Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning, French forensic scientists concluded on Tuesday, countering a Swiss report on the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader that found he was probably killed with radioactive polonium.
The French conclusions were immediately challenged by
Ukraine's government faced a tightening blockade of key buildings by protesters in the capital Kiev on Wednesday amid a crisis over its rejection of closer ties with the European Union that has piled pressure on the creaking economy.
Protesters threatened to extend their bloc
A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.
Arafat, a guerrilla leader who became the first Palestinian president, died
Standard Chartered Bank plans to offer preferential interest rates and waive clearing fees as part of its strategy to win market share for the growing yuan business in London.
StanChart said on Monday it will cooperate with Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) to provide yuan clearin
Brent crude jumped on Monday and hit its highest price since September, boosted early by strong manufacturing data from China and the United States, then rising further on reports that several Russian cargo cancellations had tightened supply.
Volume surged and Brent extended its
Thai police said on Tuesday they would not stand in the way of protesters battling to seize the prime minister's office and city police headquarters, focal points of demonstrations aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
A Reuters witness said
Wipro, India's No. 3 IT services provider, has agreed to purchase US-based mortgage services provider Opus Capital Markets Consultants for $75 million to boost its offerings for financial services clients.
The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, will add over
The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.
The pro-opposition monitoring group also appealed to UN Secretary Gener
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in China saying he would advocate a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union, stoking tensions with the EU executive which condemned the move as premature.
On a three-day visit with around 100 busines
Increasing demand for manufactured goods drove global factory activity higher last month but the spurt in the euro zone masked a widening disparity among some of the bloc's key members.
As year-end approaches, the global economy is showing signs of a more solid recovery, with