Daily Archive: October 15, 2017

Oct
15

Ireland braces as tropical storm Ophelia approaches

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) – Ireland closed schools and hospitals on Monday and warned people to stay indoors as tropical storm Ophelia threatened to lash the country with the worst weather in 50 years.

Oct
15

Death toll in Somalia bombing jumps to 263: medical workers

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least 263 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, doctors said on Monday, confirming the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Oct
15

Venezuela vote dispute risks rekindling unrest, sanctions

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition refused on Monday to recognize a surprise win for the ruling socialists in a weekend regional election, potentially rekindling protests and fresh foreign sanctions on the oil-rich country’s moribund economy.

Oct
15

Lessons learnt from the financial crash — or not

Be wary of heavily indebted companies; worry less about exposure to personal lending

Oct
15

IMF crunches the numbers for possible Venezuela rescue

Move could require $30bn a year or more in international help

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