- South Korean president visits Uganda to talk business, trade
FOXNews, Saturday - 05/28/2016 - 11:48 AM
South Korea's president has arrived in Uganda for a two-day state visit during which she is expected to discuss business and trade opportunities.
- FIFA: 'Ludicrous' to claim Infantino plot to remove Scala
San Antonio Express-News, Saturday - 05/28/2016 - 11:11 AM
An alleged plot by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to oust the official who oversaw the salary offer he refused to accept has been dismissed as "ludicrous" by world soccer's governing body. The Infantino-chaired ruling panel then discussed ways to remove FIFA audit committee chairman Domenico Scala, who oversaw the salary offer before the presidential election in February, the reports claimed. Infantino had declared FIFA's crisis to be over in his keynote speech in Mexico City to world soccer leaders, who have seen dozens of former colleagues implicated in corruption over the past year during investigations by American and Swiss federal prosecutors and FIFA ethics investigators.
- G7 leaders pledge collective action on sagging global growth
Hartford Courant, Friday - 05/27/2016 - 04:47 AM
The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies pledged Friday to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international order from terrorist attacks, violent extremism and refugee flows. Meeting at a seaside resort with expansive views of a
- No Call From G-7 for Coordinated Spending
Wall Street Journal, Friday - 05/27/2016 - 02:47 AM
The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations warned of rising risks to the global economy but stopped short of announcing coordinated fiscal spending.
- Japan urges G-7 to avert another economic crisis
San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday - 05/26/2016 - 05:40 PM
ISE, Japan — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies Thursday to avert another global crisis by acting to rescue the faltering global recovery. President Obama backed Abe’s call, saying it was crucial not just to put people back to work but also raise wages and maintain the momentum of the recovery. Abe and his counterparts got down to business after a morning stroll through the grounds of Ise Jingu, a tranquil, densely forested shrine that is considered the holiest site in Japan’s indigenous Shinto religion. During the talks, Abe compared the current global economic situation to conditions just before the 2008 financial crisis. Japanese officials also highlighted joint efforts on corruption, terrorism, global health and migration — which has become a huge headache especially for European nations — as other top priorities.
Associated Press, Thursday - 05/26/2016 - 01:57 PM
A Norwegian consumers' group took inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps.
- Uber to expand Africa operations
FOXNews, Thursday - 05/26/2016 - 06:49 AM
Uber is expanding in Africa.
- France: Day of strikes, protests, fuel blockades over labor
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday - 05/26/2016 - 02:49 AM
- India's Narendra Modi Defends Efforts to Shake Up Economy
Wall Street Journal, Thursday - 05/26/2016 - 02:47 AM
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on critics who accuse him of failing to pursue “big bang” measures to revamp his economy, saying he has set a path for accelerated growth that India’s states now need to help navigate.
- Taliban Name Maulavi Haibatullah as New Leader
Wall Street Journal, Thursday - 05/26/2016 - 12:47 AM
The Taliban appointed religious council chief Maulavi Haibatullah as their new leader following the death of their former head in a U. S. drone strike last week.
- Greek Deal Doesn't End Debt Saga
Wall Street Journal, Wednesday - 05/25/2016 - 06:47 PM
A truce between Greece’s creditors averts an immediate panic over Greek bankruptcy this summer, yet as officials and onlookers digested the deal, it became apparent that less was agreed than meets the eye.