Trade Dispute Worries Weigh on Global Stocks

Trade Dispute Worries Weigh on Global Stocks

European stocks rose slightly Thursday, dismissing falls in Asian markets, as investors awaited the latest developments in the U.S.-China trade dispute and efforts to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement continued. The Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.1% in morning trading after closing Wednesday at its lowest mark since April. Italian stocks rose 0.7% amid […]

Dose: Football is Finally Back

Dose: Football is Finally Back

I wanted to start this Daily Dose by suggesting that today’s excitement is similar to Christmas morning for a lot of children, but realized that may be understating it for me and many others. There is no offseason for those in the fantasy industry and that’s shown by the countless hours of analysis spent on […]

China and African Nations Deepen Ties Despite Debt Concerns

China and African Nations Deepen Ties Despite Debt Concerns

BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping and African leaders reaffirmed joint development goals on Tuesday at the conclusion of a summit shadowed by a debt crisis among some African nations and questions about China’s role in it. Following two days of meetings with heads of state and top officials from more than 50 African nations, Mr. Xi […]

Qatar law change hailed as milestone for migrant workers in World Cup run-up

Qatar law change hailed as milestone for migrant workers in World Cup run-up

A law change that will allow the majority of migrant workers to leave Qatar without permission from their employers has been heralded by campaigners as a landmark in the battle against labour abuses in the build-up to the next World Cup. Qatar has faced international scrutiny over the working conditions facing hundreds of thousands of […]

A portrait of Kirkenes, the most isolated town in Europe

A portrait of Kirkenes, the most isolated town in Europe

If Norway were the size of your right arm, Oslo would be your thumbnail, Bergen and the fjords on your wrist, and the Arctic city of Tromso perched on your tricep. Finally, there is the region of Finnmark going over the top of Finland, until Norway actually touches Russia at your shoulder joint. This is […]

Bear Market Looms for Emerging Stocks as Trade Noise Gets Louder

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un says faith in Trump 'unchanged'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un says faith in Trump 'unchanged'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kim says he wants the region to be a ‘cradle of peace’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s faith in Donald Trump remains “unchanged” and he wants to denuclearise the Korean peninsula during the US president’s first term, South officials say. Mr Kim made his comments to envoys from Seoul […]

US woman jailed for smuggling cocaine in high heels

US woman jailed for smuggling cocaine in high heels

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE Image caption Cocaine was found inside Denise Marie Woodrum’s shoes and other items A US woman who said she was tricked by a fake internet suitor into smuggling drugs into Australia has been jailed. Denise Marie Woodrum, 51, was arrested at Sydney Airport last year after border officials found cocaine […]