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Pyongyang ready for any US war: Kim – North parades missiles, drones in ’versary celebration

PYONGYANG, Oct 10, (Agencies): North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un said Saturday his country could fight any war provoked by the United States, as he presided over a vast military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party. Thousands of troops marched through the capital followed by columns …

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Past flickers faintly on Polish screens – ‘Poland has changed hands many times’

Like many cities in the former Soviet Union, the adjacent towns of Gdynia and Gdansk, on Poland’s beautiful Baltic coast, each have two faces. One is energetically modern, avid for tourism, its bustling center dotted with swank hotels and Western chain stores frequented by well-heeled shoppers. Not far away, but …

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Spain & Swiss trounce rivals to secure spots in Euro 2016 – Walcott, Sterling extend England’s winning run

MADRID, Oct 10, (AP): Spain will defend its European Championship title next year, while Switzerland will return to the tournament for the first time since co-hosting it eight years earlier. Spain secured its Euro 2016 spot by easily defeating Luxembourg 4-0 at home, while Switzerland trounced San Marino 7-0 to …

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Gulf Bank wins prestigious award – Kuwait lender named ‘Best Cash Management Bank in Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Gulf Bank is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the ‘Best Cash Management Bank in Kuwait’ by The Asian Banker, one of Asia’s leading consulting companies in financial services research, benchmarking, and intelligence. The awards ceremony was held during the ‘2015 Future of Finance …

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Rylance catches Spielberg’s eye – Embracing movie acting a circuitous journey for Shakespearean maverick

NEW YORK, Oct 9, (AP): Mark Rylance is strolling around a conference table, doing his best impression of a Robert Mitchum walk. He’s explaining how Mitchum, whom he adores, inspired his steady, rigid gait in the international hit series “Wolf Hall,” in which Rylance plays the keenly observant Thomas Cromwell. …

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Australian mosque leader tells violent Muslims to leave country

The leader of the Sydney mosque attended by a 15-year-old who killed a police worker has called for an end to violent extremism, saying Friday that Muslims who reject Australian values should leave the country. Radicalised Farhad Jabar, who shot dead the 58-year-old last week while reportedly shouting religious slogans …

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G20 ministers endorse crackdown on tax evasion by multi-nationals – Tax dodging costs countries at least $100 bln a year

LIMA, Oct 9, (AFP): Finance ministers from the world’s leading economies gave the green light Friday to a new plan to crack down on tax evasion by multi-national corporations which costs countries at least $100 billion a year. The so-called Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) plan, which seeks to …

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‘Quartet’ wins Nobel Peace Prize; ‘Tribute to the martyrs’

OSLO, Oct 9, (AFP): Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring, offering the country symbolic support after it was shaken by a wave of jihadist attacks. The Nobel panel said the award to …

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Kuwait urges int’l community to support efforts by UNRWA

NEW YORK, Oct 9, (KUNA): Kuwait on Thursday urged the international community to assume the responsibility of supporting efforts by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In remarks at a meeting for the UN General Assembly committee for announcing donations to the …

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Chile, Ecuador stun giants Brazil, Argentina as road to WCup starts – Wins for Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay in 2018 qualifiers

MONTEVIDEO, Oct 9, (Agencies): Argentina slumped to a shock home defeat against Ecuador while Brazil were beaten 2- 0 by Chile on Thursday as upsets dominated the opening round of South America’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup. A star-studded Argentina side badly missing the inspiration of injured captain …

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