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Volvo XC60 used in Clacton Tesco attempted armed robbery found abandoned in Jubilee Avenue

Officers from Essex Police were called to reports two security guards were approached by two men outside the Tesco store in the Brook Retail Park, London Road, Clacton just before 11.40am yesterday. One of the suspects, who is reported to have had a firearm, threatened the victims and demanded they open the cash machines.

Thief nabs €15 million of jewellery in Cannes

A robber who posed as a customer stole €15 million ($16 million) worth of jewelry from a shop in the French riviera resort of Cannes on Wednesday, local police said. The thief, in his thirties, entered the Harry Winston jewelry shop wearing sunglasses and was greeted as a customer before pulling....

Macron: An elitist snob or the fresh face of French politics?

After queueing in the dark for more than an hour, hundreds of voters who had turned out in winter rain to see France's fast-rising presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron faced disappointment. "The space is full. We can't let any more people in," the 39-year-old former economy minister told the....

Why buying a new car will be more expensive this year

But the wider market is also expected to follow suit, according to Hawes, who issued the warning to consumers while announcing record-breaking new car registration figures for 2016. When motoring publication Auto Express last reviewed new car prices in the UK in 2013, it said that Britons spend....

Gambia: tourists scramble for flights out as troops mass at border

Tourists and Gambians have scrambled to leave the west African country after the Senegalese army said its forces would cross the border if long-time president Yahya Jammeh did not stand down. Last-ditch efforts by the leaders of Mauritania and Senegal to persuade Jammeh to step aside peacefully....

Nitin Gadkari Promises to Make India's Own Davos

Davos: As over 3,000 leaders from across the world huddle for their annual talkfest in this snow-capped Swiss ski resort town in sub-zero temperatures, senior union minister Nitin Gadkari has got a full city to take back home literally -- he wants to create India's own Davos in hilly terrains of Himalayas.

Telangana CM's 12% Muslim Quota Push Draws BJP Ire

Hyderabad: BJP on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the issue of 12 per cent reservations for Muslims, saying the proposal is unconstitutional minority vote bank politics. "CM KCR's statement reiterating that his government will provide for 12 per....

From IS to government control, Syrians left with few choices

In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 photo, Elham Saleh, 31, who fled from the village of Deir Hafer, speaks with her son Abdullah, 4, as they sit in a room in the town of Safira, just south of Aleppo, Syria. Saleh, who fled with her son, decided to run away last year after her husband Omar Handoush....

Airline operators’ woes should to be addressed

People with hearing and visual impairments face many challenges for lack of special social skills. They are cut off from mainstream communication system, so they need special assistance in order for them to live and enjoy life like other members of society.

Ministry: Hwang's Congratulatory Letter to Trump to be Delivered Soon

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn is expected to deliver a letter congratulatory letter to the U.S. president ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Cho June-hyuck said at a regular briefing Thursday that the congratulatory letter will be delivered through a diplomatic channel.

Boss of new Metrolink operator says there will be 'no repeats' of Southern Rail chaos Manchester Evening News

Boss of new Metrolink operator says there will be 'no repeats' of Southern Rail chaos A boss of the operator poised to take over the Metrolink network has promised boosted security, a crack down on fare dodgers - and ‘no repeats’ of the Southern Rail chaos.

Malaysian PM tells Myanmar to 'stop the killing' of Rohingya, as Muslims meet

By Joseph Sipalan. KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Myanmar on Thursday to stop all discrimination and attacks on Rohingya Muslims, and urged the world's Islamic countries to act to end an unfolding "humanitarian tragedy".

Asian shares down, dollar firms on Yellen's rate hike signal

By Lisa Twaronite. TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank is poised to pursue a path of steady interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slumped 0.

Britain will find ways to stay competitive if no EU deal - Hammond

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - British Chancellor Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday that if there was no "comprehensive trading relationship" after Brexit, the government would be forced to find ways to remain competitive. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Hammond....

Toshiba woes intensify on reports of $6 billion writedown, shares plummet

By Kentaro Hamada and Taiga Uranaka. TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's financial crisis deepened on Thursday as media reported it may book a bigger-than-expected $6 billion writedown on its U.S. nuclear business, sending its shares sliding 15 percent.

Britain will find ways to stay competitive if no EU deal: Hammond

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday that if there was no "comprehensive trading relationship" after Brexit, the government would be forced to find ways to remain competitive. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,....

Top Asian News 7:37 a.m. GMT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.

French Socialists still trail four other Presidential candidates as primary approaches: poll

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Socialists still trail well behind four other main candidates for the French presidency days ahead of the first round of the party's presidential primary, according to extracts from a new opinion poll published by Le Monde. An article on the newspaper's web site on....

Dutch Stay Strong in Offshore Innovation

Although Dutch offshore-focused shipping and shipbuilding may have taken a downturn, nominations for the Offshore Support Journal Awards prove they are still at the top of their game. At the annual awards gala , which takes place 8 and 9 February in London, nine awards will be presented: the....

Kenny ‘has no plan’ for Brexit fallout

Enda Kenny is facing a growing backlash over claims he has “no plan” to cope with the escalating Brexit crisis and has “sat on his hands” as the situation unfolded, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith. Opposition parties and Government backbenchers made the accusation as fears mount Ireland could become a makeweight in the EU’s battle with Britain.

Fine Gael host public Brexit meetings in Drogheda and Mullingar

We need to focus on maintaining good tourism links with the UK and keeping our production costs low according to a Fine Gael TD. The party is hosting public Brexit meetings in Drogheda and Mullingar today, which will be attended by Ministers Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar.

Malaysian PM tells Myanmar to “stop the killing” of Rohingya, as Muslims meet

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak gestures while addressing the Extraordinary Session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, in Kuala Lumpur on January 19, 2017. — AFP. By Joseph Sipalan. KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called....

AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between....

IMF reduced growth forecast for Saudi Arabia from 2 per cent to 0.4 per cent if OPEC deal holds

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced its growth forecast for Saudi Arabia in 2017, from 2 per cent previously to 0.4 per cent in its World Economic Outlook Update released yesterday. Tim Callen, IMF’s Assistant Director and Mission Chief for Saudi Arabia, said at a press conference that the....

Middle Eastern Debt issuance reached $77.8 billion in 2016

“Bolstered by Saudi Arabia’s $17.2 billion bond sale in October, Middle Eastern debt issuance reached $77.8 billion during 2016, a 145 per cent increase compared to the value raised during 2015 and by far the highest annual total in the region since records began in 1980,” said Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, MENA, Thomson Reuters.

Afghan troops kill 4 militants in northern province

The Afghan special forces killed four Taliban militants and detained 12 others after conducting an operation in restive northern province of Kunduz Wednesday night, an army source said on Thursday. "The night raid operation was launched based on a confirmed tip-off on a Taliban hideout in Chahar Dara District.

Government to tender 3 PPP drinking water projects in 2017

The government will open tender bids for three public-private partnership (PPP) drinking water projects in the Lampung provincial capital of Bandar Lampung, the West Java town of Jatiluhurits second projectand in Karian, Banten. Public Works and Public Housing Ministry's Cipta Karya director general....

Justice of the Peace pleads not guilty to being part of meth ring

A Justice of the Peace has pleaded not guilty to being part of a methamphetamine ring allegedly run out of Manawatu Prison. Marlene Dorothy Taylor, a JP, and five others were arrested in late 2016 as part of the methamphetamine bust and charged with supplying the drug.

Internet firm to spray free wi-fi over parks and flower markets this Tet

A farmer carries his daughter while waiting for customers ahead of the Lunar New Year festival at a flower field in Hanoi. Photo by Reuters/Kham Visitors to holiday spots in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Can Tho will be well-connected. Popular Vietnamese tourist cities including Hanoi, Ho....

Why Al Qaeda And Islamic State Threats To Attack West Should Be Taken More Seriously – Analysis

By Clint Watts* ) — Much like other moments when al Qaeda seemed destined for defeat, an emerging force arises to breath life into the ranks of global jihadists: this time, it was election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric for the last eighteen....

Japan In 2016: Domestic Politics Amid Shifts In Regional Landscape – Analysis

By Valerie Anne Jill I. Valero* FSI The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won the elections in July in convincing fashion, effectively ensuring policies and initiatives espoused by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet little to no resistance in the Diet. LDP managed to capture majority of the seats in....
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