NEW YORK | US stocks sink further; Johnson & Johnson nosedives

NEW YORK — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has investors worrying about the global economy again. China’s government said industrial output and retail sales both slowed in November. In the U.S., health care products giant Johnson & Johnson plunged after Reuters reported that the company has known since the 1970s … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks sink further; Johnson & Johnson nosedives

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds maximum sentence for cyberbully

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world. Amsterdam Appeals Court confirmed the maximum 10 years and eight months sentence imposed in March last year on the man identified … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds maximum sentence for cyberbully

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Lawmaker: Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka’s prime minister

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lankan lawmaker said Friday that disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the country’s political crisis. The pro-Rajapaksa lawmaker, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, told reporters that Rajapaksa decided in a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena to resign to allow the president to appoint a new government. Sri … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Lawmaker: Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka’s prime minister

KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks inch forward in Poland, may go thru weekend

KATOWICE, Poland — Bleary-eyed after almost two weeks of negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries on Friday discussed the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge at the U.N. climate talks in Poland, mindful that the clock was ticking to reach a deal. Anticipating the need for more debate, organizers prepared to hold the meeting, which … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks inch forward in Poland, may go thru weekend

STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: 4th person dies after Strasbourg market attack

STRASBOURG, France — The Latest on France attack aftermath and death of suspect (all times local): 5:45 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says authorities are working to clarify how the suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack was not stopped before he could act. Cherif Chekatt had been on a French intelligence watch list for … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: 4th person dies after Strasbourg market attack