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17/02/2019

RBS to pay bigger than expected dividend

LONDON: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will pay investors, including the British government, a bigger than expected dividend after it more than doubled its profit in 2018, but warned that Brexit could drive businesses under pressure.Although the dividend means a nearly 1 billion pound ($1.28 billion) windfall for the British government, it is still expected to suffer heavy losses overall on the 45 billion pound state rescue of RBS at the height of the financial crisis.RBS, which is still majority state-owned, said it would pay investors an annual dividend of 3.5 pence and a special dividend of 7.5 pence, taking...


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15/08/2019

The Latest: Portugal offers help for migrants stuck at sea

The Latest on immigration in Europe (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Portugal says it has offered to take in 10 of the 147 migrants stuck aboard the Spanish humanitarian ship Open Arms as part of a group of six European nations working on a way out of the deadlock. Two weeks after rescuing the migrants from smugglers' unseaworthy boats, the vessel is anchored in the Mediterranean near the Italian island of Lampedusa waiting for permission to disembark. France, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Spain and Luxembourg have pledged to "extend a hand," Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday in a sharp...
15/08/2019

India’s Modi warns of ‘unchecked population explosion’

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Thursday of the risks of an “unchecked population explosion” in the nation of 1.3 billion people, the first time he has raised the issue, and called for family planning measures.India is the world’s second-most populous country behind China with 1.4 billion, and its population is set to surpass its East Asian neighbor by 2024, according to the United Nations.“It is time to accept the challenges up front... population explosion. It will bring a lot of challenges for the future generations of this country,” Modi said in an Independence Day speech in the...
15/08/2019

Myanmar ethnic rebel alliance makes coordinated attacks

Ethnic rebels in Myanmar staged coordinated attacks Thursday in five locations, including at a military academy outside normal combat areas, where a civilian was killed and a soldier wounded. The Northern Alliance, a coalition of armed groups from the Kokang, Rakhine and Ta-ang, or Palaung, minorities, claimed responsibility for the attacks in Mandalay Region, where the Defense Services Technology Academy is located, and in Northern Shan state, where 14 people were reported killed. The rebel alliance said they launched the attacks in self-defense because the Myanmar military didn't stop offensive operations in areas where the minorities live. The rebels are...

15/08/2019

Taliban, US pact in Afghanistan could boost Daesh

KABUL/JALALABAD: A deal between the Taliban and the United States for US forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters into the arms of Daesh, Afghan officials and militants say.Such a deal is expected to see the United States agree to withdraw its forces in exchange for a Taliban promise they will not let Afghanistan be used to plot international militant attacks.As part of the pact, the Taliban are expected to make a commitment to power-sharing talks with the US-backed government and work out a cease-fire.The Afghan affiliate of Daesh, known as Daesh...
15/08/2019

Flights suspended after plane catches fire before take-off

An aircraft that regularly carries US troops through Ireland's Shannon Airport caught fire shortly before it was due to take off on Thursday, national broadcaster RTE reported, forcing the suspension of flights at the airport. Shannon Airport said on Twitter at 0537 GMT that operations had been temporarily suspended after an incident involving a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. All passengers and crew disembarked after emergency services were called to the scene. Air traffic controllers noticed a fire and smoke coming from the landing gear of an Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 as it taxied along the runway, RTE and the Irish...
15/08/2019

Police patrol Zimbabwe capital before anti-government demos

In a show of force to discourage anti-government protests, Zimbabwe police with water cannons patrolled the capital's streets and warned residents "you will rot in jail" if they participate in the demonstrations planned for Friday. Six anti-government activists have been abducted and tortured this week ahead of the protests, as tensions rise over Zimbabwe's deteriorating economic conditions, according to human rights groups. President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged the opposition to engage in dialogue, but at the same time his government is pushing for parliament to quickly adopt new security legislation criticized as repressive. The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change party...