Palestinian President Abbas to stay in hospital another day – doctor

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be staying another day in the hospital, his doctor Yasser Abu Safiyeh said, reversing his previous statement that the 82-year old would be discharged later on Sunday. Safiyeh hasn’t provided a reason for the president remaining in hospital for an extra day. Abbas was hospitalized earlier in May after undergoing […]

President Putin to hold annual Q&A on June 7

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his annual televised question-and-answer session on June 7, his press service said. The session has been scheduled ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on June 14. Traditionally, the Q&A mostly focuses on domestic issues, such as healthcare and economic development, but the Russian leader also […]

North Korea is committed to a summit with Trump and ‘complete denuclearization,’ South Korea’s president says

South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via Associated Press South Korea’s president said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to a US summit and “complete denuclearization.” South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border on Saturday to discuss the summit, which was canceled by Trump the previous day. Trump said […]

Salah injured? Blame Putin!: Twitter users accuse Russian president of 'arranging' UCL final injury

Social media users have blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the UEFA Champions League final injury to Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, which may rule him out of Egypt’s group game against Russia at the World Cup 2018. A tearful Salah was subbed off in the first half UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid after suffering […]

Kim Jong-un and South Korean president hammer out US summit plans

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has held a surprise closed-door meeting with his South Korean counterpart over the cancelled summit with US President Donald Trump. The meeting is the second of its kind in two months, with the pair sitting down at a location near the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula READ MORE: ‘They’re playing […]

Colombia to become NATO 'global partner' next week – president

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has announced that his country will formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a global partner next week. “Global partners,” or “partners across the globe,” are a category of countries that NATO cooperates with on an individual basis outside of its main frameworks. They include Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, […]

President threatens to use army to clear Brazil truckers blocking roads in protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Some of the truckers protesting high fuel prices in Brazil have agreed to unblock the roads after the government threatened to send in the army against them. The five-day strike highlighted Brazil’s economic woes. On Friday, President Michel Temer threatened to send the army to clear the roads, as one of the trucker unions said […]

The New York Stock Exchange Has Its First Woman President. Is She on a Glass Cliff?

In April, officials in New York City decided to move the “Fearless Girl,” the statue commissioned by a financial firm to stare down the Charging Bull of Wall Street, in what became a symbol of female grit, to a spot outside the New York Stock Exchange. Just over a month later, the NYSE announced that […]

‘Thank you for inspiring the next generation of women to dream big’: Read the letter JPMorgan top female execs just sent to the new NYSE president (JPM)

Brendan McDermid/Reuters JPMorgan’s most senior women sent a signed letter to Stacey Cunningham, the incoming president of the New York Stock Exchange, in appreciation of her career. Cunningham will become the first woman to run the exchange when she succeeds Thomas Farley later this week. From the leaders of one historic Wall Street institution to […]

The mysterious story of former Theranos president Sunny Balwani, who former employees saw as an ‘enforcer’ and the SEC charged with fraud

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider During the rise and fall of Theranos, one of the company’s top executives stayed mainly out of the spotlight: its then-president Sunny Balwani.  Not much is known about Balwani, who Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and author of “Bad Blood” John Carreyrou found was in a romantic relationship with Theranos founder and CEO […]