Private payroll numbers were lower than expected and Friday's non-farm payroll report will be closely watched as a clue about the Fed's next move.
The leaders of China and the European Union were holding wide-ranging talks Thursday that included their disputes over trade and a deep divide on the war in Ukraine. Chinese President Xi Jinping met at a state guesthouse in Beijing with the two European presidents, Ursula von der Leyen from the EU Commission and Charles Michel from the EU Council. The two European leaders were going to meet Premier Li Qiang, China's No. 2 leader, later on Thursday.
When Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched missiles and hit three commercial ships in the southern Red Sea last weekend, it triggered an immediate question: Will the U.S. military strike back? The Houthis have sharply escalated their attacks against ships as they sail toward the narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait. No one has been reported hurt in the Houthi incidents, although the commercial ships suffered some damage.
Ira “Ike” Schab had just showered, put on a clean sailor's uniform and closed his locker aboard the USS Dobbin when he heard a call for a fire rescue party. “We could be the best storytellers in the world and we can't really hold a candle to those that lived it sharing their stories firsthand,” Kilton said.
Deputies of the ASEAN+3 group of nations agreed on Thursday to the establishment of a new regional lending facility to respond to emergencies in the region, Japan's Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masato Kanda said. Establishment of the new facility and its specific content will be formally confirmed at their ministerial gatherings scheduled next spring and summer, he told reporters after the group's two-day meeting in the city of Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo. The new facility was meant to complement the existing webs of multilateral currency swaps known as Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) at a time of crisis.
Only former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sought to attack the Republican frontrunner.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues tied a career-best with four points, Aleksander Barkov scored a goal off a crazy rebound to break a third-period tie and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Wednesday night. Rodrigues had two goals and two assists, Sam Reinhart had a goal and two assists and Carter Verhaeghe also scored for Florida. Niko Mikkola had two assists and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots for the Panthers, who snapped a three-game home losing streak. Mason Marchment and
The mood is about to shift, the hours grow longer and the already high sense of urgency somehow amp up even more as the United Nations climate summit heads into its final week. Every sentence, every word — especially those about the future elimination of planet-warming fossil fuels — will matter at the U.N. conference in oil-built Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Professional negotiators who have been working on getting options into shape will turn over their work to senior national officials, many at minister levels, who will have to make the tough political choices.
War and natural disasters ravaged an increasingly unsettled Middle East throughout 2023, further straining countries already hit by worsening economic conditions and affected by extreme weather fueled by climate change. The Hamas attack saw its militants attack Israeli farming communities and military posts just outside of the Gaza Strip, taking away over 200 hostages as they sped back to the coastal enclave. The attack killed some 1,200 people in Israel and raised questions over why the Israeli security services were unprepared.
Time is running out for DeSantis, Christie, and Ramaswamy to break away from the pack
Democratic views on how President Joe Biden is handling the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians have rebounded slightly, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The shift occurred during a time in which Biden and top U.S. officials expressed increased concern about civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip, emphasized the need for a future independent Palestinian state and helped secure the release of hostages held by Hamas during a temporary truce. Fifty-nine percent of Democrats approve of Biden's approach to the conflict, a tick up from 50% in November.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez have agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the team had not announced the move. Rodriguez gives the National League champions another quality starter for their rotation. The 30-year-old left-hander spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Tigers and went 13-9 with a 3.30
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Chase Wutzke made 21 saves to lead the Red Deer Rebels to a 5-1 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday night in the Western Hockey League. Kai Uchacz scored an empty-net goal and pitched in two assists while Dwayne Jean Jr., Evan Smith, Frantisek Formanek and Talon Brigley also scored for Red Deer (13-11-3). The Rebels led 2-1 until late in the third period before scoring twice into an empty net and adding another goal for good measure. Jagger Firkus scored the lone goal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored his 200th career goal and Jack Eichel added a goal and an assist, leading the Vegas Golden Knights to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Zach Whitecloud, Keegan Kolesar, Michael Amadio and William Karlsson also scored for Vegas, and Logan Thompson had 26 saves. Jordan Kyrou, Jake Neighbours and Kevin Hayes had goals for St. Louis, and Jordan Binnington had a season-high 43 saves. The two teams played Monday in Las Vegas with t
National League champions add left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez, bolstering an already strong rotation.
The Chinese military is escalating its slow-motion invasion of the South China Sea, including large parts of the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. And that’s having some unintended consequences for the Chinese Communist Party.
Traditionally unpopular carbon taxes could be achieved with regulatory compliance, IMF head tells Cop 28
Britons return to comfort food like fish and chips, chicken kyiv and macaroni cheese as food prices rise at fastest rate since 1970s
Safe drinking water is becoming ever harder to come by, with disastrous consequences for those who can’t afford it
The paper-thin script on this mystery drama about a suspicious death makes for a very long watch. It’s a shame, seeing as it features stars like Top Boy’s Jasmine Jobson and Phil Davis