Hollande warns rebel Economy Minister Macron to ‘respect rules’ or leave govt

Hollande warns rebel Economy Minister Macron to ‘respect rules’ or leave govt

French President François Hollande threatened Thursday to sack Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, who has hinted at a bid for the presidency, unless he respects the “solidarity” of the government. “In a government, there cannot be any personal initiatives and even less presidential ones,” Hollande said in a TV interview to mark the Bastille Day national […]

Clinton says Trump presidency would be ‘disastrous’ for US economy

Clinton says Trump presidency would be ‘disastrous’ for US economy

  Democrat Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that if Republican rival Donald Trump wins the White House, it will be a disaster for the US economy, predicting a “Trump recession.” “Now I don’t say this because of typical political disagreements – liberals and conservatives sayTrump’s ideas would be disastrous,” Clinton said. “Economists on the right, […]

French economy minister pelted with eggs amid rail strikes

French economy minister pelted with eggs amid rail strikes

France’s economy minister was pelted with eggs on Monday as a strike against planned labour reforms disrupted rail services for a sixth straight day but appeared to be losing steam. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron was splattered on the head when militants of the hardline CGT trade union cornered him at a post office in the […]

World economy, terrorism take centre stage as G7 leaders meet in Japan

World economy, terrorism take centre stage as G7 leaders meet in Japan

World leaders began two days of G7 talks in Japan on Thursday, with concerns about the health of the global economy, terrorism, Europe’s refugee crisis and disquiet over China’s growing influence set to dominate proceedings. Heads of state and governments from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan are meeting in […]