Beijing (AFP) - China is to abolish its controversial "re-education through labour" system, under which police panels can sentence offenders to years in camps without a trial, the official Xinhua news agency said Friday.November 15, 2013, 7:55 pm
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Banks will next week return 3.59 billion euros (£3 billion) of crisis loans early to the European Central Bank, the ECB said on Friday, a lower than expected total as a recent r...November 15, 2013, 7:44 pm
Taipei (AFP) - Taiwan's ex-leader Lee Teng-hui was cleared on Friday on charges of embezzling state funds during his presidency between 1988 and 2000 due to insufficient evidence, a court said.November 15, 2013, 7:42 pm
OSLO (Reuters) - Philanthropist and Microsoft
By Michelle Martin and Martin Santa
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany found itself isolated on Friday in attempting to overturn a central plank of banking union, encountering heavy resistanc...
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Financial Ombudsman Service said on Friday that Natalie Ceeney is to step down as chief executive after four years in the role.
Ceeney has overseen a massiv...
The prime minister is due to address the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.November 15, 2013, 7:26 pm
By Charlie Dunmore and Robin Emmott
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is preparing a ban on South African citrus imports that could take orange juice off Europe's breakfast tables...
By Adrian Croft
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There is no evidence Spain broke EU law by imposing tight controls at its border with Gibraltar, the European Union executive said on Friday, urging...
Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Dumped Test batsman Phil Hughes smashed a double century batting for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield on Friday to remind the national selectors of his Ashes worth.November 15, 2013, 7:18 pm
Sydney (AFP) - Steven Finn bounced back from an early pounding to state his case as England's third seamer for the Ashes series opener as Cricket Australia Invitational XI took the tourists into a final day Friday.November 15, 2013, 6:45 pm
By Sarah White
MADRID (Reuters) - A former JPMorgan Chase
By Jan Strupczewski
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy and Finland's draft budget plans for 2014 are at risk of breaking European Union rules, while French, Spanish and Dutch draft plans barely...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Falling fuel and telecoms prices pulled euro zone inflation down to its lowest level in almost four years in October, data showed on Friday, fleshing out the surprise drop that pr...November 15, 2013, 6:23 pm
By Ludwig Burger and Marilyn Gerlach
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Post
By Kylie MacLellan
LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity-backed renewable energy generator Infinis Energy
By Rhys Jones
LONDON (Reuters) - International Airlines Group has raised its 2015 profit target, showing confidence in the growth of transatlantic travel and turnaround plans for its Sp...
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Loss-making Finnish miner Talvivaara
MILAN (Reuters) - Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
By Matt Scuffham
LONDON (Reuters) - Nationwide, Britain's biggest customer-owned lender, said first-half profit more than doubled and it was picking up business from all major competito...
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