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  • No relief for Facebook shares after Zuckerberg apology March 22, 2018
    Shares of Facebook Inc fell 3% in premarket trading on Thursday as an apology from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg did little to quell Wall Street nerves about how much a row over user data privacy will cost the company.
  • US weekly jobless claims increase modestly March 22, 2018
    WASHINGTON: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the increase was marginal, suggesting strong job growth in March that should underpin consumer spending.
  • Russian media boycott parliament over sex scandal March 22, 2018
    MOSCOW: Top Russian media outlets launched a rare boycott of parliament on Thursday after it dismissed claims from a number of journalists that a senior lawmaker had sexually harassed them.
  • NLA approves B150bn supplementary budget March 22, 2018
    The National Legislative Assembly has voted 183-0 to pass a 150-billion-baht supplementary expenditure budget for fiscal 2018 ending in October.
  • Heavy disruption as French unions strike against Macron March 22, 2018
    PARIS: Public sector workers went on strike across France on Thursday in a "warning shot" for President Emmanuel Macron against his multi-front reform drive, with cancelled trains and flights causing travel headaches for thousands.
  • Rebels expected to evacuate Syria's Eastern Ghouta March 22, 2018
    HARASTA, Syria: Buses prepared to enter a bombed-out town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Thursday after an agreement to evacuate hundreds of rebels and their families following weeks of regime bombardment.
  • Kremlin calls Johnson likening Putin to Hitler 'disgusting' March 22, 2018
    MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Thursday said British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had made "disgusting" comments about President Vladimir Putin seeking to exploit Russia's World Cup in the way Adolf Hitler had used the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
  • Indonesia holds key interest rate at 4.25% March 22, 2018
    JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank on Thursday kept its policy rate unchanged, as expected, saying its monetary policy stance remains neutral.
  • Ban announced on keeping invasive cichlid fish March 22, 2018
    The Fisheries Department has banned the importing, keeping and raising of three kinds of cichlid fish to protect native species and the aquaculture sector.
  • Suicidal village head hunted after murdering ex-wife March 22, 2018
    NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Police were hunting for a 40-year-old village headman who declared he intended to commit suicide after shooting dead his estranged young wife in front of her mother.