Global stocks slip as virus outbreaks dim hopes for rebound

Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Global shares were mostly lower Tuesday as expanding coronavirus outbreaks dimmed hopes for a global recovery, despite an overnight rally in tech shares that pushed the Nasdaq composite to another record high. France’s CAC 40 dipped nearly 1.0% in early trading to 5,031.31, while Germany’s DAX slipped 1.1% to 12,594.07. Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped More...

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lorries wait to board ferries
By Desk of Editor On Friday, June 12th, 2020

UK set to U-turn on EU border checks

The British government is watering down plans for full border checks on goods coming from the European Union to relieve pressure on businesses hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, U.K. media reported Friday. The More...

Fight Against COVID
By Desk of Editor On Friday, June 12th, 2020

PM Shinzo Abe’s Ratings Not a Measure of Success in the Fight Against COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed world leaders under intense scrutiny, perhaps the most intense they will experience in their lifetime. Their constituents, especially, have had a lot to say about their leaders’ More...

U.S., Canada and Mexico
By Desk of Editor On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

U.S., Canada, Mexico extend border restrictions

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have extended their agreements to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential travel to June 21 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says More...

Japan's economy
By Desk of Editor On Monday, May 18th, 2020

Japan’s economy slips into recession

Japan dived into its first recession since 2015, according to official data Monday, with the world’s third-largest economy contracting by 0.9 percent in the first quarter as it wrestles with the fallout from More...

Chinese city of Wuhan
By Desk of Editor On Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Mass testing to begin in Wuhan amid fears of virus comeback

At least one community in the Chinese city of Wuhan was to begin testing residents for the new coronavirus Thursday after officials were given 10 days to test everyone in the city where the pandemic began, Chinese More...

Shooting At Chicago Memorial
By Graham Moore On Monday, December 23rd, 2019

13 Wounded In Shooting At Chicago Memorial For Slain Person

One person has been charged in connection with a shooting early Sunday at a house party that left 13 people wounded, four of them critically, Chicago police said. The shooting stemmed from a dispute at the memorial More...

Storm Elsa Of Europe
By Graham Moore On Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Storm Elsa Batters Parts Of Europe, Four Dead

Violent winds and torrential rain battered Spain, Portugal and France overnight leaving at least four people dead, rescuers said Friday, as the region braced for the arrival of another storm. In Portugal, one man More...

Trump Threatens
By Tony Williams On Monday, December 16th, 2019

Trump Threatens Comey With ‘Years In Jail’ Over Fbi Russia Report

James Comey, the former director of the FBI who has become a prime nemesis of Donald Trump, admitted on Sunday to being responsible for “real sloppiness” over the handling of surveillance of a Trump campaign More...

New Zealand volcano
By Graham Moore On Saturday, December 14th, 2019

New Zealand Volcano: Search Resumes For Two Remaining Bodies

New Zealand police say divers have resumed searching the waters near White Island volcano in efforts to retrieve two remaining bodies. At least one body was spotted in the water and rescuers would not return to More...