Emerging economies should gird for possible rough times as the US Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates and world economic growth slows because of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the IMF warned Monday.
West African leaders on Sunday backed tough new sanctions on Mali including border closures and a trade embargo, saying the military regime’s delays to a return to civilian rule were “totally unacceptable”.
Nine children were among at least 19 people killed and dozens injured when a fire tore through a high-rise apartment building in New York on Sunday in one of America’s worst residential fires in recent memory.
Bob Saget, the US comedian who delighted millions as the star of television’s “Full House” in the 1980s and 1990s, has been found dead in a Florida hotel room, the local sheriff said Sunday.
“The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” on Sunday took the top film prizes at an untelevised Golden Globes, largely ignored by Hollywood, where winners were unveiled via a live blog without any of the usual A-list glamour.
The CES tech show in Las Vegas closed its 2022 edition on Friday, after pushing ahead with a significantly downsized gathering despite surging Covid cases.
Czech tennis player Renata Voracova, placed in the same Melbourne detention centre as Novak Djokovic after both had their Australian visas revoked, said Friday her stay felt like “being in prison”.
The US economy added only 199,000 jobs in December but the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the government reported Friday, a mixed ending to a year spent recovering from the mass layoffs caused by Covid-19.
Hunching over her work, Marissa shells peanuts under a blazing sun, sweat dripping down her face.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will next month deliver the annual state-of-the-nation address from an alternative venue in Cape Town after fire gutted the city’s National Assembly building, parliament announced Friday.
Nine people have died and hundreds have fallen ill with diarrhoea in areas of the Philippines wrecked by a typhoon last month, with aid officials warning of a health crisis as millions struggle to secure clean water and food.
What’s in a name? For Indian travel start-up founder Kovid Kapoor, it has made him a social media sensation.
France’s biggest literary star, Michel Houellebecq, was back in bookshops Friday, with many eager to know what the famously prescient author has to say in the midst of a bruising election campaign.
France is considering cancelling the Dakar rally after an explosion in Saudi Arabia that badly injured a French driver and prosecutors are investigating as a suspected terror attack, the foreign minister said Friday.
Dozens of senior Hong Kong officials and lawmakers were ordered into quarantine on Friday after a coronavirus cluster widened at a birthday party attended by many of the city’s political elite.
At least 20 people were trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building after an explosion on Friday in the Chinese city of Chongqing, according to state media.
McDonald’s Taiwan said Friday some of its stores were running out of hash browns imported from the United States and would have to suspend sales due to “unstable global shipping supply”.
Covid-19 killed at least one parent or primary caregiver for nearly 100,000 children in Peru, the country with the world’s highest coronavirus death rate, its government reported Thursday.
The US Supreme Court is to hear challenges on Friday to President Joe Biden’s bid to impose Covid vaccination mandates on millions of American workers.
Almost every country on Earth could experience extremely hot years every other year by 2030, according to new research Thursday highlighting the outsized contribution of emissions from the world’s major polluters.