THE IMF “systematically impoverishes foreigners”, and the World Bank’s advice has “negative value to its best clients”. These harsh words were voiced not by lefty critics of the Washington Consensus, but by two men (David Malpass and Adam Lerrick, respectively) whom Donald Trump has picked to lead his Treasury’s dealings with the rest of the world, including the international financial institutions (IFIs), such as the World Bank and IMF, and the G20 group of leading economies.Their f...
Police have arrested seven people following the London terror attack in which four people died and 40 were injured. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police said hundreds of detectives worked overnight searching six addresses following the devastating incident yesterday afternoon. In a statement made outside Scotland Yard early today Mr Rowley said: “The inquiries in Birmingham, London and other parts of the country are continuing. It ...
The U.S. outbound travel looks strong for this year. Pictured is David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, speaking to CNBC today about U.S. tourism outlook in 2017. CNBCSkift Take: Many U.S. destinations will have a harder time this year convincing international travelers that they're affordable and welcoming. But for U.S. travelers, much of the world is their oyster thanks to a continued strong dollar. — Dan PeltierPresident Trump’s travel ban ha...
NEW DELHI: India must oppose a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) moved by the US, the UK and some other countries on giving two more years until 2019 for Sri Lanka to submit its report on the killing of Tamils, the AIADMK said in Parliament on Monday. AIADMK leader V Maitreyan raised the matter in Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour and urged the Centre to take the initiative to see that an independent international investigation is ordered.  Requesting Prime Min...
We’ve heard and seen a lot of interviews in sports. From Azumah Nelson’s numerous repetition of ‘You know’ to Under 17 players giving shout-outs to their wives and 14-year-old kids, the fun has always been pure gold. Photo: Alchetron   Ghanaian football player, Mohammed Anas, however, took post-match interviews to a whole new level.   The Ghanaian gave a shout-out to his wife and girlfriend on international television after winning “Man of the match” before realizi...
Gucci’s Spring 2017 menswear collection looks at the theme of travel while continuing to amplify what we’ve seen in seasons past. As one can expect from a globe-trotting source of inspiration, colors are diverse, and imagery eclectic. Gucci delivers more of what fans want -- rock-n-roll, throwback Gucci logos and luxe leather jackets -- while Alessandro Michele works his magic with the unexpected. Donald Duck, Greek references to ancient Egyptian cults, and lobster embroidery make the short ...
(PARIS) — A letter bomb exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, according to Paris police. Staff from the IMF office were evacuated and armed military officers and police guarded the area, in a chic district of western Paris. The World Bank office in France is in the same compound. It is unclear who sent the homemade explosive, which was like a “big firecracker” and sent by regular mail, said Paris police chief M...
Post her Oscars debut, we met with Lion star Priyanka Bose to talk about her first Academy Awards experience. How did your part in Lion come about? I read a small piece about Saroo Brierley and got really carried away. A unique story of survival and triumph. It shines a light on hope, adoption, love and the true spirit of human perseverance. I put it out there in the universe that if Hollywood picks it up, I want be a part of it. I put myself on tape, primarily because I’d read what Garth [Dav...
BOSTON — Billionaire investor William Ackman, who had been Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s biggest cheerleader for two years as the share price climbed and then plummeted, on Monday said his hedge fund had sold its entire position. “We elected to sell our investment and realize a large tax loss which will enable us to dedicate more time to our other portfolio companies and new investment opportunities,” Ackman said in a statement. © Thomson Reuters 2017  
Mercedes-Benz at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show: some of the many highlights of the fair.
Passengers in Qatar Airways' new "Q Suite" can create a double bed in some middle seats. Qatar AirwaysSkift Take: There is still a market for international first class. It's just not big, and its generally on flights between financial centers. Qatar Airways is making the right decision in focusing on business class, rather than first. — Brian SumersFor years, Akbar Al Baker, the brash CEO of Qatar Airways, promised he would introduce a business class seat so revolutionary it would make ...
In 2015, online travel company Otravo opened a main office in Amsterdam-Halfweg. It has since expanded its operations to become the leader in the Benelux region and in Scandinavia. OtravoSkift Take: Venture capital firms are turbo-charging the European expansion of the Dutch group Otravo and the French startup MisterFly. Elsewhere, Rehlat and Jumia Travel are taking flight. — Sean O'NeillThe conventional wisdom in some circles is that the world doesn’t need another online travel agency....
#BeBoldForCourage. Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 was the International Women’s Day and Ghana’s first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo commemorative the day with a meeting of more than 200 influential women in their chosen fields to galvanize support towards achieving gender parity. Here are photos of the First Lady with some of the influential women in Ghana. 1. with Yvonne Nelson. Happy Birthday @rakufoaddo
NEW DELHI: Two kilograms of high-grade heroin worth around Rs 8 crore in the international market and brought to Delhi from Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been recovered with arrest of two alleged drug traffickers.      The accused Gurnam Singh and Dilbagh Singh were arrested yesterday by a Special Cell team of Delhi Police near Singhu Border after a high-speed chase beginning from Dwarka, Sanjiv Kumar, DCP (Special Cell) said.      "The arrested accused are par...
There's now an easier way to visit space without being an astronaut. Facebook's fb Oculus Rift virtual reality unit debuted Thursday a new virtual reality app that lets people explore the cramped quarters of the International Space Station. Visual effects company Magnopus designed and built the app with help from NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency. Oculus said that the new Mission:ISS app was based on 3-D models of the Internati...
Cast members of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton marked International Women's Day by donating their salaries from Wednesday night's performance to Dress for Success, a global charity that supports women entering the workforce. Audience members found inserts in their programs noting the occasion and explaining how the cast decided to honor the holiday. "We thank all the women in this building for being here today and celebrating with us," the insert read. Inserts in the programs for tonight'...
In true Canadian fashion, numerous athletes have taken to their social media pages to show us just how much they appreciate the women in their lives. Here’s how some Team Canada athletes are celebrating International Women’s Day: Related: International Women’s Day: Female athletes central to Canada’s Olympic success Jen Kish – Rugby Eric Radford – Figure Skating Desiree Scott – Soccer Janine Beckie – Soccer Erica Wiebe – Wrestling Roseline ...
Even Britney Spears is getting in on the celebration for International Women’s Day on March 8, tweeting an homage to pop icons (and, perhaps, idols) Beyoncé and Madonna. “Always fierce throughout their careers,” she wrote. “Thank you for being amazing.” Spears has had the pleasure of working with both inspiring women in her own career, their relationships going quite far back. She and Beyoncé costarred (with Pink) in a classic Pepsi Super Bowl ad in ...
Tech companies around the world are celebrating International Women's Day in their own way, and for Apple, that celebration is manifesting itself on one of its most visible platforms -- iTunes. The post Apple’s iTunes store puts females at forefront on International Women’s Day appeared first on Digital Trends.
Wednesday's Google Doodle celebrates the individuals (who just so happen to be female) who have contributed to the progress of the world. Google says that it's "supporting efforts to close the gender gap in tech and other fields." The post Google celebrates International Women’s Day with a Doodle and much more appeared first on Digital Trends.