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SINGAPORE | World shares slump as Fed pushes rate higher

SINGAPORE— European and Asian markets fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve tightened its monetary policy and raised interest rates…

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Unions call for Dutch probe into Ikea labor policies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — A group of unions is calling on the Dutch government to investigate Swedish home furnishings giant…

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FRANKFURT, Germany | Experts slash outlook for German economy amid trade worry

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Leading German economic institutes have sharply reduced their latest forecast for this year’s growth, citing trade worries,…

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BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS  — European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe’s cybersecurity agency and data…

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BEIJING | China criticizes US B-52 bomber missions as ‘provocative’

BEIJING — China on Thursday labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea…

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Crumbs App Introduces Robinhood, Square Competitor

One of the cryptocurrency trading apps, Crumbs announced it’s official launch today. Crumbs allows users to review spare change from…

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PARIS | 1 French employee out of 4 discriminated in the workplace

PARIS — The French government‘s human rights watchdog says one out of four employees has experienced discrimination at work because…

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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Excitement builds ahead of Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — With the sun beating down on Le Golf National, European and American players are getting in their…

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GENEVA | WTO cuts trade growth forecast to 3.9 percent for 2018

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization has lowered its global trade growth forecast for this year by one-half percentage point…

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BRUSSELS | Senior EU lawmaker urges cyber, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS — A senior European Union lawmaker says Facebook should be audited by Europe’s cyber security agency and data protection…

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AJIDO, Nigeria | In Nigeria, voodoo festival shows strength of traditions

AJIDO, Nigeria — Excitement grew in the crowd as the Zangbeto Voodoo festival reached a climax, with scores of colorful…

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ATHENS, Greece | Cyclone warning as gale-force winds batter Greece

ATHENS, Greece — Meteorologists are warning of a high probability of a tropical-like cyclone forming in the Ionian Sea to…

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Chinese Tech Giant Baidu Issues ‘Super Chain’ White Paper

Baidu, Chinese search engine and web services company has issued the Baidu Blockchain White Paper V1.0 on Wednesday, 26th September…

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WASHINGTON | Trump says he prefers not to fire deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said he would “certainly prefer not” to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that…

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Officials: Suspects in Slovak slain journalist case arrested

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia— Police in Slovakia have arrested suspects in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case…

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LOS ANGELES | Texas police questioned man days before California killings

LOS ANGELES  — A man with a history of violence who’d been deported from the United States six times wasn’t…

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BONNEY LAKE, Wash. | Living with fear: Vegas shooting survivor, wife march on

BONNEY LAKE, Wash.  — Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington‘s Mount Rainier, she fights…

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SALT LAKE CITY | Anita Hill says #MeToo movement can create lasting change

SALT LAKE CITY — Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court…

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Kavanaugh school scrutiny underscores today’s teens worries

The firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump‘s pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee’s behavior in the 1980s has reinforced…

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SAN FRANCISCO | Engineers search for cause in cracked beam at transit hub

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials struggled Wednesday to find the source of unusual cracking in support beams that shut…

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CHICAGO | Cubs clinch 4th straight playoff spot, top Pirates 7-6 in 10

CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo thought he’d caught the foul ball. Many others at Wrigley Field, meanwhile, thought about Steve Bartman….

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PHOENIX | Diamondbacks drop Dodgers to second in NL West with 7-2 win

PHOENIX— The Los Angeles Dodgers picked a bad time to have their first losing streak in two weeks. Plagued by…

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NEW YORK | Whiff of offense: Ks top hits, lowest average since ’72

NEW YORK  — The most-heard sound at major league ballparks this year was “Strike three!” A whiff of offense would…

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LEADING OFF: Rockies, Cubs try to improve playoff position

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ROCK ‘EM Colorado has won six in row, boosting its playoff…

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WASHINGTON | As hearing looms, GOP’s woman problem never more apparent

WASHINGTON — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of…