Italian regions vote in favour of autonomy in shadow of Catalonia crisis

By Francesca Landini MILAN, Oct 23 : Two wealthy regions of northern Italy voted overwhelmingly on Sunday for greater autonomy in referendums that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away. Millions of people in Lombardy and Veneto, both run by the once openly […]

Top U.S. Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

By Doina Chiacu and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, Oct 22 : The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for sweeping tax cuts. President Donald […]

US threats over n-deal has no impact on oil market: Iran

Tehran, Oct 23 : Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that global oil markets have remained unfazed by the recent remarks of US President Donald Trump against Iran’s international 2015 nuclear deal, internationally known as JCPOA, Press TV reported on Sunday. “The oil market did not hear Trump’s remarks,” Zanganeh said, adding that “If […]

Thousands in Berlin protest against far-right presence in German Parliament

Berlin, Oct 23 : Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Berlin to protest against racism and the presence of a far-right party in the German parliament. Some 12,000 people, according to organisers, though police said there were 10,000 present, marched from Brandenburg Gate through the governmental district, two days ahead of the opening session […]

Iran eyes more market share through gas exports to Europe

Tehran, Oct 23 : Iran continues to weigh options to transport its profuse natural gas resources to Europe and emerge from a marginal exporter merely in the region, Financial Tribune daily reported on Sunday. All of Iran’s gas exports, of about 40 million cubic meters per day, flow through pipelines, mainly to Turkey and Iraq, […]

Top U.S. Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

By Doina Chiacu and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, Oct 22 : The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for sweeping tax cuts. President Donald […]