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Democracy in decline around the world, including US: study

Paris - A third of the world's population resides in countries where democracy is in retreat, including India, Turkey, Brazil, Poland, Russia and the United States, researchers reported Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Immigration fears fuel crisis in Western politics

Washington - One issue now dominates political debate within the major Western democracies, and that one issue could now divide the West upon itself: migration.

Violence pushes world's refugees to record high of 68.5 million

Wars, persecution, and violence have driven a record 68.5 million people from their homes, worldwide, more than the population of Britain or France, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Lebanese PM in Moscow to meet Putin

Beirut - Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, the eve of the FIFA World Cup, Hariri's office said.

The deadliest volcanic eruptions of the past 25 years

Paris - After Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday killing at least 69 people, here is a list of the most deadly volcanic eruptions over the last quarter century.

City of Vancouver officially proclaims 2018 'Year of the Queer'

Vancouver - Thursday kicked off Vancouver, British Columbia's first ever "Year of the Queer" celebration, marking the anniversaries of 15 LGBTQ community organizations that have made significant contributions to the artistic, cultural and social fabric of the city.

Wall Street heads south as Trump bashes China and oil prices flare

Washington - Newly inflamed trade war fears and disappointing earnings sent US stocks lower on Thursday, running counter to gains made in European equities.

What the world is saying about historic Korea summit

Paris - World leaders and governments hailed the historic summit Friday between the leaders of North and South Korea as a step towards peace, but also sounded a note of caution about the challenges ahead.

Trump, Russia and China media attacks 'threaten democracy'

Paris - Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, a watchdog said Wednesday.

Canada to host the world's female foreign ministers

Toronto - Canada will host the world's small but growing band of female foreign ministers for talks ahead of this year's UN General Assembly, Canada's Chrystia Freeland announced Sunday.

Gates warns new fight needed against resurgent malaria

London - Bill Gates warned Wednesday that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease.

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

Washington - The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe, but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

Syria fears, OPEC compliance propping up oil price: IEA

Paris - Fears of fresh escalation in Syria's war coupled with compliance with a pledge by the OPEC cartel and Russia to limit production are keeping oil prices at current high levels, the International Energy Agency said Friday.

US, China talking on trade frictions, says OECD boss

Apo - The United States and China are negotiating behind the scenes to ease trade tensions, the head of the OECD said Friday, stressing that "nobody wins" in a high-level trade war.

Nana Mouskouri talks 'Forever Young' CD, music career, world tour Special

Best-selling music artist Nana Mouskouri chatted with Digital Journal about her new album "Forever Young," her respected career, and her upcoming shows in North America, as part of her 2018 world tour.

Global stocks calm in hopes of US-China trade deal

New York - World markets were mostly firmer Monday as fears about a China-US trade war were tempered by hopes the two sides will be able to come to an understanding.

World's carbon emissions on the rise again: IEA

Paris - Harmful carbon emissions from energy rose in 2017 for the first time in three years, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, proof that the world's efforts to fight climate change are falling short.

OECD urges world to play by trade rules as tariff row rages

Paris - Governments should stick to established rules of trade and avoid escalating disputes if they want to safeguard economic growth and protect jobs, the OECD said Tuesday.

War, conflict fuel arms imports to Middle East, Asia: study

Stockholm - Weapons imports to the Middle East and Asia have boomed over the past five years, fuelled by war and tensions in those regions, a new study showed on Monday.

Trump-Kim talks spark hope of nuclear detente

Paris - World powers Friday hailed the announcement of unprecedented talks between a US president and a North Korean leader, saying it offered a "glimmer of hope" of denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula.

Flu virus: Wily 'shapeshifter' always one step ahead

Paris - On a March morning 100 years ago, a soldier in Kansas reported to the infirmary with a fever, muscle aches, and a sore throat.By lunchtime, records state, dozens had joined him, stricken with what would become known as the Spanish Flu.

Review: Ivana Spanovic wins gold medal at 2018 World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - Ivana Spanovic has a major reason to be proud. She is the new queen of long jump. She reigned supreme at the 2018 Indoor Championships in track and field.

Stocks up as markets steel themselves for tariff decision

London - Global stocks pushed higher on Thursday following signals from the White House that US President Donald Trump may tone down his tariff plans.

5 votes that have rocked the political establishment

Paris - The success of the anti-immigrant League party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) in Italy's general election is the latest in a series of blows to the political establishment around the democratic world.

Review: Renaud Lavillenie wins gold at 2018 World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie has a major reason to celebrate. He won the gold medal at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Review: Emmanuel Karalis sets personal best at World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - On March 4, Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis was able to set a new personal best at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Review: Sam Kendricks claims silver at 2018 World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - On March 4, the men's pole vault competition took place at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Sam Kendricks won the silver medal for Team USA.

Review: Sandi Morris wins gold at 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - The silver streak is finally over. American pole vaulter Sandi Morris finally wins her well-deserved gold medal at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
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