International articles

China to curb foreign investment by state-owned firms

China said it will ban or closely monitor overseas investments by state-owned firms in certain sectors, the latest move in a government fight to stem capital flight and what it has called “irrational” spending abroad.

CIA cites new rules on protecting privacy

The CIA said Wednesday it would implement new rules to better respect the private information of Americans swept up incidentally during its investigations.

North Korea preparing to test new missiles: report

North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

Voices of Americans on Trump’s inauguration

As Donald Trump prepares to take the helm of a divided nation, Americans across the political spectrum are looking to the inauguration of their 45th president with wildly different expectations — ranging from excitement and elation to despondency and dread.

Dollar pushes higher after Yellen, Asia traders wary

The dollar rallied against high-yielding currencies and cemented gains versus its major peers as dealers took a speech by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen as a hint that US interest rates will rise further this year.

The business world falls under Trump’s thumb

With his carrot-and-stick manhandling of the US business community, President-elect Donald Trump has major companies falling over themselves to offer goodwill gestures and promises to create US jobs.

Migrants race to reach US before Trump takes over

Migrants trying to sneak into the United States from the parched Mexican desert have to contend with border guards’ drones overhead, poisonous snakes underfoot and human trafficking gangs at their backs.