Most Asian markets rose yesterday ahead of a closely watched meeting of central bankers later in the week, although concerns linger about Donald Trump’s economic agenda and about geopolitical crises.
Ihaia West’s spectacular late try, created by double World Cup-winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams, condemned the British and Irish Lions to first tour defeat as the Auckland Blues triumphed 22-16 yesterday.
Venezuela braced for new marches Saturday against President Nicolas Maduro, after the death toll climbed to 20 in three weeks of violence at protests demanding the leftist leader's ouster.
Qatar has denied receiving an invitation to participate in the Syrian crisis talks to be hosted by Astana, capital of Kazakhstan this month, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said yesterday that he had failed to get the agreement of government authorities on a plan to improve the humanitarian situation in besieged eastern Aleppo.
The night US forces invaded Panama, Roberto Duran ran home from a bar to get his gun. He was too drunk to defend his homeland. He passed out instead.
Conservative backbenchers, including the former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, are preparing to campaign against £3bn of planned cuts to in-work benefits, in a fresh sign of the pressure Theresa May faces from within her own party.
German prosecutors said on Tuesday that they had dropped an investigation into a German comedian who was accused of offending a foreign leader after reciting an obscene poem about Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on national television.