Archive of 17 May 2020

White House hits out at ‘Deep State’ after Trump fires watchdog

Trump told the House of Representatives late Friday he planned to dismiss Steve Linick, the fourth inspector general to be ousted by the president...

Mainz fight back for point at Cologne on Bundesliga return

In Cologne, the hosts took an early lead when Mark Uth, on loan from Schalke, converted a penalty with just six minutes gone after...

Chinese envoy to Israel found dead, ‘health reasons’ likely cause: Beijing

The 57-year-old envoy, who had arrived in Israel in mid-February, was found dead in his home in Herzliya, north of the city, spokesman Micky...

US welcomes Afghan power-sharing deal, urges political settlement

Sunday's breakthrough sees Abdullah heading peace talks with the Taliban, as Afghanistan struggles with a rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus and brutal attacks...

A month after negative oil prices, US crude contract expiry looms

Last month, the CME ordered the United States Oil Fund LP , the largest oil-focused exchange-traded product in the country, to limit its position...

India to privatise state-run companies and halt fresh insolvencies amid COVID-19 pandemic

India has been trying to divest parts of state-run companies in sectors ranging from aviation to power to fill its coffers,  but it has...

Oil prices, corporate earnings boost Saudi shares

Saudi Arabia's index closed 1.6% higher led by Al Rajhi Bank and Saudi Aramco which rose 2% a 1.8%, respectively. Saudi Arabian stocks rose sharply...

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