Just in:  

You are here: Home»General News»World

General News: World


An Afghan army general has been arrested by police for trafficking around 19 kilograms (41 pounds) of heroin powder, officials said on Wednesday. Brigadier General Abdul Samad Habib, the head of the recruitment division for the Afghan army in northern Balkh province was taken into custody in Baghlan province on Tuesday, as he attempted to smuggle illegal drugs in his vehicle, defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told AFP. "I confirm he is in custody, and is accused of trafficking heroin," Waziri said.

The United Nations on Wednesday declared Yemen a level-3 humanitarian emergency, the highest on its scale, to step up urgently-needed international aid for the war-torn country. UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien met with heads of agencies to discuss the crisis in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes to push back a rebel offensive.
The United States and Cuba on Wednesday agreed a historic deal to re-establish full diplomatic relations, severed 54 years ago in the angry heat of the Cold War. Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro exchanged letters agreeing to unfreeze ties on July 20, when embassies in Washington and Havana can be reopened. Obama hailed the deal as a "historic step forward" that would end a failed and archaic policy of isolating the still Communist-ruled island.
Islamic State group jihadists launched an unprecedented wave of attacks Wednesday on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 70 people, in a major challenge to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. F-16 warplanes bombarded the militants as they fought police and soldiers on the streets of the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid after striking military checkpoints in a surprise attack after dawn.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters marched for full democracy on Wednesday and called on the Chinese-controlled city's leader to resign, just weeks after lawmakers voted down an electoral reform package backed by China. The turnout, estimated by organisers at 48,000, was one of the lowest for the march marking the anniversary of Hong Kong's return from British to Chinese rule in 1997. Last year's protest drew more than half a million people when debate over the city's democratic reforms was near fever pitch.
Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday she raised a record $45 million in the first quarter of her US presidential bid, putting the Democratic frontrunner in prime financial position in the opening months of her 2016 campaign. "Here's what we know: In the first quarter of this campaign, supporters gave more than $45 million," Clinton wrote in a tweet.
Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106, his family said on Wednesday. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said his father died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough, west of London. Born in London of German-Jewish parents, Winton travelled to Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia - which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993 - as a young employee of the London Stock Exchange.
  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,757.91 0.79
Arrow Nasdaq 5,013.13 0.53
Arrow S&P 2,077.42 0.69
Arrow FTSE 6,608.59 1.34
Arrow DAX 11,180.50 2.15
Arrow CAC-40 4,883.19 1.94
Arrow Nikkei 20,329.32 0.46
Arrow H.Seng 26,250.03 1.09
Arrow Sensex 28,020.87 0.86

New 2015 adidas and Nike Soccer Cleats at Kicks Corner uk

Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln