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Spanish festival platform collapse injures hundreds

-- August 13, 2018 13:45:17

Hundreds of people were hurt, five seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in north-western Spain on Sunday night, state television RTVE reported. There were no report...

Bank of Israel predicts 3.5pc GDP in 2019

-- August 13, 2018 13:22:45

The Bank of Israel predicted 3.5 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) for 2019, as the economy is more inclined to export and less to private consumption. The economy appeared to be more balanced...

Singapore's Q2 GDP grows 3.9pc

-- August 13, 2018 13:04:11

Singapore's economy increased 3.9 per cent year on year in the second quarter (Q2), easing from the 4.5 per cent growth in the first quarter, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Mond...

SE Asian stocks low as Indonesian shares plunge

-- August 13, 2018 12:40:19

Southeast Asian share markets were mostly lower on Monday as Indonesian shares plummeted in their worst drop in nearly two years as emerging market currencies faced a deep selloff. The Turkish lira a...

Asian shares, euro trampled as Turkish rout spreads

-- August 13, 2018 09:41:38

Asia share markets skidded and the euro hit one-year lows on Monday as a renewed rout in the Turkish lira infected the South African rand and drove demand for safe harbours, including the US dollar, S...

US urges UK to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

-- August 12, 2018 15:42:00

The United States urged Britain on Sunday to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and instead join forces with Washington to counter the global threat it says Tehran poses. Despite opp...

50 militants including Taliban commander surrender in Afghanistan

-- August 12, 2018 13:01:26

A total of 50 militants including Taliban key commander Mullah Toofan have surrendered to local authorities in the western Badghis province of Afghanistan on Sunday, police spokesman Naqibullah Amini...

Israeli Arabs rally against Jewish nation-state law

-- August 12, 2018 12:25:23

Thousands of protesters rallied in Tel Aviv against Israel’s new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation that has angered the country’s Arab minority and drawn...

German far-right leader pours cold water on Bannon’s anti-EU plan

-- August 12, 2018 11:53:47

A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has poured cold water on plans by Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, to forge a wide populist al...

Iran Revolutionary Guards kill 10 militants near Iraq border

-- August 11, 2018 15:52:38

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday they had killed ten militants overnight in a security operation conducted in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq, the official new...

North Korea detains Japanese citizen

-- August 11, 2018 15:47:46

A Japanese man has been detained in North Korea, and government officials are trying to gather information on his safety, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday. The report, citing government sources...

Sudan ruling party backs Bashir as candidate for 2020 election

-- August 11, 2018 14:23:45

Sudan’s ruling party says it will back its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported on Friday, a move that would require a constitutio...

China auto imports jump on new tariff rates

-- August 11, 2018 14:04:44

China's imports of automobiles jumped 72 per cent to 7.38 billion dollars in July after lower tariff rates went into effect, data from the General Administration of Customs showed. According to th...

Global equities little change

-- August 11, 2018 12:05:46

A plunge in the Turkish lira rocked global equities and emerging markets on Friday and fear of further fallout sent investors scurrying for safety in assets like the yen and US government bonds. Eu...

US stocks slip amid Turkey woes

-- August 11, 2018 11:22:01

Wall Street slipped on Friday as a deepening economic crisis in Turkey dragged on bank stocks and triggered fears that it could spread to other global economies. A drop in technology shares added to...

Romania anti-government protest turns violent

-- August 11, 2018 11:18:06

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied against the ruling Social Democrat (PSD) government on Friday in cities across Romania and the capital Bucharest where riot police fired tear gas into the crowd...

UK economy picks up some speed, Brexit hurdles ahead

-- August 11, 2018 00:41:40

Britain's economy picked up some speed in the second quarter after a sharp winter slowdown in early 2018 but lost momentum in June, underlining its stuttering performance ahead of Brexit in less than...

Japan Q2 GDP expands annualised 1.9pc

-- August 10, 2018 12:51:10

Japan's economy expanded at an annualised rate of 1.9 per cent in the April-June quarter (Q2), government data showed Friday. The preliminary data released by the Cabinet Office revealed that Japan's...

Nikkei slips as chip sector tumbles

-- August 10, 2018 11:53:50

Japan’s Nikkei fell on Friday morning as semiconductor-related shares tumbled after Morgan Stanley downgraded its view on the US chip sector. The Nikkei share average dropped 0.4 per cent to...

Asian shares down following Wall St losses

-- August 10, 2018 11:46:23

Asian shares were lower on Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, despite the release of data showing Japan's economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter. Japan's Nikkei 225 index los...

Asian shares down on trade anxiety

-- August 10, 2018 10:35:06

Asian stock markets fell on Friday amid heightened global trade tensions, while currency markets were whipsawed by a searing selloff in Russia’s rouble after the United States slapped new sancti...

Argentina Senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

-- August 09, 2018 15:47:21

Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalise abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights m...

Seven children among nine die in Turkey migrant boat capsize

-- August 09, 2018 15:11:56

Turkey's state-run news agency says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off the Turkish coast in the Aegean sea, killing seven children and two women. Anadolu Agency says four other migrants were r...

Another powerful quake rattles Indonesia

-- August 09, 2018 12:09:46

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit Indonesia’s Lombok island on Thursday, causing some buildings to collapse, according to witnesses and the Southeast Asian nation’s meteorolo...

Congo’s president Kabila pulls out of long-delayed election

-- August 09, 2018 11:36:40

Congo’s President Joseph Kabila will not stand in the election scheduled for December, a spokesman said, finally agreeing to obey a two-term limit but picking a hard-core loyalist under European...

China stock rally helps steady nerves

-- August 09, 2018 11:20:26

Asian share markets found support on Thursday as a rally in Chinese stocks helped offset the latest escalation in the Sino-US trade war, while Russia’s rouble tumbled as the United States slappe...

Japan army to raise maximum age for new recruits

-- August 09, 2018 11:15:40

Japan’s military plans to raise the maximum age for new recruits in a bid to cope with a shrinking pool of potential soldiers due to the country’s low birth rate and fast-ageing population...

Ecuador declares emergency over Venezuelan migrants

-- August 09, 2018 10:59:03

Ecuador on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in three provinces due to an unusually high volume of Venezuelan migrants crossing over the northern border with Colombia after fleeing the OPEC nati...

Colombia swears in president Iván Duque

FE Report August 08, 2018 13:33:20

Colombia's newly-elected President Iván Duque took office on Tuesday, pledging to unite the country and improve economic growth. The conservative political newcomer was elected in June after...

US finalises $16b China tariff list

-- August 08, 2018 12:44:14

The United States will begin collecting 25 per cent tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Aug. 23, the US Trade Representative’s office said on Tuesday as it published a final tarif...