Death of seven-year-old migrant girl in US custody sparks furor

A girl on December 8 died in an El Paso, Texas hospital less than 24 hours after being detained as part of a group of 163 illegal border crossers in a remote New Mexico border area.

Read Article

Johnson & Johnson shares plunge after report on asbestos in baby powder

In July, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $4.7 billion in damages to a group of 22 women claiming to have developed ovarian cancer following the use of the powder.

Read Article

US president Trump announces Mick Mulvaney as new acting White House chief of staff, replacing John Kelly

Mulvaney, a hard-charging conservative and former congressman who heads the White House Office of Management and Budget, will take over from John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, who will…

Read Article

'Big' China-US trade deal could happen rather soon : Trump

Trump's optimism followed China's decision earlier Friday to back off from extra punitive duties that had been imposed this summer on US-made cars and auto parts.

Read Article

US-backed forces expel IS from east Syria hub

The Syrian Democratic Forces secured Hajin, the largest settlement in what is the last pocket of territory controlled by IS, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Read Article

Chinese university launches dating course to better equip students with social skills

In high school, Chinese students face pressure from parents to study hard and get accepted to their ideal university. This, in turn, has led to the growth of dating websites and independent dating…

Read Article

Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong: Ex-lawyer Cohen

In a guilty plea in August, Cohen had said that he was directed by Trump to arrange a payment to Playboy model Karen McDougal, and personally pay adult-film star Stormy Daniels, both of whom have…

Read Article

Trump's inaugural committee under investigation over fund wrongdoing: Report

The inauguration committee had raised a record US $107 million for expenses for Trump's inauguration and events associated with it.

Read Article

China to suspend additional tariffs on US-made cars from January 1

The Ministry of Finance also said it hopes China and the United States can speed up negotiations to remove all additional tariffs on each other's goods

Read Article

Strasbourg reopens Christmas market after gunman killed

Cherif Chekatt was killed late Thursday after a two-day manhunt when a police patrol spotted him on a street in the district where he was last seen after Tuesday night's attack on Christmas…

Read Article

US accusations against Russian Butina 'absolutely unfounded': Kremlin

Butina on Thursday pleaded guilty in a US court to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun-rights…

Read Article

France's Louis Vuitton to buy hotel group Belmond for $3.2 billion

The equity value of the transaction comes in at $2.6 billion, but LVMH put the enterprise value, a measure which includes debt and preferred shares, at $3.2 billion.

Read Article

Organic food has bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food: Study

The results, published in the journal Nature, show that organic food can result in much greater emissions.

Read Article

Malaysia's scandal-hit superyacht on sale

The Equanimity is among $1.7 billion in assets allegedly bought by financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, and his associates with money taken from the fund, the US Department of Justice…

Read Article

Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

Ghosn has been held under arrest in Japan since November 19 on charges of financial misconduct and under-reporting his pay as head of Renault's partner Nissan, which has since sacked him as…

Read Article