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MANCHESTER, England | Man City’s Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has accused newspapers of helping to “fuel racism” over their portrayal of black footballers. Sterling’s comments came as police investigate whether racial abuse was hurled at him during a Premier League game at Chelsea the previous day. Two screenshots were posted on Sterling’s Instagram account of British … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Man City’s Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s currency plunges again as country seeks IMF loan

ISLAMABAD— Pakistan’s currency has plunged further as the country is mired in a financial crisis and seeking an $8 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund. The Pakistani rupee traded at 142 to the dollar on Friday, a decline from 133.90 rupees to $1 at close of business the previous day. Analyst Mohammad Suhail … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s currency plunges again as country seeks IMF loan

BEIJING | Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street rally fades

BEIJING — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold off this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,614.37 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 retreated 0.7 percent to 22,338.26. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street rally fades

SINGAPORE | Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data

SINGAPORE — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s benchmark Nikkei 225 racked up more losses after falling almost 4 percent in the previous day. The index dropped 0.5 percent to 22,488.86. The Kospi in … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data