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World Economy Forecast to Slow in 2019 Amid Trade Tensions

World Economy Forecast to Slow in 2019 Amid Trade Tensions

By Paul Wiseman | Jan 21
The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world's second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace since 1990.

UK Leader Snubs Brexit Delay, Sticks to her EU Divorce Deal

UK Leader Snubs Brexit Delay, Sticks to her EU Divorce Deal

By Jill Lawless and Raf Casert | Jan 21
Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday rejected calls to delay Britain's departure from the European Union, and said her Plan B was to get her rejected Brexit deal approved by Parliament after securing changes to a contentious Irish border measure.

More Sexual Abuse Claims Rock South Korean Skating

More Sexual Abuse Claims Rock South Korean Skating

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Jan 21
More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them.

UK Police Speak To Prince Philip About Not Wearing Seatbelt

UK Police Speak To Prince Philip About Not Wearing Seatbelt

By Gregory Katz | Jan 21
British police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed apparently driving without wearing a seatbelt — just two days after he was involved in a serious car crash.

World's Oldest Man, 113, Dies at His Home in Northern Japan

World's Oldest Man, 113, Dies at His Home in Northern Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jan 20
The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.

Volkswagen Says It Will Pay Indian Fine Even As It Appeals

Volkswagen Says It Will Pay Indian Fine Even As It Appeals

Jan 18
Volkswagen Group says that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Makes Stumbling Start As President

Brazil's Bolsonaro Makes Stumbling Start As President

By Mauricio Savarese | Jan 18
The far-right leader's first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes — underscoring a steep learning curve.

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

By Gregory Katz and Frank Griffiths | Jan 17
British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote.

Survey: Offensive Sexual Jokes Top Harassment List at UN

Survey: Offensive Sexual Jokes Top Harassment List at UN

By Edith M. Lederer | Jan 17
A survey of sexual harassment within the far-flung United Nations system found that a third of respondents experienced at least one incident in the last two years — most commonly sexual stories or jokes that were offensive.

Mayor's Killing in Poland Sparks Anger Against Hate Speech

Mayor's Killing in Poland Sparks Anger Against Hate Speech

By Vanessa Gera | Jan 17
Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others.

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