Wednesday, October 17, 2018

World

As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

World Bank, IMF heads urge U.S., China to play by rules, fix, not break world trade system as tumbling share prices underscore risks
Published: 10/11/18
Egyptian police question, release son of jailed ex-president

Egyptian police question, release son of jailed ex-president

Egyptian authorities detained the youngest son of jailed former President Mohammed Morsi for questioning on charges of spreading "fake news," then released him on bail
Published: 10/11/18
New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes Bali

New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes Bali

An earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia's eastern Java island, killing three people, and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali, two weeks after a major quake-tsunami disaster in a central region of the archipelago
Published: 10/11/18

Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal

Humanitarian medical professionals expelled from Nauru say asylum seekers that Australia banished to the tiny Pacific atoll were suicidal and their children have lost hope
Published: 10/11/18
The Latest: IMF head says Pakistan help must be transparent

The Latest: IMF head says Pakistan help must be transparent

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said a bailout package for Pakistan would need to be fully transparent
Published: 10/11/18
Cuban constitutional reform spawns unusual public debate

Cuban constitutional reform spawns unusual public debate

In a country with no opinion polls, campaigns or independent mass media, a series of meetings on reforming Cuba's constitution has spawned a highly unusual debate on the island's political system and values
Published: 10/11/18

Reports: Malaysia plans to end death penalty for all crimes

Malaysia's government reportedly plans to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all executions
Published: 10/11/18
Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia; stocks slump

Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia; stocks slump

Asian markets are broadly lower after Wall Street slumped on a heavy selling of technology and internet stocks
Published: 10/11/18

Severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast with wind, rain

A severe cyclone has damaged mud huts in eastern India where authorities have moved nearly 300,000 people to higher ground
Published: 10/11/18

Quake hits Papua New Guinea, no damage or injuries reported

An earthquake rattled part of Papua New Guinea, but no major damage or injuries have been reported
Published: 10/11/18