Detained Pastor Brunson causing Turkey-U.S. tension files fresh appeal

Markets are concerned by Erdogan's influence over the economy and his resistance to interest rate increases to tackle double-digit inflation. Turkey on Wednesday said it was hiking tariffs on imports of several key United States products in retal... More..

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More than 100 large wildfires in USA as six new blazes erupt
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

More than 100 large wildfires in USA as six new blazes erupt

Eight civilians have also been killed in the blazes across the state. While it's not the largest burning in the state, the Holy Fire has raised concerns about effects on residential communities. "My heart a...More..

Trump authorizes doubling of steel, aluminum tariffs on Turkey
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trump authorizes doubling of steel, aluminum tariffs on Turkey

Trump said he had authorised higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing duties of 20 percent on aluminium and 50 percent on steel. "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" the President tw...More..

Turkey to say 'bye bye' to ally opting for terrorists
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Turkey to say 'bye bye' to ally opting for terrorists

Since some of Turkey's debt is in dollars, it's also making the country's financial situation worse. The lira dropped by 17 percent against the United States dollar at one point on Friday, which has peopl...More..

U.S. general slams leader of Iran's Quds Force
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

U.S. general slams leader of Iran's Quds Force

French vehicle manufacturer Renault also said it would be complying with U.S. sanctions, having previously announced plans to increase production capacity in the country. More sanctions targeting Iran's oil...More..

Trading in Tesla stock suspended after Musk tweet on going private
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Trading in Tesla stock suspended after Musk tweet on going private

Mr Musk's statement came at a time when the electric vehicle maker faces financial constraints, and barely a week after the company announced it had made its biggest net loss to date of $717.5m (£547.6m) duri...More..

Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion

The iPhone and MacBook maker has seen its stock rise over 50,000% since it was first listed as a public company in 1980. Since the death of legendary Apple co-founder and pitchman Steve Jobs in 2011, an...More..

'Mind-blowing plunge': Facebook value drops by $100 billion+
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

'Mind-blowing plunge': Facebook value drops by $100 billion+

It is among the biggest single-day falls in USA stock market history. Facebook also missed the revenue projections of most analysts for the second quarter. on TV commercials to assure users it's fixing ...More..

Trump warns Turkey of sanctions if US pastor not freed
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Trump warns Turkey of sanctions if US pastor not freed

Commission on International Religious Freedom, in response to the ruling. "He is suffering greatly", Trump said of 50-year-old pastor Andrew Brunson . Erdemir continued, "Such a dirty deal would not only be ...More..

Trump Announces Plan To Work With EU To Strengthen Trade Relationship
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump Announces Plan To Work With EU To Strengthen Trade Relationship

He warned that those who pursue "economic hegemony" will "only end up hurting themselves". "We agreed today, first of all, to work together toward zero tariffs, zero nontariff barriers and zero subsidies on n...More..

Ahead of EU Meeting, Trump Rails at Domestic Critics
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ahead of EU Meeting, Trump Rails at Domestic Critics

Because it's an existing program, congressional approval isn't necessary. And the general reaction from farmers, many of whom would benefit from the payments, is that it's a short-term fix that won't work...More..

Tesla Reportedly Asked Suppliers for Cash Back to Show Profit
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tesla Reportedly Asked Suppliers for Cash Back to Show Profit

When a company asks suppliers to retroactively give money back, it's a sign that something has gone wrong. The 15-year-old company has reported only two quarterly profits in its history and has never made a p...More..

by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Ritz Bitz sandwiches recalled for potential salmonella contamination

Mars Food Canada also stated that there have been no reports of illnesses related to the recalled products. The company that supplies whey powder to the manufacturers of Ritz products recalled their whey powde...More..

Google Hints A Future Where Android Might NOT Be Free
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Google Hints A Future Where Android Might NOT Be Free

It said Google has imposed illegal restrictions on device manufacturers and GSM operators for the last seven years who use its Android system to strengthen the dominance of its position in the search engine mar...More..

Commons passes trade bill, paves way for Brexit
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Commons passes trade bill, paves way for Brexit

Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary in opposition to the Brexit proposal drawn up at Chequers . Senior Conservatives said afterwards that she had weathered a febrile few days at Westminster, and would ...More..

Elon Musk on Tesla (and Himself): 'We Were Huge Idiots'
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Elon Musk on Tesla (and Himself): 'We Were Huge Idiots'

Elon Musk and Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong shake hands. In an interview with Bloomberg published Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said "we were huge idiots and didn't know what we were doing" when attempting to ...More..

Of boomerang effect if Trump imposes car levies
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Of boomerang effect if Trump imposes car levies

Perhaps most unsettling to businesses and investors, Washington and Beijing have engaged in tit-for-tat tariffs and threatened retaliation that has raised the prospect of a trade war between the world's two...More..

Cruise Worker Goes Overboard, Found by Another Cruise Ship
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Cruise Worker Goes Overboard, Found by Another Cruise Ship

The large cruise ship is staffed with more than 1,500 crew members and can accommodate almost 4,000 guests. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, released a statement that reads in part, "This...More..

Amazon seeks small businesses to deliver packages
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Amazon seeks small businesses to deliver packages

Start-up costs for a DSP business are as low as $10,000, and military veterans can apply to have their start-up costs reimbursed. This Amazon Delivery Service Partner program is in response to the company...More..

Air New Zealand cancels Bali flights because of erupting volcano
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Air New Zealand cancels Bali flights because of erupting volcano

It said almost 450 flights were cancelled, affecting 75,000 people. Passengers with Garuda Indonesia tickets have the option to reschedule their flight or get a refund, Nengki said, adding that Garuda Indones...More..

Turkey's Erdogan Takes on New Powers
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan Takes on New Powers

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new mandate in presidential elections in the first round of voting by winning more than half of the votes, the chief of Turkey's election authority said on Monday....More..

Russian Federation welcomes OPEC decision to increase oil production within OPEC+
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Russian Federation welcomes OPEC decision to increase oil production within OPEC+

The production increase will partly undo a 1.2 million barrel cut OPEC agreed on in late 2016 that has helped push up the price of oil. Saud Arabia's minister of energy, Khalid Al-Falih, said after Saturday's...More..

Kansas sheriff's deputies shot near courthouse
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Kansas sheriff's deputies shot near courthouse

Deputy Theresa King , 44, was also killed. She is in critical condition. Two sheriff's deputies were shot near a courthouse Friday in Kansas City, Kansas, reported CBS News . The prosecution chose to try the...More..

by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

IHOP name change: The 'B' is for burgers

Many on social media guessed that it would be "breakfast", "bacon" and yes, some got it right with burgers . IHOP revealed the name could be changed to IHOb , but did not share what the b stands for. Se...More..

Porsche Taycan name confirmed for production-spec Mission E
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Porsche Taycan name confirmed for production-spec Mission E

When it is launched, the Taycan will come with a pair of permanently activated synchronous motors (PSM) that deliver 600 horsepower. The new sedan promises to race from 0-100km/h in under 3.5 seconds, and h...More..

ZTE Escapes US Ban, Will Pay New $1 Billion Fine
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

ZTE Escapes US Ban, Will Pay New $1 Billion Fine

In March 2017, ZTE agreed to pay that fine and also to a seven-year suspended denial of export privileges, which would go into effect if ZTE broke the agreement during that time. Reuters reports that "ZTE prom...More..

by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Mexico imposes tariffs on $3 billion worth of United States exports

The White House recently confirmed President Trump is considering separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico rather than a new NAFTA deal. "Don't blame Trump. In a radio interview this morning, foreign t...More..

India's Q4 GDP grows at 7.7%, touches 6.7% for entire 2017-18
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

India's Q4 GDP grows at 7.7%, touches 6.7% for entire 2017-18

India is rebounding from an economic slowdown, with growth seen at more than 7 percent, only to find itself ensnared by the volatility engulfing emerging markets. Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said in a tweet...More..

European capitals watch nervously as Italy's populist parties call mass street protests
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

European capitals watch nervously as Italy's populist parties call mass street protests

Cottarelli has said that should his technocrat government win parliamentary approval, it would stay in place until elections at the "start of 2019". We will have a technocratic government. New Interior Min...More..

Starbucks Closes Shops For Afternoon Of Anti-Bias Training
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Starbucks Closes Shops For Afternoon Of Anti-Bias Training

The company announced mandatory training after a cellphone video capturing a Philadelphia Starbucks store manager racially profiled two black men. For the training, Starbucks commissioned a short film by aw...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

USA tariffs: Steel and aluminium levies slapped on key allies

The White House delayed implementation of the tariffs for some countries, giving those trading partners a chance to offer concessions to avoid the tariffs. She spoke with him again later by telephone, but left ...More..

Here's why you're getting so many emails about changing privacy policies
by | Friday, May 25, 2018

Here's why you're getting so many emails about changing privacy policies

Following scrutiny of its data practices, Facebook had also promised that it would make the controls it introduced for GDPR available to users worldwide. Some are obvious, such as to fulfill contractual o...More..

Senate votes to save net neutrality: 4 things to know
by | Friday, May 18, 2018

Senate votes to save net neutrality: 4 things to know

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY thinks otherwise, saying in an interview that the vote reflects the people's choice and should not be undermined. The Senate voted 52-47 yesterday to overturn the ...More..

Sensex ends little changed; ICICI Bank jumps
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Sensex ends little changed; ICICI Bank jumps

Major gainers were Axis Bank 1.87 per cent, HUL 1.71 per cent, Tata Steel 1.69 per cent, SBI 1.43 per cent and Bajaj Auto 1.35 per cent. ICICI Bank was the star performer in today's session, topping the g...More..

Fox shares rise 3 pct on potential Comcast offer
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Fox shares rise 3 pct on potential Comcast offer

The report comes after Comcast offered a $31 billion bid to purchase the European broadcaster Sky in February, beating out an early entry from Fox for all of Sky . Comcast's stock fell 5.5 percent Tue...More..