Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Friday denounced a ruling by a federal judge to halt construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the decision had been made for political reasons. US District Judge Brian Morris argued that the Trump administration had failed to explain why it had lifted a ban on the project in a stinging setback to the president but a … [Read more...] about Trump calls court block on Keystone oil pipeline ‘a disgrace’
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Days after its inauguration, the much-hyped Statue of Unity has been engulfed in controversy over its funding. A viral post claims that Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) were made to shell out nearly Rs 2,500 crore as their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund for the construction of the statue. The post was brought to the notice of the India Today Fact Check team by a … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Who funded the tallest statue of the world?
The United States is preparing new tariffs against all remaining Chinese imports if trade talks between Presidents Donald Trumpand Xi Jinping fail to reconcile the ongoing trade dispute, according to Bloomberg News. An announcement of new taxes against goods from China could occur as early as December and target the rest of the imports from the Asian nation that are not … [Read more...] about U.S. Reportedly Planning Tariffs on Remaining $257 Billion in Chinese Goods
A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump’s high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office. But it left open a burning question: Will the concessions North Korean leader Kim Jong Un … [Read more...] about Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with U.S.
ON AUGUST 22nd America’s bull market in equities turned 3,453 days old. Since hitting a low of 666 in March 2009, the S&P 500 index has increased more than fourfold, driven by strong corporate profits, low inflation, stable economic growth and a boatload of central-bank stimulus. Despite five corrections of at least 10%, the index has never entered bear territory, defined … [Read more...] about America’s stockmarket passes a milestone