Russia forecast to grow faster than advanced economies in 2024: IMF

Hot liquid metal flows from a blast furnace during the smelting process at the Evraz Consolidated West-Siberian Metallurgical Plant in Novokuznetsk, Russia, on July 22, 2020. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russia’s economy is expected to grow faster than all advanced economies this year, according to the International Monetary Fund. Russia is expected to … Read more

Biden wants to triple China tariffs on steel, aluminum imports

President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are expected to meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco in November. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images President Joe Biden is calling on the U.S. Trade Representative to triple the China tariff rate on steel and aluminum imports … Read more

Republican House panel launches probe into Biden’s FTC-DOJ task force

FTC Commissioner nominee Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Former Senator Bill Nelson to be NASA administrator, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2021.  Graeme Jennings | Reuters The Republican-led House Oversight Committee is launching an investigation into President Joe Biden’s newly … Read more

Biden fund gets big donation from son of GOP donor Larry Ellison

David Ellison, CEO of Skydance Media attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 07, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.  Kevin Winter | The Hollywood Reporter | Getty Images David Ellison, the son of Republican megadonor Larry Ellison, gave $929,600 to back the reelection efforts of President Joe Biden, putting … Read more

‘Iran is in for the long haul’ with oil tanker hijacks, expert says

Iranian soldiers take part in an annual military drill in the coast of the Gulf of Oman and near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images The containership MSC Aries seized by Iran over the weekend marked at least the sixth vessel hijacked by Iran and its proxies in response to … Read more

Senator encourages drivers to drag Gaza cease-fire protesters from roads

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats to American security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2024. Julia Nikhinson | Reuters Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Tuesday doubled down on earlier comments encouraging people stuck in traffic caused by cease-fire protests to “take matters into … Read more

Trump Media shares fall, Truth Social will launch TV platform

Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images Trump Media shares fell by more than 10% on Tuesday morning after the company announced its Truth Social platform is moving to launch a live TV streaming platform. The plummet of DJT shares came a day after they closed more than 18% lower. Trump Media’s majority shareholder is … Read more

Treasury Department to impose sanctions on Iran after Israel attack

Janet Yellen, US treasury secretary, during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.  Tierney L. Cross | Bloomberg | Getty Images Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. is preparing new sanctions on Iran after the country launched hundreds of drones and missiles at … Read more

Trump hush money criminal trial continues in New York: Live updates

Former US President Donald Trump attends the second day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City on April 16, 2024.  Mary Altaffer | AFP | Getty Images This story is developing. Check back for updates. Jury selection in the New … Read more

China’s inaction on Iran has ‘undermined’ its influence in the Middle East, analyst says

China’s President Xi Jinping attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S. November 17, 2023.  Carlos Barria | Reuters China’s restrained silence on the Middle East conflict is tipping the scales of regional influence back in the U.S.’ favor, according to one analyst. “[Beijing’s] role has been less pronounced than many … Read more