Thursday, October 18, 2018

IMF: ‘Dangerous undercurrents’ threaten global economy

One of the most comprehensive studies of the state of banking and markets since the financial crisis warns that "dangerous undercurrents" are a rising threat to the world economy. The International Monetary...

Taylor Swift v Kanye West: A history of their on-off feud

Music's most notorious on-off feud - Taylor Swift versus Kanye West - has officially turned political. Swift, who has long resisted going public on her politics, came out in favour of two democratic...

Australia aims to curb influx of new migrants to big cities

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia plans to restrict some new migrants from living in its largest cities - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - for “at least a few years” in an effort...

Brexit uncertainty is “starting to bite” for UK firms – surveys

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s businesses are suffering from Brexit-related uncertainty as exports slow, recruitment difficulties mount and investment plans are scaled back, two surveys showed on Monday. The British Chambers of Commerce...

United States urges Cuba to free jailed dissident on hunger strike

HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States is “gravely concerned” about the health of a dissident in Cuba reported to have been on hunger strike for more than 50 days to protest...

Strong U.S. job growth expected in September; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely created jobs at a brisk clip in September, with the unemployment rate probably falling to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, signaling a further...

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with 17 offences on Thursday, including money laundering, as anti-graft agents investigate billions of dollars missing...

UK’s May planning to rush Brexit through parliament: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s officials are planning to rush her Brexit deal through Parliament to stave off a rebellion from her own party, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. May's team...

Foreign aid picks up for Indonesia’s desperate quake survivors

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water,...

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into...

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FF backing changes to Fair Deal – but still has reservations

FF backing changes to Fair Deal - but still has reservations Mary Butler has queried the ‘close relative’ stipulation Fianna Fáil will help the Government get...

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