Thursday 29 January 2015
 
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Obama to cut short India visit, fly to Saudi

US President Barack Obama will cut short his visit to India on Tuesday to fly to Saudi Arabia, following the death of King Abdullah, sources in the Indian capital familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The White House could not immediately be reached for comment. Obama was du

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Kerry seeks more resources in anti-extremist fight

Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division. Speaking against a backdrop of deadly Islamist militant attacks in France, Pakistan, Nigeria

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US counter-terror ops 'paralyzed' in Yemen

The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against Al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, US officials said on Friday. The collapse of the US-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America's c

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Opec, oil companies clash at Davos over price slump

Opec defended on Wednesday its decision not to intervene to halt the oil price collapse, shrugging off warnings by top energy firms that the cartel's policy could lead to a huge supply shortage as investments dry up. The strain the halving of oil prices since June is putting

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Oil prices dip ahead of EU bond buying plan

Oil prices dipped early on Thursday ahead of the expected announcement of a bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank (ECB) later in the day that could push the dollar to new highs and put downward pressure on commodities. The ECB's Executive Board has proposed a pro

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