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UNITED NATIONS | Russia’s Lavrov lashes out at Norway arrest of suspected spy

UNITED NATIONS— Warning that the world has a bad case of “trust deficit disorder” and risks “runaway climate change,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of increasingly chaotic times. The U.N. chief painted a grim picture of … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Russia’s Lavrov lashes out at Norway arrest of suspected spy

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

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday congratulated Congo’s government for making several experimental treatments available … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

HELSINKI | Finland protests: Human rights for all _ and save the planet

HELSINKI — One sign in Helsinki read: “Build saunas not war!” Activists used Monday’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold two days of high-profile protests in the Finnish capital over a variety of grievances. Abortion-rights activists dressed up Monday in bulging bellies and Trump masks. Anti-fascist protesters carried … Continue reading HELSINKI | Finland protests: Human rights for all _ and save the planet

Global shares mixed on renewed jitters over trade friction

TOKYO/January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Global shares are trading mixed, with European benchmarks lower and Asian shares mostly higher. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.8 percent as the dollar weakened against the yen, hurting exporters. Dow futures and S&P 500 futures are higher. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 fell 0.2 percent to 5,526.21, while Germany’s DAX was flat … Continue reading Global shares mixed on renewed jitters over trade friction

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

WASHINGTON/April 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums. The International Monetary Fund dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a statement at the close … Continue reading Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House