[Graphic News] Hong Kong is world’s most expensive city

For all the talk of how expensive it is to buy a house in London or New York, the most expensive major cities in the world are all in Asia.In Hong Kong, Mumbai, Beijing and Shanghai, it now takes more than 30 years for a household...

[Newsmaker] Earth breaks heat record for 3rd year in row

Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change. Temperatures spiked to new...

[Graphic News] Norway ranks at the top in Inclusive development index

The World Economic Forum‘s “Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017,” released Monday, said that most countries are missing important opportunities to raise economic growth and reduce inequality at the same time because th...

[Newsmaker] Distraught Davos finds globalization savior in Xi

China‘s President Xi Jinping speaks in the Congress Hall on day one of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday. EPA-YonhapDAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) -- With Donald Trump about to get the k...

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter -- instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka. Trump retweeted a message from a Twitter user that said his daughter was "great, a woman wit...

Davos: China's Xi says no one will win trade war

Chinese President Xi Jinping  presented himself as a champion of globalisation Tuesday, lecturing the world  elite in Davos on the dangers of protectionism and the futility of trade wars.The leader of the world's second largest ...

Britain to leave EU's single market, says May

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said Britain will leave the EU's single market in order to restrict immigration in a clean break from the bloc, but lawmakers can vote on the final deal."Brexit must mean control of the number...

[Graphic News] Eight men own more than poorest 3.6b people

Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart,” Oxfam said.The wealth of the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the combin...

[Newsmaker] Europe, NATO hit back at Trump

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain. In a hard-h...

5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort: Police

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) _ A Mexican police officer said Monday a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen.The officer who gave the information spok...

Hong Kong leadership hopeful pledges to heal city's 'heartache'

Hong Kong's tough former deputy leader Carrie Lam, widely seen as China's favourite in an upcoming election for the top post, pledged Monday to end the divided city's "heartache" as she announced her candidacy.   Lam was deputy ...

[Graphic News] Mexico tops list of best places to retire

Mexico ranked top as the best place to retire in 2017, according to InternationalLiving.com’s new Annual Global Retirement Index.Panama and Ecuador consistently rank among the top places to retire. The index evaluates countries a...

France says 'serious consequences' if US embassy moves to Jerusalem

PARIS (AFP) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Sunday that if US President-elect Donald Trump moves the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem it would have "extremely serious consequences".Speaking a...

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

ELLENTON, Florida (AP) -- After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. ...

Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops

BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi military spokesman says government troops have fully liberated the sprawling complex of Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.The spokesman...