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Argentina-Malaysia reach $550m shale oil deal

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:41AM UTC

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has reached a deal with Malaysian national oil company Petronas to help develop what is believed to be among the largest shale oil deposits in the world. State-run Argentine oil company YPF says the deal would use a projected initial investment of $550 million

Philippine leader Aquino says Supreme Court meddling too much

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:34AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating his openness to amend the constitution to clip judiciary power.

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 6:17PM UTC

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations.

Thai court drops murder case against Abhisit and Suthep

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 5:23PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has dismissed a murder case against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, who were indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.

India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 5:06PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for the poor. The measure is aimed at some 150 million Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders. Bank managers said Thursday that tens of thousands

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