COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Jan 18, 2019— A major Danish newspaper and its chief editor were fined 150,000 kroner ($22,900) on Friday for publishing a book based on interviews with Denmark’s former domestic intelligence agency chief that the spy service had claimed could contain secrets. The Copenhagen City Court says Politiken boss Christian Jensen violated a ban by … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book

LONDON | Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place

LONDON —Jan 18, 2019—A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). The artwork in Port Talbot shows a child playing in falling ash from a dumpster fire, an apparent reference to the steel town’s air pollution. … Continue reading LONDON | Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Happy Birthday! Kerber advances in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 11 p.m. Second-seeded Angelique Kerber celebrated her birthday by dropping just one game against No. 240-ranked wild-card entry Kimberly Birrell at the Australian Open. Kerber, who won Grand Slam titles in 2016 in Australia and the U.S. Open and again … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Happy Birthday! Kerber advances in Australia

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | Siebenhofer wins downhill, Vonn outside top 10 in her return

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy —Jan 18, 2019—Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first World Cup victory in a downhill Friday, with Lindsey Vonn finishing outside the top 10 in her return from injury. Siebenhofer finished 0.40 seconds ahead of reigning world champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia. Stephanie Venier of Austria was third, 0.46 behind. Vonn, who … Continue reading CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | Siebenhofer wins downhill, Vonn outside top 10 in her return

MELBOURNE, Australia | One of the sleepers, Berdych, reawakens rivalry with Nadal

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 18, 2019—The men’s tennis tour picked four “sleepers” to watch at the Australian Open. One of them has reached the fourth round at the Australian Open as many times — 11 — as Stefan Edberg, who won two titles in five finals here. He also has won more matches (47) at the season-opening … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | One of the sleepers, Berdych, reawakens rivalry with Nadal

LONDON | The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

LONDON—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to use her crushing parliamentary defeat as leverage to get a better Brexit deal from European Union leaders. Johnson said Friday that May would be able to persuade EU leaders to substantially … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Operation begins to lift sunken containers off Dutch coast

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—Jan 18, 2019—A salvage operation to lift scores of shipping containers from the seabed off the northwestern coast of the Netherlands has begun more than two weeks after they tumbled off a cargo vessel in a storm. Security Region Friesland, the local authority that is coordinating the operation, says on its website that … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Operation begins to lift sunken containers off Dutch coast

BRUSSELS | EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

BRUSSELS —Jan 18, 2019— The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington’s wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the 28 member states and said that … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US