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Avago gets EU approval for $37 billion Broadcom buy

European antitrust regulators has cleared Avago Technologies Ltd's planned $37 billion takeover of rival chipmaker Broadcom Corp without conditions.

Austria’s SC to decide whether to allow class action against FB

Max Schrems

Austrian student Max Schrems's attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook (FB.O) over its privacy policies will head to Austria's Supreme Court to determine whether such collective legal

US lauds Sri Lanka for Tamil reconciliation

The United States has praised Sri Lanka’s new government for speeding up efforts towards reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils after a separatist civil war which lasted nearly three decades and k

Taliban capture 13 Afghan troops

Taliban insurgents captured 13 Afghan government soldiers on Tuesday after their helicopter crashed in territory under the militants’ control, the police said.

UNHCR decries restrictions on some refugees

About 1,000 refugees and migrants are stuck at the main crossing point into Macedonia from Greece as authorities deny entry to some nationalities in contravention of international law, the United Nati

Paris attacks: Many ‘red flags’ missed

French President Francois Hollande (above) talks to European Council president Donald Tusk upon his arrival .(Photo: AFP)

There were multiple chances to stop the men who attacked Paris.In January, Turkish authorities detained one of the suicide bombers at Turkey’s border and deported him to Belgium.

Pfizer deal raises political storm in US

Politicians of the United States condemned Pfizer Inc's deal with Allergan Plc as a tax dodge on Monday, bringing another round of hand-wringing in Washington over the corporate tax code, though legis

Foreign banks buy state bonds

Three banks snapped up almost 90 per cent of bonds sold by Indian state governments to foreigners, and turned them into derivatives, raising the prospect of more volatility in one of Asia’s best perfo

Pfizer’s $160-billion buy to create largest drug firm

Pfizer Inc on Monday said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc in a record-breaking deal worth $160 billion to cut its US tax bill by moving its headquarters to Ireland.

Snapchat’s lacklustre ad business threat to valuation


Snapchat, maker of a free mobile app that lets users send videos and messages that disappear in seconds, is struggling to gain traction with advertisers, fuelling investor concern that its $16 billion

Are countries which have not been responsible over decades, perhaps even over centuries, for huge greenhouse gas emissions, promoting global warming now obliged to cut on their CO2 emissions in global

ISIS, or more accurately Daesh, is a creation of multiple forces – its seeds were sown by America during its Cold War confrontation against the erstwhile Soviet Union, it has been nurtured well since