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China and India sign business deals worth more than $22bn

Agreements on renewable energy, steel, media and finance revealed at end of a three-day visit by the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi<p>China and India signed deals worth more than $22bn in areas including renewable energy, ports, financing and industrial parks, an Indian embassy official said on …

India

What the Street Says About Greece’s ‘Day of Reckoning’

The stakes could hardly be higher for Athens and the beleaguered Greek economy. On Monday, eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the county’s finances. “A day of reckoning,” economists at Credit Suisse are calling it. Others say that this is the last opportunity Athens has to …

Dow Jones

Greece rejects eurozone's 'absurd' bailout offer as time runs out on talks

Stand-off between Greece and its creditors looks no closer to ending as a second round of crisis talks between euro finance ministers began in Brussels<p>The latest meeting between Greece and its international lenders over the debt-stricken country's €172bn bailout ended in disarray on Monday, as the …

Europe

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

China steps in to support Venezuela, Ecuador as oil prices tumble

China stepped up its courtship of Latin American countries Thursday, promising to double trade with the region by 2025 and offering fresh loans to …

Oil

Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead | Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.<p>More than eight hours after …

Putin blames the West for sabotaging Russia’s economy

The Russian president used his annual state of the union to defend his hawkish foreign policy<p>MOSCOW, Russia — President Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the union address on Thursday to defend his hawkish foreign policy and blame the West for thrusting Russia into a geopolitical conflict …

IS attacks government airbase in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants launched an attack overnight on a major military air base in eastern Syria in what looked to be a push to eliminate the last significant government outpost in the extremist-dominated region, activists said Thursday.<p>The airfield just outside the city of Deir …

Hong Kong crackdown reveals China’s fear of contagious rebellion

Xi Jinping’s hardline stance sends fear across Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang, where there are other challenges to monolithic rule<p>The harsh police crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, the most violent repression seen in the former British colony since the protests began earlier this …

15 killed in terrorist attack in western China

BEIJING (AP) — An attack in China's troubled western Xinjiang region left 15 people dead and 14 injured, state media reported Saturday, the latest in a wave of ethnic violence there that has claimed dozens of lives over the past year.<p>The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the attack took …

British embassy in Afghanistan attacked by suicide bomber

Suicide bomber in Kabul targets British embassy<p>A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the <b>Afghan</b> capital Kabul on Thursday, an embassy spokesman said, adding that the vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats.<p>The powerful explosion shook the east of Kabul at around 10.30am on …

Extremism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: 'Iran Is Your Enemy'

WASHINGTON -- Less than 48 hours before the start of final talks on Iran’s nuclear program, set to begin Tuesday in Vienna, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on American television to warn the Obama administration against agreeing to a deal to dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons …

Iran and US close in on historic nuclear deal at Vienna talks

Diplomats arriving in Austrian capital warned that failure to agree end to deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme is not an option<p>Iran, the US and other world powers meeting in Vienna this week are close to a historic, comprehensive agreement that could bring a permanent end to 12 years of deadlock …

Retailers close out earnings season

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Earnings season wraps up this week as the last Dow component and most of the remaining S&P 500 companies report. Retail …

Investing

Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia.<p>Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich …

Gen. Martin Dempsey Opens Door to Combat Role for U.S. Forces in Iraq

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation’s highest-ranking general, said Thursday that he is considering recommending that American troops fight alongside Iraqi forces to retake the city of Mosul or border areas with Syria from ISIS militants.<p>Sending U.S. troops into such an operation in Iraq would require …

Middle East