US shares suffer sharpest drop in months

US shares suffer sharpest drop in months

Image copyright AFP US share markets have suffered their sharpest one-day falls in months, as fears about rising interest rates, inflation, trade tensions intensified. The tech-heavy Nasdaq led the declines, sliding 4%, or 315.9 points, to 7,422. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 also fell by more than 3%, with losses accelerating towards the end […]

Chinese man charged with US aviation 'espionage'

Chinese man charged with US aviation 'espionage'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The indictment identifies GE Aviation as a a target of the operation The US justice department has announced charges of economic espionage against a suspected Chinese intelligence officer. Officials say Yanjun Xu tried to steal trade secrets from US aviation and aerospace companies on behalf of China. He was […]

US mid-terms: So, what are they again?

US mid-terms: So, what are they again?

It’s all over the news, and you can’t escape the political ads, but what actually happens in a US mid-term election? From the seats up for election to some context on how the vote typically goes – here’s what you need to know. Video by Colleen Hagerty Source link

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump 'demands answers' on missing Saudi

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump 'demands answers' on missing Saudi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This image allegedly shows Saudi intelligence officers entering and leaving Turkey via Istanbul airport President Donald Trump has vowed to “get to the bottom” of the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Trump told reporters he had talked to the Saudi authorities “at the highest level” about Mr […]

Sears shares falter on bankruptcy fears

Sears shares falter on bankruptcy fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sears has closed hundreds of stores in recent years Shares in Sears Holdings plunged by more than 30% on Wednesday following a report that the US retail chain was preparing to file for bankruptcy. The firm was preparing the filing ahead of the deadline on Monday for a $134m […]

Kavanaugh confirmation: Why I'm sending a postcard to his accuser

Kavanaugh confirmation: Why I'm sending a postcard to his accuser

Image copyright Mathaya Winter, Kimberly Dotseth Image caption Mathaya Winter, from Germany, and Kimberly Dotseth of California wrote letters to the professor who accused Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault After lawyer Anita Hill accused Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991, she received 25,000 letters from women expressing their […]

Rihanna urges US fans to register to vote

Rihanna urges US fans to register to vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rihanna urged fans to register to vote Rihanna has joined a number of celebrities urging their followers to register to vote in the US. It comes after Taylor Swift broke her political silence and joined Chance the Rapper and John Legend by campaigning. The registration period has or is […]

Taylor Swift breaks all-time American Music Awards record

Taylor Swift breaks all-time American Music Awards record

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Swift hinted she’d started work on her seventh album Taylor Swift not only opened the American Music Awards with a fiery performance of I Did Something Bad, but she went on to dominate the show. The star won four trophies, including artist of the year, making her the ceremony’s […]

Wine theft: Man accused of stealing rare bottles falls to death

Wine theft: Man accused of stealing rare bottles falls to death

Image copyright AFP Image caption Among the wines stolen were seven bottles from French estate Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which cost $133,650 A man charged with stealing more than $1.2m (£911,000) worth of rare wine from Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon appears to have taken his own life as his lawyers waited for him in […]

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