Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 5:11am
A South Korean company's claim to have found a sunken Russian warship has triggered investor frenzy amid speculation the ship was carrying an enormous amount of gold when it sank 113 years ago. South Korea's financial regulator subsequently issued a warning against possible investment losses.
The British pound has fallen below $1.30 for the first time in ten months after disappointing retail sales news raised further questions over whether the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month.
Nasser Karimi and Mohammed Nasiri, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 4:43am
The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for help from the government.
Global stock markets were drifting lower Thursday as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes with the U.S. mulling whether to impose new tariffs on autos and auto parts. Its trading partners in Europe and Asia could retaliate in kind, denting one of the key drivers of global growth.
Yemen's Shiite rebels at war with a Saudi-led coalition say they have attacked a Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh but the oil company said a "minor fire" that erupted there was "due to an operational incident."
A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said.
Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco says it is evaluating whether to purchase a stake in the Saudi petrochemical maker SABIC, a move that could increase its value ahead of an initial public offering.
David Rising, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 2:29am
Chinese President Xi Jinping was to arrive Thursday in Abu Dhabi on his first trip to the United Arab Emirates as the leader of China at a time when the two countries look to strengthen trade ties and expand investment.