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Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 2:40 PMAP

China's market regulators say they are suspending a mechanism that automatically halts trading when stocks fall sharply. The mechanism, which was implemented at the beginning of the year, has been triggered twice this week. On Thursday trading...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 11:08 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 5:46 PMAP

United States stocks tumbled to two-month lows Wednesday as fears about China's economy slowing down led to more widespread selling. The price of oil plunged to its lowest level since 2008 on the prospect that global demand could fall further....

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 4:19 PMAP

Despite the United States Federal Reserve's unanimous vote to raise a key interest rate last month, some policymakers viewed their decision as a "close call" because of stubbornly low inflation. Going forward, officials believed...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 3:48 PMAP

The World Bank has cut its forecast for global growth this year given weakness in the developing world. The aid agency expects the world economy to expand 2.9 per cent in 2016, down from its June forecast of 3.3 per cent but up from 2.4 per cent in...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 11:06 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 11:05 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 11:11 PMAP

ARGENTINABUENOS AIRES, AP:The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling on Argentina's government to help protect a local journalist whose wife was attacked for his reporting on drug trafficking.Radio journalist Sergio Hurtado tells the committee...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 11:10 PMAP
Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 11:12 PMAP

UNITED STATESMICHIGAN, (AP):AAA projects nearly 3.2 million people from Michigan plan to travel for the year-end holiday season.The auto club says nearly two percent more than last year from Michigan are expected to go 50 miles or more from home....

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 11:12 PMAP

LEICESTER, England (AP):The most remarkable Premier League story in years shows no sign of ending. After only narrowly avoiding relegation last campaign, Leicester (35 points) lead the heavyweights (Arsenal, 33, Manchester City, 32, Manchester...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 11:11 PMAP

MONACO (AP):The global association of Olympic athletes says it's unfair that all Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from international competition because of allegations of state-sponsored doping.The World Olympians Association (WOA...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 11:34 PMAP

JAMAICAKINGSTON, (AP):A Jamaican gay rights activist has brought a rare legal challenge to the nation's anti-sodomy laws that criminalise consensual sex between men, the Canadian advocacy group he works for said.Gay rights campaigner and attorney...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 11:30 PMAP
Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

AP:Holding meetings on cruise ships can be cost-effective and can simplify mixing business with fun.The one potential downside: On-board internet access may be slow and expensive. But depending on your group, limited wi-fi might not be a bad thing...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

OPEC nations decided on Friday to keep producing oil at their current high levels, effectively acknowledging their inability to push up crude prices.An attempt to nudge the cost of oil higher would have involved lowering output. Instead, the...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 11:04 PMAP
Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP):Shoaib Malik's highest score (75 off 54 balls) in Twenty20 Internationals could not prevent an England clean sweep in their three-match series. Yesterday's match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 11:02 PMAP

UNITED KINGDOMLONDON, (AP):A Belfast High Court ruling is expected to ease Northern Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws to make it easier for women to terminate pregnancies in some cases.Abortions are illegal in Northern Ireland except in extreme...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Experts say a promise by Argentina's president-elect to expel Venezuela from the Mercosur trade bloc seems unlikely to be fulfilled.Venezuela became a full member of the South American bloc in 2012 in an effort to link the region's most powerful...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 11:06 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

UNITED STATES, AP: Sixty-six percent of American four year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a time of increasing focus on early learning,...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 11:03 PMAP

UNITED KINGDOMLONDON, (AP):Prince Charles said climate change is partly responsible for Syria?s civil war and the chaos it has unleashed.The heir to the British throne said climate change is causing drought, conflict over resources and mass...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 11:06 PMAP

PARIS, (AP):Spain's interior minister says Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks, had used Internet social networks to try to recruit women from Spain to join the Islamic State group.Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz, speaking...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 11:03 PMAP

UNITED STATESCOLORADO, (AP):A bookstore in the Denver suburb of Englewood has been vandalised and the owners believe it is because of its name: ISIS Books and Gifts.KMGH-TV reports that the ISIS sign was damaged after someone threw rocks at it.The...

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