BERLIN | German high court throws out far-right complaint on migrants

BERLIN — Germany‘s highest court has thrown out complaints from the far-right Alternative for Germany party claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2015 decision to allow in hundreds of thousands of migrants was a constitutional violation. The party, known as AfD, argued that Merkel’s decision not to refuse migrants’ entry at Germany’s borders violated parliament’s right to … Continue reading BERLIN | German high court throws out far-right complaint on migrants

RABAT, Morocco | Morocco arrests suspect after deaths of 2 European tourists

RABAT, Morocco— Moroccan authorities say one person has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two female Scandinavian tourists in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. The Interior Ministry says the two women, from Denmark and Norway, were discovered Monday “with evidence of violence on their necks.” Moroccan security services said Tuesday that … Continue reading RABAT, Morocco | Morocco arrests suspect after deaths of 2 European tourists

MANCHESTER, England | Jose Mourinho fired by Man United after 2½ years

MANCHESTER, England— Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer’s biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the Premier League. Assistant coach Michael Carrick will take charge of the team on an interim basis. United said it will appoint a caretaker … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Jose Mourinho fired by Man United after 2½ years

MANCHESTER, England | Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after 2½ years

MANCHESTER, England  — Manchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect. The decision was announced Tuesday, two days after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League after 17 games. Mourinho lasted 2½ years at United and won two titles, the … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after 2½ years

MOSCOW | Putin decries prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to look into the reported persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russia officially banned the Christian denomination last year and declared the religious group an extremist organization. Nearly 100 Jehovah’s Witnesses face charges in Russia, and 25 of them are in jail awaiting trial. Human rights activists raised the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin decries prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

SINGAPORE | World stocks slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase

SINGAPORE — World markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany‘s DAX was 0.1 percent lower at 10,765.49 and France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.4 percent to 4,781.19. Britain’s FTSE 100 index fell 0.6 percent to 6,732.66. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase

PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps

PARIS— France’s interior minister is to meet with representatives of police unions, following complaints about strained resources in the wake of five straight weekends of violent protests. Christophe Castaner has said on Twitter that he is to meet union representatives Tuesday evening. Two police unions complained Monday about working conditions and strained resources in light … Continue reading PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps