MINNEAPOLIS | Target misses on profit, shares slide

MINNEAPOLIS — Target’s ramped up investments online and in stores are bringing in shoppers, but they’re also bruising the bottom line. Company shares fell sharply before the opening bell Tuesday after Target missed profit expectations for the third quarter, the last look at the retailer’s performance as it heads into the holiday shopping season. At … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Target misses on profit, shares slide

LONDON | Bank of England to publish Brexit deal analysis next week

LONDON— The Bank of England will publish its economic analysis of Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal next week as well as an assessment of what would happen if Britain crashes out of the European Union with no deal. The assessments will be sent to lawmakers on the Treasury Select Committee on Nov. 29 “in … Continue reading LONDON | Bank of England to publish Brexit deal analysis next week

FRANKFURT, Germany | Acquitted Christian woman wants to leave Pakistan for West

FRANKFURT, Germany— A lawyer for Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row in Pakistan, says she would like to leave her homeland for any western country willing to issue visas for her and her family. Lawyer Saiful Malook told reporters in Frankfurt on Tuesday that the … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Acquitted Christian woman wants to leave Pakistan for West

BRUSSELS | Attacker shot after stabbing policeman in Brussels

BRUSSELS— An assailant stabbed a policeman Tuesday close to the Grand Place in Brussels’ historic center, before officers got to the scene and shot the suspect. The prosecutor’s office is investigating whether the attack was linked to any terror group. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the pre-dawn incident was a “cowardly act against our … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Attacker shot after stabbing policeman in Brussels

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Kosovo’s bid to join Interpol rejected at agency’s assembly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Kosovo’s bid to join Interpol failed on Tuesday during a vote at the body’s annual general assembly, dealing a blow to the country’s efforts to boost recognition of its statehood. “An application for membership by Kosovo was rejected by the INTERPOL General Assembly,” the organization announced from its meeting held in … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Kosovo’s bid to join Interpol rejected at agency’s assembly

NEW YORK | Martha Stewart’s first Uber ride was ‘a mess inside and out’

NEW YORK — Martha Stewart‘s first Uber ride was not a good thing. Stewart ordered the “most expensive version” outside Tiffany’s flagship store in New York City on Monday. As Stewart explained on Instagram , she wanted to be picked up on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Stewart wrote the first car did not show … Continue reading NEW YORK | Martha Stewart’s first Uber ride was ‘a mess inside and out’

LONDON | May gets rebellion reprieve, but faces warning from allies

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May got a reprieve in one of her Brexit battles Tuesday as party rebels said they did not yet have the strength for a leadership challenge. But she faced a new headache as parliamentary allies warned they could remove support from May’s minority government if she does not alter … Continue reading LONDON | May gets rebellion reprieve, but faces warning from allies

BRUSSELS | Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected

BRUSSELS— The U.S. and Western powers have staved off a challenge by Russia and China questioning whether the global chemical weapons watchdog could start apportioning blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks. Following a heated session at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ annual conference, members voted 82-30 to reject a proposal … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected