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  • Ukraine pins economic hopes on conflict-hit industry Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    *Ukraine pins recovery on regions hit by rebellion. KIEV/ MOSCOW, Oct 7- The main hope for Ukraine's shattered economy lies buried beneath the rubble left by months of fighting in two eastern regions which are home to much of its crippled industrial power. We're existing only on hope, "said Yuri, a worker at Zhdanovskaya- Ukraine's fourth-largest colliery with coal...

  • Why the king’s illness is rattling Thai markets Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    Thai markets swooned as the health of the country's beloved king took a turn for the worse, and the monarchy's importance means more turmoil may lie ahead.

  • Some bullets fired by ISIS were made in Missouri Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:10 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Ammo being used by ISIS are found to have been manufactured in 21 countries including the US, NBC News reports.

  • DUBAI, Oct 6- The Yemeni government's deal with Houthi rebels is broadly in line with conditions of a loan provided by the International Monetary Fund, despite the rollback of some subsidy cuts, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde was quoted as saying. The IMF agreed in July to provide a $553 million loan to Yemen over the next three years after the government...

  • Monday deadline looms, Hong Kong protests ease Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Pro-democracy demonstrators eased their blockade of the offices of Hong Kong's leader, and wavered over whether to abandon another key encampment as Monday deadline approached, the NY Times reports.

  • *Kiev says two servicemen killed over last 24 hours. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 5- Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of again violating a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk. Two Ukrainian service staff were killed in the past 24...

  • Anger simmers in Hong Kong after protest camp attacks Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 4:53 AM ET

    Volatile political rifts exposed by pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong resurfaced on Saturday in one of the city’ s most crowded neighborhoods.

  • PENPIX-Who runs the militant group Islamic State? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    BEIRUT, Oct 3- Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, has seized a third of Syria and large areas of Iraq and this year proclaimed a caliphate across the two countries in the heart of the Middle East. The group, which U.S-led forces are bombing in Iraq and Syria, is made up of thousands of fighters from both countries as well as foreign recruits from around the...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 3- The Russian rouble hit a new all-time low against the dollar on Friday, falling below the level where the central bank automatically defends it, as markets fretted over falling oil prices and continued fighting in eastern Ukraine despite a month-old ceasefire. At 1416 GMT the rouble was down 0.89 percent at 39.91 to the dollar, having earlier hit an...

  • Ukraine won't join EU by 2020: Pro     Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to join the European Union by the 2020 timetable due to the continuing turmoil in the country.

  • TOKYO, Oct 3- Japanese stocks edged up on Friday in choppy trade after index-heavy Fast Retailing Co contributed hefty positive points after it reported strong monthly sales, but gains were limited as the civil unrest in Hong Kong curbed risk appetite. Investors were also on the sidelines before the closely watched U.S. jobs data release. The Nikkei share...

  • *HSI -1.0 pct, H-shares -0.8 pct, China shut for holiday. HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong shares sank to 4-1/ 2 month lows on Friday, with investors unloading stock amid the continued civil unrest in the city and more gloomy economic news on China. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.8 percent to a more than three-month low.

  • *Hong Kong unrest, U.S. nonfarm payrolls in focus. SYDNEY, Oct 3- Asian stocks were poised for their fourth-straight weekly fall on Friday, with the regional index drifting in an aimless morning session as the civil unrest in Hong Kong and caution ahead of a closely-watched U.S. jobs report kept investors on edge. Tokyo's Nikkei slipped 0.19 percent, Australia's...

  • Hong Kong unrest, U.S. nonfarm payrolls in focus. SYDNEY, Oct 3- Asian stocks were on the defensive on Friday despite a late bounce on Wall Street with sentiment staying fragile as the civil unrest in Hong Kong and caution ahead of a closely watched U.S. jobs report kept investors on edge. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.06...

  • KIEV, Oct 2- Ukraine's military conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the industrial east will force the Kiev government to shelve hopes of resuming economic growth until 2016, the World Bank said on Thursday. The international lender said Ukraine's economy was likely to shrink by 8 percent this year and contract further in 2015 because of the effect of...

  • As Kurds regain ground in Iraq, new challenges emerge Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    HASSAN SHAM, Iraq, Oct 2- The changing fortunes of war in northern Iraq are recorded in layers of graffiti daubed on the walls of villages overrun by Islamic State militants this summer, but since re-appropriated by Kurdish peshmerga forces. The Kurds scored a particularly important victory recently, driving Islamic State fighters from the strategic Rabia...

  • Force alone won't beat ISIS: Ruler of Dubai Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and prime minister of the UAE, ruler of Dubai

    If world leaders want to defeat ISIS, they will have to use more than force; they will have to win the intellectual war, says the ruler of Dubai.

  • Bombs away: US spends millions a day to fight ISIS Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    A file photo of an F-22 fighter jet

    The cost of the American military campaign against ISIS likely has passed $1 billion.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.