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Month: August 2016

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares ease, taking cue from Wall Street, oil slips

TOKYO Asian shares eased on Wednesday following modest losses on Wall Street, but were still on track for a monthly rise as investors waited to see if upcoming job data could prod the Federal Reserve into raising interest rates as soon as September. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was down 0.1 […]

Amal Clooney beats Cherie Blair over refugee status of former Maldives president

In a battle between two of Britain’s most well-known women barristers, Amal Clooney has taken victory over Cherie Blair by securing UK refugee status for a former Maldives president. Mohamed Nasheed, the opposition leader, was controversially jailed for 13 years under anti-terror laws last year after a trial that drew international criticism. But his case […]

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