Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

(Reuters) – Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said. Roth died in New York City at 10:30 p.m. local time of congestive heart failure, his literary agent Andrew Wylie […]

D.C. Councilman Says New Taxes on Uber, Booze Are ‘Very Exciting’

D.C. Councilman Says New Taxes on Uber, Booze Are ‘Very Exciting’

It’s been a long night in the nation’s capital, and you’ve had a little too much to drink. The Metro is already closed—of course—so you grab an Uber to get back to your apartment. Thanks to a host of new taxes approved by the Washington, D.C., City Council this week, this very scenario—one that plays […]

U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says

U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. trade war with China is “on hold” after the world’s largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said the agreement reached by […]

Ackman says Pershing Square Holdings up 0.1 percent this year

Ackman says Pershing Square Holdings up 0.1 percent this year

BOSTON (Reuters) – Two days after billionaire investor William Ackman told clients that he was making money across all his funds again, he said on Thursday that his publicly traded Pershing Square Holdings Ltd portfolio was barely in the black so far this year. William ‘Bill’ Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital […]

Iran says Israelis should be tried as 'war criminals'

Iran says Israelis should be tried as 'war criminals'

Tehran: Iran said on Tuesday that Israeli officials should be tried as war criminals over the ‘brutal massacre’ of Gazan protesters the previous day. “The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of the Zionists over the 70 years of occupation,” said […]

Israel hits nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria, says ‘if it rains on us, it’ll storm on them’

Israel hits nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria, says ‘if it rains on us, it’ll storm on them’

Jerusalem: Israeli raids overnight hit “nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria”, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday after strikes Israel says were in response to rocket fire at its forces it blamed on Iran. “We hit nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria,” Lieberman told a security conference. “They need to remember the […]

Buffett says U.S., China will avoid acting 'extremely foolish' on trade

Buffett says U.S., China will avoid acting 'extremely foolish' on trade

OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) – Billionaire Warren Buffett on Saturday said it is unlikely that the United States and China will come to loggerheads on trade, and the countries would avoid doing “something extremely foolish.” “The United States and China are going to be the two superpowers of the world, economically and in other ways, for […]

Donald Trump wrote own health letter, says physician Harold Bornstein

Donald Trump wrote own health letter, says physician Harold Bornstein

Donald Trump’s former doctor has said he did not write a 2015 letter declaring the then-Republican presidential candidate’s “astonishingly excellent” health, US media report. “[Mr Trump] dictated that whole letter,” Harold Bornstein told CNN. The White House has not yet commented on the physician’s allegation. Mr Bornstein also said that Mr Trump’s bodyguard had carried […]

Homelessness crisis: Number staying in B&Bs 1,000% higher than stats released by govt, report says

Homelessness crisis: Number staying in B&Bs 1,000% higher than stats released by govt, report says

Over 50,000 people are living in B&Bs with nowhere to go – dwarfing the government’s figure of about 5,000, a bleak report on homelessness has revealed. Charity Justlife is now warning thousands are “forgotten in statistics.” Using data gathered from Freedom of Information requests to local authorities, along with other information from the government’s Rural […]

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