Day: April 10, 2017

Chile and China launched negotiations Monday to expand trade ties in the face of protectionist threats from US President Donald Trump.The Chilean government said officials in Beijing had started discussing expanding an existing bilateral trade agreemen…

The Trump Organization, the conglomerate that unites US President Donald Trump’s disparate family business interests, announced Monday that it was closing its modeling agency after 18 years.”On the heels of the recent sale of the Miss Universe Organiza…

US death penalty sentences fell to a historic low last year and executions also dropped sharply, contributing to a global slump of over a third from 2015, Amnesty International said Tuesday.The number of death sentences handed down in the US, 32, was t…

The US central bank’s shield from political interference is “under some threat” from Congress, a prospect that could erode progress in the economy, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen warned Monday.Research shows that countries that allow the central ba…

All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett has escaped further punishment after receiving a red card in the Wellington Hurricanes’ Super Rugby win over NSW Waratahs last week.The current World Rugby player of the year was sent off late in the match after rece…

Telecom firm Altice USA plans to take the first steps this week towards an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, a person familiar with the matter told AFP Monday.Altice USA, the affiliate of Netherlands-based telecom giant Altice led…

White supremacist Dylann Roof pleaded guilty Monday to state charges in the killing of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina, three months after being handed a death sentence for the crime at the federal level.The 23-year-old was given life in priso…

Italian Fabio Aru has been forced out of next month’s Giro d’Italia, which starts on his native island of Sardinia as part of celebrations for the 100th edition, his Astana team said on Monday.Aru, who was set to challenge defending champion Vincenzo …

Arsene Wenger’s wretched season hit a new low as Arsenal crashed to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace that leaves their top four bid in tatters.Wenger has been under siege in recent weeks as angry Arsenal fans demanded his resignation an…

Campaign reporting that exposed misleading claims by now US President Donald Trump about charitable giving and commentary about last year’s divisive US presidential campaign won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday.David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won the…