Government And Politics

World shares mixed as focus turns to world elections

Sep 25, 2017

World shares are mixed as investors turn their attention to global politics and evaluate weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. contractors operating in Iraq have accused Baghdad of strong-arm tactics to force them to pay tax bills, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is undermining the mission to defeat the Islamic State extremists

EU ups pressure ahead of new round of Brexit talks

Sep 25, 2017

The EU is ramping up pressure on Britain ahead of a new round of Brexit talks, warning again that time is running out for Prime Minister Theresa May to clinch a deal

French truck drivers block roads, reject labor reforms

Sep 25, 2017

French truck drivers have organized road blockades on highways and near fuel depots across the country to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's changes to labor laws

New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after election

Sep 25, 2017

New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result

Philippines accepts Malaysia's rejection of ASEAN statement

Sep 25, 2017

The Philippines says it respects Malaysia's decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar's Rakhine state issued by the Filipino chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Travel limits to affect few NKoreans; most in US are envoys

Sep 25, 2017

North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the country already under severe sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program

Survey: Economists see no gain from NAFTA renegotiation

Sep 25, 2017

Most business economists see no benefit from the Trump Administration's efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or say it will harm the U.S. economy

Myanmar police: Insurgents killed 28 Hindu women and boys

Sep 25, 2017

Police say they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindus in two mass graves in Myanmar's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, and the government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings

Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost

Sep 25, 2017

Australia has announced it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy

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