Samson’s Opinions

Samson’s Opinions

December 4, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will testify before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11, the panel said in a statement on Tuesday as Washington prepared for the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. The hearing will examine the Alphabet Inc GOOGL.O unit’s social media practices, [...]

December 4, 2018 BERLIN (Reuters) – Beiersdorf <BEIG.DE>, the maker of Nivea skin creams, is shaking up its top management team when new chief executive Stefan De Loecker takes over on Jan. 1, poaching managers from rivals Procter & Gamble <PG.N> and Reckitt Benckiser <RB.L>. Beiersdorf said Asim Naseer, P&G global marketing director for skin [...]

December 4, 2018 CAIRO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc has launched a bus-booking service in Cairo, the company’s chief executive said on his first visit to Egypt on Tuesday, as the company aims to tap a sprawling low-income market. The company also announced a new Uber Lite app that, from early next year, will allow [...]

December 4, 2018 By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday held out the possibility of an extension of the 90-day trade truce with China but made clear he would revert to tariffs if the two sides could not resolve their differences. Trump said his team of trade advisers led by [...]

December 4, 2018 DAMASCUS (Reuters) – The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but he now believes the old Syrian art form might survive after the United Nations said it needed to be saved. Traditional shadow theater was historically a staple [...]

December 4, 2018 NEW YORK (Reuters) – One of the most influential Federal Reserve policymakers said on Tuesday he expects further interest-rate hikes in the face of an economy “in really good shape” and a U.S. expansion that should mark a record length midway through next year. “Given this outlook I describe of strong growth, [...]

December 4, 2018 By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Tuesday it was seeking $738 million in 2019 to help neighboring countries cope with the inflow of millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, who have “no prospect for return in the short to medium term”. It was the first time that [...]

December 4, 2018 By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As White House officials fanned out to talk up what U.S. President Donald Trump called “an incredible deal” with China to hit pause in their trade war, Beijing has said little on a pact that cheered markets but left many questions unanswered. China’s foreign ministry, the [...]

December 4, 2018 CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s main opposition party said on Tuesday it could go to court to stop proposed land reforms after parliament approved a report endorsing a constitutional amendment that would allow expropriations without compensation. Land is a hot-button issue in South Africa where racial inequality remains entrenched more than [...]