CHONBURI, Thailand | Eun-Hee Ji leads LPGA Thailand by 2 after opening 63

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea led the LPGA Thailand by two shots after opening with a 9-under-par 63 on Thursday. Ji won her fifth U.S. LPGA Tour title in her previous event last month, the season-opening Tournament of Champions in Florida. She picked up right where she left off, in Chonburi. … Continue reading CHONBURI, Thailand | Eun-Hee Ji leads LPGA Thailand by 2 after opening 63

A captain without the armband, Herrera key to United revival

Ander Herrera strode up to Alexis Sanchez after the final whistle, clasped his teammate’s hand forcefully, pushed him aggressively in the chest and squeezed him tight. The final whistle had just blown on Manchester United’s latest impressive win under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer — 2-0 at Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday — but Herrera’s … Continue reading A captain without the armband, Herrera key to United revival

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Shares in world’s top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Shares in the world’s biggest shipping company, Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S. escalation in the trade war with China. The company reported a fourth quarter loss of $34 million, from a $32 million profit a year earlier. Revenue … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Shares in world’s top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

BRUSSELS | EU’s Juncker: Not optimistic no-deal Brexit can be avoided

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says despite constructive talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding a chaotic exit from the bloc next month. Juncker told an European Union conference on Thursday that a no-deal Brexit “will have terrible economic and social consequences both … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU’s Juncker: Not optimistic no-deal Brexit can be avoided

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board’s comments came in a report … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

BERLIN | Germany convicts ex-weapons workers for Mexico gun sales

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in delivering weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico. It has fined the company 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million), the value of the proceeds. The Stuttgart state court on Thursday convicted a former … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany convicts ex-weapons workers for Mexico gun sales

BARCELONA, Spain | Spain: Pro-separatist protesters clash with police

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia‘s secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. Regional police say they made two arrests when they met resistance trying to clear groups of protesters who had stopped … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Spain: Pro-separatist protesters clash with police

BERLIN | German police raid 16 homes of suspected Islamic extremists

BERLIN (AP) — German police are searching 16 homes of alleged Islamic extremists in central and western Germany. Frankfurt prosecutor Nadja Niesen said Thursday that authorities were acting on the suspicion that the extremists were planning an attack. Niesen said she could not give any further details because the searches were still ongoing. Authorities raided … Continue reading BERLIN | German police raid 16 homes of suspected Islamic extremists