Major Asian markets gained Thursday but the dollar struggled after the previous day’s losses when the Federal Reserve’s tepid inflation outlook fuelled speculation it will hold off further US rate hikes this year.
A top aide close to South Korea’s disgraced former president was sentenced to three years Thursday for blacklisting nearly 10,000 artists seen as critical of Park Geun-Hye’s government.
Palestinians will return to pray at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday after Israeli authorities removed controversial security measures there, potentially ending a nearly two-week crisis that sparked deadly unrest.
Pakistan police on Thursday arrested four more men involved in the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother.
A malfunction in an amusement ride at the Ohio State Fair sent riders catapulting through the air Wednesday, killing one and injuring seven, US media reported.
A top Muslim official said Thursday worshippers should maintain a boycott of a sensitive Jerusalem holy site until an inspection has been completed after Israel removed more new security installations overnight.
The world’s largest carmaker Volkswagen lifted slightly its forecast for the full year Thursday, hailing strong performance even as it faces a brewing scandal at home in Germany.
Forest fires raged in the early hours of Thursday in central Portugal, cutting off roads and forcing thousands to flee just a month after deadly blazes left more than 60 people dead.
The mood among consumers in Germany should continue to brighten in August, pollsters GfK said Thursday, maintaining an important pillar of growth in Europe’s largest economy.
Fighting between Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and a former Al-Qaeda affiliate on the Syria-Lebanon border halted Thursday after a ceasefire was reached, Lebanese media and Hezbollah outlets reported.
Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit leapt 71 percent from a year ago to $3.9 billion as it dished out money-making ads to its more than two billion users.