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French PM says euro too strong, EU must do more

 

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South Korea unveils $40b economic stimulus package

South Korea unveiled a $40 billion stimulus package Thursday as the finance minister warned of a risk of recession after the economy grew at its slowest...

Japan trade deficit more than quadruples on-year to $8.1b in June

Japan's trade deficit more than quadrupled year‑on‑year in June with exports sagging...

UN urges Chile to allow abortion in some cases

The UN Human Rights Committee asked Chile Thursday to make exceptions to its ban on abortion in cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother. Chile...

New Rwandan government but key ministers unchanged

Rwandan President Paul Kagame named a fresh government Thursday, one day after appointing a new prime minister, reshuffling some posts but maintaining key...

Obama to meet Central American leaders on child migrants

President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders on Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern US border without parents...

Canada sends warship to Mediterranean to join NATO fleet

A Canadian warship with a crew of 250 headed Thursday to the Mediterranean where it will join a NATO fleet providing increased security in Eastern Europe...

Syria chemicals being destroyed abroad

Around 700 tonnes of Syria's chemical agents have been delivered to specialised destruction facilities in Britain, Finland and the US, the watchdog in...

US new-home sales fall in June

Sales of new homes in the United States sank in June and prices fell, signaling weakness in the struggling housing market, official data released Thursday showed. Sales of new single‑family houses fell...