Heatstroke has killed two people in Japan, officials said Wednesday, as nearly half a million homes struggled with electricity outages after a powerful typhoon battered Tokyo and the surrounding area. A 93-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man were found unconscious at their respective homes on Tuesday and were later confirmedContinue Reading

Offending French, German, Norwegian and UN leaders along the way, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has embarked on a diplomatic scorched earth policy that is fueling concern over potential long-term damage to Brazil’s global relations. The far-right head of state has made a habit of speaking undiplomatically, wading into disputes withContinue Reading

A decade after the mortgage bubble burst sparking the Great Recession, President Donald Trump wants to privatize two financial linchpins of the multi-trillion-dollar American housing sector. In Senate testimony on Tuesday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laid out the administration’s reform plans for housing finance, including the government-sponsored enterprises knownContinue Reading