be introduced in 2016 as an infrastructure…

The real rose by more than 2 percent to 2.4155 against the dollar early Thursday after the central bank unexpectedly increased interest rates. The central bank voted 5 to 3 to…

The EU and Kiev have agreed the European Commission will serve as a guarantor in any agreement with Russia over Ukraine’s gas supplies, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said,…

The U.S. economy exceeded third quarter expectations, growing at 3.5 percent as unemployment claims rose slightly, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The preliminary figures issued by the Bureau of Economic…

The narrow re-election of Dilma Rousseff as Brazil’s new president is likely to have notable effects on the country’s economic course, credit rating agency Moody’s said Thursday. Her re-election “poses…

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday underlined the need for sustainable transport on the African continent. “I have created a high-level advisory group on…

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Vatican’s Sistine chapel sparkles after technological makeover

Vatican’s Sistine chapel sparkles after technological makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ’s head in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks…

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EU economic sentiment picks up in October

EU economic sentiment picks up in October

Eurozone economic sentiment rose above its 100-point long-term average in October after it dropped below this critical level in September, according to official data released on Thursday. “In…

Cause for Turkish mine accident could’t be determined

Cause for Turkish mine accident could’t be determined

It is impossible to determine a specific reason for the Ermenek mine accident which occurred on October 28 in the Karaman province in central Turkey, according to the mining…

India reaches out Africa for energy diversity

India reaches out Africa for energy diversity

India and Mozambique signed a cooperation deal in the field of oil and gas for a period of five years, according to Indian government’s statement Wednesday. “Offshore gas…

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden officially recognized the Palestinian state on Thursday becoming the EU member state in Western Europe to take the move, Stockholm’s Foreign Ministry announced,  Agence…