France’s Fillon pledges economic reboot as he claims conservative presidential nomination

France’s Fillon pledges economic reboot as he claims conservative presidential nomination

  Former prime minister François Fillon on Sunday pledged deep economic reforms after winning the conservative Les Républicains’ presidential nomination. Fillon, 62, resoundingly beat in-party rival Alain Juppé in France’s conservative presidential primary run-off, one week after he shocked the country’s political landscape by topping the first-round poll. He earned 66.5 percent of votes in […]

Trump tries to reset campaign with economic speech

Trump tries to reset campaign with economic speech

Republican Donald Trump sought to regain momentum for his White House campaign on Monday by proposing sweeping tax breaks, cuts to federal regulations and a revival of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline project. The New York businessman used a speech on the economy in Detroit to try to turn the page after a week […]

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowed Saturday that no referendum on ending his term would be held until next year, amid mounting pressure as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse. Maduro’s opponents are racing to call a referendum before January 10, as a successful recall vote before that deadline would trigger new […]

Latin America’s largest airline halts flights to Venezuela over economic crisis

Latin America’s largest airline halts flights to Venezuela over economic crisis

Latin America’s largest airline, Chile-based LATAM Airlines, said on Monday it would suspend its flights to Venezuela due to the “economic scenario”, following a similar decision by Lufthansa over the weekend. “Owing to the current complex macroeconomic scenario in the region, LATAM Airlines has announced adjustments to its destination network… it will suspend temporarily and […]