European and US stocks slid on Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he could shut down the US government if Congress did not fund building a Mexico border wall and threatened to pull out of a major trade agreement. "We think this is basically a bluff by Trump to get his 'Great Wall' back on the agenda and show some political rebellion following his foreign policy capitulation in Afghanistan," he said in a note to clients. Investors were also looking ahead to getting fresh clues from US Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen about plans to reduce its huge bond holdings, and from ECB chief Mario Draghi about its cutting back of bond purchases.
Simon Cowell can be a boor, but a barb aimed at fellow judge Mel B and her marriage on Tuesday’s live “America’s Got Talent” takes the cake.
If you found it a bit off-putting when then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump loomed behind Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate in October, you weren’t alone.
China's Lin Dan came from behind to keep alive his hopes of a sixth world title on Wednesday as the 33-year-old saw off Denmark's Emil Holst 19-21, 21-8, 21-16 in a draining 81 minutes. The decider was close, with the score tied at 16-all before Dan's greater experience helped him win the final five points and gain revenge for a defeat in the Danish Open earlier this year. Seeded seventh, Lin Dan admitted he was relieved to get through to the last 16.
The headless torso of a woman found at sea was identified Wednesday as a Swedish journalist, thought to have died aboard a Danish inventor's homemade submarine in a grisly case that has gripped public imagination worldwide. Danish police confirmed they had made a positive identification of the body, which was found on Monday. "We have a DNA match between a hairbrush and a toothbrush belonging to Kim Wall and the blood in the submarine and the torso we autopsied yesterday," Copenhagen homicide chief Jens Moller Jensen told reporters.
(Reuters) - First lady Melania Trump has thanked Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of her husband's former rival for the presidency, on Twitter for coming to the defense of the Trumps' youngest son. Chelsea Clinton criticized the Daily Caller, a conservative news website, for publishing an article by its entertainment reporter criticizing the clothes of 11-year-old Barron Trump. The article drew widespread scorn, notably from Chelsea Clinton, whose appearance was often picked over by news outlets while she was a child growing up in the White House and her father, Bill Clinton, was president in the 1990s.