A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise. "The threat of the use, intentional or otherwise, of nuclear weapons is growing," the UN's representative for disarmament
A closely watched survey suggests the eurozone economy continued to grow at a solid pace in April but that the pace of expansion has eased in recent months. Financial information company IHS Markit says its composite purchasing managers' index — a gauge of activity across the manufacturing and services
The rivalry is so notorious it's been called the "great cat-and-dog war." On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China's e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mascot of its Tmall platform. Brands now caught in the cross-fire say they were punished by Alibaba after
The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which is reporting a loss and plunging revenue in its first quarter.
A personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year,
China and Russia will block any attempts to "sabotage" the Iran nuclear agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, as US President Donald Trump mulls whether to scrap the deal. Trump has set a May 12 deadline to "fix" the 2015 accord, which curbs Tehran's
Swiss bank UBS says its net profit rose 19 percent in the first quarter, saying "momentum is good" amid sharp upswings in wealth management and investment banking profits. The Zurich-based bank ...
A key factor in Leinster and Ireland's success this season has been the contributions of young stars such as lock James Ryan and back row forward Dan Leavy says their iconic fly-half Johnny Sexton. Both former Ireland Under-20 skipper Ryan and Leavy, who at 23 is two years older than Ryan, showed
It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. The company refused to sign an exclusive contract with Alibaba, and instead participated in
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has refused to pay attention to the latest report of US State Department that expresses alarm over President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”. Based on the report, the cases of extrajudicial killings are the “chief human rights concern” in the Philippines which shows
South Korea on Monday silenced its battery of giant loudspeakers that blast messages at the North's border soldiers, in a conciliatory gesture before Friday's historic inter-Korean summit. Despite tentative hopes of a breakthrough over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal, US President Donald Trump
The Honolulu-based bank said it had earnings of $1.28 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings ...
Halliburton Co. (HAL) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $46 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Houston-based company said it had net income of 5 cents per ...
The Evansville, Indiana-based bank said it had earnings of 31 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 34 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street ...
The company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 ...
Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns. Major Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. showed
The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which is reporting a loss and plunging revenue in its first quarter. The toy maker swung to a loss of ...
On a per-share basis, the Mount Airy, North Carolina-based company said it had profit of 31 cents. The maker of steel wire reinforcing for the concrete and construction industry posted revenue of $107.4 ...
MANILA, Philippines — Ride-hailing company Grab confirmed suspending nearly 500 partner drivers over a number of complaints from commuters. Different posts from dismayed passengers flooded the social media last week. Grievances ranged from the higher fare, booking difficulties to impolite drivers. Grab
Pope Francis marked his name day Monday by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome's poorest, in the pontiff's latest gesture towards the most vulnerable. Francis, whose real name is Jorge (George) Mario Bergoglio, wants to celebrate Saint George's Day "with the most needy and the
Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100. "The process has not been interrupted and it will continue." But IEC member Mohazullah
One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese workforce, a
France's National Assembly has adopted a controversial immigration bill that speeds up the asylum process and accelerates deportations after a fierce debate that exposed divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's party. Fourteen members of Macron's centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party
A confessed admirer of the underdog tales of Robin Hood and Rocky Balboa, Jurgen Klopp is probably uncomfortable with Liverpool's status as strong favourites in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma. It hasn't always been a such a smooth ride since Klopp arrived an
Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League's Players' Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne. Salah matched a Premier League record tally for a single season by scoring his