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Trump immigration policies have farming industry on edge

Trump immigration policies have farming industry on edge

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump's tough new immigration measures are sending shudders through the US farming industry, which largely employs a low-wage foreign workforce.

'Ring of fire' eclipse delights Africa, South America

'Ring of fire' eclipse delights Africa, South America

SARMIENTO, Argentina: Stargazers applauded as they were plunged into darkness on Sunday (Feb 26) when the moon passed in front of the sun in a spectacular 'ring of fire' eclipse.

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Buffett tackles Trump in defending value of immigrants

Buffett tackles Trump in defending value of immigrants

WASHINGTON: Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his annual letter Saturday to laud immigrants and their contribution to the growth of the US economy amid President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant stance.

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APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting seeks sustainable rural development

APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting seeks sustainable rural development

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation’s (APEC) Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting has continued the second day of the two-day agenda with discussions on financial inclusion and other concerned business issues.

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IMF warns against pretending 'unpayable debts' can be paid

IMF warns against pretending 'unpayable debts' can be paid

WASHINGTON: In a not so subtle jab at European officials and their dealings with Greece, the IMF on Thursday (Feb 23) issued a warning against pretending that "unpayable debts" can be repaid.

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UN likely to vote next week on Syria sanctions

UN likely to vote next week on Syria sanctions

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council is likely to vote next week on a draft resolution that would slap sanctions on Syria over the use of chemical weapons, but Russia is almost certain to veto the measure, diplomats said on Thursday (Feb 23).

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APEC 2017: continuity and new initiatives

APEC 2017: continuity and new initiatives

Vietnam has strongly committed to making bigger contributions to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s common efforts to facilitate a more open business environment for people and businesses.

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Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years

Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years

TAIPEI: A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday (Feb 22) for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more than two dozen people last year.

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APEC officials seek new form of co-operation

APEC officials seek new form of co-operation

Trade and sectoral officials from the 21 APEC member economies are gathering in the south-central city of Nha Trang to lay a new foundation for a refashioning of globalisation in the Asia-Pacific. 

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BEPS action plan in APEC to be deployed

BEPS action plan in APEC to be deployed

In the framework of APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies meeting on February 23, 2017, the Ministry of Finance’s General Department of Taxation organized a side-workshop on “BEPS Action Plan Deployment in APEC” on February 22, 2017 in the south-central city of Nha Trang.

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French candidate Macron urges expats to return home

French candidate Macron urges expats to return home

LONDON: French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday (Feb 21) urged expats in London to bring their talents home to France, following a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.

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EU agrees new rules to close tax loopholes for multinationals

EU agrees new rules to close tax loopholes for multinationals

BRUSSELS: EU finance ministers agreed on Tuesday (Feb 21) to close loopholes that multinational firms exploit to pay low or no taxes by shopping for better deals outside the 28-nation bloc.

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Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

A light aircraft exploded on Tuesday in a "massive fireball" with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne.

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Oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar, wind firms

Oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar, wind firms

RIYADH: The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday (Feb 20) took the first step towards a goal of generating 9.5 GW of energy through solar and other renewable means.

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Shell launches LNG outlook

Shell launches LNG outlook

Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached 265 million tonnes (MT) in 2016 – enough to supply power to around 500 million homes a year. This included an increase in net LNG imports of 17 MT.

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Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor

Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump tapped respected Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor on Monday (Feb 20), hoping to course correct after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the vital post.

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