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(MENAFN - AFP) US automaker Ford has launched its first vehicles under the luxury Lincoln brand in China, the company said, as it seeks to make inroads into a market dominated by German cars.

Ford announced in April that it would begin Lincoln sales in China in the autumn, adding to its other passenger car and commercial vehicle offerings in the country - the world's largest ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) French President Francois Hollande told David Cameron Friday that all EU states must respect the bloc's budget rules after the British leader refused to pay a huge bill from Brussels.

"Respect for the treaties, that is for everyone," Hollande told a press conference after a summit dominated by a demand that London pay an extra 2.1 billion euros ($2.6 billion) ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) Growth of the British economy slowed in the third quarter of this year, official data showed on Friday in a context of concerns over the uncertain global outlook.

Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.7 percent between July and September from output in the previous three months, the Office for National Statistics said in an initial estimate.

The economy ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) Sweden called off a massive hunt Friday for at least one mystery foreign submarine in its waters that had worrying echoes of Cold War stand-offs, after calling the incursion "unacceptable".

The search, which stirred up memories of cat-and-mouse games with suspected Soviet submarines along Sweden's long, rugged coastline before fall of the Berlin Wall, had ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, warning that it was having to scramble aid to offset the impact of winter.

At least 430,000 people had been displaced within Ukraine as of Thursday, UNHCR said, 170,000 more than at the start of September.

"With the crisis in Ukraine entering ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) Tunisian police killed six suspected militants, five of them women, in a raid on a suburban house Friday after a 28-hour standoff, fanning tensions ahead of a landmark election.

Two children were hospitalised after security forces stormed the home near Tunis, a day after a policeman was killed in a firefight with the suspects, interior ministry spokesman Mohamed ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) Two-year-old Krzys zooms down a slide in Warsaw and shrieks with delight, paying no mind to the workmen who are busy demolishing the playground walls.

At first glance, there is nothing special about the old walls. But take a closer look and it becomes apparent that a couple of stones are inscribed with Hebrew.

The tombstones, known as Matzevot, from ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) Mexican oil company Pemex on Friday announced a third-quarter loss of more than $4.3 billion, as well as a continued drop in production.

The $4.32-billion loss was 52.5 percent greater than that registered in the same period a year earlier, according to a Pemex statement.

Pemex has seen huge losses since last year as its oil production has steadily ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) Washington is seeking more information on reports that Islamic State militants used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

The top US diplomat told reporters he could not confirm the reports, but said the United States took all such "allegations very seriously."

The Washington Post reported ...
 
(MENAFN - AFP) After posting widening losses, Amazon took a pounding on Wall Street Friday, raising doubts on whether investors will support chief executive Jeff Bezos' strategy of putting investment ahead of profit.

The shares tumbled 8.3 percent to close the week at $287.06, having slid some 28 percent from highs earlier this year.

Amazon said Thursday its loss ...
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