VW posts forecast-beating second-quarter profit but outlook dims

German carmaker Volkswagen posted a forecast-beating 23 percent rise in underlying quarterly operating profit on Wednesday, even as difficulties conforming to new anti-pollution rules cloud the sales outlook for passenger cars. A 5.5 percent rise in vehicle sales helped lift...

/ August 1, 2018

PR: XcelTrip Accepts Major Crypto Currencies on Its Revolutionary Online Travel Portal

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/ August 1, 2018

Blockchain Platform to Allow Users to Trade Gold for Virtual Currencies

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/ August 1, 2018

Is Europe America’s friend or foe?

Since Donald Trump took office as US president, a new cottage industry in rational theories of his seemingly irrational behavior has developed. On one issue, however, no amount of theorizing has made sense of Trump: his treatment of America's oldest...

/ August 1, 2018

China says it will retaliate if U.S. takes further trade measures

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it will retaliate if the United States takes further steps hindering trade, after a source said the Trump administration proposes slapping 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods. Foreign Ministry...

/ August 1, 2018

An invitation to European antifascist gathering in Greece

On Tuesday the 18th of September, it will be the 5 year anniversary of the murder of Pavlos “ Killah P” Fyssas, a greek rapper who was killed in his neighborhood, Keratsini, by the neo nazis, members of Golden Dawn....

/ August 1, 2018

Generali first-half profit beats expectations after being boosted by asset disposals

Italy's top insurer Assicurazioni Generali said on Wednesday its net profit in the first half rose 8.8 percent to beat expectations, boosted by disposals. Europe's third largest insurer said it expected to raise more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.75 billion)...

/ August 1, 2018

This Ohio bill will make trans youth suffer

A BILL that will be taken up by the Ohio legislature this fall would require teachers and school counselors to out transgender students to their parents, or risk felony charges. Ohio’s HB 658, which applies to all school personnel as...

/ August 1, 2018

The U.S.-backed war that is tormenting Yemen

A WAR has raged in Yemen for three years now. Thousands have been killed directly in military operations, and millions more ravaged by hunger and disease as a U.S.-backed coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

/ August 1, 2018

Our solidarity is stronger than their hate

AT THE start of August one year ago, the far right in the U.S. was preparing for its boldest moment yet during the Trump era: two days of strutting and bullying on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, at their “Unite...

/ August 1, 2018

US mulls 25% tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods, say reports

Image copyright Getty Images The US is considering 25% tariffs on $200bn (£152bn) of Chinese goods, much higher than the 10% it previously indicated it might impose, reports say. The plan could be announced as early as Wednesday but a...

/ August 1, 2018

Bitcoin Drifts Down as Price Breaks Below Key $7.8K Support

Bitcoin bears may be in the midst of taking an upper-hand. At press time, BTC is changing hands at $7,536 on Bitfinex, down 6.9 percent on the day, a figure that also finds the price breaking a key support level at $7,800....

/ August 1, 2018

US release of 3D-printed gun software blocked

Image caption A prototype 3D-printed plastic gun A US federal judge in Seattle has blocked the release of software that allows consumers to 3D-print firearms. Gun access advocacy group Defense Distributed was due to put downloadable gun blueprints online on...

/ August 1, 2018

Korean Authorities Investigate Alleged Crypto Scam That Promised Investors Shipwreck Gold

South Korean authorities are investigating a possible crypto investment scam involving the Seoul-based Shinil Group as the key figure, Korea JoongAng Daily reported July 31. Shinil Group (Shinil) allegedly promised to pay investors in gold from a sunken Russian shipwreck....

/ August 1, 2018

Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

Image copyright Protección Civil Durango/Twitter Image caption The plane was flying to Mexico City, and had 97 passengers and four crew aboard A plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico's Durango state, television images show, with the state governor...

/ August 1, 2018

Into the Light

For a while, the name Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) had faded from the mainstream. But in her brief life, she made a major mark on African American culture, particularly in theater, most notably through her award-winning 1959 play, A Raisin in...

/ August 1, 2018

Keep Resisting

“Progress is a nice word,” said Bobby Kennedy. “But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.”  Over the decades, that sobering reality has confronted every group of Americans who’ve endeavored to advance our society’s democratic ideals of fairness,...

/ August 1, 2018