Mexico’s Polarizing President Presides Over Rising Violence, Flailing Economy
Mexico's Polarizing President Presides Over Rising Violence Flailing Economy President Andrés Manuel López Obrador remains popular despite cartel crime and authoritarian tendencies that undermine growth. There is little room for dissent. If you oppose López Obrador then you are a traitor says one analyst.
IMF Critic Tapped as Argentina’s Economy Minister
IMF Critic Is Named Argentina's Economy Minister Argentinas President-elect Alberto Fernández named Martín Guzmán an academic critical of the International Monetary Fund as his economy minister.
Indian Police Kill Four Accused Rapists, Sparking Concern—and Praise
Indian Police Kill Four Accused Rapists Sparking Praise---And Concerns Indian police said they shot and killed four men Friday suspected of raping and murdering a woman in a high-profile case triggering praise from those tired of authorities inability to reign in rapes in the country while sparking concern over extrajudicial killings.
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz to Step Down at End of Term
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz to Step Down Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said he will step down from his position as the head of Canadas central bank when his term expires next June.
Mexico’s Journalists Fear Hostile Turn Under President
Mexico's Journalists Fear Hostile Turn Under President Journalists say President Andrés Manuel López Obradors harsh criticism of the news media is leading to an increase in harassment and hostility from his supporters.
Measles Outbreak Brings Samoa to a Standstill
Measles Kills More Than 60 in Samoa A measles outbreak in the Pacific island nation of Samoa has killed more than 60 people prompting authorities to order a two-day curfew to accelerate immunizations while taking aim at antivaccination groups.
Iraqi Families Search for Protesters Left Missing in Crackdown
Iraqi Families Search for Protesters Missing in Crackdown In the heart of Baghdad vying for attention alongside banners calling for the governments downfall are images of protesters who have disappeared.
Europeans Step Up Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Violations
Europe Poised to Increase Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Deal Violations France Britain and Germany will ratchet up pressure on Iran in coming weeksby triggering a dispute mechanism if Tehran continues its prohibited moves away from the 2015 nuclear deal diplomats say.
The Kingdom, the Heavyweights and the $60 Million Prize Fight in the Desert
The Kingdom the Heavyweights and the $60 Million Prize Fight in the Desert Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua will duke it out in a rematch for the world heavyweight title in Saudi Arabia an ultraconservative country with almost no boxing history but a voracious ambition in global sports.
Trudeau Signals Tax Cuts, Climate Change as Priorities in Second Term
Trudeau Signals Tax Cuts Climate Change as Priorities in Second Term Cutting taxes for middle-income earners will be the first policy priority for re-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who laid out his plans Thursday as he embarked on his second mandate this time as head of a minority government.
A World With a Billion Cameras Watching You Is Just Around the Corner
A Billion Surveillance Cameras Forecast to Be Watching Within Two Years As governments and companies invest more in security networks hundreds of millions more surveillance cameras will be watching the world in 2021 mostly in China according to a new report.
France Grinds to a Halt as Massive Strike Begins
France Grinds to a Halt as Massive Strike Begins Paris and other big cities were paralyzed by a massive public transport strike against a planned overhaul of Frances pensions system in a test of President Emmanuel Macrons resolve to modernize the economy.
China Offers Official Reassurance on Trade Talks With U.S.
China Offers Official Reassurance on Trade Talks With U.S. Chinas trade negotiations with the U.S. remain on track Beijing said offering official reassurance after tensions flared between the worlds two biggest economies over China human-rights issues.
In Scotland, U.K. Election Shapes Up as Proxy Vote on Independence
In Scotland U.K. Election Shapes Up as Proxy Vote on Independence While the rest of the U.K. is arguing ahead of next weeks elections about whether to leave the European Union in the storied town of Perth another much older union is in question: Scotlands 300-year-old tie to England.
Japan’s Cabinet Approves $120 Billion Stimulus Package as Economic Clouds Gather
Japan Approves $120 Billion Stimulus Package as Economic Clouds Gather Prime Minister Shinzo Abes cabinet approved a $120 billion stimulus program citing the same global economic risks that have led central banks in the U.S. and Europe to cut interest rates.
Veteran President’s Rift With Bolivian Military Helped Drive His Early Exit
Veteran President's Rift With Bolivian Military Helped Drive His Early Exit Bolivias military and police had long been suspicious of Evo Morales former Bolivian officers said and his leftist ideology and refusal to meet police salary and pension demands cost him their loyalty.