Brexit Talks Edge Closer to a Deal

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:28:00 -0400


The U.K. and the European Union are moving closer to agreeing to a draft plan for Britain to leave the bloc, people familiar with the talks said on Tuesday, with a deal possible by Wednesday morning.



'Fire Begets More Fires': Rainforests Slip Into Cycle of Destruction

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:32:00 -0400


As large tracts of Indonesia’s forest land go up in flames for the second time in five years, scientists are warning that the world’s rainforests risk becoming caught in a cycle of destruction that co...



Japan Questions Flooding Defenses After Severe Weekend Typhoon

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:30:00 -0400


Japan on Tuesday was questioning its defenses against flooding after a larger-than-expected toll from a weekend typhoon, which caused more than 180 rivers to overflow or break their banks.



U.S. Troop Withdrawal Upends Syria Policy, Leaving a Search for Solutions

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:30:00 -0400


President Trump’s decision to quickly remove American forces from northern Syria has upended years of U.S. strategy, leaving policy makers scrambling to maintain clout and contain Russian and Iranian ...



Global Economy on Course for Weakest Growth Since Crisis

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0400


Global growth is expected to fall to 3% this year, according to new IMF estimates. The IMF pointed to rising trade barriers that have stunted manufacturing and investment around the world.



Chinese Inflation Surges as Pig Prices Fly High

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:50:00 -0400


Surging pork prices pushed China’s consumer inflation to a near six-year high in September, complicating Beijing’s effort to stimulate growth but also giving it an incentive to buy more agricultural g...


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