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Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,328.81 per ounce by 1.34pm. It hit a one-week high on Wednesday at $1,340.42, before closing lower at $1,325.49 an ounce. Photo: Reuters Gold prices held steady on Thursday as investors awaited more details on US President Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminium tariffs, the outcome of the European Central [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

A growing number of American politicians are reportedly raising concerns over Donald Trump’s mental health. At least three Democrat officials have publicly questioned the US President’s health, with some calling for specific safeguards to be implemented to consider a leader’s emotional or mental well-being while in office. Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer called for a review of [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, Fox News reported. Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he “inadvertently” briefed  top officials with incomplete information regarding his call with the Russian ambassador. “I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology,” the letter [...]

February 14, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Uber boss quits Donald Trump’s business group amid staff anger at immigration ban

Uber boss quits Donald Trump’s business group amid staff anger at immigration ban

Uber’s chief executive officer Travis Kalanick has quit Donald Trump’s business advisory group amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who have come out against his administration’s hard-line immigration policies. Critics have included Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants themselves. “Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Uber boss quits Donald Trump’s business group amid staff anger at immigration ban

How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

Over the past few days, our inboxes have been flooded with letters from doctors and medical researchers whose lives have been shaken up by President Donald Trump’s executive order, which, among other things, restricts immigrants and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. We’ve heard from foreign-born health care workers who are trapped [...]

February 2, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

How Trump’s Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education

How Trump’s Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education

In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countries to the United States, universities and scholars across the country are grappling with what the restrictions mean for their students—and for scholarship more broadly. Fatemeh Keshavarz is the director of both the School of Languages, Literatures, and [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on How Trump’s Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education

Technology companies across Silicon Valley resist Donald Trump’s immigration ban

Technology companies across Silicon Valley resist Donald Trump’s immigration ban

Silicon Valley took the lead over the weekend in corporate resistance to President Donald Trump’s clampdown on immigration, financing legal opposition, criticizing the plan, as well as helping employees ensnared by his executive order. In an industry that has long depended on immigrants and celebrated their contributions – as well as championing liberal causes such [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Technology companies across Silicon Valley resist Donald Trump’s immigration ban

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Among the myriad of objections leveled at Betsy DeVos, US president Donald Trump’s pick to lead American public education, the most stark is the fact that she’s never actually attended a public high school or university. Nor have her four children. The criticism becomes all the sharper when looking at Trump’s overall cabinet, which at [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

President Donald Trump, hours after assuming the mantle of the White House, made his first executive order, aimed at Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The 45th President of the United States sat at the President’s formal desk in the Oval Office and signed the order, which was described by his Chief of Staff Reince [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Shortly after the end of his inaugural parade, President Donald Trump issued his first executive order: instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The executive order is a powerful political statement about the health care law, one that directs agencies to “waive, defer, grant [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Democrats blast Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

Democrats blast Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

Democrats sliced holes in billionaire Betsy DeVos’ credentials to be the next U.S. Education Secretary at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, raising doubts whether President-elect Donald Trump’s pick will win approval in the full Senate. The nomination of DeVos to head an agency that sets policy for younger children and universities and also administers a [...]

January 18, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Democrats blast Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth

After Tom Casperson, a Republican state senator from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, began running for Congress in 2016, he assumed the family of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be education secretary, would not oppose him. The DeVoses, a dominant force in Michigan politics for decades with a fortune in the billions, had contributed [...]

January 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth