‘Amateur’ bomber targets New York commuters; suspect held

NEW YORK - A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday morning, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack. The suspect in the incident in the … Continue reading ‘Amateur’ bomber targets New York commuters; suspect held

Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Three women who accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have demanded a congressional inquiry. At a New York City news conference, the trio accused Mr Trump of groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating or harassing them. Three of them - Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crooks - detailed their allegations shortly beforehand live on … Continue reading Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

European finance ministers call for US tax reform rethink

Europe's five biggest economies say US tax reform could contravene WTO rules The finance ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain have jointly written to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin They warn the tax measure scoudl hamper international trade   The finance ministers of Europe's five largest economies called in a letter to Treasury … Continue reading European finance ministers call for US tax reform rethink

Bitcoin price jumps $2,000 after Cboe futures launch

Bitcoin was seen trading at a spot price of $16,574.12 at 6:36 a.m. ET, according to data on industry website CoinDesk Bitcoin futures, meanwhile, were trading at $17,690, up more than 14 percent for the session   Bitcoin leapt a eye-watering $2,000 on Monday after investors flocked to Chicago's Cboe futures exchange to bet on … Continue reading Bitcoin price jumps $2,000 after Cboe futures launch

European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu had asked EU member states to recognise city as capital of Israel, and to back US peace initiative    European foreign ministers have strongly rejected calls by Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to follow Donald Trump’s example and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Opposition from across the European spectrum came as Netanyahu made … Continue reading European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem