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Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Wednesday following Wall Street's decline and weak Japanese machinery orders while investors mulled the …

German Startup Incubator Rocket Internet Launches IPO

Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce startup incubator founded by Germany’s Samwer brothers, announced plans for an initial public offering on Wednesday that hopes to raise 750 million euros ($970 million.)<p>According to a statement posted to its website, Rocket plans to pursue an IPO by the …

McDonald’s Sees Biggest Sales Drop in a Decade

McDonald’s posted its worst monthly sales decline in more than a decade in August, according to new figures the company released Tuesday, as …

French woman to take over as CEO of Kingfisher

A fifth FTSE 100 company is set to be headed by a woman after Sir Ian Cheshire announced he was stepping down as chief executive of DIY retailer …

Santander's chairman Emilio Botin dies

<b>Emilio Botin, chairman of the Spanish banking giant Santander, has died aged 79, the company has announced.</b><p>The bank said Mr Botin died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.<p>The appointments and remuneration committee and the board of directors will meet on Wednesday to appoint a new chairman.<p>Mr Botin, …

Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — When masked gunmen started pounding on the door last week, politician Mohamed Al Nasri leapt from the second-floor window into …

Hundreds Now Dead in India, Pakistan Floods as Rescue Efforts Slammed

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Syria rebels name slain leader's replacement

Ahrar al-Sham, a Syrian rebel group, has announced its new leadership after it lost its top brass during a bomb attack on a high-level meeting in Idlib province.<p>Hassan Abboud, the head of Ahrar al-Sham, was among up to 45 people killed in an underground bunker near an ammunition dump outside Ram …

Malaysia - Dutch report suggests MH-17 shot down from ground

THE HAGUE/GRABOVO (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke apart over Ukraine due to impact from a large number of fragments, the Dutch Safety Board said on Tuesday, in a report that Malaysia’s prime minister and several experts said suggested it was shot down from the ground.<p>The crash over …

US President Obama says he 'has authority' to widen IS fight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1107000/1107102_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658409_64cd77847007362f3302ce24694f4484<p><b>President Barack Obama has said that he has the authority to widen military action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria without the</b> …