TUNIS, Tunisia | Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

TUNIS, Tunisia—Jan 17, 2019—Workers around Tunisia are on strike to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions. Marathon last-minute negotiations between the government and union umbrella group UGTT failed to avert Thursday’s strike by public sector workers. The stoppage is expected to affect airports, ports, … Continue reading TUNIS, Tunisia | Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

SINGAPORE | Stocks slip on worries over Chinese outlook, Huawei probe

SINGAPORE—Jan 17, 2019— World markets were mostly lower Thursday on renewed concern over the outlook for China‘s economy after some provinces lowered their growth targets for 2019. Traders also fear a reported U.S. investigation of China’s Huawei could derail talks aimed at ending a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: In … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stocks slip on worries over Chinese outlook, Huawei probe

PARIS | Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

PARIS—Jan 17, 2019—French authorities say a strong explosion and fire has hit a science building at the University of Lyon. At least three people have been slightly injured. The university says construction work was the cause and that it was “accidental.” The town of Villeurbanne, the Lyon suburb where the university is located, tweeted that … Continue reading PARIS | Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator: UK red lines ‘shut doors’

LONDON—Jan 17, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The European Union’s Brexit negotiator says the U.K.’s so-called red lines on how much ground it is willing to give in negotiations for its departure from the EU have “shut doors” to a broader agreement. Michel Barnier says of the EU’s negotiating position, “If … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator: UK red lines ‘shut doors’

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Thiem retires with injury at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 17, 2019— The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Australian wild-card entry Alexei Popyrin advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park when seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem retired in the third set with an injury. Popyrin was leading 7-5, 6-4, 2-0 when Thiem retired. Thiem had a … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Thiem retires with injury at Australian Open

AP Video News: Group of 247 immigrants arrested at US border

New York – Jan. 17, 2019 – The Associated Press released the video shown about this morning. U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico say a group of nearly 250 immigrants are in custody after turning themselves in to authorities at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. SOURCE: news provided by The Associated Press YouTube … Continue reading AP Video News: Group of 247 immigrants arrested at US border

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains, then deports Dutch journalist

ANKARA,Turkey —Jan 17, 2019— A Dutch newspaper says Turkish authorities have detained and later deported a journalist, the latest foreign reporter to be ousted from the country which is accused of stifling media freedoms. Het Financieele Dagblad said Ans Boersma, who worked for the newspaper and other news outlets in Istanbul, was deported on Thursday. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains, then deports Dutch journalist

LONDON | The Latest: French government holds special Brexit meeting

LONDON—Jan 17, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8:10 a.m. France’s prime minister is a holding a special government meeting on how his country will cope with a possible “no-deal” Brexit. The French parliament adopted a law Wednesday allowing emergency measures after March 30 in the event Britain leaves without a deal. Such measures … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: French government holds special Brexit meeting