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Kazakhstan renames capital 'Nursultan' after ex-president

Almaty - Kazakhstan's parliament on Wednesday voted to rename the country's capital in honour of long-time ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, a day after he resigned as president.

German drug maker sues to halt US execution

Chicago - German drug maker Fresenius Kabi is suing to halt a planned execution in Nebraska, claiming the US state illegally obtained the company's drugs to use for the lethal injection procedure.

Meet the female founders of US 'unicorns'

There are 134 US "unicorns" — aka VC-backed companies worth $1 billion or more — and of those companies, only 15 have female founders and/or co-founders.

Tesla says no need for capital as Model 3 production rises

In its first-quarter filing on Tuesday, Tesla quashed any speculation it might need to raise more capital this year, driving the company’s battered shares higher as it announced it built 2,020 of its cheaper Model 3 sedans in the last week of March.

Jerusalem split between ire and joy by 'historic' Trump shift

Jerusalem - Israelis and Palestinians reacted with shock, anger or joy on Wednesday to US President Donald Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but the disputed city remained calm despite calls for protests.

Trump administration rejects World Bank capital increase

Washington - The Trump administration on Friday rejected a capital increase by the World Bank, which the Bank says is necessary to expand its global anti-poverty mission.

Turkish vote on death penalty would 'break with European values': France

Paris - A referendum on restoring the death penalty in Turkey would constitute a break with European values, the French president's office warned on Monday.

Beleaguered Hadi says Aden Yemen 'capital'

Aden - Beleaguered President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled to Aden after escaping from Shiite militia controlling Sanaa, considers the southern port city to be Yemen's capital, an aide said.

Some special editions of Monopoly contain real bank notes

It has been revealed that some special anniversary editions of the popular capitalistic board game Monopoly contain real money in place of the fictitious fake paper notes normally used. One set contains over 20,000 euros.

StanChart CEO says no plans to raise capital, cut payouts

Standard Chartered's <STAN.L> boss said he had no plans to raise capital from shareholders or cut the dividend, saying his bank had strong capital "on any measure" despite a drop in profits and a challenging outlook.

Greek banks' stress test expected to show 5 billion eur capital need: sources

Greece's four big banks are expected to need a total of about 5 billion euros ($6.9 billion) in extra capital, based on a second stress test by the central bank, two senior banking sources told Re...

Foreign banks bracing for tough U.S. Fed capital rules

Overseas banks look set to win only minor concessions when the Federal Reserve signs off on new capital rules next week, as they become increasingly resigned to the fact that the cost of doing busine...

London's armed police to wear body cameras

London - In the wake of the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in North London in 2011, armed police units in London will soon be required to wear body cameras.

Philippines now a viable investment site as growth rate soars

The Philippine economy has registered a growth rate of 7.3 percent in the first quarter of the year, the strongest since the 8.3 percent recorded in the second quarter of 2007 and significantly better than the 0.5 recorded in first quarter of 2009.

Op-Ed: Capital Flight - Philippines could benefit from Thailand's turmoil

The Philippines could benefit from the current political unrest in Thailand where investors are reportedly considering alternative sites for their business operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pa. Capital's cafeterias closed due to rodent infestation

Pennsylvania officials have closed down the two cafeterias and the five snack bars in the state Capital buildings. They will be closed down until sometime next month due to rodent droppings being discovered in the main cafeteria.

Op-Ed: America’s Obama Capital

The American electorate has placed a bet. The bet: That Obama will burnish the image of America in the eyes of the world, that he will pull America out of its economic crisis, and that the President Elect will lead the nation into a new era of change.

Explosions at 5 Sites in India’s Capital Kill 18

On Saturday the Indian capital was rocked by terrorist attacks as a series of explosions hit five crowded markets and thoroughfares, including Connaught Place, which is a tourist destination in the heart of the city.

Adult Entertainment Capital Takes Porn Public

There’s a new player in the porn finance market. Adult Entertainment Capital has launched the first publicly traded and licensed investment option. Investors can put their money into many different adult businesses.

Troops storm Armenian capital

Opposition activists clashed during protesting against election results and as a result hundreds of troops flooded Armenia's capital to enforce a state of emergency. Government forces left 100 injured and more than five people dead.

L.A., "Gang Capital of the World"

The City was once dominated by the likes of the 'Bloods' and the 'Crips,' now the city boasts over 1,000 gangs and 88,000 members. Asians, latinos, whites, and blacks: all are part of the growing epidemic.
 

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A photo of the Mozambican capital  Maputo.
A photo of the Mozambican capital, Maputo.
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Broadway: New York
Broadway: New York
U.S. Capital building  Washington  D.C. 
Photographed 05/04/2005
U.S. Capital building, Washington, D.C. Photographed 05/04/2005
Ed Brown, as Edbrown05, on 05-04-2005
The South Korean capital  Seoul.
The South Korean capital, Seoul.
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Nouakchott  the capital of Mali.
Nouakchott, the capital of Mali.
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The ruins of Pliska  the capital of the Bulgar Kingdom.
The ruins of Pliska, the capital of the Bulgar Kingdom.
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Government building in Dublin  Ireland
Government building in Dublin, Ireland
Mike Peel
Peshawar s Old Town. The historical city is the capital of Pakistan s North West Province.
Peshawar's Old Town. The historical city is the capital of Pakistan's North West Province.
flickr/Omer Wazir
Inside the dome at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda in Saint Paul.
Inside the dome at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda in Saint Paul.
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Legislative Assembly of Ontario located at Queen s Park in Toronto  Ontario  Canada
Legislative Assembly of Ontario located at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A London Underground sign
A London Underground sign
Thomas Piketty is the author of a new book called:  Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty is the author of a new book called: "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"
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