Goldman Sachs banker to join German finance ministry
A top Goldman Sachs executive is set to join Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government as a deputy finance minister, a spokesman said, an appointment that drew immediate scorn from the opposition.Joerg Kukies will step down as co-head of Goldman Sachs in Germ
Canada to deploy troops, helicopters to help UN in Mali
Canada will deploy an infantry unit and military trainers along with attack and transport helicopters to Mali for 12 months in support of an ongoing UN peacekeeping mission, the government announced Monday."The task force will include two Chinook helicopters
Trump slaps sanctions on Venezuela's 'bitcoin'
US President Donald Trump on Monday barred US firms and citizens from dealing in Venezuela's new cryptocurrency.Trump issued an executive order proscribing "all transactions related to" the new currency, which is designed to make up for a massive government
US warns Turkey over civilians caught in Syria assault
The United States warned its NATO ally Turkey on Monday it is "deeply concerned" after a Turkish-led assault on the Syrian city of Afrin triggered an exodus of Kurdish civilians."It appears the majority of the population of the city, which is predominantly