US Justice Dept. restarts AT&T-Time Warner antitrust fight

The appeal is being led by District Court Judge Richard Leon . "The court's decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based, and well-reasoned", AT&T General Counsel David McAtee said in a statement responding to the Justice Department's... More..

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BC to fast track applications for intercity bus service after Greyhound exit
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

BC to fast track applications for intercity bus service after Greyhound exit

In May, after Greyhound announced it would eliminate services in Northern B.C., the provincial government launched a limited, interim transportation service. Cassidy said he and his colleagues at Coach Atlantic...More..

Despite Trump efforts, U.S. trade deficit with China hits record
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Despite Trump efforts, U.S. trade deficit with China hits record

The expanding trade surplus was largely because of smaller imports. "Those talks produced progress, so much so that the United States government said they would put the trade war on hold, but all of a sudden ...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

‘Not justified!’ Trump could DESTROY NATO, claims German politician

So far, five countries - the US, UK, Estonia, Greece and Latvia have reached the target. Germany lagged with 1.22% despite committing an extra €2bn . He said the US commitment to NATO and members' pledges to ...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

NATO's 2% of GDP spending goal paints partial picture

Before leaving on Thursday for a visit to the United Kingdom, Trump called USA commitment to the alliance "very strong", and referred to the two-day summit as "fantastic" characterized by "a great collegial spi...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump claims North Atlantic Treaty Organisation victory after 'go it alone' ultimatum

After Trump spoke, French President Emmanuel Macron said nothing had changed from NATO's earlier commitment, despite Trump's claims. Trump: "They really stepped up their commitment ... White House spokeswoman...More..

Brexit Central: Government 'lying to MPs' over Brexit deal
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Brexit Central: Government 'lying to MPs' over Brexit deal

In the interview , Trump insisted that he would have negotiated the deal differently than May, and he said that he had provided the prime minister his "views on what she should do and how she should negotiat...More..

Bank of Canada raises rate, predicts economic resilience despite trade risks
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Bank of Canada raises rate, predicts economic resilience despite trade risks

The Bank of Canada expectedly increased their key interest rate by 25bps to 1.50%, marking the fourth rate hike in the last 12-months, which resulted in the Canadian dollar climbing on the news. Looking ahe...More..

Crude Oil Benchmark Brent Sees Biggest One-Day Fall In Two Years
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Crude Oil Benchmark Brent Sees Biggest One-Day Fall In Two Years

Wednesday's sell-off started after the announcement by Libya's National Oil Corp that it would reopen four export terminals that had been closed since late June, shutting most of the country's oil output. Secon...More..

Trump calls out Pfizer for raising drug prices
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trump calls out Pfizer for raising drug prices

Trump had promised to lower drug prices as part of his 2016 campaign, and he threatened to use the government's clout to negotiate lower prices. They say the latest round of price increases, announced July 1, ...More..

Turkey's Erdogan to take oath, announce Cabinet | Turkey
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan to take oath, announce Cabinet | Turkey

Reuters adds: After taking the oath of office in parliament, he addressed worldwide leaders gathered at the presidential palace in Ankara . Describing the monumental change as a "new beginning", he vowed at...More..

by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

'There are worries ahead': Experts react to Bank of Canada's rate hike

The Bank said Canada's economy is operating "close to capacity", implying that it expects to see inflation rise in the future. The bank said USA steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in June and retaliatory coun...More..

Trade war erupts as China fights back against U.S. tariffs
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trade war erupts as China fights back against U.S. tariffs

These consumer impacts are not lost on the Trump Administration. The crop represents some 41 percent of the value of products on the Chinese retaliatory list. "The United States has blatantly violated WTO rules...More..

Will oil prices hit $120 a barrel?
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Will oil prices hit $120 a barrel?

Now after the U.S. pulled out from the Iran Nuclear Deal, India has been in a dilemma over India-Iran trade especially that of oil. Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh says there has been no major change...More..

U.S. Soybean Vessel Was Loaded for China Just Before Duties
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

U.S. Soybean Vessel Was Loaded for China Just Before Duties

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement. The move makes good on the president's threat to respond to China's retaliation for the initial USA tariffs on $ 34 billion in Chinese goods , whic...More..

Countdown withdraws frozen veggie product after Australian recall
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Countdown withdraws frozen veggie product after Australian recall

A number of brand names are affected by the recall, including Woolworths homebrand and IGA Black & Gold mixed vegetable and corn kernel products. But after the 44 products were recalled - Lidl has now issued ...More..

Dog on JetBlue flight given oxygen mask
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Dog on JetBlue flight given oxygen mask

Mrs Burt wrote the pup, who was under the seat in front of her in a carrier, began pushing her head against the mesh part. Darcy was treated for hypoxia - a lack of oxygen in the body - by her owner who held ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Turkey swears in President Erdogan

For some, it is the coronation of a new Turkey. "There is no stopping for us until we bring Turkey - which we saved from plotters, coupists and political and economic hitmen, street gangs and terrorist organi...More..

New Jersey woman dies after utility cuts power to her home
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Jersey woman dies after utility cuts power to her home

Johnson said. "We put one ice pack here by her side and one on the other side". "She was horrified. We were all horrified". Since Linda's primary oxygen, which plugs in, didn't work, they used a smaller reser...More..

Economy adds 31800 jobs in June, unemployment rate rises to 6.0%
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Economy adds 31800 jobs in June, unemployment rate rises to 6.0%

Average hourly wages in June rose by a healthy 3.5 percent from a year earlier. "Canada managed to shake off the past few months of declines, and this was one of those reports where a rising unemployment rate...More..

Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks

The onus rests with the DUP to urgently message the prime minister, unless they know differently, and advise her that any watering down on the customs union or back tracking on the border will be met with stern...More..

Iran's oil minister has hit back at Trump over production demands
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Iran's oil minister has hit back at Trump over production demands

United States crude futures added 8 cents, or 0.1 per cent, to.88 after trading slightly lower earlier in the morning. In response to this, members of OPEC reportedly agreed to produce an additional one milli...More..

President Mamnoon Hussain arrives in Turkey to attend Erdogan's inauguration
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

President Mamnoon Hussain arrives in Turkey to attend Erdogan's inauguration

The new system was agreed in a bitterly fought 2017 referendum, but the changes have been vehemently denounced by the opposition. Turkey is embarking on a journey toward a stronger government and country, P...More..

Timehop breached due to lack of 2FA, 21 million users hit
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Timehop breached due to lack of 2FA, 21 million users hit

Timehop has already invalidated all the access tokens it had on file, effectively disconnecting every Timehop account from every service and preventing any more harm being done. According to the release, the ...More..

British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns over EU exit plan
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns over EU exit plan

The resignation of Davis's deputy, Steve Baker, is a serious loss for May: Baker is widely respected among Brexit-supporting lawmakers. After a day when the foreign secretary cancelled meetings for crisis tal...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally by 2020, in a nod to the growing push for businesses to be more environmentally friendly. In the United States, local governments are already pu...More..

Seattle Becomes Latest City To Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Seattle Becomes Latest City To Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils

It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Plastic straws and utensils were originally exempt from the ban because of a lack of viable compostable alternatives . Every day, people in the U...More..

USA tariffs take effect, China warns of 'counterattack'
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

USA tariffs take effect, China warns of 'counterattack'

Although Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that no one will win by fighting a trade war , China pushed to implement countermeasures against USA tariffs. Jerry Moran, of Kansas, a state heavily depend...More..

Chinese PM invites intl banks to participate in Bulgaria-Greece rail project
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Chinese PM invites intl banks to participate in Bulgaria-Greece rail project

In addition, the "16+1" platform comprising China and the 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe is open and inclusive and has always been carried out under the framework of China-EU relations and relevan...More..

U.S. stocks gain with tech shares leading
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

U.S. stocks gain with tech shares leading

The United States and China slapped tit-for-tat duties on $34 billion worth of each other's imports on Friday, with Beijing accusing Washington of triggering the "largest-scale trade war" as the world's two big...More..