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Lebanon committed to UN peace resolution - PM

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 15 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon is committed to a U.N. resolution that ended a war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006, Lebanon's prime minister said on Wednesday after the two foes traded fire over the frontier. "The Lebanon reaffirms its commitment to Security Council resolution 1701," Tammam Salam said in a statement published on Lebanon's National News Agency. He said he was concerned about the deteriorating situation in southern Lebanon and criticised Israel for causing an escalation in tensions. (Reporting by Sylvia Westall and Oliver Holmes; Editing by Larry King)
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Evariste Boshab rassure Martin Kobler

Digital Congo - 9 hours 16 min ago
Evariste Boshab, Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de l’Intérieur et Sécurité a reçu Martin Kobler, Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies en RDC. C’était mardi 27 janvier, en son cabinet de travail. Objectif, faire le point sur la loi électorale adoptée par le parlement le dimanche dernier et les troubles de la semaine dernière.
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Russia's Lavrov tells Syrian opposition, Damascus to unite to fight terrorism

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 17 min ago

By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the Syrian opposition and representatives of the Damascus government on Wednesday to join forces to combat the threat of terrorism. "We believe that the understanding by politicians and leading representatives of civil society of the necessity to join forces to combat this common threat (of terrorism) should become the key for the resurrection of the unity of the Syrian nation," Lavrov told both sides during talks. The main Syrian political opposition, the Western-backed National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, has shunned the meeting in Moscow, saying it would only take part in talks that lead to Assad leaving power.

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Le ministre Raymond Tshibanda participe aux travaux du 24ème sommet ordinaire de l’UA

Digital Congo - 9 hours 28 min ago
Il se tient du 26 au 31 janvier à Addis-Abeba en Ethiopie la conférence des ministres des affaires étrangères du 34ème Sommet Ordinaire de l’UA à laquelle prend part le ministre Raumond Tshibanda pour le compte de la RDC
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La Tanzanie souhaite poursuivre la coopération militaire avec la Rdc

Digital Congo - 9 hours 31 min ago
Satisfait et de la formation dont venaient de bénéficier plus de 400 officiers congolais dans son pays, le diplomate tanzanien voudrait voir se poursuivre la coopération dans le domaine militaire entre la Rdc et la Tanzanie.
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A Minute With: Folk musician Nancy Kerr weds old with new

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 31 min ago
By Claire Milhench LONDON (Reuters) - The songs of English folk musician Nancy Kerr may be steeped in tradition and imagery but her subject matter is taken straight from today's headlines. It's a distinctive style, rich with allusions and symbols, which has led to comparisons with English painter and poet William Blake. "Folk song is there for everyone and the language is very democratic," Kerr told Reuters by phone from a cottage near the Brecon Beacons, a mountainous region of Wales, where she has just finished recording a double album, "Murmurs".
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Jean-Florent Ibenge : « La Rdc jouera avec l’intention de se qualifier contre le Congo »

Digital Congo - 9 hours 37 min ago
Reconnaissant les performances de la formation des Diables Rouges de la République du Congo que son équipe, les Léopards, doit rencontrer ce samedi dans le cadre des quarts de finale de la CAN 2015, le sélectionneur de la Rdc se dit confiant et croit en sa qualification aux demi-finales de cette compétition.
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U.N. peacekeeper killed on Lebanese frontier

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 37 min ago
A member of the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) was killed on Wednesday, a U.N. spokesman said, without giving details of how. The incident happened in Ghajar, Tenenti said, a village which straddles the Israel-Lebanon frontier. Israel and Hezbollah have been trading fire on Wednesday around the frontier area. We are looking into the circumstances of this tragic incident," said Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
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Two Israeli troops killed in Wednesday's Hezbollah attack, military says

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 38 min ago
Two Israeli soldiers were killed in Wednesday's Hezbollah attack along the Lebanese frontier, the Israeli military said. Announcement of the soldiers' deaths was delayed by Israeli authorities for hours so that their families could be notified.
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Petrobras shares sink after third-quarter results exclude graft write-downs

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 46 min ago
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Shares of Brazil's state-run oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA fell sharply in opening trade on Wednesday after the company declined to account for the impact of a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal in its unaudited third-quarter results, released earlier in the day. At 10:14 a.m. (12:14 p.m.), preferred shares in the firm known as Petrobras were down 7.77 percent to 9.38 reais, while common shares slid 7.57 percent to 8.91 reais. (Reporting by Asher Levine)
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Bundesbank's Dombret says low oil price can lift growth

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 53 min ago
Germany's economic growth could be higher than expected if the price of oil stays low, a board member of the Bundesbank said on Wednesday. Andreas Dombret said that Germany's central bank had expected gross domestic product to rise by 1 percent this year and by 1.6 percent in the next. "If the current low oil price were to stay, then economic growth could be noticeably higher this year and next," Dombret said in a speech delivered in Berlin.
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Airbus CEO promises shake-up after new A400M delays

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 55 min ago

The head of Airbus Group has promised management and organisational changes at the European aerospace firm after new delays and quality problems with its A400M military transport plane. Apologising during a speech in London for the latest problems with Europe's largest defence project, Chief Executive Tom Enders said: "We have not performed as we would have wished on the A400M, and I must apologise." "...There will be management and organisational consequences to the programme, and we will learn our lessons from this," he told UK politicians and military leaders. A copy of Tuesday evening's remarks was provided by Airbus, which declined further comment. Airbus said in November there had been delays in adding advanced tactical features and refuelling on certain aircraft, some of which would have to be retrofitted.

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L’OGEFREM inaugure l’immeuble qui abritera son siège régional au Katanga en mars prochain

Digital Congo - 9 hours 55 min ago
Lancé au mois d’août dernier, les travaux de construction de l’immeuble, qui abritera le siège régional de l’OGEFREM au Katanga, sont à l’étape de finissage et, l’inauguration est prévue au mois de mars.
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Qatari-led group wins $4 billion battle for Canary Wharf

Yahoo - DRC - 9 hours 56 min ago

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - A Qatari-led consortium looked set to win its long-running battle to buy Songbird Estates Plc on Wednesday after the owner of London's Canary Wharf business district dropped its opposition to the $4 billion (3 billion pounds) offer. Songbird said it still thought the price undervalued its properties but with no rival bid forthcoming and holders of 86 percent of the shares backing the deal, it said minority investors should accept. The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and its bid partner launched a 350 pence-per-share offer direct to Songbird shareholders in December, hoping to add a financial district rivalling the City of London to landmarks already in its portfolio such as the Shard skyscraper and Harrods department store. Canary Wharf's steel and glass towers, home to banks such as HSBC , Citi and JP Morgan , embody the change in London's economy in the second half of the 20th century as industry dwindled and financial services grew.

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Car industry heads lobby to drop tariffs between EU, U.S.

Yahoo - DRC - 10 hours 4 min ago

By Edward Taylor BERLIN (Reuters) - The heads of German car companies including BMW , Daimler and Audi lobbied politicians on Wednesday to reach a trade deal that could see tariffs dropped between the United States and the European Union. BMW boss Norbert Reithofer said around 40 percent of all cars produced are sold in Europe and the United States. Politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama are pushing for a so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a deal which proponents argue could allow auto makers to simplify vehicle designs and save the industry from paying tariffs.

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Sudanese rebels detain six Bulgarians - Bulgarian foreign ministry

Yahoo - DRC - 10 hours 5 min ago
Six Bulgarians working with the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) were detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan province, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said. The three-member crew of the helicopter and three officers of Sofia-based Heli Air, the carrier that operated it, were being detained, a ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday. The flight was scheduled from South Sudan to Khartoum. Fighting between the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), which the ministry said was holding the Bulgarians, has increased in South Kordofan and Blue Nile provinces since peace talks collapsed in December.
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EU investment plan could create 2.1 million jobs if done right - ILO

Yahoo - DRC - 10 hours 7 min ago
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Commission's 315 billion euro (235.26 billion pounds) investment plan to spur growth could create more than 2.1 million net new jobs, lowering the bloc's jobless rate by 1 percent by 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. This would enable a reduction in the unemployment in the European Union by 0.9 percent point, almost 1 percent lower unemployment rate by 2018.
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La Collecte de la TVA sur l’épargne des concitoyens fait brandir le spectre de la thésaurisation

Digital Congo - 10 hours 8 min ago
Les milieux financiers craignent que l’application de la TVA sur l’épargne des concitoyens pousse ces derniers au réflexe de la thésaurisation de triste mémoire en boudant le circuit banquier
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India will not appeal Vodafone tax ruling

Yahoo - DRC - 10 hours 15 min ago

India will not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, the federal cabinet decided on Wednesday, in a move aimed at boosting investor confidence in Asia's third-largest economy. Vodafone, the biggest foreign corporate investor in India, has been involved in a series of tax disputes since it entered the country seven years ago. In one such case, India's tax office had accused a unit of the British group of under-pricing shares in a rights issue to its parent company and demanded tax of about 30 billion rupees (322 million pounds). The Bombay High Court had in October ruled in favour of Vodafone, and later the attorney general had recommended the government to refrain from appealing that ruling at the Supreme Court.

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Exclusive - EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation

Yahoo - DRC - 10 hours 15 min ago
By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU has prepared a draft statement for the foreign ministers of its 28 members to agree to extend sanctions against Russia by six months, add new people to the sanctions list and prepare new measures. Foreign ministers have called an extraordinary meeting for Thursday after a new advance by pro-Russian rebels. "In view of the worsening situation, the Council (of foreign ministers) agrees to extend the restrictive measures targeting persons and entities for threatening or undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity ... until September 2015," draft conclusions for the meeting, seen by Reuters, said. The statement was referring to asset freezes and travel bans put on dozens of Ukrainians and Russians since Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula last March.
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