Wall Street jumps at the open on stimulus hopes

03/10/2020

(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes opened more than 2% higher on Tuesday as hopes of coordinated policy easing to avert a global recession calmed investor nerves a day after the biggest market rout since the financial crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 601.98 […]

Parliament, schools shut down in Spain as coronavirus spreads

03/10/2020

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain shut down schools in several regions, suspended flights from Italy and closed the lower house of parliament for at least a week after a a lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus, in the hope of stemming a growing outbreak. Spain, the […]

First trial on torture in Syria to open in Germany in April

03/10/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) – The first trial of suspected members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s security services for crimes against humanity, including torturing and killing opposition activists, will start next month, a German court said on Tuesday. In a move welcomed by campaigners as sending a […]

Freezing rain coats roads, sidewalks across southern Quebec

03/10/2020

Quebecers across the southern half of the province are dealing with slick roads and icy sidewalks as freezing rain continues on Tuesday morning. Environment Canada’s warning, which was issued on Monday, remains in place for several regions. The weather agency says the freezing rain is […]

Norwegian to cancel 3,000 flights worldwide due to coronavirus

03/10/2020

Norwegian has announced plans to cancel 3,000 flights between mid-March and mid-June due to the fast-spreading coronavirus. The airline said it will cancel 15% of scheduled flights over this period as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The company has also put several other […]

Greece rebuffs 963 migrants in border standoff with Turkey

03/10/2020

KASTANIES, Greece (Reuters) – Nearly 1,000 migrants tried to cross into Greece from Turkey in the past 24 hours despite tight border security, Greek officials said on Tuesday, suggesting little respite in a nearly two-week diplomatic bust-up between Ankara and the European Union. President Tayyip […]