UK ending ‘decade of austerity’ despite Brexit

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid pledged extra spending. AFP Photo Britain’s finance minister announced Wednesday that the crisis-torn country was ending a decade of austerity and focusing on investing in growth despite the economic uncertainties of Brexit. “We...
Vienna crowned ‘most liveable city’ for second year

Vienna crowned ‘most liveable city’ for second year

A carriage passes by the Saint Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna Austria. — AFP photo VIENNA: The Austrian capital Vienna has retained its ranking as the world’s most liveable city, according to an annual report from the Economist. Vienna once again came ahead of...
Hong Kong leader shelves loathed extradition bill

Hong Kong leader shelves loathed extradition bill

Carrie Lam HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday announced the withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and threw the Chinese-ruled city into its worst crisis in decades, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The...