Jacob Zuma influence-peddling inquiry opens; judges seeks more witnesses

High ranking officials are expected to be summoned throughout the inquiry to explain the government's connection with the Guptas - a wealthy family of Indian origin - and their alleged influence within South African politics . An earlier report by a... More..

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China using Iranian ships to avoid oil sanctions
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

China using Iranian ships to avoid oil sanctions

The global benchmark earlier hit $72.95 a barrel, the highest level since August 14. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures ended Friday's session 45 cents higher, at $65.91 a barrel, after touching a s...More..

Israel advances plans for 1,000 West Bank settlement homes
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Israel advances plans for 1,000 West Bank settlement homes

They don't even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel. The worldwide community, along with the Palestinians, considers the settlements illegal and an impediment to peace. The Palestinians ...More..

US Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Cyber Activities
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

US Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Cyber Activities

Mr. Trump made the comments in an interview with Reuters. "We need to be specific about what is expected from Russian Federation in terms of Ukraine, and why nothing is expected from the Ukrainian authorities...More..

Chaos and a new currency: What happened to Venezuela?
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Chaos and a new currency: What happened to Venezuela?

On the eve of the entry into circulation Monday of new notes in bolivars with five zeroes in less, Nicolas Maduro announced Friday a plan to stem the current serious socio-economic crisis, marked by a hyperin...More..

United Kingdom and European Union to hold 'continuous' Brexit negotiations in bid for breakthrough
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

United Kingdom and European Union to hold 'continuous' Brexit negotiations in bid for breakthrough

Counterpart Michel Barnier warned of a "blame game" over a no deal outcome. The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has become significantly more likely in recent months as crucial issues remain unresolved. We've ma...More..

ConocoPhillips agrees decade-long dispute with Venezuelan state oil
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

ConocoPhillips agrees decade-long dispute with Venezuelan state oil

Monday's statement from the Houston-based group said that PDVSA has agreed to recognise the judgment by an worldwide arbitration panel and will make the first £390m payment within 90 days and the rest over a ...More..

Oil heads for weekly loss on economic growth concerns Oil&Gas 14:03
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Oil heads for weekly loss on economic growth concerns Oil&Gas 14:03

Total volume traded was about 45% below the 100-day average. The US and China have been locked in a tit-for-tat dispute for a few months, gradually adding tariffs to each others' products in a trade war that ...More..

S&P Ties Record High
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

S&P Ties Record High

The S&P rose as much as 0.6 percent to a record intraday high of 2,873.23 points, topping its previous record high of 2,872.87 on January 26, though it closed below both those marks . Advancing issues outnumbe...More..

Trump (Again) Expresses His Displeasure with Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trump (Again) Expresses His Displeasure with Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates

Mr. Trump previously criticized the Fed this summer , breaking with decades of presidential convention. Trump has departed from this past practice and said he would not shy from future criticism should the ...More..

Michael Cohen plea deal ‘first thing that directly touches’ President Trump
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Michael Cohen plea deal ‘first thing that directly touches’ President Trump

Earlier in the day, we wondered what Cohen's plea without cooperating with federal prosecutors might mean. Surprising no one, President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , had a very different take on...More..

Donald Trump: US won't concede anything for Turkey to release pastor
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Donald Trump: US won't concede anything for Turkey to release pastor

Mr Trump said he thought he had a deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he helped persuade Israel to free a detained Turkish citizen. Trump said Erdogan had wanted Ozkan returned from Israel. ...More..

Alarm over Donald Trump complaints about his pick for US Fed chair
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Alarm over Donald Trump complaints about his pick for US Fed chair

Trump is with his own appointee, Chairman Jerome Powell, for raising interest rates and said the USA central bank should do more to help him to boost the economy. Trump followed up those comments with further...More..

Iran: Total has officially withdrawn from South Pars
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Iran: Total has officially withdrawn from South Pars

There was no immediate comment from TotaI. Total stake in the project was 50.1 per cent, while that of CNPC and Petropars were 30 per cent and 19.9 per cent, respectively, according to the report. But Europ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

United States warns of more sanctions coming against Russian Federation

They are accused of acting for or on behalf of Divetechnoservices to help the company circumvent USA sanctions. Erdoğan wants to ramp up anti-American sentiment to distract Turkish public Harriet Tubman on t...More..

Britain Pushes for More EU Sanctions Against Russia
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Britain Pushes for More EU Sanctions Against Russia

Speaking at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, Hunt earlier urged the European Union to ensure the implementation of a comprehensive package of sanctions against Russian Federation. Britain...More..

by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Trump demands Fed help on economy, complains about interest rate rises

It followed reports earlier in the day that Trump had criticised Powell at a private GOP fundraiser. In an interview with American Public Media's "Marketplace" radio show in July, Powell said he was "de...More..

Plane With 2 Blown Tires Diverted From Teterboro Airport
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Plane With 2 Blown Tires Diverted From Teterboro Airport

The plane took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon, headed to London . Before the diversion, the pilot was trying to burn off fuel by circling above the New Jersey airport. "We're t...More..

No kidding: Jon Stewart rescues NYC subway goats
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

No kidding: Jon Stewart rescues NYC subway goats

The goats, with white fur and brown heads, did end up disrupting service along the N line between the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop and 8th Avenue. The goats were spotted wandering the outdoor tracks along the N...More..

by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Flushing contact lenses contributes to water pollution, study says

Around 45m people wear contacts in the United States, while rates in other countries vary, with between 5 and 15% of the population in Europe using them. "This is a pretty large number, considering roughly 45 ...More..

Erdogan: US attack on economy same as attack on our flag
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Erdogan: US attack on economy same as attack on our flag

To protest against United States president Donald Trump, who has increased the steel tariffs from Turkey, Turkish people are taking to social media to publicly destroy products made by popular American companie...More..

PepsiCo buys Israel's SodaStream for $3.2 billion
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

PepsiCo buys Israel's SodaStream for $3.2 billion

The Purchase, New York-based company will pay $144 per share in cash for the firm that promises to help customers reduce their carbon footprints. "PepsiCo is finding new ways to reach consumers beyond the bottl...More..

Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight info screens fail
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight info screens fail

The airport, 30 miles south of London which primarily serves passengers heading on short-haul flights to European destinations, said there were no flight delays linked to the issue, although a handful of peop...More..

Shots fired at USA embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Shots fired at USA embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

A day earlier, Turkey said it was increasing tariffs on imports of certain USA products in response to American sanctions on Ankara that caused the value of the lira to plunge. US President Donald Trump has...More..

Economy transformed under Modi, Cong creating mirage of growth: BJP
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Economy transformed under Modi, Cong creating mirage of growth: BJP

The Congress on Sunday defended the record of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on the basis of recently published back series data on gross domestic product (GDP). NITI Aayog today attributed the high ...More..

Cost for gas puts the squeeze on inflation rates in Alberta
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Cost for gas puts the squeeze on inflation rates in Alberta

The result is higher than what economists had predicted, expecting the year-over-year cost rise to be 2.5 per cent. Those second-quarter GDP figures will come out on August 30. Reitzes expects the central ban...More..

Netflix testing unskippable video promos between shows
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Netflix testing unskippable video promos between shows

The streaming service, whose greatest appeal is arguably the fact that it doesn't have any ads, has begun experimenting with displaying ads at a certain point during a person's binge-watch session. We haven't p...More..

President Trump Hammering Out New NAFTA Deal With Mexico
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

President Trump Hammering Out New NAFTA Deal With Mexico

Trump himself said he was in "no rush" to conclude the talks, repeating his oft-stated complaint that the 24-year-old trade agreement had been a "disaster" for the United States. Once the two nations iron out t...More..

Trump Says He Is in ‘No Rush’ to Renegotiate Nafta
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Trump Says He Is in ‘No Rush’ to Renegotiate Nafta

Asked if the August goal was still viable, Guajardo said, "That is why we are here. They are required by law [to consult with Congress]", he said. Cars account for the biggest trade among the three countries, a...More..

Tesla sues Ontario government over vehicle rebate program
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Tesla sues Ontario government over vehicle rebate program

But, according to Tesla, the MTO specified that "vehicles that have been orders directly from an original equipment manufacturer [as the government of Ontatio considers Tesla_ed.] but which have not been delive...More..