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  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 - 10:56 UTC

    TPP without the US would be “meaningless” says Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

    Abe spoke after attending a weekend meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Peru at which some said they might try to modify the 12-nation TPP pact

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would be “meaningless” without US participation, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said as United States President-elect Donald Trump announced he planned to quit the pact. PM Abe’s comment on Monday (Tuesday morning) came shortly before the Mr Trump released a short video about his plans for his administration, including an intention to have the US drop out of the TPP pact.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 - 10:11 UTC

    “Many people” would like to see Nigel Farage as UN ambassador in Washington, twits Trump

    The President-elect said: “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!”

    President-elect Donald J. Trump has ostensibly thrown his support behind the idea of UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage becoming the British Ambassador to the United States in a tweet issued late on Monday night. Trump issued the statement, unprompted, via his Twitter feed, stating that the idea was popular amongst “many people” in a move that is sure to set the British political establishment into a further tailspin.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 - 09:48 UTC

    Trump advances plans for his first day: quitting TPP, ending visa abuses and “job killing restrictions”

    Announcing the plan to pull out of the TPP, he said that the US would “negotiate fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores”.

    President-elect Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day in the White House. He made the announcement in a video messaged outlining what he intends to do first when he takes office in January. The TPP trade deal was signed by 12 countries which together cover 40% of the world's economy. Trump also pledged to reduce “job-killing restrictions” on coal production and stop visa abuses.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 12:06 UTC

    Peña Nieto says Mexico willing to discuss NAFTA with Trump

    Enrique Peña Nieto will waive the Nafta flag to talks with Trump

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is well aware of his country's need to take a new approach at bilateral relations with the United States under the coming Republican presidency of Donald Trump. “We’re at the stage of prioritizing dialogue as the path through which we may able to establish a new agenda for bilateral relations,” Peña Nieto said in Lima at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 22:37 UTC

    Where the Democrats go from here

    (*) Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont, was a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

    By Bernie Sanders (*)

    Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day. But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 21:29 UTC

    Texas holds the largest oil and gas deposit ever discovered in United States

    The amount of oil in the Wolfcamp shale formation is nearly three times the amount of petroleum products used by the entire United States in a year.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says it has found the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever discovered in the United States. A swath of West Texas known as the Wolfcamp shale contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas which makes it nearly three times more petroleum than the agency found in North Dakota's Bakken shale in 2013.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 20:27 UTC

    Robots and “reshoring” threaten millions of jobs in developing countries

    “The increased use of robots in developed countries risks eroding the traditional labor-cost advantage of developing countries,” the UNCTAD policy brief says.

    The increased use of robots threatens millions of jobs in developing countries, by undermining the advantage of low wages and facilitating the “reshoring” of industries back to industrialized countries, according to a new policy brief from UNCTAD.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 11:57 UTC

    Trump avoids 'presidential' embarrassment with out of court US$ 25m settlement

    The case refers to lawsuits stemming from the defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University, putting to rest fraud allegations by former students

    United States President elect Donald Trump has reversed course and agreed on Friday to pay US$25 million to settle a series of lawsuits stemming from his defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University, finally putting to rest fraud allegations by former students, which have dogged him for years and hampered his presidential campaign.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    Buenos Aires' to have its own Trump Tower luxurious offices by 2020

    Buenos Aires Trump Tower project picks up momentum

    With a budget of 100 million dollars, construction of the 35-story building may start in June next year and be finished by 2020, it was announced by the same developers in charge of the residential project in Punta del Este under the name of next President of the United States.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 09:22 UTC

    Trump's presidency short lived? Two experts who anticipated his victory make the prediction

    Allan Lichtman said Trump's history of playing “fast and loose with the law,” his unpredictability and lack of public service experience could end in impeachment.

    Donald Trump caught the world by surprise when he emerged victorious at the United States elections, but his stay at the White House could be short-lived, according to university professor who has correctly predicted presidential poll outcomes for the last 30 years. A similar prediction has been made by journalist and filmmaker Michael Moore who also forecasted Trump's victory with weeks' anticipation.