Russian President Vladimir Putin picks young former banker Maxim Oreshkin as economy minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with the deputy finance minister and the future economy minister, Maxim Oreshkin, at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has elevated a relatively young former banker to the position of economy minister. Putin on Wednesday appointed Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s current […]

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Donald Trump offering special inauguration tickets of up to $1mn

President Barack Obama addresses his supporters during the inaugural address for his second term in the White House, Washington, D.C, January 20, 2013. (Photo by AFP) Donald Trump’s inauguration committee is offering a variety of expensive perks for donors who are seeking special access to the Republican president-elect and his administration officials during the inauguration ceremony, […]

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About 900 hateful incidents recorded after Donald Trump election

Demonstrators rally near Trump Tower after marching through downtown protesting against President-elect Donald Trump on November 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images) US civil rights groups have urged President-elect Donald Trump to forcefully and publicly condemn racism and bigotry, pointing to nearly 900 racially motivated violent incidents recorded in the 10 days following Trump’s […]

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United Nations Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea over nuclear test

The United Nations Security Council has voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its most recent and largest nuclear test in September. The 15-member council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution, which curbs Pyongyang’s biggest export, coal, by at least 60 percent. It also bans the country’s copper, nickel, silver and zinc exports. The resolution, […]

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Women driving ban bad for struggling economy : Saudi Arabia’s billionaire prince al-Waleed Bin Talal

Saudi Arabia’s prince al-Waleed Bin Talal (R) with his wife, Princess Amira al-Taweel (Photo by AFP) Saudi Arabia’s billionaire prince al-Waleed Bin Talal says the kingdom’s ban on women driving is draining billions of dollars from the country’s struggling economy. Waleed made the remarks in a statement released by his office on Wednesday after he tweeted […]

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