As India prepares to install a nationwide facial recognition system in an effort to catch criminals and find missing children, human rights and technology experts on Thursday warned of the risks to privacy and from increased surveillance.
The loss of Arctic ice from glaciers, polar land and sea is declining faster than many scientists expected, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report on oceans and the cryosphere said this week.
Singapore slashed its full-year economic growth forecast on Tuesday as global conditions were seen worsening and data confirmed the slowest growth rate in a decade amid mounting fears of recession in the city-state.
German industrial output fell more than expected in June, driven by weaker production of intermediate and capital goods, adding to signs that Europe’s biggest economy contracted in the second quarter as its exporters get caught in trade disputes.
Profits earned by China’s industrial firms contracted in June after a brief gain the previous month, fueling concern that a slowdown in manufacturing from a bruising trade war will drag on economic growth.
Global stock markets shed over $2 trillion in value in May as the US-China trade conflict escalated, with fears of a trade-related economic slowdown intensifying on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened Mexico with tariffs.
Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Friday to bat away concerns about his ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, saying his global infrastructure project will have ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption while vowing to prevent debt risks.
US stocks tumbled on Friday after China rejected the idea of negotiating with the US to ease escalating trade tension and US President Donald Trump’s treasury secretary said ‘there is the potential of a trade war’.
Palestinians have protested for the third day as part of the annual ‘March of Return’ to commemorate Land Day, braving Israeli tanks and snipers deployed along the Gaza fence where 17 protesters were killed a few days ago.