Scottish whisky exports returned to growth for the first time in five years in 2016 thanks to a weaker pound after Britain voted for Brexit, official figures showed Friday.
US growth slowed to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter as consumer spending and government expenditures tumbled to their lowest levels in years, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
Hungary said Friday it has completed a second anti-migrant fence on the Serbian border, a “smart” barrier with night cameras, heat and movement sensors and speakers blaring warnings in five languages.
General Motors reported a jump in first-quarter earnings Friday, topping analysts’ estimates following strong sales in North America.
A Greek Cypriot court on Friday remanded four men in custody over the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl believed to have been whisked away to breakaway northern Cyprus, police said.
Greenpeace activists disrupted a Credit Suisse shareholder meeting in Zurich Friday, unfurling a banner to protest the bank’s alleged financing of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the United States.
Experts from the world’s watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year, the body’s chief said Friday.
Macedonia’s rival political parties traded blame Friday for an eruption of violence in the unstable Balkan country’s parliament which left scores of people injured.
Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote dialogue with Muslims and support the country’s embattled Christians who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.
France’s wartime past took centre stage in the presidential race on Friday, with far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen’s party scrambling to stamp out a controversy over Holocaust remarks while centrist Emmanuel Macron visited the site of a Nazi massacre.
China on Friday praised US president Donald Trump’s snub of Taiwan, noting that observers had called his decision not to take a second call from the island’s president a “slap in the face”.