Growing doubts U.S. President Donald Trump will be able to deliver on a promise of tax cuts that has powered stocks markets to record highs pushed shares lower on Wednesday and drove investors to seek safety in government debt, gold and the yen.
The dollar touched a four-month low against the Japanese currency, whose strength helped push Tokyo stocks to a three-week low, while the euro held close to its highest since early February at around $1.08.
Malpasse (Haiti) (AFP) - Jules Mismac, a Haitian living in the neighboring Dominican Republic, was arrested under a tough new immigration policy, then left at the border to start life over from scratch.
Thousands of Haitian migrant workers cross the border to the Dominican Republic each day, in the hopes of working their way out of extreme poverty and homelessness.
After five years of aid to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, the Dominican government is beginning to crack down on undocumented immigrants.
Santo Domingo (AFP) - The Dominican Republican braced for a direct blast from Tropical Storm Erika Friday, issuing its highest alert after reports the storm killed at least 20 people on the small island of Dominica.
MONTREAL — An 82-year-old Quebec man has been arrested in the Dominican Republic for the alleged sexual exploitation of children.
Quebec provincial police say they arrested Joseph-Charles-Philippe Cote and escorted him back to Canada on Thursday.
Cote had been the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant since Feb. 8. A report in a Dominican newspaper says he was arrested in Sosua, in the Puerto Plata region.
Cote is expected to be formally arraigned in Montreal this afternoon.
By Marco G.:With a new year blooming the general stock markets appear to have shaken off the uncertainties with Europe and the recession fears of last year. The large-cap S&P 500 (SPY) has gained about 20% since the October lows.