World


'Slum pope' and billionaire US president to meet May 24

President Trump, on his first trip overseas, will travel later this month to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican in an effort to unite Islam, Judaism and Christianity in the common cause of fighting "intolerance" and radical extremism, White House officials said Thursday.



SIG plc 22.1% Potential Decrease Indicated by Liberum Capital

The Fund's investment strategy is to provide total return through a combination of capital appreciation and current income. After $0.87 actual earnings per share reported by Cna Financial Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.49% negative EPS growth.


DFA: No insistence to tackle ruling on PH-China dispute

DFA: No insistence to tackle ruling on PH-China dispute

Maritime disputes between China on the one hand and the Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan on the other have caused tensions in the region and often led to a war of words between Beijing and Washington. China had earlier pledged US$15 billion in investment in the Philippines and financing for 15 infrastructure projects, including two railways, a hydroelectric dam and an irrigation system.


White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

Trump "should be meeting with the foreign minister", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, lambasting critics. The White House blocked USA reporters from photographing the meeting, opting to allow only White House and Russian photographers to capture images of Trump's interactions with Lavrov.



Poll shows Tories in commanding lead despite slip for Theresa May

The Scottish National Party, which is seeking another referendum on seceding from the United Kingdom on the back of Brexit, won 31 seats to end up with 431. The party's vote was squeezed in Brexit-supporting parts of the country, limiting gains. The Sun reports that the leader's allies have blamed the colossal defeat of UKIP for the poor results, in addition to the attempts of some of Corbyn's own MP's to tarnish his reputation.


Lavrov acknowledges Comey fracas by quipping 'Was he fired?'

Lavrov acknowledges Comey fracas by quipping 'Was he fired?'

Ever a glutton for controversy, Trump also met unannounced with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, who accompanied Lavrov to the Oval Office. The meeting was the highest-level encounter between the USA administration and Moscow since Trump's inauguration. None were apparently reached Wednesday.