The International Monetary Fund projected global growth to expand in the coming years due to good news on the United States-China trade front, Brexit and monetary policy.
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.
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.
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.