The dollar rose and stocks around the globe rallied for a sixth straight session to post their best week in more than two years, but a US indictment over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election cooled gains on Wall Street.
Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organizations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number — and suffering — of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts, heat or cold waves, and armed conflicts. This is not the case anymore.
US President Donald Trump has boasted that he has “made and saved” his country “billions of dollars and millions of jobs” during his first overseas visit as he arrived at its final destination in Sicily, Italy.
Syrian government forces have discovered hundreds of boxes loaded with US-made ammunition in the eastern quarters of Aleppo as they comb various neighborhoods of the recently liberated city for ordnance and military equipment left behind by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants.