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Carter: NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:14

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says NATO military authorities have been ordered to draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down illegal migration and people smuggling across the Aegean Sea. Carter made the announcement at a Thursday press conference after three NATO allies —Turkey, Germany and Greece— requested alliance […]
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Carter: NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:14

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says NATO military authorities have been ordered to draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down illegal migration and people smuggling across the Aegean Sea. Carter made the announcement at a Thursday press conference after three NATO allies —Turkey, Germany and Greece— requested alliance […]
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Societe Generale shares slump on profit warning

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:57

PARIS (AP) — Shares in Societe Generale slumped Thursday after the French bank warned it would not achieve a targeted increase in profitability this year. Societe General blamed a rise in regulatory capital requirements and “the economic and financial environment” as it abandoned a long-held target of 10 percent return on equity by the end […]
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Societe Generale shares slump on profit warning

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:57

PARIS (AP) — Shares in Societe Generale slumped Thursday after the French bank warned it would not achieve a targeted increase in profitability this year. Societe General blamed a rise in regulatory capital requirements and “the economic and financial environment” as it abandoned a long-held target of 10 percent return on equity by the end […]
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Sweden cuts key interest rate to minus 0.50 percent

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:40

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s central bank has decided to cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.50 percent, saying the measure is necessary to safeguard the bank’s target of increasing inflation, which was still “not on a firm footing.” Noting that its “very expansionary monetary policy” had helped strengthen the Scandinavian […]
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Sweden cuts key interest rate to minus 0.50 percent

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:40

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s central bank has decided to cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.50 percent, saying the measure is necessary to safeguard the bank’s target of increasing inflation, which was still “not on a firm footing.” Noting that its “very expansionary monetary policy” had helped strengthen the Scandinavian […]
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Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:33

CAIRO (AP) — Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of Italian efforts to locate him. The summary, obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, says Ambassador Maurizio Massari contacted Italian intelligence, who reached out to their […]
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Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:33

CAIRO (AP) — Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of Italian efforts to locate him. The summary, obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, says Ambassador Maurizio Massari contacted Italian intelligence, who reached out to their […]
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Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:31

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus. Courts have already blocked similar laws that Kansas and Oklahoma enacted in 2015. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, […]
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Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:31

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus. Courts have already blocked similar laws that Kansas and Oklahoma enacted in 2015. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, […]
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Ex-army chief’s appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:30

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international rights group says the Sri Lankan government’s decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts pledges to investigate abuses alleged to have occurred under his command. Human Rights Watch says Thursday the appointment of former army chief Sarath Fonseka signals that the government may protect senior […]
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Ex-army chief’s appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:30

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international rights group says the Sri Lankan government’s decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts pledges to investigate abuses alleged to have occurred under his command. Human Rights Watch says Thursday the appointment of former army chief Sarath Fonseka signals that the government may protect senior […]
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FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:08

Cliven Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland, the FBI said. Authorities arrested the 74-year-old Nevada rancher after he arrived at Portland International Airport from Las Vegas Wednesday night. He was […]
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FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:08

Cliven Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland, the FBI said. Authorities arrested the 74-year-old Nevada rancher after he arrived at Portland International Airport from Las Vegas Wednesday night. He was […]
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2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi’s death

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:07

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people. The image of the boy — his lifeless body lying face down on a beach in Bodrum — galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis, graphically illustrating […]
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2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi’s death

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:07

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people. The image of the boy — his lifeless body lying face down on a beach in Bodrum — galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis, graphically illustrating […]
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Fargo police say officer mortally wounded after standoff

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:05

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect and is not expected to survive his injuries, police in North Dakota said early Thursday. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the home the suspect was barricaded inside, Fargo Deputy […]
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Fargo police say officer mortally wounded after standoff

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:05

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect and is not expected to survive his injuries, police in North Dakota said early Thursday. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the home the suspect was barricaded inside, Fargo Deputy […]
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Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent

NBA - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:05

PARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant. The French company said Thursday that profit adjusted for changes in the value of inventories and one-time items dropped to $2.1 billion from $2.8 billion in the same period a year earlier. […]
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Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:05

PARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant. The French company said Thursday that profit adjusted for changes in the value of inventories and one-time items dropped to $2.1 billion from $2.8 billion in the same period a year earlier. […]
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