News archive of July 2018

Afghan Official: Roadside Bomb Kills 11 in Western Province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb struck a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, including women and children, officials said.

The morning attack in the Bala Buluk district in western Farah province also wounded 31 people, all civilians, according to Abdul Jabar Shahiq, the provincial health department chief.

Powerful Bomb in Van Kills at least 10 in South Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino soldier, five militiamen and four villagers were killed by a powerful bomb that exploded in a van the troops were inspecting Tuesday amid threats of bombings in a southern province, military officials said.

Twin Wildfires Threatening 10,000 California Homes

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California Tuesday — yet another front in the seemingly endless summer of wildfires that have ravaged some of the most scenic areas of the state.

U.S. Detects New Activity at North Korea Factory that Built ICBMs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, in the midst of talks to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arms.

Mid-year budget deficit figures red flag risk of overshooting 3 pct year-end target (employers' confederation)

The 'Concordia' Employers Confederation expresses concern over Romania's macroeconomic balances having progressively deteriorated lately, as the 6-month budget deficit of 1.61 pct of GDP - 2.4 times higher compared to the same period of the year before - raises a red flag as to the imminent danger of overshooting the year-end target of 3 percent.

NATO used "unknown substance" in bombing of Serbia - daily

This body was set up to determine the consequences of NATO's bombing of Serbia for 78 days in 1999.

This report, quoted by the daily Vecernje Novosti, abounds in details related to the actions of NATO's aviation.

BCR - net profit of 697 mln lei in H1 2018

The Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) recorded in the first half of 2018 a net profit of 697 million lei (149.7 million euro) and an operating result of 740.9 million lei (159.2 million euros), BCR representatives inform on Tuesday in a press release issued for AGERPRES.