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S&P: Irish banks in health even as loans weigh


Irish banks have returned to financial health but non-performing mortgage loans will drag on their credit scores for some time, according to S&P Global Ratings.

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Premium mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, has unveiled its latest handset to hit the African market at an event in the Nairobi.
Jackson police are investigating a fatal shooting.              
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shipping containers full of foreign coal ash are coming into the United States through the Port of Virginia. That irritates some lawmakers, since Virginia is among many states st
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by for
Christopher Few remembers hearing the gunshots that tore into his flesh and killed his 6-year-old autistic son.              
The move to online banking prompts the decision to ditch nearly 160 RBS and NatWest branches.
TORONTO - Beleaguered Sen. Don Meredith's new lawyer said he hoped to temper the intense emotions unleashed by an ethics report on his client's affair with a teenager, adding the race card is now off
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Thursday it extended Chief Executive Bob Iger's term by a year to July 2, 2019 and said he would serve as a consultant for three years after that.
TORONTO - North American stock markets were recovering in late morning trading today some of the ground they've lost over the past few days. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was u
MONTREAL - The author of a controversial article about Quebec that appeared in Maclean's magazine this week has stepped down from his post at McGill University. Andrew Potter said in a social media p
FRANKFURT/LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse is considering a quickfire share sale rather than pursuing a separate listing for its Swiss banking division, two sources close to the matter told Re
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it expects lower earnings per share in the first quarter and lower pretax profit in 2017 due to higher spending on commodities, warranties and inves
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Prompted by complaints from residents, another Coachella Valley city has moved to tighten regulations on short-term vacation rentals. The Desert Sun newspaper (http://desert.
State-owned power utility Eskom said on Thursday it has signed a new five-year electricity sales agreement with its neighbour, Namibia.
Climate Scientists from multi-international agencies have warned that the ongoing drought situation in Kenya will get worse despite shallow rainfall witnessed in various parts of the country.
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. The unanimous high court decision Thursday has no immediate ef
TORONTO - Consumers who purchase knock-off merchandise online have a lot more to be wary about than receiving an inferior product. Knowing how to spot a fake website can protect your wallet, your ide
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says its first-quarter earnings will be about 50 percent lower than last year because of increasing costs and lower sales. In a call with investors, the company said it
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A forensic psychiatrist says the sex doll at the centre of a trial in Newfoundland had some "breast budding," but is still "child-like." Dr. Peter Collins said under cross-examinat
U.S. stocks were higher in late morning trading on Thursday as investors snapped up beaten-down bank stocks, but remained cautious ahead of a vote on a healthcare bill that is seen as President Donald
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales jumped to a seven-month high in February, suggesting the housing market recovery continued to gain momentum despite the challenges of high pric
More older adults are without children, and many live in suburbs where public transportation is not readily available. Self-driving cars might be a solution.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees. A Commun
Former transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau got a reprieve after the Court of Appeal stopped his trial over allegations of abuse of office.
Former transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau got a reprieve after the Court of Appeal stopped his trial over allegations of abuse of office.
FILINVEST Land Incorporated launched Phase 2 of its project, One Oasis CDO, at Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City last week. The grounbreaking follows the success of its first building, with at le
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz quite literally handed the keys to the company to his successor on Wednesday.
NORTH PRESTON, N.S. - The pastor of an historic church in a community just east of Halifax says his congregation will soon work out a plan to rebuild after a fire caused extensive damage to the large
Afterglow has a biological purpose, but it also serves a psychological purpose over time.
Jaak Mikkel, the general manager of Coca-Cola HBC Romania, is the new president of the AmCham Romania, the association representing over 400 American, international and local companies. The members of
Crude oil prices drifted lower in early Thursday trading as investors remained cautious about U.S. economic trajectory ahead of a pivotal health insurance vote.
MONTREAL - The author of a controversial article about Quebec that appeared in Maclean's magazine has stepped down from his post at McGill University. Andrew Potter says in a social media posting his
Vector, one of the key players in the office suppliers industry from Romania, opened on March 23 the fifth Autograf store in Sun Plaza commercial center from Bucharest.  The store from Sun Plaza has a
Marian-Marius Florea was appointed as vice president of the administration agency ANAF,  as understate secretary, coordinator of the general department against tax fraud, following a decision of PM So

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