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European stocks slip at open; FTSE down 0.12%

European stocks slip at open; FTSE down 0.12%

European stock markets slid at the start of trade on Monday, with London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.12 percent at 6,302.57 points. Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index shed 0.35 percent to 8,819.26 points and the CAC 40 in Paris dipped 0.23 percent to 4,023.76 compared with Friday’s closing level. “It looks like the volatility in equity markets may not yet […]

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Libyan Foreign Ministry Facilitated Release of 24 East European Hostages

Libyan Foreign Ministry Facilitated Release of 24 East European Hostages

The Libyan Foreign Ministry played a significant role in securing the release of two Russian hostages captured by Libyan rebels three years ago, Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said Monday in an interview with RIA Novosti. “The thing is that communication mostly involved militant groups, and the Libyan Foreign Ministry played a part in it. After the February 17 revolution, […]

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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s new president

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s new president

(AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power. The 53-year-old must make tough decisions to stand a chance of boosting economic growth […]

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Protest held against government declaration of the new federal government in Brussels, Belgium, on October 19, 2014.
Incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits outgoing president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 19, 2014. Widodo will cap a remarkable rise from an upbringing in a riverside slum when he is sworn in as Indonesia’s president on October 20, but takes power amid doubts about his ability to enact much-needed reforms.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos visits the Syrian Kurdish people who fled from clashes between Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and armed groups and take shelter at refugee camp of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) near Suruc, Sanliurfa, Turkey, 19 October 2014.
Thousands of Catalan people gather in Catalunya square to hold a rally in support of independence and self-determination referendum in Barcelona on October 19, 2014.
Beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI who died in 1978, and the end of Vatican’s synod on the family in Vatican City, Vatican on October 19, 2014.
Liberian president asks ‘world’ to pitch in to fight Ebola

Liberian president asks ‘world’ to pitch in to fight Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made an impassioned appeal to the world’s nations to pitch in to the fight against Ebola, saying the “time for talking or theorising is over.” Sirleaf said the three worst-hit west Africa nations — her own and neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone — were being devastated because what infrastructure they had was destroyed in a […]

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New Lufthansa pilots’ strike to begin Monday: union

New Lufthansa pilots’ strike to begin Monday: union

A leading German pilots’ union has called a new walkout at Lufthansa starting Monday in an ongoing dispute over retirement benefits. The strike will target some passenger flights across Germany from Monday at 1100 GMT until just before midnight on Tuesday, the Vereinigung Cockpit union said in a statement. Travellers in Germany have faced repeated strikes by pilots of airlines […]

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