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What Happened on 27 March 2013

Syria opposition takes seat at Arab League summit

The leader of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) has taken the country's official seat at the Arab League summit in… Read More.

EU backs Croatia to join as 28th member state in July

Croatia has emerged closer to joining the European Union after the European Commission gave the nation the green light to… Read More.

Obama appoints first woman head of U.S. Secret Service

U.S. President Barack Obama chose the first woman director of the Secret Service on Tuesday.… Read More.

Cyprus rating cut on the cards, says Fitch

Ratings agency Fitch put Cyprus on rating watch negative on Tuesday. Fitch currently rates Cyprus B, a speculative rating. The… Read More.

Egypt imposes new tax on bank takeover

The Egyptian government announced on Tuesday that a takeover of its second biggest private bank would be subject to a… Read More.

WPP India unit fires employees after sexist Ford ads

The Indian arm of advertising group WPP has fired employees over a series of ads, including one depicting women tied… Read More.

India's Tamil Nadu bans Sri Lanka IPL players

The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has said it will not host Indian Premier League (IPL) games with Sri… Read More.

Serena Williams advances to Sony Open semis

Top-seeded and five-time Miami champion Serena Williams cruised into the semifinals of the Sony Open on Tuesday. The American and… Read More.

Foxconn posts record Q4 profit

Hon Hai Precision Industry, a major assembler of Apple products, posted record quarterly profits on Tuesday. The rise comes on… Read More.

T-Mobile USA to sell iPhone from April 12

T-Mobile USA announced on Tuesday it will start selling Apple’s iPhone from April 12. As the last of the major… Read More.

Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy

Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick has filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey, her publicist has announced. Warwick, 72, filed the… Read More.

Motown producer Deke Richards dies aged 68

Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards died on Tuesday at the age of 68. Richards, who had oesophageal cancer, passed away in… Read More.