Americas

Oil prices slip, but hold near recent highs

Oil prices slip, but hold near recent highs

Published 18/09/2017

U.S. crude oil prices slipped below $50 per barrel on Monday but stayed close to multi-month highs amid a drop in shale drilling and as refineries continued to restart after Hurricane Harvey. [more…]

Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

Published 17/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane. [more…]

Treasury`s Mnuchin says no tax cut for wealthy

Treasury`s Mnuchin says no tax cut for wealthy

Published 15/09/2017

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that the Trump administration's upcoming tax plan will not be aimed at lowering income taxes for the wealthiest Americans. [more…]

Chinese bitcoin exchanges say awaiting clarification on closure reports

Chinese bitcoin exchanges say awaiting clarification on closure reports

Published 11/09/2017

China's largest bitcoin exchanges said on Monday they were still awaiting clarification from the government following more media reports that Beijing was planning to ban trading of virtual currencies on domestic exchanges. [more…]

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

Published 11/09/2017

Denuclearization of the Korean peninsula should be achieved through peaceful and diplomatic means, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, as the United Nations discusses fresh sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test. [more…]

Israel`s Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

Israel`s Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

Published 11/09/2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would meet U.S. President Donald Trump later this month during a visit to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19. [more…]

Stone lauds Billie Jean King at `Battle of the Sexes` screening

Stone lauds Billie Jean King at `Battle of the Sexes` screening

Published 11/09/2017

Academy Award winner Emma Stone praised tennis great Billie Jean King's for pushing social change for women while battling her own insecurities at the Toronto premiere of "Battle of the Sexes" on Sunday night. [more…]

Anderson says Nadal, not nerves, was his undoing at U.S. Open

Anderson says Nadal, not nerves, was his undoing at U.S. Open

Published 11/09/2017

First-time grand slam finalist Kevin Anderson said he felt relaxed going into Sunday's U.S. Open decider but was overwhelmed by the "conundrum" of Rafa Nadal's ruthless all-court game. [more…]

Trump on Hurricane Irma: `This is some big monster`

Trump on Hurricane Irma: `This is some big monster`

Published 11/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump called Hurricane Irma "some big monster" as it battered the Florida coast, saying he wanted to go to the state very soon and praising emergency officials for their efforts to protect people. [more…]

Republicans could lose U.S. House in 2018 over immigration fight: Bannon

Republicans could lose U.S. House in 2018 over immigration fight: Bannon

Published 10/09/2017

Republican infighting over the fate of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children could be so vitriolic that the party loses control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, said in an interview airing on Sunday. [more…]