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US jobs growth slows in January, but unemployment rate at 8-year low

Feb 05, 2016

US jobs growth slows in January, but unemployment rate at 8-year low

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate was at 4.9 percent #US non-farm payrolls #Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen #Fed interest rate #job growth #Mining payrolls
Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta gets chance to avoid insider-trading conviction

Feb 05, 2016

Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta gets chance to avoid insider-trading conviction

In a relief to Rajat Gupta, the India-born former Goldman Sachs director, a US court has agreed to rehear his appeal to throw out his 2012 insider-trading conviction that landed him in jail. #US #NewsTracker #Insider trading #Rajat Gupta #Goldman Sachs #McKinsey & Co
Hillary Clinton goes on the offensive against Bernie Sanders in first one-on-one debate

Feb 05, 2016

Hillary Clinton goes on the offensive against Bernie Sanders in first one-on-one debate

Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders on Thursday night of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America's political establishment. #US #Democrats #NewsTracker #Hillary Clinton #New Hampshire #US Presidential Race #Bernie Sanders
Islamic State looking to exploit areas with 'political chaos' to gain foothold: US

Feb 05, 2016

Islamic State looking to exploit areas with 'political chaos' to gain foothold: US

The Islamic State militant group is trying to capitalize on the "political chaos" prevailing in certain parts of the world to establish footholds in those areas apart from Iraq and Syria, the US has said. #White House #Barack Obama #Terrorism #US #Syria #TheySaidIt #Iraq #islamic-state
Watch out, India: Afghanistan CEO Abdullah is getting cosy with Pakistan for peace with Taliban

Feb 05, 2016

Watch out, India: Afghanistan CEO Abdullah is getting cosy with Pakistan for peace with Taliban

Pakistan is key to the talks and the international community is well aware that without Pakistan’s involvement, Taliban would not be in the negotiating table. #Terrorism #US #Pakistan #Afghanistan #InMyOpinion #Hamid Karzai #Nato #CriticalPoint #Mullah Omar #Abdullah Abdullah #Ashraf Ghani #General Raheel Sharif #Daesh
Stink bomb diplomacy? North Korea sends balloons packed with used toilet paper to South Korea

Feb 04, 2016

Stink bomb diplomacy? North Korea sends balloons packed with used toilet paper to South Korea

North Korea decided that to escalate the propaganda war with South Korea, it needs to send floating balloons full of used toilet paper across the border. #World #US #South Korea #North Korea #WeirdNews #Pyongyang #Balloons #Toilet paper #Shareworthy
Most Americans think that that next US prez should be careful and not criticise Islam as a whole: Survey

Feb 04, 2016

Most Americans think that that next US prez should be careful and not criticise Islam as a whole: Survey

A majority of Americans believe the next US president should be careful and not criticize Islam as a whole when speaking about Islamic extremists, according to a latest survey. #Donald Trump #US #NewsTracker #Pew Research #Muslim population #anti-American
US and France accuse Assad after Syria peace talks falter hours before Geneva meet

Feb 04, 2016

US and France accuse Assad after Syria peace talks falter hours before Geneva meet

The US and France have accused President Bashar al-Assad's regime of undermining talks to end Syria's civil war, which were suspended hours before donors were due to meet on Thursday to raise aid for the conflict-torn country. #US #Syria #France #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Aleppo #Syria civil war #Syria peace talks
Campaign 'suspended': Rick Santorum ends bid for the White House, backs Marco Rubio

Feb 04, 2016

Campaign 'suspended': Rick Santorum ends bid for the White House, backs Marco Rubio

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum says he is ending his bid for the White House and will support Republican candidate Marco Rubio #Donald Trump #NewsTracker #Rick Santorum #Jeb Bush #Ted Cruz #Marco Rubio #2016 US Presidential election