theguardian.com. “US air strike on Islamic State convoy killed leader’s key aide” - A key aide to the leader of Islamic State (Isis) has been killed in a US strike on a convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying a number of the group’s top militants.
theguardian.com. “Fate of Isis leader remains unclear after US airstrike in Iraq” - Monitoring of Isis communications following attack near Mosul reveals nothing to suggest Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed. Officials in Baghdad and Washington remained unclear on Sunday about the fate of the Islamic State (Isis) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after a key aide was killed in a US air strike near Mosul.
inform.kz. “Barroso says rise of Asia benefits EU and global economy” - Jose Manuel Barroso who served as president of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014 said here on Sunday the economic rise of Asia has lifted millions of people from poverty and that Europe was responding well to benefit from Asia's economic strength. Barroso spoke to the media on the first day of the 7th World Economic Forum (WEF) summit on the global agenda and on occasion of the launch of the WEF global outlook for 2015, stressing that the rise of Asia to the world's next economic powerhouse was supporting sustainable growth of the world economy, Xinhua reports.
reuters.com. “Kazakhstan says watching rouble, but won't devalue tenge again” - Kazakhstan has no plans to further devalue its tenge in the next three years, the head of its central bank said, as its economy is stable enough to weather sharp drops in the currency of its main trading partner Russia.
thecreatorsproject.vice.com. “World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka” - Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest vertical garden. The tower, called "Clearpoint Residencies," will be covered in plants and gardens, but also focuses on being eco-friendly on the inside--containing a self-sustaining watering system, energy-efficient air conditioning, solar panelling, and more.
akipress.org. “Fitch downgrades ratings of Kazakhstan's Samruk-Energy to 'BBB-'” - Fitch Ratings has downgraded Kazakhstan-based JSC Samruk-Energy's ratings, including its Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'BBB-' from 'BBB' and foreign currency senior unsecured rating to 'BB+' from 'BBB-'.