TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Deadlines looming in pivotal, rancorous Florida recounts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida‘s bumpy election recount reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America’s top political battlegrounds. Barring a dramatic last minute court-mandated extension, Florida counties face a 3 p.m. deadline to wrap up their machine recounts. … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Deadlines looming in pivotal, rancorous Florida recounts

NEW YORK | Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

NEW YORK — Commuters beware: New York and Washington‘s clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there. Not everyone will be hurting. Amazon won the rights to a helipad at its Long Island City, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE  — The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific region Thursday at a summit of Southeast Asian nations whose economies and strategic interests are deeply entwined with both powers, with Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for “empire or aggression” in the region. Pence stressed the “steadfast and enduring” … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

BRUSSELS | EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

BRUSSELS— The British government and the European Union began the fraught process of selling a Brexit deal that they hope will ensure Britain leaves the bloc next March in as orderly a manner as possible. On Thursday, European Union chief Donald Tusk has called for a summit of leaders to take place on Nov. 25 … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

LONDON | The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:25 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will start on a campaign to sell a Brexit deal agreed with the European Union to Britain’s divided Parliament. May, who has persuaded a majority of her cabinet to back the deal, is addressing … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh plans to move forward with Rohingya repatriation

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh  — About 1,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees demonstrated Thursday at a camp in Bangladesh against plans to repatriate them to Myanmar, from where hundreds of thousands fled army-led violence last year. At the Unchiprang camp, one of the sprawling refugee settlements near the city of Cox’s Bazar, a Bangladeshi refugee official implored the … Continue reading COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh plans to move forward with Rohingya repatriation

SYDNEY | Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

SYDNEY— Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart. Joe Crameri, the head of pediatric surgery at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, told reporters Thursday there have been a few bumps along … Continue reading SYDNEY | Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

BEIJING | Asian stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

BEIJING — Most Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street fell and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1 percent to 2,659.12 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1 percent to 25,907.26. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.2 percent to 21,803.62 and Seoul’s … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval