Six days after the first patient showing symptoms of the coronavirus died in Italy, the number of victims and infected people from the novel virus in the country continues to the rise. Seventeen people have died so far while 650 have been infected, most of them in the north of the country. All victims were elderly or had preexisting conditions and some 45 have recovered.
The world’s accountants must put the climate crisis at the forefront of their work to spur global companies to adopt green policies and help prepare them for the risks, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and other industry groups.
US aerospace company Boeing said on Wednesday it expects the total cost of the 737 Max grounding to exceed $18 billion, more than double its previous estimate, following a year of intense scrutiny and industrial setbacks set off by twin fatal crashes of its flagship jetliner.
China says the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from Iran’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the root cause of growing tensions.
Twenty-nineteen could best be described as a year when Donald Trump’s foreign policy unraveled on so many fronts. It became ever more erratic, one-sided and personalized, changing with the US president’s mood swings. The crisis, as many would call it, has been a long time in the making, and the implications will surely cast a long shadow over the new decade.
The governor of the central bank of Lebanon, officially known as Banque du Liban, says efforts are underway to tackle the worsening financial crisis that has caused several businesses to close and many people to lose their jobs amid growing fears about the country's economic future.
Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called for early elections in order to put an end to a months-long political paralysis in the country, saying that a new government should be formed soon.