BEIJING | China hits back at criticism of its detention of Canadians

BEIJING—Jan 17, 2019—China minced no words on Thursday as it rejected an accusation by Canada‘s foreign minister that its detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all countries. “I think your foreign minister may be in a hurry, and can’t help speaking without thinking,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in response to a question … Continue reading BEIJING | China hits back at criticism of its detention of Canadians

MADRID | Spain rescues 472 migrants, some on inflatable rafts

MADRID —Jan 17, 2019— Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 472 people who were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe over the past two days. The service says that 17 people, including one woman, were rescued early Thursday from two inflatable rafts like those used at beaches and swimming pools. The … Continue reading MADRID | Spain rescues 472 migrants, some on inflatable rafts

NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenya still hunts for explosives after deadly hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya—Jan 17, 2019—Kenyan bomb disposal experts on Thursday searched for explosives left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel complex in which 21 people, plus five attackers, were killed. The Kenyan government said its quick reaction to Tuesday’s assault on the DusitD2 complex reflected improvements in its ability to respond to … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenya still hunts for explosives after deadly hotel attack

Freddie Mac News: Multifamily 2019 Outlook

TYSONS CORNER, VA – Jan. 17, 2019 – Freddie Mac is a publicly traded, government sponsored enterprise, ranked No. 38 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the U.S. corporations by revenue. A new analysis by Freddie Mac finds that performance in the multifamily market remained healthy during 2018 and is expected to continue into 2019, … Continue reading Freddie Mac News: Multifamily 2019 Outlook

HARARE, Zimbabwe | US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Jan 17, 2019— The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is “alarmed” by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor leaders after a local doctors’ rights group said it had treated 68 gunshot cases and scores of other cases of assault. The U.S. also urged Zimbabwe’s government to … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Jan 17, 2019—Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI’s apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran’s state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying “she’s done nothing but journalism.” The hard-line Vatan-e Emrooz paper criticized the detention of Press TV’s Marzieh Hashemi as “Saudi-style behavior with a critical … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Kenya says it can safely host sports competition

NAIROBI, Kenya — Jan 17, 2019—The Latest on the extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel and shopping complex. (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Kenyan officials say they can safely host an international athletics competition in Nairobi next year despite concerns over the attack by extremist gunmen this week. Local media reported Thursday that officials told … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Kenya says it can safely host sports competition

LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader calls May’s offer of talks a stunt

LONDON— Jan 17, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Britain’s main opposition leader says Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer of cross-party talks on a new Brexit deal is a “stunt” because she will not rule out leaving the European Union without an agreement. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is refusing to meet … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader calls May’s offer of talks a stunt