Daily Archive: February 14, 2017

Feb
14

Brexit uncertainty leaves exporter’s plans in limbo

Croydon supplier hit by falling pound and confusion over customs rules

Feb
14

Trump may not pursue two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians

White House official says peace is the goal and this could be achieved with both parties agreeing on ‘something else’

The Trump administration has said peace between Israel and the Palestinians may not come in the form of a two-state solution – a dramatic shift from the stance of Barack Obama, who said he saw no alternative.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Donald Trump’s meeting on Wednesday with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior White House official said Trump was eager to begin facilitating a peace deal between the two sides and hoped to bring them together soon.

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Feb
14

Trump backs Middle East peace, even if not tied to two-state solution

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses joint news conference with Trudeau at the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Donald Trump supports the goal of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, even if it does not involve the two-state solution, a senior White House official said on Tuesday. Speaking a day before Trump holds a White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the official said peace was the ultimate goal. “Whether that comes in the form of a two–state solution if that's what the parties want, or something else,” the official said, adding that Trump would not try to “dictate” a solution.


Feb
14

Five takeaways from Yellen’s opening day testimony

Fed chair solidifies views that the central bank has become more hawkish

Feb
14

NBC to take stake in Euronews in global push

NBC news will be taking a reported 25 percent stake in Euronews in order for the news organization to establish a global reachNBC News announced Tuesday it was taking a stake in Europe-based media group Euronews, allowing the US group to compete on a global scale in the TV news business. “For as long as I can remember, at NBC News we've wanted to establish a global reach for our news organization that matches our impact and reputation in the United States,” said NBC News group chairman Andy Lack. The NBC statement did not include financial details, but a source close to the matter said the stake in Euronews would amount to 25 percent.


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