In India, G20 finance chiefs set to tackle global challenges like climate change and rising debt

NEW DELHI (AP) — Finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations meeting in India on Monday are poised to address critical global economic challenges, including threats posed by climate change and rising low-income country debt . Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the two countries were working together … Read more

South Korea death toll from destructive rainstorm rises to 40 as workers search for survivors

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Heavy downpours battered South Korea on a ninth day Monday as rescuers struggled to search for survivors amid landslides, warped homes and flooded vehicles in the most severe storm. destructive to hit the country this year. At least 40 people have died, 34 others are injured and more than 10,000 … Read more

10 years after bankruptcy, Detroit’s finances are better but the city’s employees and retirees are feeling burned

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Berent has spent more than 27 years rushing through burning houses in Detroit, getting people to safety and making sure his fellow firefighters make it out alive. But as the 52-year-old Detroit Fire Department lieutenant nears mandatory retirement at age 60, he says one thing is clear: He’ll have to keep … Read more

French tourism businesses wary of drying up customers as droughts worsen

SAINTE-CROIX du VERDON, France (AP) – South of the pristine French lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, tourists in pedal boats and white-water rafts – and the businesses that welcome them – have been supported by generous rainfall and good water management this spring. After a prolonged drought last summer, then another the following winter, the bottoms of … Read more

China’s economy grew below expectations at 6.3% in the second quarter as the post-COVID recovery slowed

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s economy grew at an annual rate of 6.3% in the April-June quarter, well below analysts’ forecasts given slow growth the previous year. The world’s second-largest economy is expected to slow further in the coming months given weak consumer demand in China and lower demand for Chinese exports in other economies … Read more

Attacker stabs elderly man in the head with sharp stick in unprovoked assault in Brooklyn: cops

An unhinged assailant stabbed an 82-year-old man in the head with a shark stick on a Brooklyn street in an unprovoked early morning assault, officers said Sunday. The suspect, Marvin Reyes, 33, approached the victim at E. 16th St. and Church Ave. in Prospect Park South around 7 a.m. Sunday, cops said. Reyes stabbed the … Read more

Accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann wrote secret love notes to high school classmate

The accused Gilgo Beach serial killer was a nerdy guy who left little love notes on a classmate’s locker in high school, the shocked former classmate recalled Sunday. Rex Heuermann was quiet, shy and was bullied by other kids at Berner High School in Massapequa, LI, Maureen Boyle-Holpit, 59, told the Daily News. The love … Read more