New Hampshire primary results today
The results of the New Hampshire primary for the Republican and Democratic nominations for president in the United States elections later this year will be announced today. The main Democratic race is between Senator Bernie Sanders and Mrs Hillary Clinton, while on the Republican side, front runner Donald Trump is hoping for a better performance than in last week's Iowa caucuses, which Senator Ted Cruz won.
Nato expected to approve deployments
Nato defence ministers are expected to approve today new deployments of troops on the territory of former communist countries in eastern Europe as a deterrent against Russia. If the green light is given, the move will represent the biggest expansion in the US-led military alliance's deployments since the end of the Cold War. But the proposal has not found favour with member states such as Germany and Britain, which say it will worsen tensions.
US Fed chief to testify in Congress
With global markets more jittery than ever, investors will pick over every word uttered by United States Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen in testimony to the US Congress due today US time (tomorrow Singapore time). The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate off historic lows in December but held off a further rise last month. Investors will seek clues on whether a rise next month is on the cards after lukewarm US job figures last week.