Hurricane Irma wrought devastation across the Caribbean, a leaked document revealed Britain’s tough plans on immigration and a special report explores how Honda is trying to rediscover its ‘racing spirit’.
Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and also caused devastation on other islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.
The U.S. Virgin Islands for years redirected money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents as Hurricane Irma ravishes the territory.
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States illegally as children.
Oil prices dipped over fears that Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean could interrupt crude shipments in and out of the United States, and as Libyan output began to recover from disruptions.
China said it agreed the United Nations should take more action against North Korea after its latest nuclear test, while pushing for more dialogue to resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula. North Korea said it would respond to any U.N. sanctions and U.S. pressure with “powerful counter measures”, accusing the United States of aiming to start a war.
Vladimir Putin took a jab at Rex Tillerson, joking that the U.S. Secretary of State had “fallen in with the wrong company” since he had awarded him a Russian state honor for his contribution to Russian-U.S. relations.
These are unexpectedly good times for the European Union, writes columnist Andrew Hammond. "More than a year after Britons voted to withdraw from the organization, the euro has hit eight-year highs against the pound, eurozone economies have recorded improved growth and voters have rejected far-right populists in France and the Netherlands." Beyond the positive economic and political news, European leaders are also uniting around defense and security strategies, says Hammond.