Spotlight: Global economy likely to grow 2.5 pct in 2020, if risks kept at bay: UN2020-01-17
The global growth of 2.5 percent in 2020 is possible, but a flare-up of trade tensions, financial turmoil, or an escalation of geopolitical tensions could derail a recovery, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2020, which was launched Thursday.
Putin appoints former tax chief as new Russian PM2020-01-16
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday to appoint the former head of the Russian Federal Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin as the new prime minister, one day after the resignation of the previous government.
Spotlight: Trump impeachment trial in U.S. Senate gets underway2020-01-17
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in on Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor for the long-awaited impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, the third president in U.S. history to face such a trial in the upper chamber.
Putin nominates Mishustin for prime minister2020-01-16
Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Federal Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's new prime minister, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
UK inflation rate declines to 3-year low in December2020-01-16
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate fell to 1.3 percent in December 2019, the lowest in three years, down from 1.5 percent of the previous month, Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Wednesday.
British ambassador leaves Iran after brief detention2020-01-15
The British ambassador to Tehran has left the country by earlier notice, official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
South Sudan inks ceasefire deal with opposition groups2020-01-15
South Sudan has agreed to a ceasefire after peace talks in Rome with various opposition groups that refused to sign the 2018 revitalized peace deal between the government and the main opposition group in Ethiopia.
2019 is 2nd hottest year on record: NASA, NOAA2020-01-16
The global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Freezing drizzle hits Chicago area2020-01-16
Freezing drizzle spread over much of the Chicago area on Wednesday morning, and the U.S. Midwest will experience snow, ice and rain in the weekend, the National Weather Service said.
H5N8 bird flu found in eastern Hungary2020-01-16
The Hungarian National Food Chain Safety Office (NEBIH) said here on Wednesday that the H5N8 strain of bird flu has been found at a duck farm in Letavertes, eastern Hungary.
Malta's new cabinet appointed2020-01-16
Malta's Prime Minister Robert Abela on Wednesday announced his new cabinet which consists of 17 ministers and eight parliamentary secretaries -- the largest cabinet in the country's history.
Pensions equal 16.6 pct of Italy GDP: report2020-01-16
Spending on pensions equalled 16.6 percent of Italy's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, national statistics institute ISTAT reported on Wednesday.
Two female U.S. astronauts complete spacewalk, replacing batteries2020-01-16
U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir on Wednesday completed the second all-female spacewalk in history, which lasted about seven hours and 29 minutes.
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