APRNEWS - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said opposition calls to boycott elections failed as he celebrated his “crystal clear” victory in the uncontested vote in a speech to thousands of garment workers Thursday.
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APRNEWS - Oil prices fell for a third day on Thursday, following a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories that added to existing concern about the rapid rise in global crude supply.
REUTERS - Israel described the Syrian civil war as effectively over on Thursday and predicted that the Golan Heights frontier between the countries would be quieter with central rule by Damascus restored there.
REUTERS - Observers from the Commonwealth on Thursday condemned the
Zimbabwean army’s deadly use of force to break up protests in Harare by opposition supporters claiming a presidential election had been rigged by the ruling party.
APRNEWS - German high-end carmaker BMW on Thursday reported a dip in quarterly profits after ramping up spending on electric and self-driving cars.
But the group confirmed its full-year outlook, saying its focus on future technology would help see it through “challenging times” as global trade tensions mount.
APRNEWS - Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. This award is given to musicians and directors that have distinguished achievements in music and film. Stars that have received this award are Madonna, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Kanye West and David Bowie.
REUTERS - Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Wednesday as a surprise increase in U.S. crude stockpiles and growing OPEC production fed worries that global supplies could swell, while investors continued to worry that trade tensions could hit energy demand.
REUTERS - Morocco’s King Mohammed VI sacked the Minister for Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, according to a statement from the Royal Cabinet on Wednesday.
REUTERS - Volkswagen Group’s (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess warned that new anti-pollution tests pose a risk to the carmaker’s profit targets.
VW has warned that production of up to 250,000 cars will be delayed as it struggles to adapt its vehicles to a new anti-pollution test, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
APRNEWS - Protests in Zimbabwe’s historic elections turned bloody on Wednesday as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for calm.
The man died after soldiers fired live ammunition during opposition protests in downtown Harare, AFP reporters saw.