US general says remarks on Afghan peace talks 'mischaracterized'

Jul 17 2018 | 2 hrs ago

NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were “mischaracterized”.

Western Europe car sales up 5.1 percent in June: ACEA

Jul 17 2018 | 2 hrs ago

Car sales in Western Europe rose 5.1 percent in June and reached their highest ever level in the European Union as strong sales in Germany, France and Spain helped offset a slump in demand in Britain and Italy, industry data showed.

Fast-growing e-cigarette maker Juul to launch in UK

Jul 17 2018 | 3 hrs ago

Silicon Valley e-cigarette start-up Juul Labs is bringing its small flash drive-sized vaping device to the United Kingdom this week, aiming to reproduce its break-neck U.S. growth overseas.

Google teams up with UN to track environmental changes

Jul 17 2018 | 3 hrs ago

UN has entered into a partnership with Google to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools.

US launches five WTO challenges to retaliatory tariffs

Jul 17 2018 | 3 hrs ago

United States launched five separate World Trade Organization dispute actions challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey following U.S. duties on steel and aluminium.

Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British diver

Jul 17 2018 | 4 hrs ago

Shares of Tesla Inc fell 2.75 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk directed abuse on Twitter at one of the British cave divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children last week.

Ford agrees to $299.1 mn US Takata 'economic loss' settlement

Jul 17 2018 | 12 hrs ago

The settlement covers several forms of economic damages linked to the inflators, including claims that vehicles were inaccurately represented to be safe.

Rupee snaps 3-day rise as rising inflation fans rate hike fears

Jul 16 2018

The rupee retreated from a near two-week high and ended lower by 4 paise at 68.57 against the US currency, snapping a three-session recovery trend due to renewed dollar demand.

Euro zone trade in goods surplus shrinks in May as exports drop

Jul 16 2018

uro zone’s surplus for goods traded with the rest of the world dropped in May as exports fell and imports increased, one month before United States’ tariffs on European steel and aluminum kicked in, official data showed.

Northrop Grumman upbeat on talks for German drone contract

Jul 16 2018

Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) is upbeat about the prospects for the sale of its high-altitude Triton MQ-4C unmanned surveillance system to Germany, but says the deal could take several years to complete.

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