Sep 27, 2016

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises

The World Trade Organization dramatically slashed its forecast for trade growth this year by about a third to its lowest rate since 2009, when the global economy was mired in recession in the wake of the financial crisis. In an update to its forecasts ...

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Sep 27, 2016

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Republican White House candidate Donald Trump stole the social media spotlight during Monday night’s U.S. presidential debate on at least one count — what Twitter users branded his #Trumpsniffle. The wealthy businessman sniffed repeatedly as he faced off against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in ...

Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Sep 26, 2016

Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Close allies of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad say Iran’s supreme leader has recommended he not run in next May’s presidential election because he is a polarizing figure among hard-liners. Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini, Ahmadinejad’s vice president from 2009 to 2013, and former hard-line parliamentarian Gholamreza ...