U.S. government shutdown may depress January job growth

12/01/2019 12:26

A partial shutdown of the U.S. government could slash job growth by as much as 500,000 in January and lift the unemployment rate above 4.0 percent unless the impasse in Washington is resolved before next Friday, economists warned.

Kim Jong Un visits China

08/01/2019 15:22

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping since Jan.7 to 10.

UK to Pay For Drones Along French Coast Amid Spike in Illegal Migrant Crossings

05/01/2019 17:14

In 2018, the number of people trying to get to the UK from France in dinghies across the Channel increased sharply in comparison to the previous year, topping 500 migrants. The influx of illegal newcomers, who are mostly Iranians and Syrians, skyrocketed in November and December and caught the UK Home Office off-guard.


Bangladesh PM expected to win third term as vote begins

30/12/2018 11:36

Bangladesh went to the polls on Sunday after violence-plagued campaigning, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a third straight term in a face-off against an opposition whose leader is in jail on what she says are trumped up charges.

Trump says 'big progress' on possible China trade deal

30/12/2018 11:30

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday that he had a “long and very good call” with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was progressing well.

Canadian detained in China has been released

29/12/2018 12:01

A Canadian citizen who was detained in China this month has returned to Canada after being released from custody, a Canadian government spokesman said on Friday.