Share markets tumble as recession fears grow

Share markets tumble as recession fears grow

Image copyright Reuters Panic gripped Wall Street on Wednesday as investors fled shares amid fears over a US-China trade war and the health of the global economy. The three main stock markets closed 3% down, with analysts pointing to signals the US may be heading for recession. Weak data from Germany and China, and another […]

Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit – Pelosi

Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit – Pelosi

Media captionNancy Pelosi: The woman Republicans love to hate A US-UK trade deal will not get through Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday Agreement, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives has said. Democrat Nancy Pelosi, whose party controls the House, said the UK’s exit from the EU could not be allowed to […]

Epstein accuser sues his estate and staff amid flurry of New York lawsuits

Epstein accuser sues his estate and staff amid flurry of New York lawsuits

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell A woman who accuses Jeffrey Epstein of raping her when she was a teenager has sued his estate, his longtime girlfriend and three of his staff. The lawsuit, which was filed in New York on […]

Are markets signalling that a recession is due?

Are markets signalling that a recession is due?

Image copyright Reuters Financial markets have flashed a warning sign about the economic outlook for the UK and the US. It is known in the jargon as an “inverted yield curve”. It means that it is cheaper for those countries’ governments to borrow for 10 years than for two. It is an unusual development and […]

Jeffrey Epstein: Two guards suspended and warden removed over death

Jeffrey Epstein: Two guards suspended and warden removed over death

Image copyright Chris Hondros Image caption The Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein died Two prison guards have been suspended and a warden temporarily reassigned at the New York City jail where Jeffrey Epstein died of suspected suicide. It comes after the FBI opened an investigation into the death of Epstein, who was facing prosecution for […]

Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports

Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports

Image copyright Getty Images The US is delaying imposing tariffs on some imports from China until 15 December because of “health, safety, national security and other factors”. The products include mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, and certain footwear and clothing. The surprise news from the United States Trade Representative office […]

Canada killings: Teen murder suspects ‘in gunfire suicides’

Canada killings: Teen murder suspects ‘in gunfire suicides’

Image copyright RCMP handout Image caption Police released CCTV images of the two suspects spotted on 21 July Two teenagers who prompted a Canada-wide manhunt are thought to have died in suicides “by gunfire”, police say. A post-mortem examination has confirmed that bodies found last week in northern Manitoba are those of Kam McLeod, 19, […]

Trump targets legal migrants who get food aid

Trump targets legal migrants who get food aid

Media captionTop immigration official says public charge rule will not target “any particular group” US President Donald Trump’s administration is to make it more difficult for poorer legal migrants to extend their visas or gain permanent resident status (a green card). The rule targets migrants who rely on public benefits, such as food aid or […]

Guards ‘severely overworked’ at time of Epstein’s death

Guards ‘severely overworked’ at time of Epstein’s death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trail on sex trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell Staffing shortages at the prison where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead left gaps in his supervision, said the union for the facility’s employees. The justice department and the FBI have both launched investigations […]

Environmentalists warn Trump ‘weakening’ endangered species protections

Environmentalists warn Trump ‘weakening’ endangered species protections

Image copyright Getty Images The US federal government has announced an overhaul of the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with prevented countless extinctions. Trump officials say the new plan will reduce regulations, but environmental groups warn it will “crash a bulldozer” through the landmark 1973 legislation. The plan removes automatic […]