Daily Archives: August 1, 2017

U.S. pending home sales rise; Midwest factory activity slows

Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rebounded in June after three straight monthly declines, but the housing market remained...

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (AP) -- George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice...

China Wants This Malaysian Port to Rival Singapore (And That’s Not All)

By Keith Zhai and Pooi Koon Chong The Straits of Malacca have been a gateway for China for centuries in its quest for power. A...

3 human rights defenders transferred to Silivri Prison

By TM Amnesty International (AI) Turkey Director İdil Eser and two other human rights activists, Özlem Dalkıran and Nalan Erkem, were transferred from Bakırköy to...

White House Communications Director Scaramucci Out After 10 Days

After just ten days at the helm of the White House communications shop, hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci has resigned from his role within...

Dollar inches up from 2-1/2 year low vs euro; focus on U.S. data

Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar inched up from a 2-1/2 year low versus the euro on Tuesday, but its outlook remained clouded by...

Ankara slams US special envoy over remarks linking Turkey with al-Qaeda

ByTM The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday slammed recent remarks by Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition against ISIL, for...

White House Sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

By Jose Enrique Arrioja and Saleha Mohsin The Trump administration sanctioned Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, accusing him and his government of undermining...

Germany wants Europe to suspend preparations for EU-Turkey customs union

ByTM The German government has asked the European Commission to suspend preparatory work on negotiations with Turkey for modernizing the EU-Turkey customs union because it...

Some Global Banks to Shift Qatar Business From Dubai Hub

Archana Narayanan and Zainab Fattah Some international banks are serving Qatar from London and New York instead of Dubai’s financial center as a regional dispute...

Asian shares tick up as investors look for proof of ‘goldilocks’

Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked up in early Tuesday trade as investors looked to a barrage of economic data around the world...

Is crying good for you? And what if you can’t cry (but want to)?

By Natalie Healey Some of us tear up at the drop of a hat, while others remain stoic and dry-eyed in very upsetting situations. But...

Sam Shepard: Hollywood & Broadway Mourn Actor-Writer’s Death

By Anthony D'Alessandro Broadway and Hollywood are in sorrow today as one of their greats, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard died...

Paper Talk: Tuesday’s football transfer rumours

Liverpool are ramping up their Virgil van Dijk chase, according to the Daily Mail. Check out the latest transfer news and gossip. DAILY MAIL Liverpool are...

Los Angeles to be confirmed as 2028 Olympic host city

Los Angeles has reached a deal to stage the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LA Bid Committee and the International Olympic Committee announced on...