Category «Politics»

Body found in search for boy, 6, swept away in River Stour

A body has been found in the search for missing schoolboy Lucas Dobson, who was swept away in the River Stour at the weekend. Hundreds of volunteers joined rescue workers after the six-year-old vanished at 1.20pm on Saturday. This morning Kent Police confirmed the tragic find, and said Lucas’ family are devastated. The schoolboy was …

China's Geely says first-half profit drops 40%

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd (0175.HK) said on Wednesday first-half net profit skid 40% amid a sustained downturn in the world’s biggest auto market, and it forecast an uncertain outlook for vehicle demand for the rest of the year. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chinese carmaker Geely Auto is pictured at the …

Uber-rival Bolt enters European food delivery business

TALLINN (Reuters) – Estonia’s Bolt, a popular ride-sharing service in Eastern Europe and Africa, on Wednesday launched food delivery service in its home town of Tallinn, the nation’s capital, and said it plans to roll out Bolt Food this year in South Africa, Latvia and Lithuania as well. FILE PHOTO: A Bolt (formerly known as …

Amazon wildfire: Parts of the Amazon rainforest are on fire

On Monday afternoon, the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, went dark — but it wasn’t some strange cosmic event. Powerful winds carried the smoke from forest fires burning nearly 1,700 miles away, reported the BBC. Almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil’s space research center INPE, according to Reuters. It’s a record number this year, …

Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland sale spat

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation’s prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US. The president was scheduled to visit on 2 September, at the invitation of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II. Then last week Mr Trump suggested the US was interested in buying Greenland, …

Trump cancels Denmark trip after PM says Greenland is not for sale

Donald Trump President says he is postponing meeting with Mette Frederiksen because she was not interested in discussing transaction Trump postponed his meeting with Frederiksen. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump has cancelled his trip to Denmark and postponed his meeting with the Danish prime minister after she said that Greenland was not for sale. …

Asian shares fall on recession fears; eyes on Fed minutes

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares flatlined on Wednesday as worries about global recession and endless trade wars vied with hopes for a lot more monetary and fiscal stimulus to keep growth going. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Issei …