Merkel convinces fellow world leaders to support trade, energy & Africa - US isolated
2017-07-08 23:24:18 UTC
HAMBURG — Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.
German Chancellor ...
Germany's Federal Crime Office has the Panama Papers
2017-07-04 17:22:23 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's Federal Crime Office(BKA) said on Tuesday it had obtained a copy of the leaked data known as the Panama Papers that last year revealed how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's rich and powerful.
US auto industry has been bracing for a downturn
2017-07-03 16:51:23 UTC
The U.S. auto industry has been bracing for a downturn after hitting a record 17.55 million new vehicles sold in 2016. A glut of nearly new used vehicles poses competition for new vehicle sales and automakers have relied increasingly on high consu...
Tesla Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production
2017-07-03 06:23:42 UTC
Tesla Inc's high-volume Model 3 sedan passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday night.
Musk said in May that Tesla was on track to begin production of the $35,000 ...
Shortlisted bidders in race to buy $10b valued Global Logistic Properties Ltd
2017-07-03 05:50:18 UTC
SINGAPORE — Global Logistic Properties Ltd said on Monday it had received "firm proposals" from shortlisted bidders, days after sources told Reuters that suitors had narrowed to a management-backed Chinese consortium and a group led by Warburg Pin...
VW to spend $800 million in California and a total of $2 billion nationwide on clean car infrastructure
2017-06-29 23:39:43 UTC
San Francisco — Volkswagen AG on Thursday told California it was expanding efforts to build electric car infrastructure in poorer communities, responding to regulators who described "shortcomings" in VW's plan.
The California Air Resources Boar...
Canada's Court Forces Google to Remove Results Worldwide
2017-06-28 16:15:32 UTC
Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country's top court ruled on Wednesday, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet.
GOP delays vote on health care bill: Fear of a disastrous defeat
2017-06-27 21:00:38 UTC
WASHINGTON — Facing a potentially disastrous defeat by members of his own party, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided on Tuesday to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in order to get more support from Republican senators.
California: Monsanto Weed-Killer Roundup Causes Cancer
2017-06-27 18:10:30 UTC
Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (...
Massive hack attack: "It's like WannaCry all over again"
2017-06-27 17:39:04 UTC
MOSCOW/KIEV — A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia's biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms....
EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine
2017-06-27 16:50:51 UTC
BRUSSELS — EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones.
22 million Americans would lose insurance under GOP,Trump bill
2017-06-27 06:54:47 UTC
WASHINGTON — Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the healthcare bill drafted by U.S. Senate Republicans, a nonpartisan office said on Monday, an assessment that will likely make it more difficult for the al...
Sanders Calls Trump & Republicans Healthcare Plan 'Barbaric'
2017-06-24 17:48:38 UTC
In an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explained why the newly-release Affordable Health Care Act is “the most harmful piece of legislation” he’s ever seen.
“If you throw over 23 million people off of health insuran...
Obama: The Senate bill would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections
2017-06-24 17:51:21 UTC
Barack Obama released a blistering statement on Thursday condemning Senate Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling the draft legislation a “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the ric...
Republican Health Care Bill: A Massive Reduction in Medicaid Spending
2017-06-22 17:32:03 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut costs.
With Democrats deeply opposed ...
George Clooney's Tequila Company Sold for Up to $1 Billion
2017-06-22 00:12:49 UTC
LONDON — Diageo Plc has agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand Casamigos in a deal valuing it at up to $1 billion, as the world's largest spirits maker seeks to boost its presence in a high-growth market.
Diageo said on Wednesday...
Ford announces a new manufacturing investment in China
2017-06-20 17:58:55 UTC
DETROIT/WASHINGTON — Ford will export the next-generation Focus compact car from China to North America in 2019, rather than from Mexico as earlier planned, saving the company $500 million, a top executive said on Tuesday.
It is the first major...
Angela Merkel threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions on Russia harm EU firms
2017-06-16 18:20:14 UTC
BERLIN/BRUSSELS — Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia being proposed by the U.S. Senate end up penalizing German firms.
The Senate bill, approved on Thursday by a margin of 98-2, includ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods
2017-06-16 17:34:24 UTC
By Lauren Hirsch, Anya George Tharakan and Sruthi Ramakrishnan
Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer's largest deal and bi...
Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Developm...
Trump is far away from overhauling bank regulation
2017-06-14 05:54:55 UTC
WASHINGTON — Wall Street banks on Tuesday cheered U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump's plans to loosen the leash put on them in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis but they do not expect significant change any time soon.
Canada's boldest position: Setting its own course, avoiding Washington's 'quagmire'
2017-06-13 05:14:07 UTC
Canada sets its own course in the face of the Trump administration.
Amid Washington's shifting role on the global stage, leaders in Ottawa are urging Canada to take a new foreign policy direction. Are the country's traditionally strong ties...
Should I buy euros now or later?
2017-06-09 23:19:33 UTC
LONDON — The UK currency has experienced significant volatility in the fallout from the General Election.
The Conservatives failed to secure a majority in the contentious vote, leaving the nation grappling with the result of a hung parliament. ...
So much for strong and stable
2017-06-09 16:26:07 UTC
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would form a government backed by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election days before launching talks on Britain's EU departure.
Iran, Turkey announcing its support for Qatar
2017-06-07 16:34:22 UTC
TEHRAN/ANKARA/DOHA — Turkey's main exporting industry body said it was ready to meet food and water supply demands from Qatar, after a Qatari official said Doha was in talks with Iran and Turkey to ensure trade disruptions did not create shortages...