Chinese exports fall amid weak demand, US tariffs
While the effects of Chinese New Year in early February played a part, the figures were a surprise for market analysts. They come amid a global slowdown and ongoing dispute with the US over trade tariffs.
Sydney welcomes in 2018 with annual fireworks spectacle
Sydney hosts its annual fireworks spectacle to welcome in the New Year.
Islamic State claims Istanbul nightclub massacre
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing of 39 people celebrating the New Year inside a fabled Istanbul nightclub, an act of terrorism that has become grimly familiar in Turkey as it fails to keep the violence in Syria from spilling into its cities.
An estimated 2 million revelers fill Times Square to welcome 2017
Confetti rains down on a crowd estimated at 2 million as New York's Times Square welcomes in 2017.
Fireworks, music herald New Year in Hong Kong, Taiwan
The New Year arrives with fireworks and light shows coordinated to musical programs in Hong Kong and Taiwan.