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Teargas, bombs and death on the streets as clashes over Bangladesh's elections grow

The workers return long after the sun has set. Some walk across the concrete bridge which is the only link between the slum and the old city of Dhaka, then head towards the tenements on the far side. Others simply step off the high embankment beside the stinking river and, leaving the orange glow …

Saudi Arabia rounds up migrant workers as amnesty ends

<b>Saudi Arabia is rounding up thousands of illegal migrant workers, after an amnesty introducing new employment rules expired.</b><p>Nearly a million Bangladeshis, Indians, Filipinos, Nepalis, Pakistanis and Yemenis are estimated to have left the country in the last three months.<p>Four million others obtained …

In the Picture: Detroit declares bankruptcy | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Detroit filing for chapter 9 bankruptcy might have come as a shock to outsiders and anyone glancing at the city’s slick official …

China to adjust liquidity, keep credit growth steady - c.bank

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank pledged on Sunday to use a mix of policy tools to adjust banking liquidity to ensure steady credit growth, …

Dropped stitches

JUNE is when the world’s well-dressed look to Italy’s big fashion shows to learn what to wear. This week the Pitti Immagine menswear show opened in …

Germany, Turkey summon envoys in row over protests, EU

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Turkey summoned each other's ambassadors on Friday for tit-for-tat reproaches in an escalating row over Chancellor …

What other countries can learn from Britain’s experience with China’s Huawei

Britain finds itself in an uncomfortable position: It doesn’t like the fact that Huawei, a large Chinese firm that manufactures telecoms equipment, is deeply embedded in what Britain calls its “critical national infrastructure,” which includes energy supply pipelines, transportation infrastructure, …

Palestinian prez appoints Rami Hamdallah as new PM

<b>Gaza:</b> Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed Rami Hamdallah, a politically independent academic, as his new prime minister.<p>According to …

Syria claims Russia has started delivering S300 missiles

Syria's president has made an incendiary claim that Russia has begun delivery of a sophisticated missile system that has been described as a "game-changer" in the conflict.<p>The Syrian president has told Lebanon's Hizbollah-owned TV station that Damascus received the first shipment of S300 Russian …

South China Sea tension mounts near Filipino shipwreck

MANILA (Reuters) - A wrecked navy transport ship perched on a remote coral reef could be the next flashpoint in the South China Sea, where China and …

Wal-Mart to pay over $110 mn for dumping hazardous waste in US

<b>Washington:</b> US retail giant Wal-Mart has pleaded guilty to charges of environmental crimes, including mishandling of hazardous waste and pesticides, …

How about diplomacy?

“WE’RE back where we were a year ago,” says a Western diplomat of the latest international push to bring Syria’s warring parties to the negotiating …

Middle East

A new terror

LATE in the afternoon, a long convoy of vehicles, lightly guarded, trailed along a narrow road in the bush. Crammed with Congress …

Why Americans Should Worry About China’s Food Safety Problems

<i>By Stanley Lubman</i><p>If a diner in the U.S. consumes a lunch of tilapia, mushrooms and spinach, there’s a decent chance the entire meal was imported from China. And the overwhelming odds are that none of those foods were inspected by the Food and Drug Administration when they arrived in the U.S.<p>This …

Two things missing on Spain's route to recovery

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish officials tell a dramatic turnaround story: from near-bankruptcy a year ago to model of budget austerity and reform …

Protestors All Over The World March Against Monsanto

People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013.<p>AP<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.<p>Organizers …

Europe May Finally Be In A Position To Surprise Economists To The Upside

<i>NOTE: This post was originally published on Friday, May 24.</i><p>This may be an unpopular suggestion, but those with a contrarian view of the world will surely appreciate the logic here. The chart below from Goldman shows the consensus economic forecast for 2013 GDP growth of the large Eurozone nations. …

Worldwide protests held against Monsanto

"March against Monsanto" held in 250 US cities and dozens of other countries over genetically modified foods.<p>Protests against seed giant Monsanto have been held across the US and in dozens of other countries.<p>"March Against Monsanto" organisers said they were calling attention to the dangers posed …

Lenders of the last resort

BANKING in India is a vast problem and a huge opportunity. Only 35% of adults have formal accounts. A grim reminder of the risks for the 600m-odd …

Tata Sons

Chhattisgarh attack: Why the Indian state was caught napping

“This period of peace,” Mahendra Karma had warned, “is dangerous for us.” The founder of the Salwa Judum anti-Maoist militia was shot dead on …

EU steps up quest to solve youth unemployment

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders have decided youth unemployment and the risk of social breakdown are among the toughest challenges they face …

IMF chief avoids charges in French payout scandal