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Sydney and Taiwan kick off global protests for Hong Kong

Sydney - Thousands rallied in Sydney and Taipei to support Hong Kong democracy protesters Sunday, kicking off a day of planned "anti-totalitarianism" demonstrations globally.

From the streets to the summit: young climate leaders mobilize at UN

New York - A day after youth-led global climate strikes, several hundred young activists including Greta Thunberg gathered for a climate summit at the United Nations on Saturday, chiding older generations for doing too little to curb carbon emissions.

Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike

Sydney - Children in Australia and the Pacific Islands kicked off a millions-strong global climate strike Friday -- heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster.

Adam Lambert and Queen to perform at 2019 Global Citizen Festival

New York - On September 28, international pop star Adam Lambert and rock group Queen will be performing at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

Climate crisis emergencies are becoming a weekly event

A "staggering" new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occurring at the rate of one per week has provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency.

Lower trust in vaccines among people in richer countries: survey

Washington - People in Europe have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, according to a global survey of public attitudes toward health and science published Wednesday.

Ten most toxic places in the world revealed

Where are the most toxic places on the planet? A survey based on an assessment of danger and the risk to the greatest numbers of people has been put together, revealing mining areas, chemical waste risks, and of course Chernobyl.

US-China trade war sparks IMF global growth cut warning

Bali - The US-China trade war will hobble global growth, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday, cutting its forecast for this year and next and predicting that "everyone is going to suffer" from a clash between the world's two biggest economies.

IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise

Washington - An upswing in economic risks due to rising trade tensions and debt levels has prompted the International Monetary Fund to cut its forecast for world growth for this year and next.

Chatting with Sal Lavallo: Traveler who visited 193 countries Special

Global traveler Sal Lavallo chatted with Digital Journal about his experience visiting 193 countries, which was made possible through SPG and Marriott Rewards.

Review: Taylor Swift solid on new album 'Reputation' Special

Global music star Taylor Swift has released her new studio album, "Reputation," on November 10, via Big Machine Records.

P4G Accelerator will make sustainable development goals reality

Denmark-inspired "Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030," is a new global climate alliance with the goal of becoming an engine to drive green growth. The accelerator was launched on Wednesday in the UN Headquarters.

Global economy is set to post solid growth but risks remain

Washington - The global economy is set to post solid growth this year, amid improving world trade and better performance by large emerging markets, but key risks could still threaten the outlook, the World Bank said Sunday.

World Bank sees improving global economy but risks remain

Washington - The global economy is set to post solid growth this year, amid improving world trade and better performance by large emerging markets, but key risks could still threaten the outlook, the World Bank said Sunday.

Are we ready for the consequences of a technology-ruled world?

Technology plays an increasingly big part of our lives with an array of gadgets and the development of the Internet of Things. Is the rise in technology a good thing for the human condition? A top academic thinks we need to pause for thought.

International rates for skin cancer revealed

A new global study has revealed variations in the rate of skin cancer around the world. The key variations relate to geographical and socio-economic factors, which make the disease more or less common.

U.S. President Obama backs entrepreneurs at global tech summit

Palo Alto - U.S. President Barack Obama told the best and brightest in the technology industry on Friday that the government would partner with private industry to keep the Internet free and open to innovation.

Gender differences with heart attack survival rates

A global review of gender disparities among patients in relation to heart attack survival has shown that women have double the mortality rate of men.

Microbiology conference explores trends for contamination control Special

Bethesda - Near Washington D.C., pharmaceutical microbiologists recently gathered to discuss drug safety concerns together with the latest technologies. Here we report from the 10th Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) pharmaceutical microbiology conference.

Antarctic ice shelf could be gone in just a few years, says NASA

A NASA study has found that one of the major remaining ice shelves on Antarctica is melting much faster than previous suggestions. It could be completely gone in just a few years, fuelling sea level rise and making Antarctica a little smaller.

Fed guessing game intensifies while West isolates Russia

The guessing game over U.S.

New York takes London's crown as top financial center: survey

New York has knocked London from its position as the world's leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centres Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen.

Asian and European industrial health under scrutiny this week

Europe's and Asia's industrial health will be closely watched in the coming week for an indication of how solid - or weak - a footing the global economy was on at the start of the year.

Global factory growth stumbles as demand falters

Manufacturers across Europe and Asia changed down a gear last month as falling demand from abroad hurt Chinese output and European factory growth dipped from January's 2-1/2 year h...

Spot checks on the global economy and a dilemma for the ECB

Take your pick of the most important economic event of the coming week - forward-looking global activity data, interest rate decisions in Europe or a spot-check on U.S.

Top investors cut emerging Europe equities as Ukraine turmoil escalates: Reuters poll

The world's top investors cut exposure to emerging European equities to a five-month low in February as they fretted over a spillover from tensions in Ukraine and Russia, Reuters polls showed on Friday.

Euro zone inflation to offer clues on ECB action

Euro zone inflation due on Friday will be firmly in the sights of financial markets eager to establish whether the European Central Bank (ECB) has enough ammunition to ease monetary policy in the f...

World economic recovery struggling to gain traction

China's vast factory sector contracted again this month and the expected acceleration in euro zone business activity failed to materialize, highlighting the fragile state of a glob...

Fed to shed light on frozen U.S. economy

The Federal Reserve's stimulus taper and China's slowdown, twin factors behind this year's emerging market sell-off, will come firmly into view in the week ahead with minutes from the former and a ...
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