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This Day in History: Aug. 21

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FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen listens to a question while testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC. On May 6 , 2019, Cohen is scheduled to begin a three-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville in Read More

Japan, U.S. ministers meet for trade talks as hopes for early deal fade

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and the United States will seek to narrow gaps on trade when their top negotiators meet this week, but hopes for a deal in September are fading as both sides fail to make concessions on agriculture and automobiles, sources say. Japan’s Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during the signing Read More

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times – Aug 21

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Aug 21 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines EU rejects Johnson’s call to renegotiate terms of Brexit on.ft.com/30mf2UJ Rolls-Royce in talks to sell French nuclear business to Framatome on.ft.com/2KMrvMh Ofgem launches investigation into UK power Read More

Trump says he could support Russia’s return to G8

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It would be “appropriate” for Russia to rejoin the G7 and make it G8 again, US President Donald Trump told reporters ahead of the group’s summit in France. “I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in” the group of the world’s most advanced economies, Trump told reporters on Tuesday, during a photo-op with Read More

Deeper underground: Alien-hunting Mars rover set to drill for signs of life (PHOTO)

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The ESA’s new ‘Rosalind’ rover, tasked with seeking out signs of life on Mars, has been fitted with a drill that will delve deeper than any previous mission, to explore “pristine soil” not-yet damaged by radiation. The rover, named after pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin, is nearing completion at the Airbus Defense and Space factory Read More

No go for BoJo as Tusk rejects backstop bid, accuses PM of supporting return of Irish border

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EC President Donald Tusk has accused Boris Johnson of supporting the re-introduction of a border on the island of Ireland after failing to come up with “realistic alternatives” to the Irish backstop contained in the Brexit deal. Johnson wrote to Tusk on Monday night, outlining proposals for breaking the Brexit impasse, with the UK hurtling Read More

 ‘We don’t fall for provocations’: Moscow won’t jump the gun after US missile test, says deputy FM

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Russia will not fall for US “provocations” and be dragged into an “expensive arms race,” a senior diplomat said. Washington had earlier test-fired a cruise missile that was banned under the now-defunct INF Treaty. The Pentagon’s recent cruise missile test is “regretful” as it shows that “the US has clearly embarked on a path of Read More

Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ordering urgent action to ensure that children and young people in Britain are protected against measles. The disease can be stopped through two doses of the MMR vaccine, but immunisation rates have been falling for a number of reasons. And the UK has lost its measles-free status, three years after Read More

PRESS DIGEST- British Business – Aug 20

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Aug 20 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times – Boris Johnson has said he is “confident” that the European Union will back down over his demands for the Irish backstop to Read More

Judge dismisses turnaround guru’s racketeering case vs McKinsey

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WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – A federal judge dismissed claims on Monday by turnaround pioneer Jay Alix that McKinsey & Co violated racketeering laws when the consulting firm expanded into advising bankrupt U.S. companies. FILE PHOTO: The logo of consulting firm McKinsey and Company is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Read More