Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was "fighting for his life" Tuesday after a stroke suffered earlier this month, a source close to the veteran statesman said. The downturn in the 93-year-old's condition came about two weeks after Israel's last remaining founding father's stroke that put the Jewish state on edge over his condition. Peres has held nearly every major office in Israel, serving twice as prime minister.
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Pro-business London mayor Sadiq Khan one of the Labour Party's most powerful figures, heaped pressure on his socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn to deliver an election win, using a speech on Tuesday to stress the importance of being in office. Khan became Labour's most senior elected official in May, beating a candidate from the ruling Conservatives to win a huge mandate over London's 17 billion pound budget which covers areas like business policy, housing, policing and transport. "Labour out of power will never ever be good enough," Khan told Labour's annual conference in the northern city of Liverpool.
The World Trade Organization dramatically slashed its forecast for trade growth this year by about a third to its lowest rate since 2009, when the global economy was mired in recession in the wake of the ...