The Central American caravan has swelled to an estimated 7,000 migrants. Despite Trump’s threats, it’s heading north toward the US border.

Associated Press/Moises Castillo The migrant caravan that trekked through the Northern Triangle and reached Mexico this weekend has swelled to an estimated 7,000 people, and is largely heading to the United States. President Donald Trump has raged against the caravan, pinning blame in turn on Central American governments, US asylum laws, and congressional Democrats. Despite […]

2 seriously injured in shooting in central Paris – reports

Published time: 7 Oct, 2018 11:40 Edited time: 7 Oct, 2018 11:53 At least two people have been seriously injured in a shooting in the Champs-Elysees area, in heart of the French capital, Le Parisien reports. The incident took place on Sunday morning, the newspaper says, adding that police have already arrived at the scene. […]

Indian rupee sinks to record low after central bank unexpectedly holds rates

Thomson Reuters India’s central bank unexpectedly left rates unchanged Friday. The  Indian rupee fell to a record low following the announcement.  Watch the Indian rupee trade in real time here. India’s central bank unexpectedly held rates steady at 6.5% on Friday sending the rupee to a record low.  More than half of analysts surveyed by […]

Russia's New African Launch Pad: The Central African Republic

The team of Russian journalists who flew into the Central African Republic (CAR) last month were on a mission to investigate Moscow’s growing role in one of the world’s poorest nations. Days after arriving, the three men were murdered by unknown assailants. Their local driver told CAR authorities that they were killed at a roadside […]

Central bankers grapple with the changing nature of competition

RECENT visitors to Jackson Hole, a resort in the Teton Mountain range in Wyoming, were denied the usual scenic views by a shroud of smoke from recent forest fires. Disappointing, no doubt, for the tourists among them—but oddly fitting for the economic panjandrums attending the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual symposium on August […]

Charles de Gaulle's Victory Began in This Central African Nation

It was the moment all of France had waited for. Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, which Germany had historically eyed as its own, was finally free from the Nazis. The 2nd French Armored Division under Gen. Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque had liberated the city, burying the ghosts of France’s humiliating defeat four years earlier during […]

Turkey’s central bank promises ‘all necessary measures’ to save its financial system amid lira collapse

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (TCMB) has outlined a range of measures to bolster liquidity and support the financial system. The lira plunged as much as 10 per cent during the Asian markets trading session after a fall of 25 per cent against the US dollar last week — moves that rattled […]

Manifest Stars Tease Central Mystery ('It Could Be Aliens… '), Promise NBC Thriller 'Definitely' Has a Grand Plan

The mystery of Montego Air Flight 828 may or may not involve little green men (and women). Last month at San Diego Comic-Con, Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh, the stars of NBC’s new thriller Manifest, did not rule out an extraterrestrial-related culprit behind the mythological puzzle. (To quickly recap: Flight 828 disappears from radar shortly […]