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Mondo Duplantis talks pole vault, World Championships in London Special

17-year-old world record holder Armand "Mondo" Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his distinguished career in pole vault, as well as his plans for the future.

IMF warns against protectionism, but strikes word from statement

Washington - With fears rising that the Trump administration will follow through on its threats to raise trade barriers, world finance ministers are united on one message: protectionism threatens the global economy.

G20 'consensus' that protectionism damaging for global economy

Washington - The Group of 20 major economies sent a message Friday on the threat that rising protectionism poses to the global economy, but the United States cast doubt over its adherence to that stance.

Consensus in G20 that protectionism 'damaging' for global economy

Washington - The Group of 20 major economies have reached a "broad consensus" that a continued rise in protectionism would be damaging to the global economy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday.

IMF warns of growing risks to improving global recovery

Washington - The global economic recovery is picking up steam, but the rise of protectionist rhetoric and the threat of trade wars could erode those gains, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

IMF raises China growth forecast to 6.6% this year, 6.2% in 2018

Bejing - The International Monetary Fund Tuesday raised its economic growth forecast for China for this year and next but warned of serious longer-term problems unless it reduces its reliance on credit.The IMF's forecast for 2017 was 6.

World oil market 'close to balance' despite OPEC cuts: IEA

Paris - Supply and demand in the oil market are close to matching up, the IEA said Thursday, as landmark OPEC-led production cuts are mitigated by rising US supply and slipping worldwide demand growth.

Amnesty hails decline in executions

London - US death penalty sentences fell to a historic low last year and executions also dropped sharply, contributing to a global slump of over a third from 2015, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Crude prices jump after US strike on Syria

Singapore - Oil prices rallied on Friday after the United States launched a missile strike against Syria, sparking fears that an escalation of the conflict in the crude-rich Middle East could disrupt supplies.

Asian energy firms rally with oil after US strikes Syria

Hong Kong - Asian energy shares rallied with oil prices Friday after the US launched missile strikes on Syria, fanning geopolitical concerns in the crude-rich Middle East and raising the prospect of friction with Russia.

US strikes on Syria: How the world reacted

Paris - From strong messages of support to fierce condemnation, here are the main global reactions to a US strike on a Syria air base in response to a suspected chemical attack.

Asian traders tread carefully as quarter draws to a close

Hong Kong - Asian investors moved cautiously Friday following a Wall Street rally inspired by better-than-expected US economic growth data, while South Africa's rand plunged after President Jacob Zuma sacked his respected finance minister.

Asian markets boosted by Fed but dollar sinks

Hong Kong - Asian markets rallied and the dollar sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve lifted US interest rates but gave a more dovish outlook for future hikes, while the euro was also boosted by the expected victory of the incumbent party in Dutch elections.

World leaders ousted for legal reasons

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is one of a long list of world leaders to have gone through an impeachment process or forced to resign following legal proceedings against them.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Feminist activists detained over Kremlin protest

Moscow - A group of feminist activists was detained in Moscow on Wednesday -- International Women's Day -- after protesting inside the tightly guarded Kremlin with banners calling for an end to male rule.

Feminists urge Ukraine to reclaim Women's Day

Kiev - Around a thousand people marched through Kiev on Wednesday, International Women's Day, calling for a return to the original feminist meaning of a holiday now largely associated with flowers and gifts.

World marks women's day with rights under attack

Paris - No self-congratulations but calls to action will mark many celebrations of the 40th International Women's Day on Wednesday, as the fight for equality faces new threats.

Keep out! Border walls around the world

Paris - Seventy walls are in place around the world to protect national borders, compared with a dozen in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, according to researcher Elisabeth Vallet of Quebec University.

Border walls: 'turnkey' answer to threats real and imagined

Montr - Built to keep out migrants, traffickers, or an enemy group, border walls have emerged as a one-size-fits-all response to the vulnerability felt by many societies in today's globalized world, says an expert on the phenomenon.

Asian markets start week with fresh losses

Hong Kong - Asian markets kicked the week off with losses Monday, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen, as the global Trump rally shows signs of fragility ahead of a key speech by the new president to Congress.

Mental conflict endures for former child soldiers

Paris - Haunted by indelibly painful memories, deprived of schooling and strangers to their own families -- for former child soldiers returning to normal life is often as tough as being in combat.

Global arms trade highest since Cold War: study

Stockholm - Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday.

Thousands protest in US, Europe over Trump travel ban

New York - From London and Paris to New York and Washington, thousands of people took to the streets to protest US President Donald Trump's travel ban amid a fierce legal battle over the order.

Rise in populism risks worsening corruption: watchdog

Berlin - The rise of populist politicians around the world risks undermining the fight against corruption, an anti-graft watchdog said Wednesday, warning that it feared a backslide in the US under new President Donald Trump.

'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march

London - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London, Paris and other cities worldwide on Saturday in solidarity with women-led marches in the United States opposed to President Donald Trump.

The world's cities: vital, but fragile

Davos - They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world's urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth.

The global chain that produces your fish

Paris - That smoked salmon you bought for the New Year's festivities has a story to tell.The salmon may have been raised in Scotland -- but it probably began life as roe in Norway.Harvested at a coastal farm, the fish may have been sent to Poland to be smoked....
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