Now is not a good time to be a non-white person in the United States. Hate crimes committed by white Americans against non-whites jumped a record 17% in 2017 over 2016, fueled by the bigotry and racism of U.S. president Donald Trump.
Europe's growth prospects over the next two years are imperilled due to a more turbulent external environment worsened by trade tensions and tighter financial conditions, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The Trump administration continues to jeopardize the success of future talks with China to resolve the ongoing trade war by imposing final anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties against Chinese aluminum exports.
Property prices in most of the United Kingdom, which are at their weakest since September 2012, are projected to continue falling in formerly hotspot markets over the next three months. And the cause of this lingering malady -- Brexit.
China and Russia recently unveiled a full-size model of the cockpit and passenger cabin of their jointly developed CRAIC CR929 wide-body, long-haul twinjet airliner. The plane's maiden flight is scheduled for 2023.
Toyota Motor Corporation said its worldwide operating profit jumped 11 percent in its fiscal second quarter, but is also seriously considering revamping its line-up in the United States to include more light trucks and fewer passenger cars.
As the polls consistently predicted, the Democratic Party regained control of the United States House of Representatives while the Republican Party retained its hold of the Senate in a midterm election that saw widespread voter repudiation of president Donald Trump and his politics of hate, division, and racism.