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Shell falls short after oil production income collapses

29 Jan 2015

LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell blamed writedowns and forex losses for making almost no money in oil production, its most powerful division, in the last quarter of 2014, causing the company to miss profit forecasts by more than 20 percent. | Video

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

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AMMAN/TOKYO - Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan. | Video

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Carlsberg's Russian hangover

Foreign ministers are discussing the possibility of more sanctions on Russia over the escalating Ukraine crisis, but there's growing evidence the current ones are really hurting the West as well as Russia.  Video | Full Article 

A man holding an umbrella makes his way in front of the Greek parliament during rainfall in Athens January 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Alarm bells over new Greek policies

There's growing alarm outside Greece over the measures already being taken by the new Greek government. And after several days of stock market turmoil in the country the ECB is warning commitments must be respected.  Video | Related Article 

A portion of a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Ebola treatment unit burns as the MSF begins decommissioning the facility in Monrovia, Liberia, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue

Weekly Ebola cases fall below 100

GENEVA - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization says, signalling the tide might have turned against the epidemic.  Full Article | Related Story 

Police keep guard in a vehicle as others disperse an anti-government demonstration in Mataryya area, east of Cairo January 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

Egyptian prosperity could define Sisi rule

CAIRO - A crackdown on protests in Egypt is not expected to provoke widespread unrest that threatens President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule, as most Egyptians crave an end to years of political turmoil that have hammered their hopes of prosperity.  Full Article 

Skymark Airlines aircrafts are pictured at Haneda airport in Tokyo November 19, 2014.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Budget airline files for bankruptcy

Japanese budget carrier Skymark files for bankruptcy, blaming a weakening yen, increasing fuel prices and a dispute with Airbus.  Video | Full Article 

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The Google maps of energy savings

A Boston company has come up with a new and efficient way for homeowners to save money on energy costs using technology that can map heat signatures for entire cities in a matter of days, generating data that could potentially produce billions in energy savings.  Video 

Andy Murray of Britain throws his sweat band to the crowd after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic to win their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.    REUTERS/Brandon Malone

Murray answers coaching questions

MELBOURNE - With all the off-court chatter focusing on the influence of his ex-coach and present coach, Andy Murray sends out an emphatic message by reaching his fourth Australian Open final.  Full Article