In Japan, Another Quarter of Modest Growth Represents a Victory

TOKYO — Japan extended its yearlong streak of modest economic growth in the last three months of 2016, data showed on Monday. Output in the country, which has the world’s third-largest economy but has struggled to shake off deflation, expanded in each quarter last year, the longest uninterrupted period of growth in three years.

Anger and Mistrust Fuel Unabated Protests in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Exactly one week after the largest protests in a quarter of a century rocked Romania, an estimated 70,000 demonstrators filled the square outside the main government building in Bucharest on Sunday evening, determined to show those in power that the crisis was far from over.