Day: April 4, 2017

Long-term use of antibiotics increases the risk later in life of developing colon polyps, often a precursor of bowel cancer, researchers said Wednesday.The findings, published in the journal Gut, boost evidence that the digestive tract’s complex networ…

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Wednesday fired a suspected missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s defence ministry said.”North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the Sea of Japan this morning from (the eastern port of) Sinpo,” the ministry…

Standard & Poor’s raised Argentina’s credit rating one notch Tuesday, from B- to B, saying Latin America’s third-largest economy was on the verge of exiting recession.

The rating bump gives a boost to center-right President Mauricio Macri, who has launched sweeping — often unpopular — economic reforms aimed at reviving growth.

“Argentina is making progress in resolving several macroeconomic imbalances in the country while gradually rebuilding the country’s credibility,” the rating agency said in a statement.

It predicted Argentina would return to economic growth of three percent this year, with inflation — a tricky problem for Macri — falling by half, to 20 percent.

Many economic analysts see signs of “green shoots” in Argentina, after it posted growth of 0.5 percent in the last quarter of 2016.

S&P predicted “broad continuity” over the next two years, but also warned of “uncertainties about the pace of implementation of the government’s corrective economic plan given ongoing political challenges.”

Macri, who took office in December 2015, faces a key test in midterm elections this October.

Some analysts say the upcoming vote has forced him to back off his austerity reforms.

Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo, the central bank’s point man for banking regulation, called Tuesday for keeping “strong” capital rules in place but acknowledged the so-called Volcker rule may be too complex.The remarks from Tarullo, 64, who is…

Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday plans to agree a ban on child marriages after the recent mass refugee influx brought in many couples where one or both partners were aged under 18.The new law, set to receive parliamentary approval by July, is seen as a p…

Lazio reached the Italian Cup final on Tuesday despite losing 3-2 in the second leg to bitter city rivals Roma, advancing 4-2 on aggregate.A double from Egyptian Mohamed Salah on 66 and 90 minutes added to Stephan El Shaarawy’s goal two minutes before …

Atletico Madrid’s fine form continued as Filipe Luis scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad to close to within seven points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Tuesday.Luis had scored his first goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Malag…

US antitrust regulators approved ChemChina’s $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta after they agreed the Chinese company must sell three products, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday.Under a preliminary settlement, the F…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return from suspension with a 94th-minute equaliser as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday on another frustrating night at Old Trafford.Phil Jagielka’s first goal in almost two years looked to…