The top US general in charge of cyber security warned on Tuesday that the United States is increasingly vulnerable to attacks like those that destroyed data on tens of thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia and South Korea in the past year.
A flood of data this week will paint a mixed picture of the global economy, with belt-tightening continuing to dampen activity in the euro zone, but accommodative policies helping to stimulate growth in Japan.
Reports from the US
A new Sars-like virus has killed two more people in Saudi Arabia, taking the number of deaths from the coronavirus that the Kingdom has announced to seven in one week.
“Three infections by the new coronavirus have been regis
Manufacturing across the world stumbled last month, underlining the fragility of the global economy and building the case for more action from leading central banks.
Gloomy purchasing managers indexes - surveys of factory activity
A new strain of bird flu that is causing a deadly outbreak among people in China is a threat to world health and should be taken seriously, scientists said on Wednesday.
The H7N9 strain has killed 24 people and infected more than
The top US military officer said on Wednesday Chinese leaders had assured him that they were working on persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.
China is North Korea's main diplomatic and financial back
A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said
China will build a second, larger aircraft carrier capable of carrying more fighter jets, the official Xinhua news service reported late Tuesday, quoting a senior officer with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.
Brent crude fell below $100 a barrel on Tuesday after manufacturing data from China pointed to a lukewarm recovery in the second quarter, denting the outlook for fuel demand in the world's second largest oil consumer.