FBI probing Ivanka international business deal

Ivanka Trump (File photo)The FBI is scrutinizing one of Ivanka Trump’s international business deals in Vancouver, CNN reported on Friday.It is unclear why this case is under investigation as well as in what aspects it will probe into.The project in Vancouver, a 616-foot beacon containing an Ivanka Trump-branded spa, was developed by Joo Kim Tiah, a scion of one of

Trump's controversial steel tariffs may hurt US economy: US expert

A worker checks aluminium tapes at a Chinese production plant. The price of the metal jumped 30% in 2017. (PHOTO: AFP)US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to protect domestic producers, safeguarding national security, and positioning the US opposite its trade partners.Trump said the duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent

Argentina's Macri calls for labor amnesty, defends gradual approach

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri waves as he arrives for the opening session of the 136th legislative term at the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos BrindicciArgentine President Mauricio Macri said he would propose an amnesty law for informal workers in a speech to Congress on Thursday, a sign his administration is scaling back a previously proposed labor

German SPD minister expects 60 percent party support for coalition

Social Democratic Party (SPD) flags are pictured during the traditional Ash Wednesday meeting in Vilshofen, Germany February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Michaela RehleGermany’s Social Democrat (SPD) environment minister said on Thursday she expects party members to support a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives by a margin of 60 percent.The SPD’s 464,000 members are voting in a postal ballot on

Norway set to ban semi-automatic weapons

Norwegian flag flutters on the boat at Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ints KalninsNorway is set to ban semi-automatic weapons almost seven years after a far right-wing extremist killed 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage, the deputy leader of parliament’s justice committee said on Thursday.The July 22 massacre in 2011 “was committed using that type

Republicans signal no quick moves on guns despite Trump push

US President Donald Trump meets with bi-partisan members of Congress to discuss school and community safety in the wake of the Florida school shootings at the White House in Washington, US, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueRepublican senators in the US Congress signaled on Thursday that they were hesitant to embrace a call from President Donald Trump for sweeping changes to

Latvian central banker in bribery probe returns to work

Latvia's central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics speaks to the media during a news conference in Riga, Latvia February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ints KalninsLatvia’s central bank governor, recently detained in a bribery probe, returned to work as an ECB policymaker this week, the country’s central bank told Reuters.Ilmars Rimsevics’ return marks the latest twist in a graft probe that last month led

Armenia scraps deal with Turkey designed to normalize relations

Armenia has scrapped a peace agreement it signed with Turkey in 2009 in a failed attempt to normalize relations between the two countries, the Armenian president’s press service said on Thursday.Armenia and Turkey signed the landmark peace accord to restore ties and open their shared border after a century of hostility stemming from the World War One mass killing of

Ukraine says it will extend sanctions against Russian banks

Ukraine’s Security and Defence Council said on Thursday it had extended sanctions that had been due to expire in March against the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks.Four such banks still operate in Ukraine, including arms of Sberbank (SBER.MM), VEB and VTB (VTBR.MM), which are among Ukraine’s 20 largest lenders. The sanctions include a ban on removing money out of

Trump's ex-aide Manafort pleads not guilty in Russia probe, faces trial

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. (Xinhua/REUTERS)Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman of U.S. President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to new charges levied against him in the probe into allegedRussian meddling in the 2016 election and will face trial in September.Manafort's formal plea of not guilty came

UN chief condemns Mali attack killing 4 Bangladeshi peacekeepers

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday condemned the attack in Mopti region of Mali in which four Bangladeshi peacekeepers were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast and four others seriously injured.The incident came a day after six members of the Malian armed forces also died from an IED attack in central Mali."The Secretary-General recalls that attacks targeting United

As Afrin operation continues, Turkish debate heats up on sending Syrian refugees home

This file photo taken on Feb. 10, 2016 shows a refugee camp in Kilis, a Turkish border city grappling with a population ofSyrian refugees larger than its own. (Xinhua)As Turkey continues its military operation in Syria's Afrin, a debate is heating up among Turks whether the Syrian refugees should be sent back home to fight the Kurdish fighters there.Turkey has

US considering broad oil sanctions on Venezuela

The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a US official said.With Maduro running for another term in an April election that Washington and its allies oppose as a sham, the United States is weighing sanctions that would target

Trump to impose steep tariffs on overseas steel and aluminum products

President Donald Trump (C) speaks during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives(R) in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. (File photo)Washington (People's Daily) — USPresident Donald Trump announced on Thursday he would impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to protect US producers.Eariler today, steel and aluminum executives had a meeting

Indian gov't approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill as bank fraud gets murkier

NEW DELHI, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Facing flak for India's biggest-ever bank fraud of $1.8 billion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet Thursday approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill aimed at tightening the noose around scamsters.A PNB branch (Photo: Reuters)The bill will now go to Parliament for its approval and then to President Ram Nath Kovind who will sign it into

S. Korean president to send special envoy to DPRK

SEOUL, March 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in his telephone conversation Thursday night with U.S. President Donald Trump that he will dispatch a special envoy in the near future to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, arrives for a banquet in Seoul, South Korea

Putin hails Russia-China ties, vows stronger cooperation

Russian President Putin is going to deliver annual address to the parliamenton March 1, 2018. (Photo: Maxim Shemetov/ Reuters)Moscow (People’s Daily) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised Russia-China ties and vowed to expand mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.In his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Putin said Russia’s record of cooperation with countries like China shows

Moon, Trump hold phone conversation over possible US-DPRK talks

SEOUL, March 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his UScounterpart Donald Trump held a telephone conversation Thursday night over possible preliminary talks between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Yonhap news agency reported.U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in attend a press conference at the presidential residence in

South Korea's Moon says Japan cannot declare wartime crimes 'over'

(Photo: AFP)South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said Japan cannot declare the issue of its former wartime sex slaves "over", repeating calls for Tokyo to apologise over the issue and confront wrongdoings.The controversy of the so-called comfort women -- those forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II -- has marred relations between the neighbours for

Ireland hit by worst snowstorm in 36 years

A man walks through the snow at the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, February 28, 2018. (Photo: VCG)A severe snowstorm hit most parts of Ireland on Wednesday, leaving local resident's lives and businesses in the country seriously disrupted, reported local media.Latest reports coming in said that over 400 flights were cancelled at the airport of the country's capital Dublin, leaving

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