Indian farmers to continue highway protests after talks fail

Indian farmers to continue highway protests after talks fail

NEW DELHI – Representatives of the Indian government and protesting farmers failed again Monday to reach agreement on the farmers’ demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed. With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with…
EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS – Deep into a crucial weekend of negotiations, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union and Britain, leaving both without a trade agreement that would dull the edge of a chaotic, costly economic break on New Year’s Day. With hundreds of thousands of…
Shutdown deadline looms over COVID-19 relief talks

Shutdown deadline looms over COVID-19 relief talks

WASHINGTON – Bearing down on a midnight shutdown deadline, top negotiators on a must-pass, almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package are committed to sealing an agreement Friday as they resolve remaining differences in hopes of passing the legislation this weekend. The pressure is on. Government funding lapses…
World stocks advance after stimulus talks lift Wall St

World stocks advance after stimulus talks lift Wall St

World markets advanced on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. Benchmarks were higher in most major markets but unchanged in Shanghai. U.S. futures also climbed higher. Overnight, the S&P 500 gained 1.3% as investors grew…
Asian stocks advance after stimulus talks lift Wall St

Asian stocks advance after stimulus talks lift Wall St

Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. Japan reported weaker than expected export data for November, despite a recovery in trade with China, its biggest market. Overnight, the S&P 500 gained…
World shares trend higher ahead of talks on Brexit, stimulus

World shares trend higher ahead of talks on Brexit, stimulus

Shares advanced in world markets on Monday as investors watched for developments in Britain’s trade talks with the European Union and on a new round of aid for American businesses and workers. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday he believes a Brexit trade agreement is possible…
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