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Trump confirms interest in buying Greenland in ‘large real estate deal’

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Donald Trump has confirmed he is interested in buying Greenland, saying it would be “essentially a large real estate deal”. Asked about reports that he was exploring the purchase of the 850,000 sq mile island from Denmark, the US president said he was “looking at it” as “strategically for the US it would be nice”. Read More

‘Proof he has gone mad’ – Trump ridiculed over plan to buy Greenland

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By Rachael Kennedy, news reporter Donald Trump has reportedly expressed an interest in buying the island of Greenland – sparking a bemused reaction from Danish MPs. The US president is said to have discussed a potential purchase of the autonomous Danish territory during a private meeting with aides and advisers. But there appears to be Read More

‘Final proof he has gone mad’ – Trump ridiculed over plan to buy Greenland

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By Rachael Kennedy, news reporter Donald Trump has reportedly expressed an interest in buying the island of Greenland – sparking a bemused reaction from Danish MPs. The US president is said to have discussed a potential purchase of the autonomous Danish territory during a private meeting with aides and advisers. But there appears to be Read More

Invesco thrives in China as former executive Ross leads Trump’s trade war

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BOSTON (Reuters) – The former investment company of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been flourishing in China, even as he marshals billions of dollars’ worth of punishing tariffs in America’s deepening trade war. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks during a 17th Latin American Leadership Forum in Brasilia, Brazil August 1, 2019. Read More

Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths

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KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said on Wednesday, following the deadliest climbing season in four years. Eleven climbers were killed or went missing on the 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) mountain in May – Read More

Green energy has a plethora of failures

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By Will Wade on 8/15/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg Markets) –It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. The annals of green energy are filled with people who devised “brilliant solutions” to vexing problems, delivering more power for less money, making things cleaner, easier, and better. Some became rich and famous in the Read More

Scout24 to explore sale or spin-off of autos platform

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MUNICH (Reuters) – German classifieds group Scout24 (G24n.DE) said on Tuesday it would explore a sale or spin-off of its autos platform and borrow more to buy back shares, after facing calls from activist investor Elliott to boost shareholder returns. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Scout24, an operator of digital marketplaces for real estate and Read More

Aramco remains world’s most profitable company even as oil falls

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By Matthew Martin on 8/13/2019 DUBAI (Bloomberg) – Saudi Aramco showed Monday it’s still the world’s most profitable company — and paid out almost all its net income in dividends — despite the dwindling price of oil. Profit slid 12% to $46.9 billion in the first six months of 2019, the state-owned energy giant said Read More