Netanyahu and rival Gantz clinch Israel power-sharing deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed a deal on Monday to form a national emergency government, ending a year of unprecedented political deadlock. The power sharing agreement clinched after weeks

S&P 500, Dow dip on oil price crash, earnings anxiety

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones headed lower on Monday following a strong two-week rally as oil prices crashed and investors grew cautious at the start of a week that is likely to bring more dismal quarterly

Kazakh activist released after being held for spreading false information

ALMATY (Reuters) – A nationalist politician in Kazakhstan who has criticised the government was released on Monday after two days detention on accusations of spreading false information during the coronavirus emergency, his sister said. Police detained political activist Arman Shorayev

Refugee women face greater violence risk during crisis: UNHCR

Displaced women could end up confined with their abusers or forced into survival sex after loss of their livelihoods. Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the United Nations refugee agency

Asia shares turn cautious before earnings, U.S. crude crushed

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Caution gripped Asian share markets on Monday amid expectations a busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data will drive home the damage done by the global virus lockdowns, while a glut of supply sent