Developing countries at risk from US rate rise, debt charity warns

Jubilee Debt Campaign says 126 nations spend more than 10% of revenues on interestThe expected rise in US interest rates will increase financial pressures on developing countries already struggling with a 60% jump in their debt repayments since 2014, a le


Morocco competes to host FIFA World Cup 2026

Morocco stands alone against a coalition of North American countries in 2026 FIFA World Cup bid.


The US spends twice as much on healthcare as other developed nations and gets worse outcomes — and the reasons why show what it’s going to take to reform healthcare

A new review in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that America spends about twice as much as other high-income countries on healthcare. At the same time, the health outcomes, or how well people fare with their health, aren't any better


In Saudi War Room, Generals Grapple With Yemen Fight

Saudi Arabia’s three-year-old war in Yemen, with concerns about civilian deaths there, is a growing irritant in its deepening relationship with the U.S., as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the U.S. and the two countries move to challenge Iran’


Duterte calls for abandoning International Criminal Court

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked other countries to abandon the International Criminal Court because it is "rude."


Southeast Asia leaders back sanctions against North Korea

South East Asian leaders and Australia's prime minister on Sunday called on North Korea to end its nuclear program urged United Nations countries to fully implement sanctions.


Boris Johnson urged to place Russia sanctions on G7 agenda

Boris Johnson is facing calls to use this year's meeting of Group 7 countries to call for coordinated sanctions against human rights abusers.


History made for Uganda, Botswana, Swaziland

Uganda's KCCA, Swaziland's Mbabane Swallows and Botswana's Township Rollers become the first clubs from their countries to reach the Champions League group phase.


Cambodia kicks off drills with 'great friend' China as U.S. ties sour

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China and Cambodia on Saturday kicked off military exercises focused on counter-terrorism and rescue operations, highlighting the strong ties between the two countries amid strained relations between Cambodia and the United States.


Tory MPs, ministers angry about Whitehall’s secret ‘KitKat Brexit’ briefing to EU ambassadors

MINISTERS did not sign off a secret “KitKat” briefing to EU diplomats from top civil servants, The Sun can reveal. Last night furious Brexiteers formally complained to Theresa May after The Sun reported Whitehall officials had secretly updated ambassa


When is Nowruz 2018, what is Haft-Seen and how is the Persian New Year celebrated?

ON March 21, hundreds of thousands of people across the world will be welcoming in the New Year and celebrating the first day of Spring in a festival called “Nowruz” or “Navroz”. Several countries mark this day as a national holiday. Here’s the


The 27 most 'miserable' countries in the world

AP/Yashiel Panchia A country's unemployment and inflation rates are strong indicators of how its economy is doing. Greece and Spain are among the most miserable countries in Europe by this economic measure, the "Misery Index." These are the 27 most "mise

United States

Trump Wants Death Penalty For Drug Dealers, Praises Countries Who Execute Them

President Donald Trump, in a bid to tackle the burgeoning opioid crisis, will reportedly impose tough punishment, including the death penalty, on drug dealers. The plan is set to hit the floors as early as Monday, a report in Politico stated. Accordi

United States

Anti-gay bias allegations roil Hawaii US House race

A well-known Democratic candidate for Congress who gained notoriety opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting mostly Muslim countries is being forced to explain a decades-old rant perceived as intolerant of gay people.


Weapons sales are on the rise — here are the top 10 countries exporting arms around the world

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recently published its 2017 "Trends In International Arms Transfers" report, which details the 25 largest weapons exporters between 2013 and 2017. The report, which also lists the 40 largest importers,


Facebook Lite to launch in developed countries, including U.S.

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday said it will roll out the stripped down version of its social media platform, Facebook Lite, to more countries including developed ones, to attract users struggling with slower mobile data connections.


Brits have travelled to this many countries on average – how do you compare?

THE average Brit has visited 9.58 countries. Our appetite for travel is only increasing too – that figure has risen by 37 per cent since 2013, when the average person in the UK had visited seven countries. 94 per cent of Brits have been abroad at least


UK Lagging Behind On Child Health, Report Finds

The UK is “falling behind” comparable countries for severalchild healthissues, a new report has found.Improvements in life expectancy have stalled,breastfeedingrates are among the lowest in the world and the nation’s children have some o


PayPal CEO sees international potential as countries like India skip over legacy fintech

Jim Cramer sits down with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman for insights into the international payment processing landscape.

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Japanese Spirits And Wines Can Be Bought Online And Delivered To 127 Countries

The slowly heating up Japanese wine industry has its first international online sales outlet.


British Airways comes under attack in China for listing Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries

British Airways has been hit with a wave of criticism from China's fiery, nationalistic Internet users for listing Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries on its website.


March 14 is Pi Day — here's what that means

March 14, written out as 3/14 in the US and a few other countries, is π day, as those are the first three digits of the famous number. π is one of the most important and fascinating numbers in math. Happy π day!  March 14, when writte

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