Monthly Archives: April 2017

Total ‘could consider joining IPO’

Retuers PARIS: French oil and gas major Total could consider taking a stake in the planned listing of part of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, the company’s...

Tibetan people have multiple adaptations for life at high altitudes

Study of 27 Tibetan genomes finds adaptations and relationships to Han Chinese, Denisovans Source:PLOS Summary:The Tibetan people have inherited variants of five different genes that help...

Seven ‘James Bond’ girls scandals

FoxNews.com On screen they played the desirable love interests of 007, but off screen many of the Bond girls got themselves into trouble. From struggles...

Resource availability drives person-to-person variations in microbes living in the body

Ecological model reveals relationships between resource availability and microbe species abundance Source:PLOS Summary:The collection of microbial species found in the human body varies from person to...

Former Bond Girl and Natalie Wood’s sister Lana now homeless

By Stephanie Nolasco -Fox News Lana Wood became Hollywood royalty when she starred as sizzling Bond Girl Plenty O’Toole opposite Sean Connery in 1971’s “Diamonds...

Venezuela’s Future Won’t Be Settled in the Streets

Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most. When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, facing swelling protestsagainst his own rule, sent congratulations to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad...

Dubai’s Alabbar to Weigh Buying Into Venture Capital Firms

by Dinesh Nair and Matthew Martin Dubai-based business-tycoon Mohamed Alabbar is weighing buying into venture capital firms in the Middle East to help kick start his $1 billion...

Exxon Hikes Dividend Yet Again, Despite Low Oil Prices

By Nick Cunningham ExxonMobil has continued its streak of hiking its dividend, announcing another increase in its payout to shareholders on Wednesday. The oil major...

Here’s What Wall Street Is Saying About Trump’s Tax Plan

by Julie Verhage and Felice Maranz President Donald Trump released his tax plan Wednesday, and Wall Street has a few questions. The one-page proposal includes cuts that would benefit businesses, the middle...

Uber Rival Gett Said to Seek $700 Million for Expansion

by Adam Satariano and Yaacov Benmeleh The ruckus at Uber Technologies Inc. is leading rival ride-hailing services to take advantage. Gett Inc., a Volkswagen AG-backed app used for ordering taxis, is...

Qatari Royals Said to Mull Sale of Luxembourg Private Bank BIL

by Dinesh Nair, Stephanie Bodoni, and Jan-Henrik Foerster The Qatari owners of Banque Internationale a Luxembourg SA are considering a sale of their controlling stake in the private bank, which...

Why Is China Funding Unsustainable Coal Projects In Pakistan?

By Richard Talley On April 16th, Chinese investments in Pakistan through the much-vaunted China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were revised upwards, from $46 billion to a...

Israel Steps Up Pressure on Iran’s Ally With Suspected Strike

by Donna Abu-Nasr Explosions hit a warehouse and fuel tanks near Damascus airport, the latest in a series of suspected Israeli attacks on Hezbollah positions in...

Oil’s April Rollercoaster Takes It Back to $50 on Supply Dilemma

by Ben Sharples After a rally in the first half of April, oil is set to end the month back below $50 a barrel. Futures are down 2.1...

Merkel Talks Tough on Migrants in Foretaste of Election Campaign

by Arne Delfs and Patrick Donahue German Chancellor Angela Merkel is talking tough on migrants and crime as she sets out on the campaign trail for two state...

Fox News Poll: 67 percent approve of US using airstrikes on Syria

By Dana Blanton - Fox News Two-thirds of voters approve of the missile strikes President Trump ordered on Syria in response to its suspected use...

Trump Warns of `Major Conflict’ If Talks on North Korea Fail

by Russell Wardand Kanga Kong President Donald Trump said a “major conflict” with North Korea was possible if diplomatic solutions fail, although Senator John McCain said the...

Exclusive: Tesla’s Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk – sources

By Edward Taylor | FRANKFURT Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann's firm, which...

Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest

By Nia Williams | CALGARY, ALBERTA The growing protest movement against U.S. oil and gas pipelines has so far focused on stopping or delaying new construction, with some...

Boeing seeks U.S. anti-dumping probe against Bombardier jet

By David Lawder and Alwyn Scott | WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Boeing Co on Thursday asked the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate alleged subsidies and unfair pricing for Canadian planemaker Bombardier's new...