Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric
Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said. He was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the mass …
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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil, Mexico markets fall as oil slump weighs
(Updates Mexican peso losses, adds dollar auction) SAO PAULO, Dec 30 Stocks and currencies in Brazil and Mexico weakened on Wednesday, as a slide in crude prices to near 11-year lows hit demand for riskier assets. The Brazilian real weakened the …
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Fitch Takes Actions on Financial Institutions Following Brazilian Sovereign
These actions also reflect factors considered in Fitch's negative outlook for the Brazilian banking industry (see '2016 Outlook: Brazilian Banks' dated Dec. 01, 2015). In Fitch's view, despite the system's relatively comfortable capitalization and …
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Julian Assange Cannot Leave the Ecuadorean Embassy for Medical Treatment, UK Says
The U.K. has refused a request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London to receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury, the South American country said Wednesday. British authorities denied “safe passage” to …
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