AFP/File – Crowds wait for the opening of the MGM Grand in Macau.
HONG KONG (AFP) – MGM Resorts International started pre-marketing an initial public offering for its Macau unit Monday with plans to raise as much as $1.5 billion ahead of a Hong Kong listing next month.
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LONDON (AFP) – Barclays is to set aside £1.0 billion (1.14 billion euros, $1.64 billion) to compensate clients who were mis-sold payment protection insurance, the British bank said on Monday.
KABUL (AFP) – The Taliban have released a video of a Canadian national kidnapped in Afghanistan and said he could face trial in one of their courts.
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AFP file - Kenny Dalglish
LONDON (AFP) – Kenny Dalglish insists Liverpool's bid to qualify for European football won't define whether his club's season has been a success or failure.
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The US dollar exchange rate in banks has risen higher than in the free market, prompting people and enterprises to trade with banks rather than the black market.
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The last two days have seen masses of dead fish floating on the Se Re Pok River in Buon Ma Thuot town of Dak Lak Province and in Cu Jut District in the neighboring province of Dak Nong.
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LONDON, May 8, 2011 (AFP) - Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday to leave themselves on the brink of a record 19th Premier League title.
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PARIS, May 8, 2011 (AFP) - Who's winning what in Europe's top leagues? AFP Sports looks at which clubs are heading for the silverware:
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 9, 2011 (AFP) - Nigel De Jong insists Manchester City will hold their nerve as they start the most crucial week of their season with a home game against Tottenham that could seal their place in the Champions League.
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MADRID, May 9, 2011 (AFP) - Barcelona can wrap up a third successive Spanish league title with a point at Levante on Wednesday and then concentrate on their blockbuster Champions League final against Manchester United.
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STOKE, United Kingdom, May 9, 2011 (AFP) - Arsene Wenger appeared to hint at a U-turn on his transfer policy after Arsenal's Premier League title challenge finally came to an end with a woeful 3-1 defeat at Stoke.
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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 9, 2011 (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Manchester United's impending coronation as English champions for a record 19th time as a "fantastic achievement".
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Lao Prime Minister Thoongsing Thammavong has told his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung that Laos had decided to postpone the construction of the controversial Xayaburi hydropower project, and would conduct more environmental impact assessments with international experts.
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A severe hailstorm and strong winds lashed the mountainous districts of the northern province of Thanh Hoa on May 6, causing devastation along its path.
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A 56 year-old Canadian woman stranded in a van for seven weeks on a remote dirt road in northern Nevada survived on snow and some trail mix until hunters discovered her, authorities said on Saturday.