SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Bad crash for Gisin in World Cup downhill

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy  — Swiss skier Marc Gisin is being tended to by medical personnel following a nasty crash in a World Cup downhill. Gisin lost control before a jump midway down the Saslong course on Saturday, flew into the air and landed awkwardly on his side and back. He was lying motionless … Continue reading SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Bad crash for Gisin in World Cup downhill

PARIS | Scuffles with police in Paris but protest largely peaceful

PARIS — Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement. Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters who headed down the side streets off the … Continue reading PARIS | Scuffles with police in Paris but protest largely peaceful

KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

KIEV, Ukraine — Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart. President Petro Poroshenko has told the crowd “the creation of our Church is another declaration of Ukraine’s independence and you … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

LONDON | Anglican bishops appeal for change of tone in Brexit debate

LONDON — The Church of England’s bishops are appealing for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain’s efforts to leave the European Union, urging politicians and the public to adopt a more civilized tone in the debate. The leaders said in a statement Saturday that it is time to bring generosity back … Continue reading LONDON | Anglican bishops appeal for change of tone in Brexit debate

BERLIN | German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

BERLIN  — Germany’s rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch. Deutsche Bahn said Saturday it had agreed with the EVG union, which negotiates for around 160,000 employees and also represents bus drivers and others, to a package of raises … Continue reading BERLIN | German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

PARIS | The Latest: Scuffles in Paris during ‘yellow vest’ protest

PARIS  — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 12 p.m. More scuffles have broken out in central Paris among “yellow vest” protesters and police, who fired tear gas to disperse a crowd trying to make their way through police lines. The clashes broke out in a side street near the capital’s famed Champs-Elysees … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Scuffles in Paris during ‘yellow vest’ protest

MOSCOW | Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

MOSCOW — The Russian Defense Ministry says that it wants to sit down with the Pentagon for “open and specific” talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. The U.S. claims Russia is violating the treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow come into compliance with the accord in 60 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

PARIS | The Latest: Paris police, protesters in minor scuffle

PARIS  — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A minor scuffle has broken out between protesters and police in Paris during demonstrations by the “yellow vest” movement, with police briefly using pepper spray to disperse a crowd. The scuffle broke out on the Champs-Elysees boulevard in the French capital late Saturday … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Paris police, protesters in minor scuffle