European Union demands more Brexit progress despite British PM's plea

Brussels and London have vowed to prevent the re-emergence of a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which will leave the European Union with Britain, amid fears the issue could reignite decades-old tensions. Theresa Ma... More..

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Legal cannabis in Canada: What you need to know
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Legal cannabis in Canada: What you need to know

According to the federal government, there could be as many as 300 storefronts across Canada selling cannabis by year's end. "I don't have to feel like sneaky teenager anymore". British Columbia, which plans ...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fed minutes: Strong economy supports rate hikes

Those remarks came in a week when the stock market, which Trump has often cited as a barometer for his stewardship of the economy, was plunging. At 0640 GMT the rand was 0.26% weaker at R14.2900 per dollar,...More..

Mega Millions in now $900M. This is why lottery jackpots keep ballooning
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mega Millions in now $900M. This is why lottery jackpots keep ballooning

Because no tickets matched all the Powerball numbers and the Power Play number drawn Wednesday night, the jackpot for the next drawing has jumped to an estimated $430 million. The largest lottery jackpot in US ...More..

Trump plans United States exit from global postal treaty
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trump plans United States exit from global postal treaty

The move to withdraw from the UPU, now a part of the United Nations family of organizations, is the latest one by Trump against the established global multilateral system of treaties and agreements the USA pres...More..

Saudi crown prince blamed for Khashoggi death by U.S. senator
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Saudi crown prince blamed for Khashoggi death by U.S. senator

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that four of the men identified by Turkish media as part of a 15-man hit squad sent from Riyadh to silence Khashoggi were members of Bin Salman's personal security de...More..

Turkish daily says audio tapes indicate Saudi journalist ‘decapitated’
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Turkish daily says audio tapes indicate Saudi journalist ‘decapitated’

Harsh responses to any gentle criticism or genuine questions have become a hallmark of Saudi foreign policy under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , the de facto Saudi leader who is set to inherit the throne f...More..

Volkswagen Fined $926 Million by German Courts for Diesel Emissions Scandal
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Volkswagen Fined $926 Million by German Courts for Diesel Emissions Scandal

In a statement , Volkswagen said Audi had agreed to pay an 800-million-euro (R13.6bn) fine issued by Munich prosecutors. Software allowed vehicles to appear to meet emissions rules under lab conditions, wh...More..

Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Uruguay was first was the first country to legalise marijuana, in 2013. Individuals are eligible to apply for a pardon through the Parole Board of Canada five years after the conviction is handed down. "We'll...More..

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op

Turkish investigators conducted a nine-hour search at the consulate on Tuesday. The source confirmed that Saudi Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi left Istanbul on Tuesday, returning to Riyadh. The Saudis wi...More..

Numbers drawn for record $667-million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Numbers drawn for record $667-million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot has been increasing since a group of 11 co-workers in Santa Clara County, Califiornia, shared a $543 million prize back in July. The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night wi...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lyft's $299 All-Access service is available across the US

The big picture: Lyft's new subscription plan is a solid value for frequent users although notably, unused rides don't roll over to the next month. It will be available to everyone in the United States by th...More..

Oil prices dip on expectations of higher United States stockpiles
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oil prices dip on expectations of higher United States stockpiles

Al-Falih added. "We are seeing a well-supplied and balanced oil market right now". Saudi Aramco has an initial pact to take a 25 percent stake in the planned 1.2 million bpd West Coast refinery. The API fig...More..

Saudi Arabia orders internal probe into Khashoggi case after worldwide pressure
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia orders internal probe into Khashoggi case after worldwide pressure

Saudi Arabia has pledged to retaliate economically for any USA punitive action. Moreover, the incident has given rise to a myriad of reactions among US Senators, ranging from boycotting an upcoming economic sum...More..

YouTube says looking into reports of user access issues
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

YouTube says looking into reports of user access issues

This is the first major YouTube TV outage in some time. There's no official word yet as to what could have possibly caused the crash, but it has been reported on by TeamYoutube that the company is working...More..

Elon Musk announces bid to produce Tesla-branded Tequila
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Elon Musk announces bid to produce Tesla-branded Tequila

Now, months later he informed his followers on Twitter that the tech company officially has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to trademark it! On Friday, Tesla's CEO tweeted, " Te...More..

Honduran migrant caravan pushes north toward the U.S.
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Honduran migrant caravan pushes north toward the U.S.

Vice President Mike Pence had urged the governments of Honduras , El Salvador, and Guatemala to persuade their citizens to stay home. US President Donald Trump said US aid to Honduras will be stopped unl...More..

PM Modi Warns Oil Producers Over High Crude Prices Hurting Global Growth
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

PM Modi Warns Oil Producers Over High Crude Prices Hurting Global Growth

Pradhan had last week said two state-owned oil refiners have booked import of 1.25 million tonne (MT) of crude oil from Iran in November. "There is no issue of availability of crude oil today. OPEC, he said...More..

Mega Millions prize of $654M is nation's 4th-largest
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mega Millions prize of $654M is nation's 4th-largest

They may also set a record (or come close) for earnings on a single Powerball or Mega Millions ticket. Mega Millions jackpots can quickly reach outsized amounts because each prize begins from an initial...More..

Facebook says hackers accessed 29M people's accounts
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Facebook says hackers accessed 29M people's accounts

On a conference call with reporters, Vice President of Product Management Guy Rosen said that at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the hack, Facebook isn't providing a...More..

Air India Air Hostess Seriously Injured After Falling Off Plane In Mumbai
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Air India Air Hostess Seriously Injured After Falling Off Plane In Mumbai

Air India says it has reported the crash to the aviation regulator and is "cooperating with the investigation". "She is conscious and well-oriented but has sustained compound (open) fracture of right lower le...More..

Man United not for sale despite link to Saudi Arabia royal family
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Man United not for sale despite link to Saudi Arabia royal family

The report was attributed to two unnamed sources. Turkish officials have said they fear a Saudi assassination team that flew into and out of Turkey on October 2 killed and dismembered Khashoggi. The kingdom...More..

Sears CEO steps in for bankruptcy financing
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Sears CEO steps in for bankruptcy financing

Lampert has stepped down as CEO but will remain chairman. Sears, once the largest retailer in the United States, hopes to sell stores and other assets, including its Kenmore appliances brand and home services...More..

Crude prices jump as Saudi reacts to USA 'stern action' threat
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Crude prices jump as Saudi reacts to USA 'stern action' threat

The kingdom has maintained the allegations against it are "baseless", though an official early on Saturday acknowledged for the first time some believe Mr Khashoggi was killed by the kingdom. The anxieties we...More..

Suspended finance chief of Patisserie Valerie owner arrested overnight
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Suspended finance chief of Patisserie Valerie owner arrested overnight

The company said Wednesday that it has an unpaid tax bill of 1.14 million pounds ($1.5 million). Patisserie Valerie's owner has said its finance director has been arrested by police as the company scrambles...More..

Sears To File For Bankruptcy, Several Stores To Close
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Sears To File For Bankruptcy, Several Stores To Close

The future of the stores could hinge on Sears' negotiations with landlords over their leases. The company later became Sears, Roebuck and Co and began selling everything from homes to hardware, becoming the ...More..

US President Trump calls the US Fed 'crazy', stock declines a 'correction'
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

US President Trump calls the US Fed 'crazy', stock declines a 'correction'

A spike in yields on United States 10-Year Treasury bonds, which are hovering at a more-than-seven-year high, has investors wondering if the near-decade-old bull market in stocks may finally be ending. Higher i...More..

Arab, Muslim leaders voice solidarity with Saudi Arabia
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Arab, Muslim leaders voice solidarity with Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi was living in self-imposed exile in the United States and had criticized Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns written for The Washington Post . Flake said if the Saudis did, in fact, k...More..

Turki Aldakhil - US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Turki Aldakhil - US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself

In an excerpt from an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes , Trump added pressure on the kingdom, vowing " severe punishment " should the kingdom's leaders be linked to the disappearance of Washington Post column...More..

Oil prices hold ground, but set for 4 pct weekly fall
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Oil prices hold ground, but set for 4 pct weekly fall

And the outlook for world oil consumption was faltering. Oil climbed to a four-year high above $85 a barrel in London last week on concern that looming US sanctions on Iranian crude exports will leave mar...More..