HONG KONG -- Markets around the world have been jolted by fears that slowing growth and deflationary pressures in Europe, Japan and other major economies could derail the United States. But the health of China, for decades an engine of growth, has emerged as one of the most significant wild cards in the global economy.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday, Oct. 21 to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.
The European Parliament is due to announce the winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Oct. 21.
Moscow - French President Francois Hollande has offered his condolences over the death of oil company Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco's Spain, sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82.
China's economic growth slowed in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008-09 global financial crisis as a slumping property market dragged on manufacturing and investment, adding to concerns about flagging global growth.
LUXEMBOURG - European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis.
OSIJEK, Croatia -- Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has called on Germany to spend an additional 50 billion euros on investments over the next three years to support the European economy, according to comments that appeared in the Monday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) daily.
CHICAGO -- The largest US grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world's largest food exporter. Not this year.
Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country's biggest such mobilization since the Cold War.
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% in 2015, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group Ernst & Young Item Club has said.
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police said Sunday that a protester had been arrested and accused of encouraging others on an online message board to confront police officers, the first arrest of that kind since large street demonstrations began in late Sept.
Hawaii residents watched, waited and hoped for the best as a hurricane lost force but churned dangerously close early Oct. 19, threatening to batter several islands with wind and rain.
Hong Kong leader CY Leung has accused 'external forces' of involvement in the territory's pro-democracy protests. In a television interview, Mr Leung also said the rallies, which have paralysed parts of the region for three weeks, were 'out of control'.
A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who handled specimens of an Ebola-infected patient and is being monitored for symptoms of the virus arrived at the Port of Galveston in Texas on Oct. 19.
Hurricane Gonzalo pushed away from Newfoundland on Sunday leaving sunny skies and warm temperatures, but not before it drenched the southern and eastern parts of the island.