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JANUARY 22, 2019 Gita Gopinath has a knack for asking the kind of questions that, not so long ago, might have raised eyebrows inside the International Monetary Fund, where she just took over as chief economist. What if more emerging markets actively managed their currencies, like China does? What if an influx of capital risks sapping a nation’s productivity, not boosting...
JANUARY 22, 2019 Wednesday is special in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, for reasons that don’t sound particularly special. That morning, the sun will rise there — but for the first time in 66 days. The country’s northernmost town, with a population of 4,300 people, is also one of the northernmost communities in the world, at a latitude of 71.2...
JANUARY 21, 2019 Scientist He Jiankui speaks at his company Direct Genomics in Shenzhen. - Reuters/CHINA STRINGER NETWORK BEIJING - A Chinese scientist who said he made the world's first "gene-edited" babies intentionally evaded oversight and broke national guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune, according to a government investigation quoted in state media on Monday. Scientist He Jiankui said in...
JANUARY 21, 2019 NEW DELHI - An IndiGo plane flying from Lucknow to Jaipur had to turn back to the airport today after one of its two engines stalled, news agency ANI reported.  The pilot of IndiGo flight 6E-451 saw high vibration in the engine after it stalled 40 minutes into the flight, following which he decided to turn...
JANUARY 20, 2019 Three decades ago, Donald J. Trump waged a public battle with the talk show host Merv Griffin to take control of what would become Mr. Trump’s third Atlantic City casino. Executives at Mr. Trump’s company warned that the casino would siphon revenue from the others. Analysts predicted the associated debt would crush him. The naysayers would be proved...
JANUARY 20, 2019 FILE - This Friday, July 27, 2018 file photo shows a blood moon lunar eclipse from the Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, all of North and South America will be able to see the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 from start to finish this weekend. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)...
JANUARY 20, 2019 President Trump delivers remarks on government shutdown at the White House on Jan. 19. - Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donald Trump was elected president partly by assuring the American people that “I alone can fix it.” But precisely two years into his presidency, the government is not simply broken — it is in crisis, and Trump...
JANUARY 19, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2019 en route to New Orleans, Louisiana to address the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention. - Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats...
JANUARY 19, 2019 Former president George W Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown. A photo posted on Bush’s Instagram and Facebook pages shows him delivering pizzas to the detail. On his posting, Bush said he and wife Laura “are grateful to...
JANUARY 18, 2019 NEW DELHI - A series of vote-catching measures planned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he braces for a difficult general election may cost more than 1 trillion rupees ($14 billion), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Much of the cost of the extra spending or revenue losses would have to be borne by...