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  • NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. The Fed has raised rates twice this year and is expected to raise rates a couple more times by year end which may attract more foreign into the U.S. dollar with monetary policy remaining loose in Europe and Japan, analysts said. But investors and traders attribute some of the gains to the Trump administration's tax cuts which are widening the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies said on Sunday that heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialogue, according to the final communique of a G20 meeting. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation in rhetoric in the trade...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies said on Sunday that heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialog, according to the final communique of a G20 meeting. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation in rhetoric in the trade...

  • JERUSALEM, July 22- Israel will reopen Gaza's main commercial crossing and expand its fishing zone on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds after a truce with the enclave's dominant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, the Israeli defence minister said. Israel shut the Kerem Shalom border terminal and reduced the fishing zone to 11 km from 17 km on July...

  • President Donald Trump said on Sunday that documents released by the FBI relating to a former adviser's ties to Russia showed that his campaign for the 2016 presidential election had been illegally spied upon by U.S. law enforcement, but offered no evidence to support his assertion. The FBI documents released on Saturday showed how in 2016 the bureau...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialogue, according to a draft communique. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation in rhetoric in the trade conflict...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialog, according to a draft communique. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation in rhetoric in the trade conflict between...

  • ROME— A Rome trattoria owner says she has fired a waiter who added a derogatory term on the bill he gave a gay couple after their dinner. The Rome- based rights group Gay Center said the patrons, a 21- year-old local and his boyfriend, called its hotline to complain. Rome daily newspaper Il Messaggero quoted restaurant owner Moira De Luca on Sunday saying she told the...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a man who took customers and employees hostage at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles:. Coroner's officials have identified a woman who was fatally shot when a gunman being chased by Los Angeles police fled into a supermarket and took hostages. Police say 28- year-old Gene Evin Atkins took hostages during a three-hour standoff at a Trader...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- The finance ministers for Mexico and Canada on Sunday said they were optimistic about NAFTA talks with the United States, even as trade tensions spurred by U.S. tariffs dominated the G20 meeting of world economic leaders in Argentina. Mexico Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya said there were still several chapters of NAFTA that...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Differences remain over trade and the tensions could escalate further despite talks by the world's top financial officials taking place in Argentina's capital amid fears that a wave of tariffs could damper global economic growth, a European official said Sunday. The meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos...

  • Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million from North American theaters over the weekend. Second place went to Universal Pictures' "Mamma Mia 2," which took in $34.4 million, a sum that was driven by an audience that was 83 percent female and 64 percent over the age of 25. The film brought back much of the original cast,...

  • SAO PAULO, July 22- European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Sunday that differences of position on trade tensions remained after talks among G20 finance ministers in Argentina but the meeting was not tense. Moscovici said that global trade tensions were high and threatened to escalate further, placing the...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 22- In a twist ending straight out of a movie, "The Equalizer 2" shot past "Mamma Mia! "Equalizer 2," the first sequel of Denzel Washington's nearly four-decade long career, launched ahead of its predecessor. 2014' s "The Equalizer" opened with $35 million and went on to generate $192 million worldwide, including $101 million domestically.

  • NEW YORK— A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for. The New York Post reports David Killen bought the contents of the Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, locker last year. The paintings were originally from the studio of art conservator Orrin Riley, who died in 1986,...

  • MOSCOVICI SAYS THAT EU WILL NATURALLY RESPOND TO ALL ACTIONS OF A PROTECTIONSIT NATURE IN FULL RESPECT OF WTO RULES.

  • EU'S MOSCOVICI SAYS THAT IMPACT OF PROTECTIONISM ON ECONOMY HAS BEEN LIMITED SO FAR, COULD ESCALATE.

  • BUENOS AIRES- EU'S MOSCOVICI SAYS THE MULTILATERAL SYSTEM IS UNDER SIGNIFICANT PRESSURE, TRADE TENSIONS ARE HIGH AND THREATEN TO ESCALATE.

  • ZURICH, July 22- Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne was being treated in a Zurich hospital on Sunday with a serious illness after suffering complications following shoulder surgery. A Fiat Chrysler spokesman confirmed Marchionne was in Zurich's University Hospital, one of the country's largest medical centres. Fiat Chrysler named its Jeep...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialogue, according to a draft communique. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation in rhetoric in the trade conflict...