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|[Ticker] ECB set to end quantitative easing|
Added: 11.12.2018 7:54 | 1 views | 0 comments
After more than three years of purchases of €2.6 trillion of government and corporate bonds, the European Central Bank is expected to announce on Thursday that it will end its quantitative easing (QE) programme. The governing council said in October that it would continue to make net purchases under the asset purchase programme of monthly €15bn, but only until the end of December 2018.
|Thailand to hold much-delayed election on Feb. 24: military government|
Added: 11.12.2018 7:16 | 10 views | 0 comments
Thailand will hold a much-delayed general election on Feb. 24, 2019, the Election Commission said on Tuesday, after the junta lifted a ban on political activity it imposed after taking power in a coup in 2014.
|Thai junta lifts military-imposed ban on political activities: statement|
Added: 11.12.2018 5:59 | 11 views | 0 comments
Thailand lifted a military-imposed ban on political activities that has been in place since 2014, a government statement published on the Royal Gazette website said on Tuesday, clearing the way for an election to be held on Feb. 24, 2019.
|Indonesia unveils more detailed land map in bid to resolve development planning disputes|
Added: 11.12.2018 5:44 | 11 views | 0 comments
Indonesia's government on Tuesday launched a more detailed map of land use aimed at resolving overlapping claims in the vast archipelago, including in forest areas, three years later than was initially planned.
|U.K.'s May Delays Brexit Vote in Face of Broad Opposition|
Added: 11.12.2018 4:03 | 4 views | 0 comments
British Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a critical parliamentary vote on her Brexit bill, throwing both her government and her plans for the U.K.’s EU exit into disarray. The pound dropped to its lowest level in more than a year on the news.
|China, US discuss plans for trade talks|
Added: 11.12.2018 3:50 | 4 views | 0 comments
China's government says its economic czar and the U.S. Treasury secretary have discussed plans for the next round of talks in a tariff battle following a temporary cease-fire.
|U.N. Envoy Says Yemen's Warring Parties 'Not Yet There' On Main Issues|
Added: 11.12.2018 1:21 | 15 views | 0 comments
United Nations special envoy Martin Griffiths said on Monday Yemen’s warring parties had yet to agree on main sticking points in peace talks, including a ceasefire in Hodeidah and reopening Sanaa airport, but that consultations would continue, Reuters reports. The talks in Rimbo, Sweden, are set to last until Dec. 13. Grifffiths said another round would be held early next year in the effort to end a war pitting the Iranian-aligned Houthi group against the Saudi-backed government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.“I’m hopeful that we can reach an agreement on de-escalation to reduce fighting in (Hodeidah and Taiz). I am hoping that we can, we are not there yet.” – Martin Griffiths The mediator, who...
|Monkeys run amok in India's corridors of power|
Added: 11.12.2018 0:52 | 10 views | 0 comments
India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi.
|Ethics Watchdog Sues FBI Over Leak To Giuliani|
Added: 11.12.2018 0:40 | 12 views | 0 comments
The FBI was sued Monday by a government and ethics watchdog group for failing to fulfill a records request involving a leak to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and longtime backer Rudy Giuliani, The Hill reported. Announcing the lawsuit, the group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), claims information was leaked to Giuliani in October 2016 – at the presidential campaign came to a close – giving him a tip then-FBI Director James Comey was about to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as Secretary of State, the report said. Speaking to Fox News at the time, the former mayor New York City said: “Did I...
|U.S. has arrested 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children|
Added: 11.12.2018 0:16 | 8 views | 0 comments
U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, a crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children.
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