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Oil price barrels ahead as OPEC flags meeting

New York - The price of crude oil surged again Friday after OPEC said it would talk to non-members, notably Russia, giving investors hope for an end to a price war which has created market chaos along with crushed demand because of the coronavirus.

Stocks rebound as US makes economic moves against virus

London - Stocks rebounded Tuesday following Wall Street's sharpest daily drop in more than three decades as the United States took steps to try to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Meet Sarah Sjöström: Olympic gold medalist, world record holder Special

Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer Sarah Sjöström chatted with Digital Journal about the International Swimming League (ISL), motivations, and her competitive swimming career.

Meet Kristian Gkolomeev: World silver medalist, Greek swimmer Special

2019 world silver medalist swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev chatted with Digital Journal about his swimming career, proud moments and competing in the International Swimming League (ISL).

Worldwide sports collapse piles pressure on Olympics

Apo - The collapse of sports events worldwide over the rapidly spreading new coronavirus heaped pressure on the Tokyo Olympics on Friday as US President Donald Trump suggested delaying the Games by a year.

Stocks and oil comeback rally fizzles

London - A rebound in European and US stocks on hopes Washington would agree on new stimulus measures fizzled Friday as traders closed out a week of carnage over fears the coronavirus pandemic will trigger a global recession.While the Dow shot 5.

Asian stocks nosedive, extending global rout on recession fears

Apo - Asian markets opened in freefall on Friday, extending a global rout that saw bourses experience their worst day in decades on fears of a recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Stocks see worst slump in decades as Trump ban bites

London - Equity markets plunged Thursday, with some recording their worst day in decades, after the US banned travel from Europe and the ECB failed to stem the selling tide.The oil price also fell sharply as the move ramped up fears of a worldwide recession.

Stocks, oil plunge as Trump travel ban fans recession fears

London - Global stock markets and oil prices plunged Thursday after President Donald Trump banned all travel from mainland Europe to the United States for a month to fight the coronavirus pandemic, ramping up fears of worldwide recession.

World skating championships canceled over coronavirus

Montr - The World Figure Skating Championships scheduled for Montreal next week have been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a Quebec provincial official announced on Wednesday.

Coronavirus needs to be taken seriously all over the world

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) needs to be taken seriously all over the world. As a result, Americans need to make changes in their everyday lives.

US stocks rise after volatile session as oil prices bounce

New York - Wall Street stocks finished a roller-coaster session sharply higher Tuesday as oil prices bounced while the Trump administration continued to promise relief measures to offset the economic hit from coronavirus.

Oil crash sparks 'Black Monday' meltdown on virus-hit markets

London - World oil prices crashed Monday, fuelling a vicious selloff on stock markets -- which were already buckling under intense pressure over the spreading deadly coronavirus.

Review: Celine Dion spectacular at the Barclays Center in New York Special

Brooklyn - International pop star Celine Dion headlined the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of her "Courage" World Tour, for an excellent turnout.

Coronavirus: latest developments worldwide

Paris - A surge in the number of infections and countries affected; a black week for the world's stock exchanges; postponed football matches; numerous events cancelled as France bans gatherings of more than 5,000 people.

US, European stocks plunge, extending rout amid virus fears

New York - European and US stock markets slumped painfully again Thursday as new coronavirus infections spread outside China, exacerbating fears of a global slowdown.While the markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong closed higher, Europe and New York saw a sea of red.

For China virus insurance, check the small print

London - Companies and tourists out of pocket from the global disruption caused by the virus epidemic in China risk meeting a cold shoulder from insurers, industry experts warn.Basic travel insurance policies are unlikely to cover epidemics.

Asian markets rise as China, US finally put pen to paper on deal

Fpo - Asian markets rose early Thursday as details were released of the China-US trade deal signed in Washington, with analysts saying it would allow investors to turn their focus to the global outlook and earnings season.

China conducting 'intense' global attack on rights: HRW

New York - China is using its economic and diplomatic might to carry out the "most intense attack" ever on the global system for protecting human rights, a leading campaign group said Tuesday, sparking a furious response from a Chinese official.

Oil markets unfazed by Iranian strikes on US targets

London - Global oil prices plunged Wednesday, totally reversing a earlier needle-thin spike that followed Iranian missile attacks on US targets in Iraq.

Oil prices soar as US kills top Iranian general, fans war fears

Fpo - Oil prices soared more than four percent Friday following news that the US had killed a top Iranian general, fanning fresh fears of a conflict in the crude-rich region, with Tehran warning of retaliation.

The beat goes on: fireworks, smoke and tear gas start new decade

New York - New York dropped its traditional crystal-encrusted ball to ring in 2020 in a packed Times Square, after crisis-marred celebrations in other countries ended a year of worldwide upheaval that saw strike-hit Paris welcome the new decade with fireworks, an...

2019: a look back at a year of turmoil

Paris - The year 2019 saw an explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded an overhaul of entrenched political systems and action on climate change.Here is a look back at these and other events that marked the year.

The US-China trade war: where are we now?

Washington - For the second time in as many months, US President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Washington and Beijing were on the brink of a major trade agreement.

Major US, global cities slowing amid worldwide slump: report

Washington - The blockbuster growth in the world's major cities in recent years will slow sharply in 2020 and 2021 as the global trade slowdown takes its toll, according to new research.

Asian markets mixed as dealers await trade news, Hong Kong rises

Fpo - Asian markets were mixed in early trade Tuesday with investors keeping tabs on the latest developments in the China-US trade talks, while Hong Kong staged a minor recovery after the previous day's steep losses.

Protesters march across the world for 'a better future'

Paris - Protests have flared around the world, with citizens rallying for the last few weeks demanding change in their countries. Here are the reasons seven of them from Catalonia to Chile are taking to the streets.

30 years after Berlin Wall fell, hard borders are back

Berlin - The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when thousands of Germans joyfully danced atop its graffiti-covered remains, to some heralded the "end of history" in a globalised world.

Gay rights across the globe

Paris - Thirty years after the first-ever gay civil unions in Denmark, same-sex marriages are today allowed in 28 countries, but homosexuality remains illegal in some parts of the world.

New IMF chief Georgieva says world suffering 'synchronized slowdown'

Washington - Grinding trade disputes are undermining the global economy, which is set to see its slowest growth in nearly a decade, the new IMF chief said Tuesday.
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