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Surge in Irish businesses applying for post-Brexit UK access

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 but diplomats say London effectively has less than a month to overcome the stalemate in negotiations and seal an agreement ahead of a regular summit of European Union national leaders on March ...

Huawei security concerns could be managed, says GCHQ

Growing U.S. pressure on allies to shun Huawei Technologies Ltd., China's first global tech brand, increasingly threatens its access to global markets for next-generation telecoms technology. China's government has accused Washington of trying ...

Pope says Vatican open to mediating in Venezuela if both sides willing

One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the aid would be prepositioned at the main Colombian-Venezuelan border crossing at Cucuta. The spokesman for Guterres, Stéphane Dujarric, said that Guterres "supports the efforts of the global ...

Britain’s May to meet European Union leaders on Brexit deal

May said that the open border in the Good Friday Agreement was "the cornerstone around which the community in Northern Ireland has come together to deliver peace and prosperity". Ms May said opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn "also believes the potent...

Chinese trade deal ‘unacceptable’ unless Beijing opens markets, says Trump

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is scheduled to meet with Trump today as pivotal trade talks conclude in Washington . The United States has accused China of hiding some trade-distorting subsidy programs from global scrutiny while disclosing others...

USA talking to Venezuela's Maduro regime over embassy: envoy

In a joint statement, the two countries said the planned meeting, set on February 7, aims to gather representatives of countries and worldwide organizations with neutral position on Venezuela. One went to Peru and another to the Dominican Republic. M...

Guaido calls for more protests as Maduro displays military might

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido has called for demonstrations two days this week in his latest bid to sway the country's military to his side and away from leader Nicolas Maduro. In a sign output could...

China's Rapidly Modernizing Military Has U.S. Senior Officials Concerned

China's efforts to enhance its presence overseas, such as establishing its first foreign military base in Djibouti and boosting economic connectivity by reinvigorating the New Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Road under the "Belt a...

Trudeau reaches out to Ardern over China

It has demanded her release, warning Canada of severe consequences if it fails to do so. Then authorities revisited the little-known case of Schellenberg, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in November for drug offences. The United States has ...

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

The company said it expects to have approximately $5.5 billion of committed debtor-in-possession financing when it files for bankruptcy. PG&E's shares plummeted more than 48 percent during morning trading Monday. California law says utility com...

Donald Trump Claims Freshman Democrats Now Support His Wall. They Don't

Senators passed a bill Thursday to ensure all federal employees, whether they are still working or were furloughed, will be paid in full when the partial government shutdown ends. That's according to a congressional aide familiar with the matter ...

Grand Forks Kmart to close in March

Sears Auto Centers at those locations will also close. The Santa Barbara Sears store closure added up to another 72 jobs. Total costs related to closing 73 Sears stores and 28 Kmart stores in the third quarter ended November 3 amounted to $229 m...

Sears is closing in the Tri-Cities

The City of Rapid City tweeted that the closing of Kmart is more reflective of national retail issues, rather than anything local. Sears closed an additional 182 stores after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October. The 130-year ...

Dow Jones soars 1,086 points in largest single-day increase

All three major USA indexes - Dow , S&P and Nasdaq - finished down 2 percent or more on Christmas Eve. The S&P 500 rallied 5 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1,086 points, and the Nasdaq 100 had its best day since 2009.

Trump blasts Fed for hiking interest rates, stands behind ‘talented guy’ Mnuchin

The Nasdaq's bear market fall continues as well, sitting over 20 percent under August's record highs. Still, Trump, on Christmas Day, called the Treasury secretary a " very talented guy " and a "very smart person". The current bull market has...

Putin: West disrespecting voters' choices of Trump and Brexit

Putin also said sanctions imposed by Western countries on Russian Federation were the result of the country's increasing global influence. All the speculation about Russia's supposed aspirations for the world dominance are nothing but a " menta...

NASA Engineer Thwarts Holiday Package Porch Thieves with Fart-Scented Glitter Bomb

Mark Rober said a woman was caught on his home security camera walking up to his door and stealing a package off of his porch. They say revenge is a dish best served cold. It shows how Rober connected four phones to a GPS-connected circuit board...

Trump pressures Fed ahead of meeting, warns against 'another mistake'

For now, most forecasters think policymakers will ignore Mr. Trump's grumbling and raise the federal funds rate a quarter point, which would be its fourth hike this year. December 2018 has so far been one of the ugliest Decembers in US stock market ...

Export forecasts slashed as trade body warns of volatile start to year

China on Wednesday made its first major purchases of US soybeans since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce earlier this month, providing some relief to USA farmers who have struggled to find buyers...

Conservative Lawmakers Begin Theresa May Confidence Vote

Earlier, the European Court of Justice gave hope to a small but growing number of MPs seeking a second referendum on Brexit , ruling that Britain was free to halt withdrawal from the bloc unilaterally. It comes days after May postponed a vote to a...

China confident of agreeing U.S. trade deal despite Trump's combative stance

But Mnuchin said, "I think there's no question the president's tariff strategy has worked". "President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will", Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. "As a result we expect trade hostilities to resume i...

Workers stream out of Oshawa GM plant amid uncertainty

The charges will take place in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of next year. Oshawa has been a car-manufacturing hub since 1907, and is the headquarters of GM Canada. "I promise you they will be back on their feet", Ford told the...

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey in 35 states

If you have eaten romaine lettuce in the past week and have been ill with similar symptoms, see your doctor. Epidemiologic evidence from the United States and Canada indicates that romaine lettuce is a likely source of the outbreak.

Board committees to assist RBI

It was also agreed that the membership and terms of reference of the panel will be jointly determined by the government and the Reserve Bank of India . The government had criticised the RBI for publicly talking about the rift. Thus, on the issue of ...

Oil Gains Despite Potential Supply Glut on the Horizon

EST (1845 GMT), putting it on track for its largest one-day percentage loss since January 2016. Alongside this, much depends on not only OPEC's actions but also Russian Federation and the U.S., who are both producing at record levels, particularl...

Elon Musk out: Tesla announces new board chair

United States authorities sued Mr Musk for misleading investors and as a result Tesla and Mr Musk were each required to pay a fine of $20m. Elon Musk will remain as CEO. Most commenters approve of Tesla's decision though there are a few upset b...

Oil under pressure from rising output, but Iran sanctions loom

Prices were pressured as US inventories were expected to rise for a sixth straight week as other top producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation signaled potential output increases. As sanctions take effect, buyers for Iran's crude will dry up. "...

Fake Moon Over Chengdu Shows Why China Is Billionaire Powerhouse

The report forecast that, driven by China, billionaires in Asia-Pacific will be wealthier than their American counterparts within three years. Over the past five years, the sum passed by deceased billionaires to beneficiaries has grown by an avera...

Musk confirms Tesla Model 3 in Australia, UK by mid 2019

In order to improve upon costs, Tesla offered customers a mid-size range version of the Model 3 which started at Dollars 46,000. Some analysts on Wall Street even stated that they did not see a need for Tesla to raise capital in short term in ord...

No Mega Millions victor, but $1M ticket sold in Arizona over weekend

Fifteen tickets matched five numbers for second-tier prizes of at least $1 million. The drawing is on Tuesday night in the United States. "I think when these things are separated by years, as they seem to be, they take on a life of their own".

Elon Musk’s 150mph 'Loop' tunnel system to open in December

The first tunnel, under Hawthorne in the Los Angeles area, is nearly done and will open on December 10, Musk said. Musk, a space entrepreneur and electric-car pioneer, has pledged to complete the test tunnel by the end of the year. Musk previou...

Trump says Saudi prince vows 'full' probe into missing journalist

Pompeo told journalists before leaving Riyadh on Wednesday that Saudi leaders, including King Salman and his son, the 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , "made no exceptions on who they would hold accountable". Turkish investigators wer...

Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Saudi journalist's disappearance

A still image taken from CCTV video and obtained by TRT World claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as he arrives at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul , Turkey on October 2, 2018. "I don't think any of our government officials s...

Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

More major players in global finance and industry are pulling out of a high-profile business conference in Saudi Arabia in the wake of reports that a Saudi writer critical of the government disappeared and is feared dead after entering a Saudi consul...

Trump steps up his attacks on Federal Reserve's rate hikes

In Australia, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed down 2.74 percent. It has fallen almost 5 percent from its all-time closing high on September 20. The S&P 500 posted its fifth straight decline, plummeting almost 3.3%. Chinese representatives s...

FortisBC asks customers to reduce gas use after pipeline rupture

A larger, 36-inch line that ruptured Tuesday remains out of service with no timeframe for fix, which is limiting the supply of natural gas in the north, southwestern B.C., and Vancouver Island. Investigators will also secure and remove the pipeline w...

May to hold Brexit War Cabinet to agree backstop plan

Commenting on the Irish backstop, Barnier said the EU's plan to keep Northern Ireland in the Single Market and customs union would help keep the border invisible - a goal of both sets of negotiators. Speaking about the agriculture bill vote, Mr Wilso...

Maharashtra government to cut diesel prices by Rs 1.50 per litre

After the minister's announcement, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra too announced a reduction in fuel prices . Finally, after an unhindered rally of fuel prices, the government has announced a tax-cut to compensate for the increase...

Amazon Raising Minimum Wage For US Workers To $15 Per Hour

Doug Gurr, Amazon vice-president and UK Country Manager, said: "We're excited to announce we are raising our minimum wage for employees from November 1". In 2017 , the average Amazon employee made $30,000. The company's leadership hailed the m...

Tit-for-tat tariffs by U.S., China go into effect

On Monday, the Chinese government accused the Trump administration in a report of "trade bullyism" and of preaching " economic hegemony ". Rob Carnell, ING's chief Asia economist, said in a note to clients that in the absence of any incentives Beij...

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Trump blasts Fed for hiking interest rates, stands behind ‘talented guy’ Mnuchin

The Nasdaq's bear market fall continues as well, sitting over 20 percent under August's record highs. Still, Trump, on Christmas Day, called the Treasury secretary a " very...

Putin: West disrespecting voters' choices of Trump and Brexit

Putin also said sanctions imposed by Western countries on Russian Federation were the result of the country's increasing global influence. All the speculation about Russia'...

NASA Engineer Thwarts Holiday Package Porch Thieves with Fart-Scented Glitter Bomb

Mark Rober said a woman was caught on his home security camera walking up to his door and stealing a package off of his porch. They say revenge is a dish best served cold. It sh...

Trump pressures Fed ahead of meeting, warns against 'another mistake'

For now, most forecasters think policymakers will ignore Mr. Trump's grumbling and raise the federal funds rate a quarter point, which would be its fourth hike this year. December ...

Export forecasts slashed as trade body warns of volatile start to year

China on Wednesday made its first major purchases of US soybeans since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce earlier this month,...

Conservative Lawmakers Begin Theresa May Confidence Vote

Earlier, the European Court of Justice gave hope to a small but growing number of MPs seeking a second referendum on Brexit , ruling that Britain was free to halt withdrawal fro...

China confident of agreeing U.S. trade deal despite Trump's combative stance

But Mnuchin said, "I think there's no question the president's tariff strategy has worked". "President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will", Trump wrote on Tw...

Workers stream out of Oshawa GM plant amid uncertainty

The charges will take place in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of next year. Oshawa has been a car-manufacturing hub since 1907, and is the headquarters of GM ...

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey in 35 states

If you have eaten romaine lettuce in the past week and have been ill with similar symptoms, see your doctor. Epidemiologic evidence from the United States and Canada indicate...

Board committees to assist RBI

It was also agreed that the membership and terms of reference of the panel will be jointly determined by the government and the Reserve Bank of India . The government had criticis...

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Oil Gains Despite Potential Supply Glut on the Horizon

Oil Gains Despite Potential Supply Glut on the Horizon

EST (1845 GMT), putting it on track for its largest one-day percentage loss since January 2016. Alongside this, much depends on not only OPEC's actions but also Russian Federat...

Elon Musk out: Tesla announces new board chair

Elon Musk out: Tesla announces new board chair

United States authorities sued Mr Musk for misleading investors and as a result Tesla and Mr Musk were each required to pay a fine of $20m. Elon Musk will remain as CEO. Most ...

Oil under pressure from rising output, but Iran sanctions loom

Oil under pressure from rising output, but Iran sanctions loom

Prices were pressured as US inventories were expected to rise for a sixth straight week as other top producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation signaled potential output incre...

Fake Moon Over Chengdu Shows Why China Is Billionaire Powerhouse

Fake Moon Over Chengdu Shows Why China Is Billionaire Powerhouse

The report forecast that, driven by China, billionaires in Asia-Pacific will be wealthier than their American counterparts within three years. Over the past five years, the sum ...

Musk confirms Tesla Model 3 in Australia, UK by mid 2019

Musk confirms Tesla Model 3 in Australia, UK by mid 2019

In order to improve upon costs, Tesla offered customers a mid-size range version of the Model 3 which started at Dollars 46,000. Some analysts on Wall Street even stated that th...