Asian stock markets jump on Fed’s low rates pledge

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Michael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of… BANGKOK (AP) – Asian stock markets jumped Wednesday following a surge on Wall Street prompted by an unprecedented pledge from the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates super low for the next two years. Japan’s Nikkei 225 […]

Parliament to be recalled

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The number of police officers on the streets of London is to be almost trebled tonight to 16,000 to deal with the “sickening” scenes of violence of recent nights, David Cameron said today. Parliament will also be recalled for a day on Thursday to discuss the developments, the Prime Minister […]

Nothing ‘mindless’ about rioters

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Civil disturbances never have a single, simple meaning. When the Bastille was being stormed the thieves of Paris doubtless took advantage of the mayhem to rob houses and waylay unlucky revolutionaries. Sometimes the thieves were revolutionaries. Sometimes the revolutionaries were thieves. And it is reckless to start making confident claims […]