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Kelly Ripa faces backlash for saying son lives in ‘extreme poverty’ after moving out

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos‘ eldest son,Michael, moved out of the family home to attend college and he’s now facing the challenges of living on his own. The 49-year-old daytime host joked that the 22-year-old was experiencing “poverty” for the first time in his life — but the comments weren’t well received on social media. “I think he Read More

Africa needs development, improvement in quality of life & Russia has much to offer – economy minister

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The volume of trade between Russia and the African continent has doubled over the past five years, according to Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin. Talking to RT on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi, he said Russia’s trade with some African countries is concentrated on a narrow range of goods. That’s why Read More

One of Russia’s top banks suggests expanding non-dollar settlements with African countries

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The head of Russia’s VTB Bank Andrey Kostin said the expansion of non-dollar payments between Russia and the countries of Africa will help to reduce the risks for the financial systems of those countries. “Unfortunately, we are living in an era of such geopolitics that we have real risks to the financial system. Therefore, we Read More

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares hit by tech problems and Brexit snags

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets fell on Wednesday, as hopes faded that a Brexit deal would be wrapped by next week and a profit warning from Texas Instruments pulled down tech shares. FILE PHOTO: A trader works as a screen shows market data behind him at CMC markets in London, Britain, December 11, 2018. Read More

Morning News Call – India, October 23

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To access a PDF version of this newsletter, please click here here If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: here FACTORS TO WATCH No major events are scheduled for the day. LIVECHAT - EQUITIES FOCUS Reuters stocks correspondents in London and New York sift through a heavy corporate earnings Read More

Trump donor to plead guilty to hiding work as foreign agent

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WASHINGTON— A prolific political fundraiser who raised millions of dollars for Democrats before donating large sums to President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee has agreed to plead guilty to multiple federal charges, including tax evasion and concealing his work as a foreign agent as he lobbied high-level U.S. government officials, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The Read More

Russia offers African leaders no-strings-attached business and protection from Western pressure

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Heads of African countries have flocked to Russia for a first of its kind summit, where Moscow will be offering business ties and security arrangements alternative to ‘colonial-style’ relations with the West. Over the past decade, the African continent has become a battleground for geostrategic competition involving China, the US, and the EU, which compete Read More

Boris Johnson threatens to pull Brexit bill, call snap election before Christmas

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened to put the brakes on his European Union divorce bill and call for a snap general election before Christmas if lawmakers continue to stonewall his push to pass the legislation in three days. Speaking at the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson accused lawmakers of being “caught in a deadlock Read More

UPDATE 3-Canada’s Trudeau clings to power; must court left after losing popular vote

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power after a tight election on Monday that saw his government reduced to a minority, results that will likely push his agenda to the left while alienating energy producing provinces. Trudeau, one of the world’s most prominent progressive politicians, struggled with domestic scandals. He now Read More

METALS-Copper flat as traders gauge supply concerns from Chile protests

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(Updates throughout, changes dateline from SINGAPORE) By Peter Hobson LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Copper prices were nearly flat on Tuesday, as traders gauged the impact of intensifying protests in top producer Chile on supplies. The union of workers at the world’s largest copper mine, BHP’s Escondida, said they would hold a day-long strike on Read More