Monday, January 23, 2017

Pertinent

Pertinent news from around the globe.

America split as almost 1m attend inaugurationDonald Trump flew to Washington yesterday to take the oath of office in a city braced for the biggest demonstrations against a new US president since the Vietnam war.As many as 900,000 people...
China’s economy — the second largest globally behind the United States — finished 2016 far stronger than where it began, with economic growth accelerating strongly in the final quarter of the year.According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS),...
President-elect Donald Trump is set to officially take office Friday when he is sworn in during an inauguration ceremony. Trump's path to the White House and the public's response has been atypical. Polling shows the Republican is historically unpopular.Trump is some...
China’s government said the nation’s economy expanded by 6.7 per cent in 2016, within its target but the slowest pace of growth in 26 years.The publication of the figures comes as investor confidence in the Chinese economy, and even...
India’s unprecedented ban on high-denomination currency bills has led to a mismatch in cash supply that has flummoxed some economists and data crunchers.Indians withdrew about 600 billion rupees ($9 billion) more than the 9.1 trillion rupees of currency in...
Trump spoke at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr declared ‘I have a dream’, and told the largely white crowd: ‘You’re not forgotten any more’Donald Trump staked his claim to Washington on Thursday by promising to “make America...
DAVOS - Pakistan and Switzerland Thursday while noting the rich potential of their bilateral ties called for exploring new avenues of cooperation for mutual benefits.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his desire to strengthen relations with Switzerland in a meeting...
Banks are already preparing to move thousands of jobs out of Britain after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that she wanted a complete break with the European Union.May said Tuesday that Brexit meant the U.K. would also cease to...
Which makes sense, considering Trump once said “Islam hates us.”An evangelical pastor who thinks Islam is “evil” is set to deliver prayers on Friday at the inauguration ceremony for a president-elect who thinks “Islam hates us.”Rev. Franklin Graham is among six...
Emergency services are at the scene of the devastating avalanche in Italy, but their efforts have been hampered by the snow.Teams of rescue workers, dogs and helicopters have been at the scene this morning to locate the missing people.Rescuers...