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World to need 2OM barrels of oil a day by 2020

World to need 2OM barrels of oil a day by 2020

The world will need 20 million barrels of oil every day to meet rising demand in the face of lower crude production, the president of oilfields services giant Halliburton said Wednesday. Regarding low oil prices and the hurdles in the global oil industry, Jeff Miller said capital...

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Nearly 50 million children 'uprooted' worldwide

Nearly 50 million children 'uprooted' worldwide

Almost 50 million children throughout the world are "uprooted," forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations children's program said Wednesday. "Indelible images of individual children -- Aylan Kurdi's small body washed up on a beach after...

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Turkey ready to join U.S. in capturing Syrian city from Islamic State

Turkey ready to join U.S. in capturing Syrian city from Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama floated the idea of joint action with Turkey to capture the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks published on Wednesday. Ankara would not object, Erdogan said. Turkey, which is battling a Kurdish insurgency...

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Gold Holds Biggest Jump

Gold Holds Biggest Jump

(Bloomberg)- Gold held its biggest daily increase since June and traded near its highest in almost three weeks as the dollar weakened amid diminishing chances of a U.S. interest-rate rise in September. Bullion for immediate delivery was at $1,349.43 an ounce at 3:16 p.m. in Singapore, after...

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Syrian opposition vision for post-Assad era could work

Syrian opposition vision for post-Assad era could work

A blueprint for a political transition in Syria, due to be presented by an opposition group in London on Wednesday, offers the first credible picture of a peaceful Syria without President Bashar al-Assad, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said. The High Negotiations Committee, the...

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US: No-fly zone wouldn’t resolve key issues in Syria

US: No-fly zone wouldn’t resolve key issues in Syria

WASHINGTON The U.S. is still not considering a no-fly zone in northern Syria as it might not help resolve the broader conflict in the war-torn country, President Barack Obama’s national security advisor said Tuesday. “We do not think a no-fly zone would resolve the fundamental issues...

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Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy

Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy

A suicide bomb attack on the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital last week was ordered by Uighur militants active in Syria and carried out by a member of the East Turkestan Islamic movement, Kyrgyzstan's state security service said on Tuesday. The suicide bomber, whose car rammed the gates...

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PayPal, MasterCard reach deal for store payments

PayPal, MasterCard reach deal for store payments

MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it had expanded its deal with payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc, which would allow customers to use PayPal's payment services in stores. PayPal's partnership follows a similar deal with MasterCard's larger rival Visa Inc in July as the company looks to...

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Tajikistan investigates threats by Islamic State

Tajikistan investigates threats by Islamic State

Tajikistan's security services are investigating unspecified threats of action this month purportedly made by a former commander of the Central Asian nation's elite police force who has defected to Islamic State, security sources said on Tuesday. Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, who has gone...

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G20 a success for China, but hard issues kicked down the road

G20 a success for China, but hard issues kicked down the road

China is lauding its successful hosting of the G20 summit in scenic Hangzhou, with open confrontation largely avoided and broad consensus reached over the fragile state of the global economy and the need for a wide range of policies to fix it. There was even a joint announcement by China and...

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S. Africa wants to expand trade relations with Turkey

S. Africa wants to expand trade relations with Turkey

JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said late Monday it looked forward to deepening trade and bilateral relations with Turkey. ANC Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize said South Africa and Turkey shared a lot in common and should work together for their...

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Taliban attack in Afghan capital Kabul kills at least 24

Taliban attack in Afghan capital Kabul kills at least 24

A Taliban suicide attack near the defence ministry in Kabul killed at least 24 people on Monday, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said. Two blasts in quick succession hit a crowded area of the city near government buildings, a market and a...

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Barclays nabs JPMorgan's Throsby to head investment bank

Barclays nabs JPMorgan's Throsby to head investment bank

Britain's Barclays (BARC.L) has hired JPMorgan (JPM.N) banker Tim Throsby to head its Corporate and International division, ending a six-month search for the number two job under Chief Executive Jes Staley. Throsby, 50, will also run Barclays' investment banking business within that...

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Biggest jump in a month for stocks as oil boils

Biggest jump in a month for stocks as oil boils

World shares saw their biggest jump in over a month on Monday and the dollar slipped, after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs figures gave investors another excuse to push back Federal Reserve interest rate rise expectations. European shares touched a four-month high led by mining and oil firms...

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Lurking Hermine spares much of U.S. East Coast, could regain hurricane strength

Lurking Hermine spares much of U.S. East Coast, could regain hurricane strength

Atlantic storm Hermine, which has killed two people, lurked off the middle of the U.S. East Coast late on Sunday while threatening to regain hurricane strength, after having spared the region the brunt of its wind, rain and tidal surge. Forecasters warned swimmers and boaters to avoid the...

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North Korea fires three ballistic missiles as G20 leaders meet in China

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles as G20 leaders meet in China

(Reuters) - North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea's military said, as the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies held a summit in China, the North's main diplomatic ally. The missiles were fired from a region south of...

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Clinton's classified email errors due to 'improper labeling:' Kaine

Clinton's classified email errors due to 'improper labeling:' Kaine

 Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on Sunday defended Hillary Clinton against criticism over her handling of classified information as secretary of state, saying she was unaware of the sensitivity of some information she exchanged over email because it had been "improperly...

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Erdogan, Merkel discuss Syria operation, July 15 coup bid

Erdogan, Merkel discuss Syria operation, July 15 coup bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stressed that a political solution for Syria and stability in the civil war-torn country are necessary for an effective fight against Daesh, during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China. Turkish...

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