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Trump escalates trade war with China

In the US, the Nasdaq and the S&P both closed down 0.5% after having tumbled earlier. The Dow Jones finished down 0.3%, having lost almost 1.8% earlier in the day.

May 1, 2019 12:37 pm

Australia

New developments in the opioid epidemic

The US opioid epidemic has been acknowledged by President Trump as a public health emergency. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” he said. “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction.”

April 30, 2019 4:22 pm

Asia

Sri Lanka bracing for further attacks

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised people to avoid travelling to Sri Lanka unless absolutely necessary as it monitors the "evolving security situation" following the attacks on 21 April.