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Salaries of top Chinese bankers slashed by half

April 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

BEIJING, China – Heads of China’s top state-led banks reportedly suffered a 50 percent pay cut in 2015. The move is reportedly part of Beijing-mandated pay reforms aimed at curtailing perks at …

U.S. rated as the highest global spender in military

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – New data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute shows that global military expenditure in 2015 rose to 1.7 trillion, which is 1 percent higher than 2014. …

‘Suspicious activity’ noticed at North Korean nuclear site

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SEOUL, South Korea – The Washington D.C. project to monitor North Korea, 38 North is said to have noted some ‘suspicious activity’ through satellite imagery at a nuclear enrichment site in the …

China issues stern warning as U.S., Philippines begin war games

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MANILA, Philippines – A ceremony held in Manila marked the start of a 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises by U.S. and Philippine troops. In a bid to reiterate the force of U.S. and …

Blackstone to buy Indian IT company Mphasis

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NEW YORK, U.S. – In what is being dubbed as one of India’s biggest M&A transactions, U.S. asset manager, Blackstone Group is acquiring Mphasis. Blackstone is set to buy the Indian IT …

After Palmyra, Syrian forces drive ISIS out of another town

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DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian forces have carved yet another victory against terrorism in the country, this time by recapturing yet another city from the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group. Merely …

We have to make more nuclear deterrence: North Korea

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PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva has claimed that the divided Korean peninsula is now in a state of ‘semi-war.’ So Se Pyong, the top …

Several killed in heavy fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh

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BAKU, Azerbaijan – At least 30 soldiers have reportedly been killed in heavy fights that broke out between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. In what …

North Korea fires short-range missile, tries to Jam GPS signals

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SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has reportedly fired a short-range missile into the sea, jamming GPS navigation signals in South Korea. Confirming the firing, Seoul officials have said that the …

Ban welcomes joint China-US pledge to sign Paris climate accord in April

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1 April 2016 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the joint presidential statement on climate change by China and the United States announcing that both countries will sign …

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