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US jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble

 

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Brazil announces $13 billion credit stimulus

Brazil's central bank said Friday it would ease banks' reserve requirements, freeing up $13 billion to stimulate lending and boost an economy...

Argentina debt talks deadlocked as default with US looms

Argentina's negotiations with creditors to resolve a dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts remained deadlocked.

Argentine debt mediator says time running short for deal

Less than a week before Argentina could default on its sovereign bonds, the government and holdout creditors have yet to meet face‑to‑face...

Russia says new EU sanctions risk ending security cooperation

Russia's foreign ministry said Saturday that new European Union sanctions targeting Russia's...

Japanese PM opens LatAm tour with Mexico energy deals

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a series of energy deals with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five‑country Latin...

Italy's Renzi runs into trouble on key reform

Italy's energetic Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his reputation at home and abroad on an ambitious reform agenda, but he may have underestimated how...

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze

US airmen assigned to South Korea are banned from buying or drinking alcohol during their first 30 days in the country under a new rule underscoring the...

IMF in talks with Ukraine leaders on bailout plan

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde held discussions Friday with Ukraine's leaders about the impact of recent political turmoil on the...

US reports progress in destroying Syria chemicals at sea

An unprecedented effort to destroy Syria's most dangerous chemical agents aboard a US naval ship in the Mediterranean is making progress, the Pentagon...