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France outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy back on track
France outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy back on track

France on Wednesday outlined its strategy for bringing its public finances into line with eurozone rules via an anticipated economic upturn branded "optimistic" and spending cuts that face fierce opposition within the ruling Socialist party.

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  • Burkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visitBurkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visit
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 2:48 PM

    SINGAPORE: The President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, is in Singapore for a private visit.On Wednesday morning, Mr Compaoré met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, after which he also called on President Tony Tan Keng Yam.Mr Compaoré i...

  • Brunei’s Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the BayBrunei’s Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the Bay
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 1:37 PM

    SINGAPORE: Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah started the last day of his three-day state visit with a trip to Gardens by the Bay on Wednesday morning.He was accompanied by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.During the walk, the two leaders planted a "Kapu...

  • SAA athlete vents on Facebook over qualifying controversySAA athlete vents on Facebook over qualifying controversy
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 1:30 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) has been plagued by another controversy, with an athlete taking to Facebook to vent her frustrations.National pole vaulter Rachel Yang had agreed to participate in a competition in Busan, South Kore...

  • Telcos not charging existing customers with contracts for 4G servicesTelcos not charging existing customers with contracts for 4G services
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 12:40 PM

    SINGAPORE: The three telcos - StarHub, M1 and SingTel - have decided not to charge for 4G services for existing customers with minimum term contracts.This is after industry regulator Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore conducted an investigat...

  • Overwhelming demand for Hello Kitty series causes patchy access to online storeOverwhelming demand for Hello Kitty series causes patchy access to online store
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 12:38 PM

    SINGAPORE: Scores of people hoping to be among the first in the world to get the new Hello Kitty Bubbly World Collector's Set, found the buying experience far from "purr-fect".McDonald's Singapore launched online sales for the set of six dolls at 11a...

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world

  • France outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy back on trackFrance outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy back on track
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 3:02 PM

    France on Wednesday outlined its strategy for bringing its public finances into line with eurozone rules via an anticipated economic upturn branded "optimistic" and spending cuts that face fierce opposition within the ruling Socialist party.

  • Valverde wins second Fleche Wallonne ClassicValverde wins second Fleche Wallonne Classic
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:44 PM

    Spaniard Alejandro Valverde timed his attack to perfection on the gruelling Mur de Huy to win the Fleche Wallonne race for the second time on Wednesday.

  • Israel scraps Palestinian peace meet after unity deal: PM's aideIsrael scraps Palestinian peace meet after unity deal: PM's aide
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:14 PM

    Israel cancelled a session of peace negotiations with the Palestinians scheduled for Wednesday after the Palestine Liberation Organisation and Hamas pledged to form a joint government, an aide to Israel's prime minister said.

  • Palestinians pledge unity as Israel talks teeterPalestinians pledge unity as Israel talks teeter
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:14 PM

    Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip agreed on Wednesday to form a unity government soon, bringing thousands of people on to the streets in celebration.

  • Palestinians to 'form unity govt in weeks'Palestinians to 'form unity govt in weeks'
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:14 PM

    Rival Palestinian movements agreed Wednesday to form a unity government within five weeks to end seven years of divided  administration, the PLO and the Hamas rulers of Gaza said.

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sci-tech

  • Amazon Prime wins streaming deal with HBOAmazon Prime wins streaming deal with HBO
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 3:55 PM

    Amazon scored a deal Wednesday to distribute old shows from premium cable TV channel HBO to its monthly Prime subscribers, landing a blow on rival Netflix in the streaming video battle.

  • WhatsApp says it now has half billion usersWhatsApp says it now has half billion users
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 11:05 AM

    WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.

  • Brazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rulesBrazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rules
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:55 AM

    Brazil will host a meeting Wednesday on how the Internet should be governed in the future, aiming for global partnership after worldwide outrage over allegations of widespread online spying by the United States.

  • Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy lawBrazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:55 AM

    Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping.

  • Pentagon scientists show off life-size robotPentagon scientists show off life-size robot
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:23 AM

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers.

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weird

  • Powdered alcohol for US market hits label snagPowdered alcohol for US market hits label snag
    Agence France-Presse - 22/4/2014 7:27 PM

    A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.

  • Powdered alcohol poised to hit US storesPowdered alcohol poised to hit US stores
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 9:03 PM

    Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.

  • Japan's digital eyes show your emotions for youJapan's digital eyes show your emotions for you
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 6:22 PM

    Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer -- a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom.

  • US Capitol superheroes fail to break world recordUS Capitol superheroes fail to break world record
    Agence France-Presse - 18/4/2014 9:52 PM

    They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the US Capitol.

  • Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-cityGoing nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
    Agence France-Presse - 18/4/2014 9:06 PM

    Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.

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