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Investing.com - The dollar rose to fresh six-year peaks against the weaker yen on Friday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates more quickly than expected continued to fuel investor demand for the dollar.Dollar rallies to fresh 6-year peaks against weaker yen was last up 0.34% to 109.06 after rising as high as 109.46 earlier in the day, the most since August 2008. For the week, the pair added 1.61%.The , which tracks the performance of the greenback versus a basket of six other major currencies, ended Friday’s session up 0.63% to 84.93, the highest level since July 2013, capping its tenth consecutive week of gains.The dollar has rallied in the past two months as economic data indicated that the U.S. recovery is progressing strongly, while growth in Japan appears to be faltering.On Wednesday the Federal Reserve offered fresh guidance on its plans to raise interest rates, underlining the diverging policy stance between it and the Bank of Japan, which looks likely to stick to a looser policy stance.The Fed statement reiterated that it expects rates to remain on hold for a "considerable time", after its bond purchasing program ends, but it outlined in more detail how it will start to raise short term interest rates when the time comes.The Fed also cut its monthly asset purchase program by another $10 billion, keeping the program on track to finish next month.The yen remained under heavy selling pressure amid expectations that the faltering ...  

An emotional Li Na says she has no regrets about retiring. (AP Photo)

An emotional Li Na says she has no regrets about retiring. (AP Photo) BEIJING (AP)—Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying. It didn't take long for the two-time Grand Slam champion to shed tears, again, as she explained her decision to retire in the wake of a fourth knee operation. "I feel this is the best time for me to retire. I don't feel sorry or have any regrets about retiring," she told a packed news conference Sunday at the National Tennis Centre in Beijing. "When I was making this decision I asked myself, 'If I retire, will I regret it?' My heart told me I wouldn't, because I've done my best." "I'm very satisfied with my tennis career," added the 32-year-old Li, who won the French Open in 2011 to become Asia's first Grand Slam titlist. She won her second major in January, finally claiming the Australian Open title in her third trip to the final at Melbourne Park. She only entered seven tournaments after that, and hasn't played since a third-round defeat at Wimbledon. She withdrew from three tournaments in August, including the U.S. Open, citing a knee injury. "After the surgery in July, I tried very hard to recover, hoping I can make it to participate in tennis matches in China especially the Wuhan Tennis Open which is the first ever big tennis match in my hometown," Li said. "However, this is my...  

Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest Rumours Circling Carlo Ancelotti's Side

Denis Doyle/Getty Images An 8-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday assured the Santiago Bernabeu that things might be looking up for Real Madrid after a rocky start to their 2014-15 campaign. This summer's transfer arrivals are beginning to have their impact for Carlo Ancelotti while those departed, such as Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso, may no longer be missed quite as sorely with the squad progressing. That being said, Los Blancos are a side ever looking to improve, and the latest speculation surrounding the side suggests this winter could see figures both coming and going when next the transfer window klaxon sounds. Karim Benzema Denis Doyle/Getty Images Despite signing a five-year extension in the Spanish capital over the summer, Karim Benzema's position within the Real squad looks as though it will never quite reach a level where it escaped the drama of transfer gossip. Spanish outlet fichajes.net (h/t Metro) reports the Reds are looking to launch a refreshed bid for the Frenchman in 2015, but may have to hold out until the summer, with Real unlikely to sell their striker mid-season. Benzema wasn't among the scorers in Saturday's win over Depor, but ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan nevertheless rated his efforts as being among the most crucial in earning a result: Ronaldo hat-trick, Bale double, Chicharito two of bench. Even still would say Benzema [who didnt score & was subbed] did most to win match.— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 20, 201...  

Arsenal FC: Zlatan Or Ronaldo? Wenger Reveals His Biggest 'Missed Signing ...

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed, for the record, that it is the former Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo whom he regrettably missed signing and not walk-in trialist Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Portuguese international moved to Old Trafford in 2003 for a relatively minimal amount of £16million, before making a then record breaking £80million move to Real Madrid in 2009. But even before that, he helped the Red Devils win three Premier League titles and a Champions League crown, along with a number of other silverwares. "My biggest regret, I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo," said the French mentor. "And not only did I not get him, but he signed for Manchester United." "That, of course, still hurts today." Meanwhile, Wenger's Gunners were left trophyless during the period when United bagged three straight top-flight honours from 2006/07 to 2008/09, but were consistently included in the top four of the Premiership table. Had the north Londoners successfully snatched Ronaldo back then, the past decade might have belonged to Arsenal. For more football news, follow IBTimes Sport on Twitter. To contact the editor, e-mail: Close (Photo: Reuters / ) “My biggest regret, I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo." - Arsene Wenger ...  

China and Iran prepare for historic joint military exercise

Knowing China through Taiwan Sunday, September 21, 2014 RSS (GMT+8) Article Tools small medium large Printable Version Email Story Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Myspace Delicious Digg Tags Related Advanced Search Most read more 01.Zhang Ying, the wife of Alibaba founder Jack Ma 02.Six reefs in disputed Spratlys turned into islets by China 03.US recon planes will continue to be intercepted: PLA Navy chief 04.Border standoff between India, China resumes day after summit 05.Model of China's Sea Harrier drone on display in Beijing 06.Yao Chen, Weibo's most popular celebrity, accused of past affairs 07.Economic reality will silence Taiwan independence, scholar asserts 08.No need for independence referendum in Taiwan, says premier 09.62 nabbed in China for porn/prostitution via social networking 10.GSK China hit with record fine, apologizes for bribery Who's Who more Xu Jianyi (徐建一) Xu Jianyi is chairman of China First Automobile Group Corporation and a member of the standing committee of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee. He ... Documents more Xinhua: Report on the Work of the Government Xinhua: Details of Bo Xilai's trial The Diversified Employment of China's Armed Forces Full text of President Ma's New Year's Day address Hu Jintao's report at 18th Party Congress Xinhua:Details of the trials of Wang Lijun Xinhua: Details of intentional homicide trial of Bogu Kailai, Zhang Xiaojun President Ma Ying-jeou's Inaugural Address President Ma Ying-jeou's National Day Address ...  

Marvel's New Hero Wants To Save The World — And The Citrus Industry

i i Marvel's latest superhero, Captain Citrus, draws his power from the sun and hails from a Florida orange grove. And here's his true origin story: He was developed by Marvel for Florida's citrus growers, who hope the hero will use his powers to help them sell more orange juice. Captain Of An Industry Marvel's successful films and comics, from Spider-Man to The Avengers to Guardians of the Galaxy, have made them a hit with not just audiences, but also businesses. Marvel has teamed recently with Lexus, M&M's and Kiehl's, a company that sells natural skin care products. Dozens and dozens of other companies are lining up to work with one of America's hottest brands. In Tampa recently, Marvel unveiled its new Captain Citrus digital comic and an animated trailer, commissioned and paid for by Florida's orange growers. Florida's citrus industry has been hit hard in recent years by a disease that has hurt production and by declining consumer demand for orange juice. Facing all the challenges, the industry asked Marvel to redesign the orange growers' Captain Citrus character. The old Captain Citrus mascot was basically an orange with legs and a cape. The new Captain Citrus is cut, young and fit. In his first comic adventure, he uses his solar power to help the Avengers defeat an evil villain. And, Marvel's Bill Rosemann says, he starts his day with a glass of orange juice. "He lives in an orange grove," Rosemann says. "In the comic book, you see him with his family. They're havi...  

UN says 70000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

September 20, 2014: Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey.(AP Photo) The United Nations refugee agency says that 70,000 Syrian have fled to Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants.  Selin Unal, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commission on Refugees, said that most of the Syrians coming across the border near the town of Kobani are Kurdish women and children, as well as the elderly. Unal added that "people are still coming," and urged the international community to step up its aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey, already numbering some 1.5 million. "Turkey is assisting with all needs but it's huge numbers," she said. Meanwhile, Turkish security forces fired tear gas and and water on dozens of Kurds in the border village of Ogan. The Associated Press reported that authorities temporarily closed the border, causing refugees to cluster on the Syrian side of the frontier.  There were conflicting reports as to what caused the clashes. The state-run Anadolu Agency said Kurdish protesters threw stones at the security forces who prevented dozens of Kurdish onlookers from approaching the border. Private NTV television said the security forces were preventing a group of Kurds who claimed they wanted to take aid to beleaguered Kurds in Syria from crossing the border. Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq...  

Aviation industry in Chicago to draw up new routes

CHICAGO (AP) — About 3,000 decision makers in the aviation and tourism sectors have gathered in Chicago for a global conference starting Sunday to forge connections and develop new airline routes.It's the first time the World Route Development Forum, an event that's been likened to speed-dating for the airline industry, is taking place in Chicago and only the second time it's being held in the United States since it began two decades ago.Executives from United, American, Emirates and Etihad Airways are among those who will speak and take part in panel discussions.The event runs through Tuesday at Chicago's McCormick Place convention center.Chicago's commissioner for aviation, Rosemarie Andolino, said the event is a chance the showcase the city and its two international airports and underscore the city's role as a major aviation hub. ...  

AIMP Comes with Amazing Music Player and Library, All for Free!

Many media players come and go in the market, and those that remained are usually the free ones, such as AIMP, Winamp and VLC. VLC is more like an application to play all you video needs, supporting various codecs which you no longer need any other ...  

Bayern Munich v Paderborn: Visitors' surprise start faces litmus test

The newly promoted side - playing in the German top flight for the first time - have hit the ground running brilliantly this term. And a 2-0 win over Hannover on Saturday, highlighted by Moritz Stoppelkamp's outrageous 83-yard strike, saw them occupy top spot in the table. Breitenreiter's men were relegation favourites before the season, but have been difficult to break down at the back, with three successive clean sheets helping them remain unbeaten. But while Paderborn have started brightly, their trip to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday is sure to provide a real litmus test of their level. And Breitenreiter has not lost sight of his side's overall goal despite their momentum. "We just want to keep collecting points to avoid relegation," Breitenreiter said after the win over Hannover. "Now we can go to Munich next week with confidence." Stoppelkamp ensured he would feature on highlights reels for many years to come when he sealed Paderborn's victory with the last kick of the game. Chasing an equaliser, Hannover sent goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler forward, only to see the move backfire when Stoppelkamp lashed home to break the Bundesliga record for the longest goal ever scored. The Bayern clash kickstarts a difficult fortnight for Paderborn, who also take on Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen before another international break. And they will face a scorned Bayern side who were held to a goalless draw at Hamburg on Saturday. Pep Guardiola blamed...  


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