STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election earlier this month stripped him of his majority. Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new government can be formed … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

TALLINN, Estonia | Pope warns of existential ennui in secular Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia — Pope Francis ended his pilgrimage to the Baltics on Tuesday in secular Estonia, warning that “existential ennui” can creep in when societies put their faith in technological progress alone. Estonia is considered both one of the most tech-advanced countries in Europe and one of the least religious societies in the world. More … Continue reading TALLINN, Estonia | Pope warns of existential ennui in secular Estonia

BEIJING | Global stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

BEIJING  — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday after a Chinese envoy said Beijing cannot negotiate its trade dispute with the United States while Washington “holds a knife” of tariff hikes to its neck. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.2 percent to 5,486.71 while London’s FTSE 100 shed 2 points to … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

LONDON | UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal

LONDON — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament. If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations before Britain leaves. In the U.K. that means a … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal

DALLAS | Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

DALLAS — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer says. Robert Rogers, who represents the fired officer, Amber Guyger, said Monday night that Police Chief U. Renee Hall “bowed to pressure from anti-police groups and … Continue reading DALLAS | Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

BILLINGS, Mont. | Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked

BILLINGS, Mont.  — A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to 23 bears … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked

NEW YORK | Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance

NEW YORK— Gone is the shoulder squeezing, the affectionate dandruff-brushing — and French President Emmanuel Macron’s hope that he could use his unlikely friendship with Donald Trump to rein in the American president’s more incendiary instincts. When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to the tasks … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Feds: Priest blamed sex abuse on cancer he didn’t have

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for a … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Feds: Priest blamed sex abuse on cancer he didn’t have