Economy

The assault, the deadliest-ever by the Taliban on a military base, underscores their growing strength more than 15 years after they were ousted from power. "The Taliban are the single biggest challenge in the country, but unfortunately since the regime's collapse, the United States and the Afghan government have not had a clear strategy to eliminate them or push them to negotiation", said Mohammad Farhad Sediqi, a member of parliament from Kabul .
  • 'Eventually' Mexico Will Pay for Wall

    Economy

    In his interview with the Journal, Mr. Mulvaney said "elections have to have consequences" and, like former President Barack Obama, Mr. Trump is "entitled to have some of his priorities funded". "I think we're in good shape", Trump told reporters. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Trump had been clear about his desire for a wall.
  • Will a new foreign property buyer's tax cool Toronto's housing market?

    Economy

    Wynne stressed that the changes are being made to calm the frenetic market and establish fairness for those trying buy a home. In the GTA, sale prices have skyrocketed by 33% in one year. "The biggest problem is a shortage of homes, and that's because of the government's vision for a high density Ontario and its desire to use taxes and regulations to squeeze as much money out of sales and development as it can".
  • United CEO Will Not Assume Chairman Role

    United CEO Will Not Assume Chairman Role

    Economy

    United Airlines said Friday it no longer plans to name chief executive Oscar Munoz chairman as it revised its compensation program following an uproar over its treatment of a passenger. Munoz later apologized repeatedly for United's handling of the situation. United also said Friday that Munoz received $18.7 million in compensation previous year.
  • Babri case: Muslims have faith in SC, says cleric

    Economy

    The SC today allowed the CBI's appeal and also ordered the clubbing of two trials that are now going on in the Babri demolition case. Now, the BJP leaders, facing far more serious charges, will be tried in Lucknow , where a separate case dealing with about 20 people accused of the actual demolition of the mosque is being heard.
  • International Monetary Fund alters India's growth forecast to 6.8% in FY17

    Economy

    The Washington-based organisation on Tuesday again upped its forecast for global growth this year due to buoyant financial markets and a cyclical recovery in manufacturing and trade. Output in the euro zone is forecast to grow by 1.7 per cent this year and 1.6 per cent in 2018. "The medium-term outlook for the euro area as a whole remains dim, as projected potential growth is held back by weak productivity, adverse demographics and, in some countries, unresolved legacy problems of public and ...
  • Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas

    Economy

    It is thought that new limits on foreign work visas could be especially painful for the technology sector, which has been a keen employer of overseas skilled workers and has spawned new start-ups in the country. The number of requests for H-1B visas declined this year by about 15 percent, or roughly 37,000 applications, but the total was still almost 200,000, far more than the 85,000 limit.
  • Delhi votes to pick new municipal body

    Economy

    Kejriwal yesterday trained guns at the saffron party, while saying that the people should hold themselves responsible for dengue and chikungunya outbreaks if they vote for the BJP in the MCD elections. Polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has begun. Asked if the election was a referendum on his government's two-year performance, he replied: "We will see when the results come (on Wednesday)".
  • Prince William, Prince Harry say they didn't talk about Princess Diana's death

    Economy

    She said: "When there is public awareness and public demand for improving the services, that's when politicians stand up and listen and that's when funders stand up and listen and realise they're being closely watched and that's how we can make things continue to improve and funding to carry on being there because it's always under threat".
  • Warriors battle Blazers, take commanding 3-0 series lead

    Warriors battle Blazers, take commanding 3-0 series lead

    Economy

    The Warriors hold a 2-0 series lead entering the first of two games in Portland. Marc Gasol's floating jump shot over LaMarcus Aldridge with 0.7 seconds left in overtime gave Memphis Grizzlies a 110-108 victory over San Antonio Spurs on Saturday at FedExForum to even its first-round Western Conference play-off series 2-2.
  • Thousands without power in San Francisco; NYC subway suffers outage

    Thousands without power in San Francisco; NYC subway suffers outage

    Economy

    Firefighters and utility crews responded to a smoky fire at a substation, and the utility told CBS San Francisco it was the "primary source" of the outage. At the salad bar chain MIXT downtown, cashiers took credit card payments using old-fashioned paper imprints, as customers lined up to eat in the dim natural light.