Saturday, October 20, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump gives Saudi benefit of doubt in Khashoggi case

US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He told the AP news agency that Riyadh was being treated as...

Taiwan invites Pope Francis to visit, following landmark China-Vatican pact

BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit, its President Tsai Ing-wen said, just weeks after the Vatican reached a milestone deal on the appointment of bishops with China,...

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...

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Hen harrier shows signs of a comeback in Cork

Hen harrier shows signs of a comeback in Cork The endangered hen harrier Hen Harriers are one of the country's threatened birds of prey, and among...

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