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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.

Global stocks rally on trade deal optimism as pound falls again

New York - Global stocks rallied Friday on optimism over US-China trade talks, while the pound fell further as Britain veered closer to a potential "no deal" Brexit.

Ariana Grande kicks off 'Sweetener World Tour' in Albany, NY

On March 18, Grammy award-winning pop superstar Ariana Grande kicked off her "Sweetener World Tour" in Albany, New York.

Mexico warns Canadian mining companies of increased scrutiny

Canadian mining companies operating in Mexico should be on notice that the sector is going to face increased scrutiny on its environmental practices and treatment of Indigenous people, according to the country’s new ambassador to Ottawa.

Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

Montr - Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change.

Students at UN stage 'die-in' to protest climate inaction

New York - Dozens of young climate change activists staged a "die-in" in front of the United Nations on Friday, lying sprawled on the pavement to draw attention to the lethal consequences of global warming.

Global climate rally kicks off with kids Down Under

Wellington - A global day of student protests aimed at spurring world leaders into action on climate change to protect the planet for future generations kicked off in Australia and New Zealand Friday.

Giant UAE port operator posts rise in 2018 profit

Dubai - Dubai port and logistics giant DP World said Thursday its net profit for 2018 rose over five percent on increased trade and higher returns from new acquisitions.

Boeing 737 Max 8 temporarily banned from UK airspace

The British aviation regulator on Tuesday grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes following the second deadly crash of the popular model of plane in less than five months, joining other countries in suspending operations of the aircraft.

How the world is marking women's day

Paris - Protests, strikes and studies -- people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to obtain equality.

War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

Munich - At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday.

Vonn in bronze as Stuhec defends world downhill

Vallbo - US ski star Lindsey Vonn brought her illustrious career to a close with a hard-fought bronze at Sunday's world downhill which was won by defending champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia.

Emerging economies catching up in smartphone adoption: survey

Washington - Smartphone use has become the norm in most developed nations, while many emerging economies are showing sharp gains, a global survey showed Tuesday.

Corruption seen rising in Trump's US: watchdog

Frankfurt Am Main - The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.

International tourist arrivals up 6% to 1.4 bn in 2018: UN

Madrid - The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization.

In gloomy times, rights body sees 'striking' pushback against abuses

Berlin - A growing pushback against human rights abusers and autocrats has emerged in the last year, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, with resistance coming from a number of new sources.

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney - Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.

Events that marked 2018

Paris - From a spy drama that poisoned ties between Russia and the West to major US turnarounds under President Donald Trump, here are some of the major events that marked 2018.

Stock markets tumble as growth fears trigger fresh downturn

Paris - Stock markets went back into selloff mode on Thursday as fears over the world's economic outlook undermined any lingering investor hopes of finishing 2018 with gains.

Pope urges 'fraternity' in Christmas message

Vatican City - Pope Francis called for peace and "fraternity" and Queen Elizabeth II warned against "tribalism", as millions across the world celebrated Christmas on Tuesday -- after US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by raising doubts about Santa Clau...

Oil price skids on oversupply fears and weak world economy

London - World oil prices tumbled Tuesday to strike their lowest levels in more than a year, hit by fears over the outlook for the global economy and doubts over producers' resolve to cut output.

Events that marked 2018

Paris - From a spy drama that poisoned ties between Russia and the West to major US turnarounds under President Donald Trump, here are some of the major events that marked 2018.
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