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Air India jet bumps Jet Blue plane at JFK airport: reports NEW YORK: An Air India passenger jet clipped a parked airplane at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday but no one was hurt, news reports said.WABC News reported that the Air India plane had landed a short time before the incident, and was taxiing toward the gate when it bumped the parked Jet Blue plane. WABC said both aircraft sustained minor damage.A spokesperson for the Port Authority, which runs New York's airports, told WABC that no passengers were injured on either aircraft.Authorities are investigating the mishap, WABC said.At the time of the accident, the Jet Blue flight was parked at the gate, preparing for departure.All 150 passengers aboard the Jet Blue flight, which was bound for West Palm Beach, Florida, disembarked and were transferred to another plane. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...

Poll finds US Catholic support for gay marriage WASHINGTON: US Catholics support gay marriage by a larger margin than ordinary Americans despite Church teachings that forbid it, a new poll out Friday has found.The Quinnipiac University poll found 54 percent of Catholics support same-sex marriage while just 38 percent are opposed compared to a 47-43 percent margin among all American voters.Both margins represent a reversal from the 36-55 percent opposition among all voters the group found as recently as July 2008."Catholic voters are ...
Senate stalwart Carl Levin will not seek re-election WASHINGTON: US Senator Carl Levin, a six-term Democrat and staunch advocate for military personnel and readiness, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014.The chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee said he would rather spend his final two years as a lawmaker focusing on key issues like tax reform and campaign finance while unencumbered by "the distraction of campaigning for re-election.""This decision was extremely difficult because I love representing the people of ...
Attacking US would be suicide, lawmaker tells N. Korea WASHINGTON: A top US lawmaker warned North Korea Thursday that any pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States would be suicide, telling Congress the isolated nation posed "a growing threat." "I do not think the regime in Pyongyang wants to commit suicide, but that, as they must surely know, would be the result of any attack on the United States," Senator Bob Menendez told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was speaking as the United Nations adopted ...
Senator to speak WASHINGTON: A Republican senator seeking to block President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the CIA is vowing to speak as long as it takes to do so, citing concern about drone strikes on US soil.In a remarkable display highlighting the partisan rift in Washington, Rand Paul led a more than 12-hour filibuster of John Brennan's appointment after the White House refused to unequivocally rule out drone strikes on US soil.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a ...
Obama dines with Republicans in budget push WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama met a dozen Republican senators for dinner Wednesday, in a rare break from the rancor that has driven two years of paralyzing Washington rows over taxes and spending.Obama, hardly known for flattering and charming his political foes, sat down for more than two hours with some of his most vocal critics, at an exclusive Washington hotel a few blocks north of the White House.The group included Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain, ...
US justices agree to hear dispute over gamblers WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether two professional gamblers can pursue a lawsuit against a US Drug Enforcement Administration officer after their winnings were confiscated by him at an airport. On Aug. 8, 2006, Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson were switching planes in Atlanta following a gambling trip when they were detained by several DEA agents. The gamblers were carrying a total of $97,000 in cash. The agents including Anthony Walden, the only ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyApril
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln