Global stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopes

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher Monday, March 30, 2015, led by energy companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.



Eurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out

BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell by only 0.1 percent in the year to March, raising hopes that this current bout of deflation may soon come to an end.
Several Turkish cities hit by power outage

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a glitch at Turkey's electricity power transmission network has caused power outages in several cities, including Istanbul and the capital Ankara.
Kuwait opens Syria donor conference with $500 million pledge

FILE - In this Sunday, March 8, 2015 file photo, Syrian refugee Rifaa Ahmad, 50, cuddles her granddaughter at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. Kuwait opened an international donors’ conference for Syria on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 with a pledge of $500 million in humanitarian aid as the United Nations issued its largest yet appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year for the war-ravaged country.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait opened an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday with a pledge of $500 million in humanitarian aid as the United Nations issued its largest yet appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year for the war-ravaged country.



IS executes at least 30 civilians in central Syria: monitor

The extremist Islamic State group Tuesday executed at least 30 civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village the central Syrian province of Hama, a monitor said. IS "executed at least 30 people, including women and children, by burning, beheading, and firing on them" in the village of Mabujeh, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.





Close Window