Halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

IOWA CITY, Iowa • The founder of a popular brand of food for observant Muslims has been indicted on charges that he shipped beef to Malaysia […]

What Canada can do about Ebola

Viruses have a way of revealing our weaknesses — individually and collectively. Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, once said that another […]

St. Louis city will no longer require job applicants to disclose felony convictions

ST. LOUIS • Mayor Francis Slay announced on Tuesday that St. Louis will no longer require applicants for city jobs to disclose felony convictions.  
“Millions […]

Newest Airbus jet, the A320neo, takes first flight

TOULOUSE, France • Airbus has sent its latest jet up for its first flight above the skies of southern France, amid high demand for the single-aisle […]

U.S. stocks open the week higher, Europe gains

NEW YORK • Stocks are opening higher in the U.S. after central bankers in Europe and Japan said support for their economies would continue.
The Dow Jones […]

Hamas executes 18 alleged informants in new crackdown

GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES—Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday […]

Crossing Link to Singapore May Cost You $20 More Thanks to Spat - Bloomberg

Singapore and Malaysia are engaged in a tit-for-tat over fees they charge vehicles crossing a vital link between the two nations. People like Paul Lim […]

Obama: Offshore ‘tax inversions’ are unpatriotic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.
Obama is denouncing “tax […]

Growth Seen Exceeding 3% as U.S. Expansion Enters Sixth Year - Bloomberg

The fifth anniversary of the U.S. economic expansion will usher in a rare boon: growth exceeding 3 percent over a nine-month period, a Bloomberg survey […]


Japan posted a fourth straight current-account surplus, as income from overseas investments masks the failure of the yen