Oil prices rise on ongoing Venezuelan supply trouble

Benchmark Brent oil futures dropped as much as 2 percent to $73.81 a barrel in London trading after the USA request was reported , according to Bloomberg , but later recovered to $75.34. This followed an unofficial request from the United States as... More..

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Nyantakyi handed provisional Federation Internationale de Football Association ban
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Nyantakyi handed provisional Federation Internationale de Football Association ban

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The scandal has led to the resignation of indicted GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi , who has also coppe...More..

by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Vienna possible venue for Trump-Putin summit

Both Moscow and Mr Trump have denied the allegations. Vienna has been discussed as a possible venue for a summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump , the Kremlin said Saturday. leaders for what he vie...More..

Google's Sundar Pichai to stop AI weapon project
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Google's Sundar Pichai to stop AI weapon project

It planted its ethical flag on use of AI just days confirming it would not renew a contract with the U.S. military to use its AI technology to analyse drone footage. So today, we're announcing seven princip...More..

Porsche Gives Taycan Name To Road-Going Mission E Concept
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Porsche Gives Taycan Name To Road-Going Mission E Concept

The company has announced that their first ever EV will be called Porsche Taycan . The four-door, four-seat Taycan's floor-mounted batteries point to an extremely low centre of gravity and handling to matc...More..

Canada, France forge united front ahead of G7 summit with Trump
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Canada, France forge united front ahead of G7 summit with Trump

He acknowledged the questions that swirl about the "dynamic" at the summit. "The G7 is an opportunity for us to gather and have frank and direct conversations, and I'm very much looking forward to that", he...More..

Mexico set to impose 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork legs
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Mexico set to impose 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork legs

A list of goods that the tariffs will affect will be released by June 15. The EU threatened tariffs on Harley Davidson motorcycles and bourbon, measures aimed at the political bases of US Republican legisla...More..

Qatar Airways boss says only a man could do his 'challenging' job
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Qatar Airways boss says only a man could do his 'challenging' job

The boss of Qatar Airways has sparked a sexism row after claiming a woman would not be able to do his job. An IATA board photograph published last week featured one woman out of 26 airline chiefs - Christ...More..

May tells Trump that United States tariffs on European Union steel are unjustified
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

May tells Trump that United States tariffs on European Union steel are unjustified

In theory, taxing items coming into the country (imports) makes people less likely to buy them as they become more expensive. Trudeau says the Trump team made a new demand insisting that any new NAFTA deal ...More..

by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Pentagon project causing "existential crisis" within Google

The sources claim that Greene explained the company's decision a bit, saying that it had chose to work with the Defense Department at a time when it was heavily pursuing government contracts. A Google spoke...More..

China Slates US Unilateralism And Protectionism After Tariff Move
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

China Slates US Unilateralism And Protectionism After Tariff Move

That, at least, is the view of many longtime trade analysts and China watchers. China is not willing to see an escalation in China-US trade frictions. Now, the U.S.is turning to Beijing and to a standoff that h...More..

Singapore Airlines to start direct flights to NY from Singapore
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Singapore Airlines to start direct flights to NY from Singapore

Singapore Airlines will fly the new Airbus A350-900ULR (for "Ultra Long Range") on the route. The first flight will take off from Singapore's Changi Airport on October 11, and arrive at Newark Liberty Airp...More..

Dollar falls, euro recovers as Italian political tensions ease
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Dollar falls, euro recovers as Italian political tensions ease

Even the idea of Italy leaving the euro was enough to send the country's bond yields to multi-year highs on Tuesday. The S&P 500 index 1.2 per cent to 2,689.86. Italy, one of the European Union's bigges...More..

Amazon to restrict Australian customers to local site in July
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Amazon to restrict Australian customers to local site in July

However, that privilege is being yanked away on July 1. Most Australians have decried the Amazon.com.au store as being inferior to the United States store, with a considerably thinner product catalog and higher...More..

Cottarelli named interim Italian prime minister
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cottarelli named interim Italian prime minister

Another vote - following elections held on March 4 - seemed a sure thing at the start of the week as President Sergio Mattarella attempted to install a technocratic government. "It's a lie invented by Mattar...More..

1 paisa cut in petrol prices fuels public anger
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

1 paisa cut in petrol prices fuels public anger

Petrol and diesel were sold for Rs 78.42 and Rs 69.30 per litre in Delhi on Wednesday. "I welcome it. One must also note that Kerala is one of the highest tax collecting states and when we appealed (for fuel p...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Commerce Secretary Ross Brings EU to the Negotiating Table with Tariff Threats

The United States said it was moving ahead with tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, ending a two-month exemption and potentially setting the stage for a trade war w...More..

Alberta premier cheers pipeline purchase; opponents express concern, caution
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Alberta premier cheers pipeline purchase; opponents express concern, caution

But even if the Keystone XL pipeline is built, Canada is still selling 99% of its oil to refineries in the US and that narrow market means they now get far less per barrel than they would if they had access to ...More..

U.S. team arrives in N.Korea to prepare for Trump-Kim meeting
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

U.S. team arrives in N.Korea to prepare for Trump-Kim meeting

In his turn, Donald Trump , the U.S. President, stated that he made a decision to cancel the meeting with Kim Jong-Un, which was to be held in Singapore on June 12. After he returns from Russian Federation...More..

What Does GDPR Mean? When Does It Start? New Privacy Laws Explained
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

What Does GDPR Mean? When Does It Start? New Privacy Laws Explained

Facebook has been showing pop-up messages to European Union citizens about how it is using their data, and asking for continued access to the information it has on them. The law has real teeth. "Companies ...More..

Oil falls as investors grow wary of OPEC commitment to supply deal
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Oil falls as investors grow wary of OPEC commitment to supply deal

A freefall in crude production in Venezuela is also impacting oil prices as it is influencing the pace of stock reduction due to which the oil price now "is somewhat above what we forecast", Novak said. Lib...More..

China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to German automakers, Tesla
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to German automakers, Tesla

USA officials deemed China's actions a violation of section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 which authorizes the president to take any appropriate action, including retaliation, against policies of a foreign gover...More..

Turkish Central Bank hikes interest rates
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Turkish Central Bank hikes interest rates

It kept other rates unchanged, describing the move as a "powerful monetary tightening" and saying it's ready to continue using all instruments. Things began to fall apart when President Erdogan who was in L...More..

Trump Tells Naval Academy Graduates: 'We're Respected Again'
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Trump Tells Naval Academy Graduates: 'We're Respected Again'

President Donald Trump on Friday told the graduating class of Naval Academy students that the US military is "respected again" under his leadership. The president surprised the graduates by remaining until he...More..

Dawnta Harris, teen suspect, said he 'drove at' Maryland officer, records show
by | Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dawnta Harris, teen suspect, said he 'drove at' Maryland officer, records show

A manhunt was under way on Tuesday by heavily armed Maryland police officers with dogs for three people suspected of killing a police officer during a suspected burglary, officials said. She had been with the d...More..