BEIJING | Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street skids, China slows

BEIJING — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.8 percent to 22,487.21 and India’s Sensex lost 1.3 percent to 34,338.69. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng picked up 0.5 percent to 25,571.54 and the … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street skids, China slows

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan— The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country’s parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 7 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has condemned several recent attacks in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday’s parliamentary elections. On Thursday, an elite guard attacked a delegation leaving a high-level meeting on security plans for the … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks

SINGAPORE | Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

SINGAPORE  — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation. Mattis commented on the attack in Kandahar during a break in meetings at an Asian security conference in Singapore. Mattis called the … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

BEIJING | Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

BEIJING — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.1 percent to 22,411.33 and Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 2,141.06. The Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 2,485.99 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala  — Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in this Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States. The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday, … Continue reading TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia ex-Deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister has been charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi now leads the opposition after his party was ousted in May’s general elections. … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia ex-Deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

PHILADELPHIA | Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ advocates say is the first such probe ever launched by the U.S. Justice Department. The subpoenas, served last week, follow a scathing state … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania