Making promises is a way to get elected, but as US President Donald Trump is finding, keeping them is a lot harder. A key Trump campaign pledge, to build a “beautiful wall” along the country’s nearly 2,000-mile Mexican border, has run into a barrier of its own: finding the money to pay for it.
Another in the growing list of incidents of abusive behavior by airline employees has surfaced, this time in the form of a male American Airlines flight attendant who does not know the meaning of diplomacy.
Responding to an alarming rise in science denial in the West, hundreds of thousands of people in more than 600 cities around the globe are celebrating the use of science as the way to view the physical and natural world when formulating global policy.
Like a battery-powered toy stuck in a corner, US President Donald Trump repeatedly asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel if Washington could negotiate a trade deal with Berlin. After being given the same reply eleven times – that a deal could only be struck with the EU, not Germany alone –Trump finally heard and understood it.
G20 finance ministers and central bankers met in Washington on Friday and produced a more optimistic statement than a month ago, expressing the hope and intent for deeper international trade cooperation to stave off the negative spillovers of protectionism.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry President said that the challenge between the United States and India is the H-1B Visa issues particularly concerning the IT sector.
Russia and Japan are expected to sign agreements on the implementation of about 20 joint projects in various spheres during the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Moscow, Japanese media report.
US federal judge Sean Cox on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay $2.8bn for diesel emissions tests cheating.
Japanese companies are interested in financing the construction of the third phase of the Sakhalin-2 project, as well as in the purchase of liquefied natural gas from this project, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Friday.
In its recent report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposed to abolish cash and recommended to adopt measures in order to restrict its use. In an interview with Sputnik Germany, former head of the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI) Hans-Olaf Henkel said that this "could lead to terrible consequences."
Russia has lost the leadership in global oil production as Saudi Arabia topped production in February, the figures of Russia's Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) showed on Friday.
A new report says the proposed US-UK trade deal promised by Trump will be "TTIP on steroids," bringing in "corporate courts," privatization of health services and a threat to climate change, Sputnik has been told.
A coalition of rights groups are calling on the world's apparel and footwear companies to commit to publishing information that will enable advocates, workers and consumers to find out where their products are made - and has published a report on their efforts to universalize transparency standards across the industry.
Japanese Economy Minister Hiroshige Seko expressed hope on Friday that he would hold a constructive dialogue on each project of economic cooperation with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, who is on an official visit to Japan.
The Syrian government has reached contracts with a number of Russian oil and gas companies and will continue to do so, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.
The flow of remittances to developing countries continued to decrease in 2016 because of low commodity prices and weak economic growth, marking the second consecutive year of decline, the World Bank said in a report on Friday.
Russian and Turkish authorities said they want to withdraw mutual restrictions on the supply of agricultural products and are planning to hold a series of consultations in the next two weeks to discuss further steps, the Russian government's website said.
The Turkish defense minister said that NATO should be mindful and understanding of the Ankara-Moscow talks on S-400 deliveries.
Higher industrial output and a solid foreign trade surplus contributed to an acceleration of the German economy in the first quarter, offsetting fears of political turmoil in the Eurozone, stemming from the anti-EU sentiment in France and Italy.
Trump's fiscal stimulus plan, aimed at boosting the US economic growth, will be very expensive upon implementation as lower taxes and higher spending will affect the federal budget, which is currently stirring a viability debate in the White House and in Congress.
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