Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians

Washington, Nov 21 : President Donald Trump’s administration is ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, White House officials said. Haitians with what is known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be expected to leave the US […]

Oil prices decline ahead of OPEC meeting

New York, Nov 21 : Oil prices declined as investors became cautious ahead of an OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting next week, a media report said. OPEC and other key oil producers will meet on November 30 to discuss whether to extend the current price-supporting curbs on crude output, Xinhua news agency […]

Trump administration challenges AT&T-Time Warner merger

Washington,, Nov 21 : The US government has filed a suit in federal court in the District of Columbia to prevent the merger of AT&T and the Time Warner media group, a media report said. The government claimed that the operation would “harm American consumers” by reducing competition in the sector. “This merger would greatly […]

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

Los Angeles, Nov 21 : NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission’s parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced. The Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investigating evidence in place and by catching […]

China delivers 1,000 tonnes of rice to Syria in food aid

Latakia, Nov 21 : A total of 1,000 tonnes of rice donated by China has been delivered to Syria’s northwestern city of Latakia, the Chinese Embassy in Damascus said. The donation was part of a larger supplies aid to be delivered to the war-torn country in batches in the near future, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

FOREX-Dollar stands tall as German political deadlock pressures euro

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO, Nov 21 : The dollar gave back some of its gains in Asian trading on Tuesday but remained not far from a one-week high against a basket of currencies as German political uncertainty continued to pressure the euro. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major […]