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US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop CHICAGO: A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder Wednesday in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.The case comes as the United States grapples with heightened racial tensions in the wake of a series of high-profile incidents of unarmed African Americans being killed by police in disputed circumstances."He wasn't dealing with someone who was wanted for murder -- he was dealing with someone with a missing license plate," Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters told reporters."This is in the vernacular a pretty 'chicken crap' stop. If he started rolling away, seriously, let him go. You don't have to shoot him in the head."University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing initially told investigators that he shot Sam DuBose in the head after DuBose tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him. But a review ...

Putin orders destruction of smuggled Western food MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree ordering the destruction of Western food smuggled into the country in breach of an official embargo.Moscow last year banned a slew of food products from the West in retaliation for biting economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The decree says that banned food products that are smuggled into the country must be destroyed from August 6 this year.The embargo has seen truckloads of delicacies, from ...
Earhquake rocks Colombia near Panama border BOGOTA: A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 rocked northern Colombia near its border with Panama on Tuesday, authorities said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The quake struck at 7:10 pm (0010 GMT Wednesday) at a depth of 30 kilometers (18 miles) in Choco department.The epicenter was in a jungle area about 36 kilometers from the town of Unguia."At the moment, local authorities are checking to determine what, if any, ...
Jeb Bush would give undocumented a way to stay in US WASHINGTON: Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush vowed Monday to launch comprehensive immigration reform, including stronger borders and finding a way for the 11 million undocumented people in the country to make their status legal.Back in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama pledged to seek a major immigration policy reform that would let the undocumented stay indefinitely. But his efforts hit a wall in the Republican-run Congress.According to former Florida governor Bush, a president is only going ...
Parents of 43 missing Mexican students demand new search MEXICO CITY: Parents and relatives of 43 Mexican students missing for 10 months and presumed dead marched Sunday to demand the government resume the search for the young men.Authorities say corrupt local police abducted the students in September last year and handed them over to a drug gang, which slaughtered them, but families are angry at the handling of the case and refuse to believe their children are dead."We demand the relaunching of the search ...
Strong quake strikes remote Alaska islands LOS ANGELES: A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled remote islands in the US state of Alaska on Sunday, seismologists said, but there was no tsunami warning.The underwater quake hit off the Fox Islands, by the Aleutian Trench, more than 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) west of Anchorage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.The quake had a depth of 11 kilometers and struck at 5:49 pm (0449 GMT Monday), USGS said. The National Tsunami Warning Center noted the ...
Lightning kills seven from same Mexico family MEXICO CITY: Four children were among seven people from the same family killed in a devastating lightning strike in rural Mexico on Friday, authorities said.Another child and a 26-year-old woman were also injured as the group worked in a field during a violent storm in the town of Mesa Cuata, in the central Guanajuato state.The dead children were aged three, five, nine and 14, a Guanajuato civil protection official told AFP by telephone.The other victims ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln