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A human rights group says the slowing world economy, a crackdown on dissidents and dislike of foreigners fleeing their country have led to a sharp drop in freedom around the world for the 10th consecutive year.
World leaders, businessmen and activists meet in Switzerland to discuss economic and other pressing issues. This year, oil prices and China’s economic slowdown raised concerns. Technology is always a major subject, but delegates also spoke about inequality and concerns about refugees.
An American student -- Otto Frederick Warmbier, 21, of Cincinnati, Ohio -- has been arrested in North Korea. The arrest is the latest in a series of arrests of U.S. citizens. Analysts say North Korea uses the citizens as bargaining chips. He is studying economics at the University of Virginia.
Terror attacks across the globe last week showed the growing reach of terrorist groups. The attacks occurred in Indonesia, Turkey, Cameroon, Pakistan and other countries.
Historic changes are expected for Taiwan, one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies. Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party will be that nation's first female president. Her challenges will be dealing with China, and making stronger Taiwan's failing economy and wages.
A group of ranchers and their supporters have gathered in a distant area of eastern Oregon. They say they are protesting mistreatment by federal officials. But some worry the group could be influenced by extremist militia groups. Others think they are protesting the wrong way.
A 20-year-old Islamic State fighter executed his mother in front of hundreds in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said she had asked her son to leave the militant group and flee the city with her. He shot his mother in a central square as others watched.
Iraqi and Kurdish forces supported by United States’ airstrikes have regained territories controlled by Islamic State militants in the past month. Top Iraqi politicians and experts said, however, if the country’s Sunni Muslim population is not empowered, the Islamic State group will not be defeated.
The EU and the Southeast Asian nation have completed talks on a trade deal that would remove tariffs. The EU has also promised money for Vietnam’s energy, health care and tourism industries.
The Alibaba Group announced last week that it is buying the South China Morning Post. This move could help Alibaba’s stock price and also win favor with Chinese policy makers.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a huge compensation agreement. The value of her stock options in the company is very big. Despite Yahoo’s slumping share price, Mayer’s stock options are still valuable. Here’s why.
The deadline of Friday to reach a world-wide agreement on climate change was extended. Negotiators from 195 countries failed to meet the deadline, but there was still hope that some agreements could be reached. Meanwhile, climate change continued to make news around the world this week.
Janet Yellen, the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve System says economic signs are improving. That leads experts to say interest rates could increase soon. Many economists interpret Yellen’s comments as a signal that the Federal Reserve might raise the key interest rate on December 16.
The African continent has an important role in the Catholic Church. There are over 170 million Catholics in sub-Saharan Africa. Both Catholics and Muslims are projected to increase “dramatically” over the next 35 years in Africa. The Pope stops in Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.
America’s holiday shopping season starts at Thanksgiving, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They are the two busiest shopping days in the U.S. More shoppers are shopping online, using smartphones to search for the best deals.
Islamic finance appears more ethical than traditional financing methods, say experts. Plus, large Muslim populations in ASEAN economies are fueling Islamic finance. But Islamic finance has its critics.
President Obama says he will slow the planned removal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan. He will also send troops to Cameroon to help in the fight against Boko Haram, and will continue the air campaign against the Islamic State. | In the News
The U.S. and Russia disagree about air strikes Russia is conducting over Syria.
Mr. Xi arrived in the United States on Tuesday for a week-long visit. On Friday, the two presidents were expected to discuss a number of complex issues, including economic policies, human rights, attacks on computer systems and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Poland Criticizes Refugee Plan; Leftist Syriza Party Wins Vote in Greece; Pope Francis to Travel to Eastern Cuba; US May Not Cast “No” Vote in UN on Cuba Trade; VW Stock Price Drops Sharply | In the News
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