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Global markets slip amid North Korea tension

Global markets slip amid North Korea tension

Business
US stocks joined the downward trend after investors were left rattled by President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea.Mr Trump's words came overnight on Tuesday, UK time, in an escalation of tensions between the two countries.The Dow ended a nine-day streak of closing records, falling by 0.24%, while the Nasdaq fell by just under half a percent and the S&P was down by 0.21%.JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade, said geopolitics had "splashed cold water on the markets".He added: "There's uncertainty and caution as investors nervously eye the next foreign policy moves.":: N Korea risks 'destruction' - US defence chiefIn the UK, the FTSE 100 closed down 0.59%, or 44.67 points, at 7498, broadly in line with negative trends in European markets.The pan-European ST...
Lions let 14-point lead slip in Hurricanes draw

Lions let 14-point lead slip in Hurricanes draw

Sports
Hurricanes v British and Irish LionsHurricanes (7) 31Tries: Gibbins, Laumape, Goosen, Fifita Cons: Barrett (4) Pens: BarrettBritish and Irish Lions (23) 31Tries: Seymour (2), North Cons: Biggar (2) Pens: Biggar (4)Iain Henderson's yellow card proved costly as the Hurricanes clawed back a 14-point deficit to draw with the British and Irish Lions in Wellington.Henderson, who alongside Courtney Lawes was otherwise impressive, was sin-binned on 65 minutes for a dangerous clear-out on Jordie Barrett.A Tommy Seymour double and George North had put the Lions ahead but the tourists conceded two late tries when down to 14 men.Dan Biggar missed a drop-goal to win.'I never try to hurt anyone' - KainoRelive the thriller in WellingtonMeet the fan who roomed with All BlacksThe Lions will be back at the ...