Boris Herrmann poses for a picture in Cowes, Isle of Wight, on Thursday. Reuters
Let me place two cards on the table at the start. One. I find Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old prophetess of climate Armageddon, a presence at once impressive and alarming. But I find the fawning adulation with which she was received by political London plain disturbing.
Local farmers are counting their blessings after unexpected heavy rainfall at the end of 2018 caused the dams to overflow by early January and water came gushing back to the wetlands in southeastern Iraq.
Truckmaker AB Volvo beat first-quarter profit forecasts on Wednesday as it sold more higher priced vehicles and margins benefited from an easing of supply chain bottlenecks for components such as engines and gear boxes.
Senior Japanese and South Korean trade officials met on Monday for the first time since Japan imposed controls on exports to its neighbour of high-technology materials, plunging testy relations between the US allies into a new crisis.
US special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un’s year-end deadline while highlighting Washington’s willingness to discuss “all issues of interest.”
Australia’s biggest city is facing a “public health emergency” over the bushfire smoke that has choked Sydney for weeks, leading doctors warned on Monday after hospitals reported a dramatic spike in casualty department visits.