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GENEVA | Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

GENEVA  — More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labor market will change in coming years. The World Economic Forum estimates that machines will be responsible for 52 … Continue reading GENEVA | Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

WASHINGTON | Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Both sides were preparing to hold new talks on their tariff dispute. Last week Trump told reporters such a move could come soon. The Journal cited unnamed people … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

BERLIN | Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church

BERLIN — A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014, two leading German media outlets said Wednesday. Spiegel Online and Die Zeit said the report they obtained — commissioned by the German Bishops Conference and researched by three universities — concludes … Continue reading BERLIN | Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church

PODGORICA, Montenegro | Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup

PODGORICA, Montenegro  — Montenegro on Thursday issued an international arrest warrant for a former CIA agent for alleged involvement in what the government said was a failed pro-Russia coup designed to prevent the Balkan country’s NATO membership. Montenegro’s state TV said that prosecutors want the extradition of Joseph Assad, a U.S. citizen born and raised … Continue reading PODGORICA, Montenegro | Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup

BEIRUT | Report: Blast kills Syrian arms program researcher

BEIRUT— A research director at a military agency linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program was assassinated, a newspaper close to the Syrian government reported Sunday. The pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported on its website that Aziz Esber, of the Scientific Studies and Research Center, died in a blast targeting his car Saturday night, in Syria’s Hama … Continue reading BEIRUT | Report: Blast kills Syrian arms program researcher

BEIRUT | Report: Blast kills head of Syrian arms research program

BEIRUT  — A Syrian newspaper says the director of a military research agency linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program has been assassinated. The pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported on its website Sunday that Aziz Esber, of the Scientific Studies and Research Center, died in a blast targeting his car the previous night, in Syria’s Hama province. … Continue reading BEIRUT | Report: Blast kills head of Syrian arms research program