Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump eyes Afghanistan’s mineral riches

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan's mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost...

No to investment in gambling and sex, says China

SHANGHAI: A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and...

UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

LONDON: Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging...

Brazilians glued to TV screens over corruption claims

BRASILIA: Brazilians are glued to a mesmerizing, disturbing new version of reality TV: back-to-back broadcasts of jailed executives accusing President Michel Temer and almost...

India offers $10 billion investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: India will invest up to $10 billion in Bangladeshi sectors including infrastructure and medicine and will provide $5 billion in loans, including...

Ukraine to receive $1 billion from IMF, Poroshenko

KIEV: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced on Monday. Poroshenko wrote...

China is creating new economic zone outside Beijing

BEIJING: China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a...

No to investment in gambling and sex, says China

SHANGHAI: A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and...

Mexico will only stay in NAFTA if it suits it: minister

MEXICO CITY: A defiant Mexico said on Tuesday it would only stay in NAFTA if it suited it and rejected the imposition of any...

Green Gold: Taliban make $15 million a year from selling pistachios

KABUL: Taliban fighters have made $15 million for their insurgency activities in 2016 from harvesting Afghanistan’s “green gold,” pistachios, over 32,000 hectares in the Kushki Kuhna...

U.S. economy shows strength on eve of Trump presidency

NEW YORK: U.S. homebuilding rebounded sharply in December as a firming economy boosts demand for rental housing, while an unexpected drop in the number...

UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

LONDON: Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging...

Maldives rejects UN call to free ex-defense minister

COLOMBO: The Maldives on Monday rejected a UN call to release former Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim and pay him damages after he was jailed...

U.S and China trade war is a lose-lose option- state media

BEIJIN: A trade war between China and the United States would harm both countries, the overseas edition of the state run People's Daily said...
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