Daily Archive: July 28, 2017

Jul
28

Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successor

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ruling party plans to appoint the brother of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his successor to fight the 2018 general elections, local media reported on Saturday, but will first have to appoint an interim prime minister.

Jul
28

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

An economist says the current system is extremely wasteful and there is a “subsidy addiction”.

Jul
28

Trump to sign Russia sanctions, Moscow retaliates

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

Jul
28

Venezuelan opposition in final protest push ahead of Sunday vote

CARACAS (Reuters) – Rock-throwing Venezuelans braved tear gas and rainstorms on Friday, blocking streets in protest against a legislative super-body to be elected on Sunday that critics call an attempt by President Nicolas Maduro to create a dictatorship.

Jul
28

Government looks to speed up small business rates relief

Months on from April’s new tax regime, many companies are still waiting for bills to be adjusted.

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