LONDON  | Strikes begin to weigh on Ryanair’s profits

LONDON  — Ryanair says its first-half profit fell 7 percent as Europe’s biggest discount airline faced rising costs and flight cancellations due to staff shortages and air traffic control strikes. The Dublin-based carrier says Monday that profit before one-time items fell to 1.20 billion euros ($1.38 billion) in the six months through September, from 1.29 … Continue reading LONDON  | Strikes begin to weigh on Ryanair’s profits

BERLIN | OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

BERLIN — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world’s consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. The Paris-based think tank said Monday that with a growing global population and rising living standards, the amount of raw materials used each year will increase to 167 … Continue reading BERLIN | OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

MOSCOW | Russian paper: Indicted Prigozhin ordered beatings, killing

MOSCOW — An independent Russian newspaper says a security aide of businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has been indicted in the U.S. for trying to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election, says the Russian mogul has been involved in attacks on several people and at least one killing. Novaya Gazeta on Monday published an article quoting … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian paper: Indicted Prigozhin ordered beatings, killing

SYDNEY  | Geoffrey Rush says he was ‘distraught’ over paper’s articles

SYDNEY  — Geoffrey Rush told the judge hearing his defamation case on Monday he felt distraught and as though his head was filled with lead on seeing a newspaper’s publication of allegations he had behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star. The actor is suing the publishers of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper and its journalist Jonathon … Continue reading SYDNEY  | Geoffrey Rush says he was ‘distraught’ over paper’s articles

ANKARA, Turkey | Boat sinks off Turkish coast: 2 migrants killed, 20 rescued

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says coast guards have rescued some 20 people after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast. Two of the migrants later died in the hospital. Anadolu Agency said the boat, believed to be carrying around 30 people, sank early Monday near the resort of Gumbet, … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Boat sinks off Turkish coast: 2 migrants killed, 20 rescued

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan | Taiwan president calls for clear probe of fatal train crash

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan — Taiwan’s president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island’s worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined the wreckage Monday. The eight-car Puyuma express ran off the tracks as it went around a bend where … Continue reading DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan | Taiwan president calls for clear probe of fatal train crash

MILAN | FCA sells auto parts unit to Japanese firm; $7 billion deal

MILAN— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the sale of its auto components division to Japanese automotive component supplier Calsoni Kansei Corporation in a deal valued at 6.2 billion euros ($7 billion). FCA said Monday that the Magneti Marelli sale would create the world’s seventh-largest components maker with greater geographical reach, scale and financial strength, encompassing … Continue reading MILAN | FCA sells auto parts unit to Japanese firm; $7 billion deal

OSU’s Haskins racks up big yardage in big loss to Purdue

Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins set career highs in completions and passing yards, and he even connected on 67.1 percent of his throws. That Haskins did all that in a 49-20 loss at Purdue was further proof that trying to win by going almost exclusively through the air typically doesn’t work. Haskins led the nation this … Continue reading OSU’s Haskins racks up big yardage in big loss to Purdue