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Ratings agency Fitch has upgraded Ireland's credit rating to A from A minus, saying the economy is growing at a "brisk pace".
Transport bosses in London are in “active discussions” with Google to encourage it to extend its pilot scheme to the capital.
Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy and European Commission Energy Union will sign a protocol. This was decided during a meeting between Minister Natig Aliyev and director of the Energy Community Secretari
The oil deal between French oil and gas company Total and Iran will come into force on Feb. 16, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.
The price for AZERI LT CIF oil, produced at the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block of oil and gas fields, was $34.91 per barrel at the Italian port of Augusta on Feb. 5, or $0.49 less compared to the price o
The average price for AZERI LT CIF, extracted on the block of Azerbaijani fields Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli, was $35 per barrel on Feb. 1-5 or $0.41 per barrel more than the previous week.
Moody’s Investors Service lowered Azerbaijan's foreign-currency bond and deposit ceilings to Ba1/NP and Ba2/NP from Baa3/P-3 and Baa3/P-3, respectively.
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Various ethnic groups across the country will join the annual spring festival to be held at the Viet Nam Ethnic Group's Culture, Tourism Village here on February 10-15.
Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin on Friday reported to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that they discovered and partiall
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For the past 10 years, 6 February has been observed as International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Firstpost spoke to FGM victim Masooma Ranalvi about this horrific phenomenon a
Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip a
Vladimir Putin is grooming an action man 'military hero' in his own image as his heir apparent, according to speculation in Moscow.
After a long day at the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers on Feb. 4, Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarsky agreed to withdraw his resignation made in December. But he's not staying unconditionally an
Latest Tech
A school in Sandwell plagued by bomb hoaxes will only evacuate in future if police confirm there is a 'credible' threat.
Twitter did not respond to questions about the accounts of terrorist organisations operating from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
She was then working with Infosys and Manoj with McAfee. She quit her job to start the venture, while Manoj continued to work at McAfee to ensure they had some income coming in. In late 2010, they lau
"Digital India provides an enormous investment opportunity for both global technology companies and startups from tech hubs," Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
A formal credit rating system is being put in place for massive open online courses (MOOCs) as part of the government’s efforts to help meet increased demand for engineers and management graduates tha
Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has captured images of frozen nitrogen glaciers on Pluto carrying numerous 'floating' hills that may be fragments of water ice, giving an insight into the dwarf planet's
iPhone owners could be left with completely broken phones by a mysterious error that renders the handsets unusable.
Latest Health
Mental health services will be developed for victims of female genital mutilation in England, the government says.
TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least eight people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with five people still missing in
The tarantula, named after the famous singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, is only one of fourteen spider species recently discovered in the southwestern United States. This new discovery nearly doubles the
TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake toppled a 17-story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least five people, including a 10-day-old girl, and triggering frantic
Vice correspondent Isobel Yeung explores the future potential for parents to select the baby's genetic makeup on Friday night's season premiere of the HBO series.
New Will Smith movie tackles head injuries in sport
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Latest Finance
From year three onwards the amount of the gift liable to inheritance tax reduces until it is completely out of the donor’s estate after seven years.
Everyone retiring from April will start getting a state pension according to their individual contributions rather than being able to lean on their spouse's, with only limited exceptions.
Officials are considering drastic cuts to savers’ pension tax breaks - which could affect five million higher-rate taxpayers - and could act in next month’s Budget.
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Amid sector regulator TDSAT flooded with the cases, its chairperson Justice Aftab Alam said the number of broadcasting cases has far exceeded those related to telecom sector.
Sanjay Nayar, CEO at KKR India says, it is crucial to identify the problem early enough and not wait till the condition of the corporate becomes so bad that you lose equity value. â??There is no poi
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Latest Sport
All-star guard scores 18 to go with career-high 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Bradley Beal adds 22 in first start since Dec. 9.
Junior guard scores 31 as Maryland preps for its Monday showdown at Ohio State with an 85-76 win at home.
The Blitzbokke won their final Pool B match against Keyna in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at the Allianz Stadium, Sydney.
Mitchell Marsh scored his sixth one-day international half century to guide Australia to a four-wicket win against New Zealand.
They swept all before them on day one of the Sydney Sevens, but now the Blitzbokke are sweating on the fitness of two star players.
Andrew Flintoff has revealed that he played Test cricket for England when under the influence of alcohol.
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