US economy posts worst performance in 74 years

In this March 20, 2020 file photo, a woman walks through an empty shopping area due to social distancing and store closings because of the outbreak of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, at Washington Union Station in Washington, DC. (SAUL LOEB / AFP) WASHINGTON - The US economy contracted at its sharpest...

Biden signals tougher line in Putin call

This combo photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden. (PHOTOS / AP) MOSCOW - US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first conversation as counterparts on Tuesday in a phone call that underscored troubled relations and the delicate balance between the...

Hungary, Ukraine top diplomats aim to defuse dispute

A staff from the Ukrainian-Hungarian Educational and Scientific Institute of the Uzhgorod National University introduces Hungarian culture in Transcarpathia, western Ukraine, on Nov 14, 2017. (PHOTO / AFP) KYIV - The foreign ministers of Hungary and Ukraine were expected to meet in Kyiv on Wednesday for talks on repairing badly strained...

EU sustainable investment rules ‘need better corporate data’

LONDON - European Union rules aimed at defining sustainable investments should help reduce “greenwashing” by businesses, but better quality corporate data is needed to ensure they work effectively, accorting to a banking report on Tuesday. The sustainable finance rules will classify investments that can be marketed as sustainable, a move...

US House set to bring Trump incitement charge to Senate

Then utgoing US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. (ALEX EDELMAN / AFP) WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives on Monday will formally charge ex-President Donald Trump with inciting insurrection in a fiery speech to his followers before...

Greece hopes for ‘positive’ spirit from Turkey in talks

Greek foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, speaks next to his North Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani during news conference and after their meeting in Athens, on Thursday, Jan 14, 2021. (PETROS GIANNAKOURIS / AP) ATHENS - Greece’s foreign minister said he hoped Turkey would have a positive approach towards a meeting next...