DAVOS, Switzerland | Leaders including Merkel and Abe take to main Davos stage

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 23, 2019—Several high-profile leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will address the World Economic Forum on Wednesday amid a wider debate of the merits of populist nationalism versus global cooperation. Abe and Merkel, who lead the third and fourth largest economies in the world, represent internationally-minded governments … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | Leaders including Merkel and Abe take to main Davos stage

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Bono says ‘amoral’ capitalism needs taming

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 23, 2019— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Bono, who has been a prominent campaigner on development issues for decades, says capitalism is not immoral: “It’s amoral.” Speaking at the World Economic Forum, the U2 frontman said capitalism has taken more people out of … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Bono says ‘amoral’ capitalism needs taming

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Jan 23, 2019— Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief as she condemned President Donald Trump during a visit Tuesday to the island, which has become an obligatory stop for potential and presidential … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Argentine bank president says economy healing

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 23, 2019—The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Guido Sandleris, president of the Central Bank of Argentina, says the country is “much better prepared” for the challenge of a slowdown in global trade and the rise in interest rates in major economies, following its recession. … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Argentine bank president says economy healing

MELBOURNE, Australia | Pouille’s drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 23, 2019—Having an Australian Open champion in his corner has helped Lucas Pouille overcome a drought at Melbourne Park, where he’s reached the semifinals after five previous first-round exits. Working with 2006 Australian Open women’s champion Amelie Mauresmo has been one of the key factors. Pouille reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Pouille’s drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

SINGAPORE | World stocks fall on worries over US-China talks

SINGAPORE—Jan 23, 2019— World markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as news of possible hiccups in U.S.-China trade talks ratcheted up growth worries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gave up 0.5 percent to 11,036.81 and the CAC 40 in France lost 0.3 percent to 4,833.41. Britain’s FTSE 100 was 0.6 percent lower at 6,858.75. Wall Street … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks fall on worries over US-China talks

SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight

SEOUL, South Korea—Jan 23, 2019— South Korea’s military accused Japan of a “clear provocation” over what it said was a threatening low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane over a South Korean warship on Wednesday. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the plane flew 60 to 70 meters (196 to 229 feet) above the water … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight