Monthly Archive: April 2018

US having ‘fruitful discussions’ with EU on steel: Ross 0

US having ‘fruitful discussions’ with EU on steel: Ross

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States is hopeful it will reach an agreement to reduce tensions with the European Union over tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday. Speaking...

Dozens killed in NE Nigeria suicide blasts 0

Dozens killed in NE Nigeria suicide blasts

KANO (NIGERIA) (AFP) – Suicide bombers killed dozens of people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Islamist insurgents Boko Haram. The...

US warns companies marketing candy-like nicotine fluid 0

US warns companies marketing candy-like nicotine fluid

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US regulators on Tuesday sent 13 warning letters to companies marketing nicotine fluid for e-cigarettes in packages that look like cookies, juice boxes and whipped cream, saying they pose a danger...

Morocco cuts Iran ties over alleged Polisario arms delivery 0

Morocco cuts Iran ties over alleged Polisario arms delivery

RABAT (AFP) – Morocco has cut diplomatic ties with Iran over its alleged involvement in the delivery of weapons from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to the Polisario Front, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said Tuesday....

On first May Day without Castro, Cuba looks to Díaz-Canel 0

On first May Day without Castro, Cuba looks to Díaz-Canel

HAVANA (AFP) – Close to a million Cubans turned out en masse in Havana on Tuesday to mark their first May Day of the post-Castro era, in a mass show of support for the...

Iraqi man uses campaign fever to win back his sweetheart 0

Iraqi man uses campaign fever to win back his sweetheart

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Taking advantage of nation-wide elections, one Iraqi man has emptied his pockets to panel Baghdad with posters to campaign for love and win back his ex-fiancee. “I’ve loved this women for...

US manufacturing growth slows, trade worries grow: ISM 0

US manufacturing growth slows, trade worries grow: ISM

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US manufacturing sector’s growth rate slowed again in April as concerns about trade disputes and rising prices worsened, according to an industry survey released Tuesday. New orders, output and employment...

Pfizer questioned on growth after sluggish Q1 sales 0

Pfizer questioned on growth after sluggish Q1 sales

NEW YORK (AFP) – Pfizer reported higher profits on Tuesday but minimal revenue growth, reviving questions about whether it will seek a large acquisition to spur growth. Pfizer, the world’s biggest pharmaceutical company by...

Serena made to wait over Wimbledon seeding 0

Serena made to wait over Wimbledon seeding

LONDON (AFP) – Wimbledon chiefs have admitted they will hold an internal debate to clarify if seven-time champion Serena Williams can be seeded at Wimbledon. Williams is currently 449th in the WTA rankings after...