SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Kids bring great atmosphere to Women’s World Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup Day 3 (all times local): 11 a.m. The crowds for the opening two days of play at the FIBA Women’s World Cup have been strong with games taking place over the weekend. With the final day of the preliminary round on … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Kids bring great atmosphere to Women’s World Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Same ol’ Molinari at the Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France  — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The Ryder Cup brings out the rawest of emotions. Just don’t expect any big outbursts from Francesco Molinari. The laid-back Italian, who picked up the biggest victory of his career at this year’s British Open, isn’t about … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Same ol’ Molinari at the Ryder Cup

UNITED NATIONS | Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace

UNITED NATIONS — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria’s last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn’t served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in Idlib have been … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN, Iran — A semi-official news agency in Iran believed to be close to the country’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard has published a video threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks. The Fars news agency tweeted and then later deleted the video on Tuesday, just days after the weekend … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election earlier this month stripped him of his majority. Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new government can be formed … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

TALLINN, Estonia | Pope warns of existential ennui in secular Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia — Pope Francis ended his pilgrimage to the Baltics on Tuesday in secular Estonia, warning that “existential ennui” can creep in when societies put their faith in technological progress alone. Estonia is considered both one of the most tech-advanced countries in Europe and one of the least religious societies in the world. More … Continue reading TALLINN, Estonia | Pope warns of existential ennui in secular Estonia

BEIJING | Global stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

BEIJING  — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday after a Chinese envoy said Beijing cannot negotiate its trade dispute with the United States while Washington “holds a knife” of tariff hikes to its neck. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.2 percent to 5,486.71 while London’s FTSE 100 shed 2 points to … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

LONDON | UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal

LONDON — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament. If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations before Britain leaves. In the U.K. that means a … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal