Europe

LONDON | Global shares solid as US and Mexico reach trade agreement

LONDON  — News that the U.S. has reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal has helped shore up global stock markets on Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 5,496, while Germany’s DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,561. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 … Continue reading LONDON | Global shares solid as US and Mexico reach trade agreement

LONDON | Global shares steady as focus turns to central banks

LONDON  — Global shares traded in narrow ranges Wednesday as the focus of attention turned towards central bank policy on a day when the U.S. stock market was poised to record its longest-ever bull run. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 edged up 0.2 percent to 5,417 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent to … Continue reading LONDON | Global shares steady as focus turns to central banks

U.S. Department of State News: Hungary National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States, it is my pleasure to congratulate the people of Hungary on the occasion of Saint Stephen’s Day. Hungary is a close friend and ally of the United States. We value our cooperation on many important issues, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Hungary National Day

U.S. Department of State News: Liechtenstein National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to wish the people of the Principality of Liechtenstein a happy and prosperous National Day. Liechtenstein is recognized across the world as a leader in innovation and for its promotion of … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Liechtenstein National Day

JOHANNESBURG | Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

JOHANNESBURG — Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century. The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, is visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon line up perfectly, casting … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

Exxon profit surges, just not enough

IRVING, Texas— Rising oil prices pushed second-quarter profit at Exxon Mobil Corp. up by 18 percent, but the results Friday fell short of Wall Street expectations, and shares dropped in early trading. Exxon earned $3.95 billion in the second quarter, or 92 cents per share. Analysts were looking for $1.26 per share, according to a … Continue reading Exxon profit surges, just not enough

SAN FRANCISCO | Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies

SAN FRANCISCO  — Elbert “Big Man” Howard, who was one of the six founding members of the Black Panther Party, has died at age 80. His wife, Carole Hyams, said Howard died Monday in Santa Rosa after a long illness. Howard served as the party’s first editor of its newspaper and deputy minister of information. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida | Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now’s the time to catch Mars in the night sky. Next week, the red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart next Tuesday. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. That means Mars … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida | Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years