World Economy Has ‘Passed Its Peak’ as Trade Wars Weigh
A global economic watchdog says world growth has passed its peak and faces growing risks, including from trade disputes and higher interest rates.
The Latest: Merkel Concerns by Gibraltar Impasse on Brexit
The Latest on negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):
New Oil Price Plunge Sends Ripples Through Global Economy
Sharply lower oil prices are sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers shopping for Christmas gifts and making fuel cheaper for people in poorer countries.
Peacekeepers Left More Than 6,000 Children in Liberia
The only memento Moses Z. Kaine has from his father is a T-shirt, left more than two decades ago when the peacekeeper’s tour of duty finished and he returned home, leaving his pregnant girlfriend behind.
The Latest: France Confident Renault to Carry on Smoothly
The Latest on the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan chairman and Renault CEO (all times local):
Disabled Iranian Woman Seeks New Opportunities in the West
Mahana Jami, whose legs were paralyzed by childhood polio, is pursuing her goal of life in a free country somewhere in the West where her disability is recognized and accommodated — and she has the chance to scale the world’s tallest towers using only her arms.
UK’s May to Meet EU Chief Juncker as Brexit Deadline Looms
British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid to finalize a Brexit agreement between the U.K. and the European Union.
Merkel Says UN Migrants Pact Is in Germany’s Interest
Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s in Germany’s interest to support a U.N. agreement on migration that countries such as the United States, Hungary and Poland have rejected.
European Privacy Search Engines Aim to Challenge Google
In the battle for online privacy, U.S. search giant Google is a Goliath facing a handful of European Davids.
Israeli Cabinet Minister: Gaza Leader’s Days Are Numbered
A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is threatening to kill the leader of the militant Hamas movement ruling Gaza.