Forget how many carats — how ethical is your gold? As high-end consumers demand to know the origin of their treasures, some jewellers are ensuring they use responsibly sourced, eco-friendly or recycled gold.
Hunting rifles, pistols and towers of ammunition magazines: new gun shops are popping up in Iraq’s Mosul, where residents are keen to own personal firearms in the unpredictable aftermath of jihadist rule.
The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities.
A group of 12 Germans who were injured in a deadly Madeira bus crash headed home on Saturday aboard a German medically-equipped military plane, an AFP reporter said.
German camera maker Leica has become the latest company to draw fire over an advertisement deemed offensive in China, distancing itself from a short film that broaches the taboo subject of the 1989 Tiananmen protest crackdown.
Singapore has extradited an Indian national to the United States to face charges in a call center fraud that scammed millions of dollars from victims in the United States, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Business News Uzbekistan, S.Korea sign deals worth $12bn during Moon visit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday signed deals worth $12 billion with Uzbekistan during a week-long tour of Central Asia, as he seeks to ease reliance on China and the US.

Business News US home construction continues to fall in March

New home building dipped again in March after plunging in February, with declines in single-family and apartment construction spread over most of the country, according to US government data released Friday.

Business News India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Business News LA street vending legalization offers migrants hope, but also challenges

A chorus of street vendors’ pitches ring out on a hot spring day in downtown Los Angeles.

Business News Tabloid at center of Trump, Bezos controversies to be sold

The National Enquirer, a tabloid enmeshed in scandals over the payment of hush money on Donald Trump’s behalf and the leak of private messages from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, is being sold to a private investor, the publisher said Thursday.

Business News Putin seeks to reassure visiting French business leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure top French business leaders in the Kremlin Thursday as they met following the arrests of several major foreign investors.

Business News Tech startups Pinterest, Zoom soar in Wall Street debut

Pinterest got off to a flying start on Wall Street Thursday in the market debut for the San Francisco-based visual discovery service, a positive sign for the wave of Silicon Valley firms planning stock listings.

Business News Facebook bans UK far-right groups

Social media giant Facebook on Thursday banned various far-right British groups including the English Defence League from its network for promoting hate and violence.

Business News WTO largely sides with US in dispute over China grain import tariffs

The World Trade Organization on Thursday largely sided with the United States in its Obama-era case against Beijing over Chinese restrictions on imports of American grain.

Business News ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game set in Notre-Dame offered free for a week

The French maker of the blockbuster game “Assassin’s Creed Unity”, which takes place inside the Notre-Dame cathedral, said Thursday it was offering the title for free for a week to give players a peek inside the fire-scarred monument.

Business News Odebrecht: the scandal shaking Latin America

The corruption scandal involving Latin America’s biggest construction company Odebrecht took a dramatic turn Wednesday with the suicide of former Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who was embroiled in the affair.

Business News Google offers Android users choice to satisfy EU

Google on Thursday said users of its hugely popular Android devices would be offered a choice of five browsers and search engines as part of the company’s effort to meet EU competition concerns.

Business News UK’s Chrysaor buys North Sea oil assets from ConocoPhillips

British energy exploring minnow Chrysaor said Thursday it has agreed to buy US giant ConocoPhillips’ North Sea oil and gas assets for $2.7 billion.

Business News Ukraine risks defaulting if bank returned to tycoon: president

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned on Thursday that the country risks defaulting on its debt if its biggest lender, PrivatBank, is handed back to a controversial tycoon.

 

 

 

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