PARIS | Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s iconic couturier whose designs had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man in the trademark white ponytail, high starched collar and dark enigmatic glasses who dominated high fashion for the past 50 years. Although … Continue reading PARIS | Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris

PARIS | The Latest: Schiffer says Lagerfeld was fashion’s Warhol

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Karl Lagerfeld’s former muse, Claudia Schiffer, says the German couturier was the equivalent of Andy Warhol in the fashion world. Ruing the loss of someone “irreplaceable,” Schiffer, one of the most famous top models in the 1990s, … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Schiffer says Lagerfeld was fashion’s Warhol

WASHINGTON | Former House lawmakers join Washington lobbying firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former New York congressman unseated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to work for a powerhouse lobbying firm. Squire Patton Boggs announced Tuesday that Joseph Crowley has joined its global public policy practice. Crowley chaired the House Democratic Caucus and was once considered a possible successor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former House lawmakers join Washington lobbying firm

BRUSSELS | EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will be traveling to European Union headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations, was told Tuesday on the eve of the talks that her most important demand is not even up for discussion. EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said “the EU27 will not reopen … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

NEW YORK | Walmart flexes in the fourth quarter, beats all expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart beat expectations on quarterly profit and revenue, and e-commerce sales surged during the critical holiday period. Shares moved sharply higher before the opening bell Tuesday. Walmart is the first major retailer to deliver fourth-quarter results and its performance provides more evidence that efforts to expand services online as well as … Continue reading NEW YORK | Walmart flexes in the fourth quarter, beats all expectations

BEIRUT | UN concerned about some 200 families trapped in IS enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says she is concerned about the condition of some 200 families trapped in the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. Michelle Bachelet says in a statement Tuesday that the extremists are actively preventing civilians, including women and children, from … Continue reading BEIRUT | UN concerned about some 200 families trapped in IS enclave

BANGKOK | World stocks turn lower ahead of more China-US trade talks

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock mostly fell in Europe and Asia on Tuesday and U.S. markets looked set to open lower as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington. Germany’s DAX fell 0.4 percent to 11,256 while the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.5 percent to 5,141. Britain’s FTSE 100 sank 0.7 … Continue reading BANGKOK | World stocks turn lower ahead of more China-US trade talks

TOKYO | Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly many more, at a news … Continue reading TOKYO | Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain