BEIJING | The Latest: Car kills 5, injures 18 outside China school

BEIJING  — The Latest on a vehicle crash outside a primary school in China (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Chinese state media report five people have died and 18 were hospitalized with injuries from a car plowing into a crowd outside a primary school in a northeastern city. State broadcaster CCTV says the vehicle’s driver … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: Car kills 5, injures 18 outside China school

LONDON | UK police arrest man in connection to explosive devices

LONDON— British counterterrorism police have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection to the discovery of two apparent explosive devices found in northwest London. Police said the man was arrested Thursday morning in north London on suspicion of violating the Explosive Substances Act. Police say detectives do not believe the suspect has links to any terrorist … Continue reading LONDON | UK police arrest man in connection to explosive devices

Business News: Boeing, Caribbean Airlines Announce Selection of 737 MAX

Airline announces decision to renew its fleet with more efficient and longer-range MAX 12 737 MAX 8 jets will replace current fleet and provide up to 16 percent fuel savings PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Caribbean Airlines today announced the airline has chosen to enhance and renew its single-aisle fleet with the … Continue reading Business News: Boeing, Caribbean Airlines Announce Selection of 737 MAX

ANKARA, Turkey | EU officials in Turkey to discuss faltering membership bid

ANKARA, Turkey— The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn are meeting Turkish officials for talks focusing on Turkey’s long-stalled membership bid. Hahn said on Twitter that the two would address priority issues, including rule of law and human rights, during Thursday’s meetings in Ankara, Turkey’s capital. Their visit … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | EU officials in Turkey to discuss faltering membership bid

MOSCOW | President Putin’s electoral rating drops below 60 percent

MOSCOW — A leading Russian polling agency says the electoral rating of President Vladimir Putin has dropped below 60 percent for the first time in five years. The survey by Levada Center published Thursday showed 56 percent of likely voters saying they would cast their ballots for Putin in elections expected in 2024. That is … Continue reading MOSCOW | President Putin’s electoral rating drops below 60 percent

BEIJING | Car strikes crowd at China school, killing 5 and hurting 18

BEIJING— A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, state media reported. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Eighteen people were hospitalized … Continue reading BEIJING | Car strikes crowd at China school, killing 5 and hurting 18

GENEVA | UN weather group: Greenhouse gases in air rose again in 2017

GENEVA— The U.N.’s weather organization says greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere climbed to a new record level last year, warning that “the window of opportunity” to act against climate change is nearly closed. The World Meteorological Organization says globally-averaged concentrations of carbon-dioxide reached 405.5 parts per million in 2017, up slightly from the previous … Continue reading GENEVA | UN weather group: Greenhouse gases in air rose again in 2017

SINGAPORE | Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

SINGAPORE— Global shares were mostly lower Thursday ahead of a Thanksgiving break, as investors focused on slow Brexit negotiations and discouraging data from the United States. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX index was 0.5 percent lower at 11,191.08 and the CAC 40 in France dipped 0.6 percent to 4,947.05. Britain’s FTSE 100 index lost … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries