G7 leaders to hold emergency talks over Amazon wildfires crisis

Brazils handling of fires to top agenda in Biarritz as France and Ireland threaten to block trade deal Leaders of the worlds major democracies are due to hold emergency talks this weekend on the wildfires engulfing the Amazon, as international efforts to force Brazil to change its deforestation policies gathered momentum. As heads of state and government were due to arrive at the G7 in Biarritz on Saturday, France and Ireland fuelled the fires. Other EU members were under pressure …

Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 30% amid escalating trade war

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Friday counterpunched against retaliatory tariffs announced by Beijing earlier in the day, pledging to hike the rates importers must pay on Chinese-made goods even higher. “We’re having a little spat with China and we’ll win it,” Trump told reporters Friday night before departing for the annual G7 summit in Paris. “We put a lot of tariffs on China today, as you know. They put some on us, we put a lot on them.” “We’re up …

The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem

Tricking you The scam involves crooks ordering and then attempting to intercept – or trick you into handing over – high-value packages. It usually happens when criminals somehow manage to get hold of your personal details to place the order. It can be one consequence of identity theft, for instance. ‘My mother lost £14,000 in a direct debit fraud’ Scam victims to be refunded by banks Number spoofing crackdown to prevent fraud If the crooks fail to intercept the delivery …

David Koch, Billionaire Conservative Financier And Industrialist, Dies

CBS confirmed his death. He was 79 years old.  left the board of Americans for Prosperity last year, citing health reasons. opposition to President Barack Obama. Carlo Allegri/Reuters David Koch in New York City on May 5, 2014. David Koch was one of four sons born to Mary Koch and oil industry tycoon Fred Koch in Wichita, Kansas. The four brothers ― Frederick, Charles, and twins David and Bill ― inherited control of Wood River Oil and Refining Company, their father’s …

Do you know which 2020 Democratic forerunners are hawks, and which doves? | Tyler Bellstrom

Which Democrat will not only offer a different vision from Trump but truly face the questions of the next decade? We need more detail In a world where the United States is fighting forever wars, engaging with rising powers, and belatedly realizing the existential threat of climate change, the American people need to hear a coherent foreign policy. That explains why four out of the five major contenders for the Democratic nomination have recently given speeches focused on foreign policy. …

Saudi Aramco’s profit drops 12%. It’s still making more money than any other company

London (CNN Business)Saudi Aramco said Monday that its profit dropped 12% in the first half of its financial year to $46.9 billion due to weaker global oil prices. An IPO that was planned for 2018 never materialized. A lack of transparency over the size of the country’s energy reserves had caused skepticism about the potential sale and the value of Aramco. But plans for a public listing as early as next year are now being accelerated following positive investor reaction …

No 10 expects rebel move against no-deal Brexit on 9 September

Boris Johnson thinks EU will do nothing until it sees outcome of parliamentary battle Downing Street believes rebel MPs will try to make a move to stop a no-deal Brexit in the second week of September, with the EU unlikely to respond until after that battle has played out. A senior government source said the date for a parliamentary battle was expected to be 9 September a week after MPs return from their summer break. Boris Johnson may meet key …

Student side-hustles to help pay for university

Dana is typical of a host of students who are making money from self-employment or part-time jobs which are moving beyond stereotypical bar work. Student loans: Would the proposed changes help poorer students? Getting through uni without the bank of mum and dad Drag queen or delivery driver: What’s your ‘side hustle’? As a result, nearly four in five worried about making ends meet, while 57% said they suffered poor mental health because of money worries – up 11% from …

Confused investors keep buying FORD, thinking it’s Ford

New York (CNN Business)Just about every time Ford Motor makes big news, some investors mistakenly buy shares of Forward Industries, a tiny maker of carrying cases for medical monitoring systems and other electronic devices. “Most investors don’t reverse the incorrect trade until a week or more,” said Andrei Nikiforov, assistant professor of finance at Rutgers University-Camden. “That’s how long it takes for the stock price to return to normal, probably once investors realize they made a mistake.” Nifkorov wrote a …

John Bolton in UK to meet Johnson and Brexit hardliners

US security adviser expected to urge tougher line on Tehran and Chinese tech firm Huawei John Bolton, the hawkish US national security adviser, has started two days of meetings in London with key figures in Boris Johnsons government as the US pitches to steer a post-Brexit UK further away from Europe on a range of issues including trade, the role of the Chinese technology firm Huawei. Bolton is the most senior Trump official to visit since Johnson became prime minister, …