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(MENAFN - AFP) Britain could unleash a government stimulus package this autumn to counter the negative effects of its vote to leave the European Union, its finance minister said Sunday.

"We have the option of a fiscal response, and we will do that on our normal timetable around the autumn statement," Philip Hammond told reporters on the sidelines of a G20 finance ministers ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Two of Hollywood's biggest studios went head-to-head at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday in an epic battle to demonstrate which has the best upcoming superhero movies.

Warner Brothers -- still smarting from the lukewarm reception for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" -- presented a star-studded lineup ahead of Marvel's showcase later in the day.

Its ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.

Waving signs that read "No repression; nursing is not up for discussion" and "My breasts, my rights; I'm not interested in your opinion," some 500 women demonstrated in support of Constanza Santos, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) In his blue cap and green Scouts shirt, 16-year-old Aref Qasemi sits in a room in Kabul with dozens of other boys and girls, his eyes barely making it over the shoulders of his fellow Scouts.

Under the dim lights they at first appear like any other giggling Scout troop. Then the subject of the bright images projected on the wall sinks in: mines, of different ...

(MENAFN - AFP) In an old ring on a dusty field India's elite boxers are hard at work, hoping to one day end the country's dismal Olympic medal record, despite the sub-standard training facilities.

Rohit Tokas and other national-level boxers at a temple complex in bustling New Delhi have long used the outdoor ring, but only in the early mornings and late afternoons when the ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Finance ministers from the world's biggest economies warned of global uncertainty from Britain's looming departure from the European Union, as they gathered in China on Sunday.

Just three months ago, G20 government representatives and central bank chiefs cited Britain's potential exit as one among many "downside risks" for the global economy.

But with ...

(MENAFN - AFP) A six percent loss in value of its currency, a plunge on the stock market and a downgrade by a key ratings agency.

The last week alone has shown that life is not going to be easy for Turkey's economy after the coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power.

But economists say a sharply lower economic performance including a recession ...

(MENAFN - AFP) When a sea of humanity landed on their island's rocky shores last year, the people of Lesbos turned out with blankets and hot food to help thousands of refugees emerging from the cold waters of the Aegean.

In the months that followed, Lesbos' citizens were hailed for their compassionate response by everyone from Pope Francis to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The EU should suspend structural funds to Spain and Portugal after they failed to rein in their debt, according to a letter from the European Commission seen by AFP.

Eurozone finance ministers agreed this month to impose unprecedented sanctions against Spain and Portugal for overstepping the bloc's budget deficit limits.

The penalties would be the first ...

(MENAFN - AFP) A series of spectacular cyber attacks against banks, resulting in the theft of tens of millions of dollars, has heightened fears for an industry becoming an increasingly attractive target for hackers.

Banks in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Vietnam and Ecuador have been victimized over the past year in the attacks on the global interbank service known as SWIFT, ...

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