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(MENAFN - AFP) Pope Francis met Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday for a closed-door Vatican meeting focused largely on the theme of economic injustice, as Buenos Aires fights hedge fund creditors.

Kirchner, whose centre-left government is mired in a bitter US court battle with what it terms "vulture fund" creditors, met privately with her compatriot for 15 ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Thick clouds and rain over the Florida coast early Saturday forced the California-based SpaceX to postpone the launch of its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station.

Another attempt is planned for early Sunday at 1:52 am (0552 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, when the weather forecast is 40 percent favorable for ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came under increasing scrutiny Saturday as media interest grew in a bankruptcy fraud probe of his father, who has spoken out to defend his innocence.

News broke earlier this week that Tiziano Renzi was under investigation as part of a probe into a newspaper distribution and advertising firm he owned before it was dissolved.

Italian ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Scots were driven to reject independence in a historic referendum more out of fears over the economic risks of going alone than a strong attachment to the United Kingdom, a survey analysis shows.

The post-referendum survey by independent pollster Lord Michael Ashcroft also reveals that young people voted in droves to break up the centuries-old union -- suggesting ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Air France pilots have voted to extend for another week a strike over their airline's push to develop a low-cost subsidiary they fear will undermine their jobs, their main union said Saturday.

The stoppage, which has already run for nearly a week, is already the longest suffered by Air France in 16 years.

More than half of the company's flights have been ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Western militaries readied aid missions Friday to help Africa's Ebola-hit nations battle an epidemic which has sparked killings in panicked southern Guinea and forced a nationwide shutdown in Sierra Leone.

The United States said a 3,000-strong contingent of troops due to deploy to Liberia would help train health workers, while Germany and France unveiled plans ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Exhausted and unable to process her loss, Olivia Clark turns away in silence as her dead baby is disinfected and loaded onto a truck by a team of Ebola specialists.

Aaron, just 18 months old, slipped away a few hours earlier, too young to fight the deadly virus amplifying inside his tiny body.

It is likely that he was infected by his father, Olivia's ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Japanese automaker Nissan is dismissing speculation that it intends to scale back electric car battery production at its US plant in Tennessee.

Nissan's ambitious electric vehicle program has been a signature initiative of Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive at both Renault and Nissan.

"The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains 100 percent committed to its industry-leading ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Goldman Sachs has admitted in court documents to having used small gifts, occasional travel and an internship to cement its ties with Libya's sovereign wealth fund under Moamer Kadhafi, the Financial Times reported Saturday.

The details were in the investment bank's defence to a lawsuit filed by the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in London in January, which ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions and mounting fears of financial instability.

The meeting in Cairns aims to thrash out a set of policies to achieve the ambitious goal of raising the total GDP of the 20 major world economies by two percent ...

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