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A drug company is seeking U.S. approval for the first birth control pill that women could buy without a prescription. The request from a French drugmaker on Monday sets up a high-stakes decision for … more
A major gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is shutting down for annual maintenance amid German concern that Russia may not resume the flow of gas as scheduled. The Nord Stream 1 pipeline, … more
Candidates to replace Boris Johnson as Britain’s prime minister are scattering tax-cutting promises to woo their Conservative Party electorate. They are campaigning as party officials prepare to … more
Shares of Chinese technology firms Alibaba and Tencent have tumbled after Chinese regulators fined their subsidiaries for failing to disclose transactions and not complying with anti-monopoly rules. … more
The American casino giants that helped make Macao the “Las Vegas of Asia” are losing money due to COVID and travel restrictions. Now, they face a fresh challenge: The tiny Chinese territory wants … more
Streets in the gambling center of Macao are empty after casinos and most other businesses were ordered to close while the Chinese territory near Hong Kong fights a coronavirus outbreak. Residents … more
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline plunged 19 cents over the past two weeks to $4.86 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the continued … more
A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors has faced off with police and some were roughed up in a case that has drawn attention because of earlier attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to … more
“Thor: Love and Thunder” earned $143 million in its opening weekend in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s a franchise best for the God of Thunder and another success … more
A business district that had been blocked since the deadly July 4 parade mass shooting in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park has reopened. The 2-block by 3-block area that reopened Sunday consists … more
The plunge in prices for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provides a cautionary tale for the handful of public pension funds that have dipped their toes into the crypto pool. Most have done it … more
Joe Biden took office looking to reshape U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. But so far, he’s struggled to separate his approach from Donald Trump's. Biden is set to visit Israel and Saudi … more
The United States' ongoing labor shortage is bad for employers but presents an opportunity for workers who often could not find jobs in rosier economic times: ex-prisoners. Special training programs … more
As Sri Lanka’s crisis reached its climax this weekend, two men in the center of the turmoil brought about by the country’s economic collapse promised they would heed the call of tens of thousands … more
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is criticizing Southeast Asian nations for not doing enough to press Myanmar's military government to return the country to the path of democracy following last … more
The Canadian government says it will allow the delivery to Germany of equipment from a key Russia-Europe natural gas pipeline that has undergone maintenance — equipment the absence of which … more
It took a decade of court battles and street protests, but Balkan activists fighting to protect some of Europe’s last wild rivers have scored an important conservation victory in Bosnia. A new … more
Sri Lanka’s opposition political parties will meet to agree on a new government. The move comes a day after the country’s president and prime minister offered to resign in the country’s most … more
A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak is disrupting ritual slaughter of animals to mark Eid al-Adha, one of the biggest holidays in the Islamic calendar. On Sunday, millions of Muslims across Indonesia … more
Sri Lanka’s departing prime minister says the island nation’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” as it runs out of money to pay for food and fuel. The country is seeking help from neighboring … more
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