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Women To Drive In Saudi Arabia Will Now Be Allowed To Dive After Saudi King Issues Decree

Ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom's repression of women, the Saudi King Salman ordered that women be allowed to drive cars.   Despite gradual improvement on some women's issues in recent years and ambitious government targets to...

Now The World's Richest Woman Now Is A L'Oreal Heiress

The spotlight on a reclusive 64-year-old heiress who now finds herself as the richest woman in the world, has now been put by the death this week of L’Oreal SA’s founding family matriarch.   The glittering social life that Liliane Bettencourt had once embraced has been shunned by her...

Hong Kong Court Bans China's Former Richest Man From Its Business World

Just banned from Hong Kong's business world is a Chinese entrepreneur Li Hejun, who briefly held the title of China’s richest man.   A ruling of being involved with the management or being a director of any Hong Kong listed or unlisted company for eight years was issued for Li by a Hong...

Claiming Merkel’s Days Are Numbered, First Far-Right Party Set To Enter German Parliament Since 1945

The chances of Anegla Merkel serving the full four years are becoming increasingly slim, even though she may be poised to enter her fourth term as German Chancellor, according to her far-right challengers the AfD.   When Germany heads to the polls on September 24, gaining an almost 50...

Trump’s Non-Reaction Over Charlottesville Forces Three CEOs To Resign From Trump Council

Following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, the chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday.   "I...

Officials Say That Laptop Ban By U.S. Is Likely To Be Expanded To Europe

The Trump administration is reviewing how to ensure lithium batteries stored in luggage holds do not explode in midair and is likely to expand a ban on laptops on commercial aircraft to include some European countries.   U.S. carriers such as United Air Lines, and American Airline Group...

Super-Rich Private Equity Stars Say They Are Misunderstood And Rue 'Lousy' Reputation

While arguing their value to the society was far greater than what the public has so far realized, the ultra-wealthy private equity managers lamented on their reputation of being identified as 'lousy' corporate profiteers while they were at a plush Beverly Hills hotel.   The the fact that...

Trump Sons Eye Domestic Expansion After They Take Helm Of Company

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency and are now at the helm of the Trump Organization. By expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him they're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame.   While Trump...

UK Lawmakers Say Foreign Hackers Could Be Behind Brexit Referendum Website Crash

A committee of British lawmakers said on Wednesday that foreign hackers could have been behind the crash of a website which had allowed Britons to register to vote in last year's European Union referendum. The website had crashed just before the deadline.   Blaming the crash of the website...

Aimed At Fighting ‘Fake News’, $100 Million Pledged by EBay Founder

With the intention of supporting investigative journalism and countering the rise of "fake news", $100 million has bene pledged to be donated by the billionaire founder of eBay.   A "global trust deficit" has been created and the division between governments and society has been...

Xi Reassured By Tillerson On Trump In A Meeting In Brief China Trip

Amid tensions over trade policy and North Korea, the way for amid tensions over trade policy and North Korea was smoothened by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who used a 24-hour trip to Beijing to do so.   Tillerson’s tone was more measured in meetings with Chinese officials including...

As 'Trial Of The Century' Begins, Samsung Group Chief Denies All Charges

As prosecutors try to prove the billionaire conspired to funnel millions of dollars to a confidante of President Park Geun-hye to help secure control of the world’s largest smartphone maker, on Thusday, the  trial of Samsung  Electronic Co. vice chairman Jay Y. Lee started   An...
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