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Global stocks tumble on tariff moves as Chinese yuan sinks

London - World stock markets plunged Monday after the Chinese yuan fell sharply in what analysts said was Beijing's riposte to US President Donald Trump vowing to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods in the latest trade war flare-up.

Asia markets down after mixed messages from Fed

Fpo - Asian markets fell on Thursday, tracking losses on Wall Street, after the US Federal Reserve cut rates for the first time in more than a decade but failed to offer a clear signal on future easing.

Accused Hungarian swimmer allowed to leave S. Korea: prosecutors

Seoul - Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi has been charged with a sexual harassment offence following the world championships in South Korea but has been given permission to leave the country, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Review: Greece wins silver medal at the 2019 FINA World Championships Special

Gwangju - On July 27, Greek swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev won Greece a silver medal at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Two dead in Korean nightclub balcony collapse at world swim

Gwangju - Two people died and many more were injured, including two American athletes at the world swim championships, after a balcony collapsed in a South Korean nightclub, local police said Saturday.

Review: Lilly King wins gold for Team USA in the 100 meter breaststroke Special

Gwangju - On July 23, American swimmer Lilly King has a major reason to celebrate. She won the gold medal for Team USA in the women's 100 meter breaststroke final.

World reacts to Britain's PM to-be Johnson

London - Britain's main allies congratulated Boris Johnson on Tuesday after he won a party leadership vote that will see him become Britain's next prime minister, but the EU warned of challenging times ahead over Brexit.

IMF downgrades world growth, warns of 'precarious' 2020

Washington - Global trade tensions, continued uncertainty and rising prospects for a no-deal Brexit are sapping the strength of the world economy, which faces a "precarious" 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.

'Wow, wow, wow!' Philippines goes wild for 'force at 40' Pacquiao

Manila - Fans in the Philippines roared their approval and rose to their feet Sunday, imitating the punches of Manny Pacquiao, as they declared that their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his stunning victory over American Keith Thurman.

Western allies back UK over tanker seizure

Paris - Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has ramped up tensions in the Gulf region after the US military claimed it had downed an Iranian drone.

Water system of medieval German city gets world heritage status

Berlin - The German city of Augsburg was Saturday granted World Heritage status by UNESCO for its over 800-year-old water management system boasting an aquaduct, water towers, ornate fountains, canals and hundreds of bridges.

Natalie Coughlin returns to swimming, to compete for DC Trident

12-time Olympic medalist swimmer and world champion Natalie Coughlin recently announced her return to competitive swimming.

Oil jumps 6% on Trump threat after Iran downs spy drone

London - World oil prices spiked more than six percent Thursday on President Donald Trump warning Iran made "a very big mistake" after it boasted of downing a US spy drone.

How cities around the globe fight rising rents

Berlin - Berlin has become the latest anti-gentrification battleground, with authorities poised Tuesday to freeze rents for five years in a bid to halt skyrocketing costs.Other capitals have taken different approaches. Here is an overview of some of them.

World's worst serial killers

Paris - Former German hospital nurse Niels Hoegel, who was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care, is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history.

Nathan Adrian talks USA Swimming Foundation, health and success Special

New York - Eight-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian sat down and chatted with this journalist at a hotel in New York City about the USA Swimming Foundation, the 2019 "Make A Splash" Tour. He also opened up about his health and shared his definition of success.

Asian markets tick up after Trump tweets but uncertainty remains

Fpo - A series of tweets by Donald Trump playing up the chances of a trade deal with China provided a much-needed boost to Asian equities Wednesday but investors trod cautiously as analysts warned of more volatility to come.

Stock markets attempt rebound as trade war flares

London - Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic staged a fightback Tuesday, paring heavy losses sparked by a raging US-China trade war over the past week.World oil prices bobbed higher on concerns about tensions in the crude-rich Middle East, dealers said....

China, India boost global booze binge: study

Paris - The world consumed ten percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday.

Beer fear: Japan urged to stock up for Rugby World Cup

Apo - When hosting an international rugby tournament and welcoming thirsty fans from around the world, the last thing you want to do is run out of beer.

Wiebe Wakker talks accomplishing world tour in his electric car Special

Dutch adventurer Wiebe Wakker chatted with Digital Journal about completing a world tour from the Netherlands to Australia in his electric car in three years. He also shared insights on how technology has impacted the automotive industry.

Stocks rise after solid economic data, earnings

New York - Global stock markets rose Tuesday following good economic data out of Germany and Britain and generally solid US corporate earnings. European bourses pushed higher, with Frankfurt adding 0.7 percent.

Landmarks and monuments rebuilt from ruins

Paris - From bombed cathedrals to historic opera houses that went up in flames, here are examples of landmark buildings that were destroyed and then rebuilt, as is planned for Paris's fire-gutted Notre Dame Cathedral.

Independence has served central banks well: IMF's Lagarde

Washington - Government respect for the independence of central banks has served them well in their mission, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.

IMF cuts global growth estimate to 3.3% as world economy loses steam

Washington - The global economy is facing a "delicate moment," beset with risks as the recovery loses steam amid trade tensions, Brexit and other factors, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

Wiebe Wakker completes three-year world tour in his electric car

Sydney - Dutchman Wiebe Wakker has a major reason to celebrate. He just finished his world tour in his electric car. This journey took three years to complete and it ended in Sydney, Australia.

Global life expectancy up 5.5 years since 2000: WHO

Geneva - Global life expectancy grew by 5.5 years between 2000 and 2016, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning though that unequal income and access to healthcare translates into far shorter lives for many.

Abdication becoming more frequent in the modern age

Apo - When the 85-year-old Japanese Emperor Akihito steps down on April 30, it will be the latest in a string of historic abdications that have included the pope and several monarchs.

More than 113 mn people suffer 'acute hunger': UN

Paris - More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced "acute hunger" last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said Tuesday.

Reported cases of cholera in Mozambique has doubled in 48 hours

Beira - After surviving Cyclone Idai and widespread flooding, people in Mozambique are now facing a cholera crisis. Almost a million doses of cholera vaccine are on their way, but in the meantime, the number of cases is exploding.
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