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White House answers for Trump's weekend tweets

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders faced questions from reporters Tuesday after President Trump spent the weekend tweeting several times about the Russia …

Donald Trump

Putin Has to Find a Way to Raise Incomes

In a government-dominated economy, only the state can help increase what Russians earn.<p>The Russian presidential election is such a formality that President Vladimir Putin won't even be filmed for his own TV spots. One thing, though, Putin is keen to ensure before the election: that Russians' real …

Russia

Greeks Feel the Pain of Being Normal Again

The prevalent belief in Europe is that the crisis is all but over in Greece: the economy is growing, the country just raised money from bond …

Europe

Billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay 'significantly higher' taxes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts.<p>"I need to pay higher taxes," Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview with …

Income Inequality

Uncovering and Understanding Newly-Found Supernovas

One of the most exciting things that an astronomer could possibly see in their line of work has to be a stellar explosion – or in other words a …

The chief of US intelligence just warned the US is under threat of a space attack

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats warned about threats from space at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday.<p>"As if we don't have enough threats here on earth, we need to look to the heavens — threats in space," he said.<p>"The global expansion of the …

Military

U.N. says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre demands 'attention, action'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as "preposterous" as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi "to acknowledge these horrific acts that are …

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-un praises 'sincere, impressive' South Korea

North Korean leader expresses ‘satisfaction’ over visit by his sister and other officials to the Winter Games amid warming of relations<p>North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has praised the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” after a delegation returned from their three-day visit to the South …

North Korea

Macedonia: Why the row with Greece over the name runs so deep

<b>Macedonia is rolling back on the trolling.</b><p>Its policy of "antiquisation" served for a decade as an epic act of nose-thumbing at its southern neighbour, Greece.<p>But last summer's change of government has brought a radically different approach - and hope of a solution to one of Europe's …

Europe

White House marching forward with military parade idea

WASHINGTON – The White House is pushing ahead with the idea of throwing a grand parade to honour U.S. armed forces, brushing aside Democratic …

Donald Trump

To Counter Russia, U.S. Signals Nuclear Arms Are Back in a Big Way

WASHINGTON — A treaty committing the United States and Russia to keep their long-range nuclear arsenals at the lowest levels since early in the Cold War goes into full effect on Monday. When it was signed eight years ago, President Barack Obama expressed hope that it would be a small first step …

Barack Obama

Economy adds 200K jobs in January

The U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in January, which was better than predicted, giving the economy a strong start to the year amid anticipation that …

Economy

Donald Trump praises "strong, safe and proud" America

In his first State of the Union speech to Congress, President Donald Trump took the opportunity to hail America’s booming economy and stress his desire to work with Democrats.<p>And he asked the nation to come together too in what he called “One American family.”<p>But mostly he explained that the U.S. …

Otto Warmbier

U.S. economy picked up in 2017, but growth slowed at year's end

The U.S. economy gained momentum in 2017, but growth slowed at the end of the year.<p>The economy grew 2.3% for the year, the Commerce Department said Friday. That's well ahead of the 1.5% growth in 2016, but slower than 2015. It's also below the 3% target President Trump has set for his first …

Economy

3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start

In the arid, sun-soaked northwest corner of Australia, along the Tropic of Capricorn, the oldest face of Earth is exposed to the sky. Drive through …

Earth Science

Peter Schiff: "We're Near The Endgame... And Trump's Gonna Be The Fall Guy"

<b>Peter Schiff isn’t known for mincing words or sugarcoating the evidence.</b> The financial broker and economist said in an interview “the economy is …

Economy

Washing Machines, Orange Juice, Fuzzy Logic and Trump

President Donald Trump's washer tariffs have a rather fuzzy logic.<p>The George W. Bush administration slapped safeguard duties on cotton trousers, …

China

World financial system now more dangerous than in 2008, senior OECD economist warns at Davos - Independent.ie

Nine years of emergency money has had a string of perverse effects and lured emerging markets into debt dependency, without addressing the structural …

News (Ireland)

A new information engine is pushing the boundaries of thermodynamics

Conventional Thermodynamics<p>Physicists have created a device that has experimentally exceeded the conventional second law of thermodynamics. The …

Quantum Mechanics

With Davos Approaching, the Global Economy Is Surging, but Growth Could Stall

Almost a decade after the financial crisis, economies in just about every corner of the world — the United States, Europe, even perennially sluggish Japan — are growing in unison.<p>But can the expansion last?<p>Many economists predict it will — at least into this year. But they also fret that unresolved …

Economics

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government.<p>This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President …

CNN

Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists<p>More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces …

Archaeology

North, South Korea to march together under one flag at Winter Olympics

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag, the South said Wednesday, in a diplomatic breakthrough following days of talks between the two countries.<p>The nations have also agreed to form a joint North and South …

North Korea

Called a Racist, Trump Threatens to Kill DACA Talks

“DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it.”<p>Following days of international condemnation, <b>Donald Trump</b> announced on Sunday that he is “not a racist,” and denied that he had used the word “shithole” to describe African nations during an Oval office meeting on immigration last …

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

Snorkeling

Carbon Pollution Has Shoved The Climate Back At Least 12 Million Years, Harvard Scientist Says

The level of carbon now in the atmosphere hasn’t been seen in 12 million years, a Harvard scientist said in Chicago Thursday, and this pollution is rapidly pushing the climate back to its state in the Eocene Epoch, more than 33 million years ago, when there was no ice on either pole.<p>“We have …

Climate Change

Don't be fooled. Wall Street, not Main Street, is the big tax winner

<b>1. Main Street vs. Wall Street:</b> President Trump has promised that the tax overhaul will be "fantastic for the middle-income people" of America.<p>He has cheered the bonuses and minimum wage hikes announced by Walmart, Comcast (CMCSA), Bank of America (BAC) and dozens of other companies.<p>Despite the …

CNN

Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires

If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change<p>Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful …

Is the Stock Market Too Quiet for Its Own Good?

A rare calm has settled over the stock market. Whether it turns out to be the one before the storm is a compelling question after a year of conditions so placid that investing has begun to look deceptively simple.<p>In all of 2017, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index experienced no decline greater …

Donald Trump must apologise for comments - African Union

<b>The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent "shitholes".</b><p>The African Union mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood …

Donald Trump