Japan enters recession—but is doing less badly than peers like U.S., Canada

Japan’s economy sank last quarter into a recession that’s likely to deepen further as households limit spending to essentials and companies cut investment, production and hiring to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gross domestic product shrank an annualized 3.4% … Read more…

Paris travel nightmare enters second day as hundreds of miles of traffic jams reported around French capital

More than 200 miles of roads in and around Paris are reported to be clogged with traffic jams Friday as a general strike aimed at President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system continues to wreak havoc on … Read more…