SINGAPORE | World shares bounce back from Wall Street’s tech sell-off

SINGAPORE  — World markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after two days of broad losses by big technology companies, which dragged U.S. indexes into the red for the year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX index jumped 1 percent to 11,171.17 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.6 percent to 4,954.32. Britain’s FTSE 100 was up … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World shares bounce back from Wall Street’s tech sell-off

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 55

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have denied involvement in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed at least 55 people. Tuesday’s attack, which targeted a gathering of hundreds of clerics at a wedding hall in Kabul, bore the hallmarks of a local Islamic State affiliate, which has carried out mass bombings targeting minority … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 55

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choice

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Kremlin critic Bill Browder says common sense has prevailed with Interpol’s decision to bypass a longtime veteran of Russia’s security services and choose a South Korean as its new president. Browder spoke out against Alexander Prokopchuk’s candidacy, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choice

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic welcomes new Interpol president

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who warned about the Russian candidate for the Interpol presidency, is hailing the election of the South Korean nominee as a victory. Khodorkovsky, who spent 10 years in a Russian prison on … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic welcomes new Interpol president

BERLIN | Merkel says UN migrants pact is in Germany’s interest

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s in Germany’s interest to support a U.N. agreement on migration that countries such as the United States, Hungary and Poland have rejected. Merkel told lawmakers Wednesday that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration would ensure many of the conditions that already exist in Germany. German … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel says UN migrants pact is in Germany’s interest

LONDON | UK’s May to meet EU chief Juncker as Brexit deadline looms

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid to finalize a Brexit agreement between the U.K. and the European Union. The two sides agreed last week on a document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure, but are still working to nail down … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May to meet EU chief Juncker as Brexit deadline looms

WARSAW, Poland | Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

WARSAW, Poland— Poland’s ruling party has submitted a draft law to parliament that would reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced into early retirement. The development comes a month after the European Union’s top court ordered Poland to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing about … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: SKorea’s leader proud of next Interpol chief

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 1: 20 p.m. South Korea’s president says he’s “very proud” of the fact that fellow national Kim Jong Yang has been elected as Interpol’s next president. President Moon Jae-in tweeted from Seoul on Wednesday that Kim is the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: SKorea’s leader proud of next Interpol chief