NEW YORK | 80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood. Monday’s ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot (329-meter) 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site, stalled for years … Continue reading NEW YORK | 80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays

AP Was There: The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center

/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — EDITOR’S NOTE — On Feb. 26, 1993, a group of Islamic terrorists drove a rented van into the underground parking garage at the World Trade Center and set off a 1,200 pound bomb in a failed attempt to collapse the twin towers. The blast didn’t cause the destruction its planners … Continue reading AP Was There: The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center

WASHINGTON | Analysts: Trump tariff threats unlikely to yield trade deals

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies is in sight. Instead, many analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose more tariffs on China and potentially other key U.S. trading partners. With those … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Analysts: Trump tariff threats unlikely to yield trade deals

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Chinese premier praises EU, says free trade must be upheld

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Free trade and international cooperation must be upheld to avoid slowing down the global economy, the Chinese premier told peers from central and eastern Europe Saturday. Premier Li Keqiang also praised the European Union, calling the 28-member bloc an “indispensable force” and important for global peace, stability and prosperity. Li, China’s No. … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Chinese premier praises EU, says free trade must be upheld

BERLIN | Leaders of Germany, Hungary trade barbs on migration

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban traded barbs Thursday on the issue of migration, underlining the split within the entire European Union over how to deal with people seeking refuge or a better life on the continent. Speaking at a joint news conference after their meeting in Berlin, Merkel … Continue reading BERLIN | Leaders of Germany, Hungary trade barbs on migration

BEIJING | China push to end reliance on US tech at trade fight’s core

BEIJING — Fears that China is threatening U.S. technology leadership in robots, electric cars and other advanced technologies are pushing the world’s two biggest economies toward a full-blown trade war as the two sides prepare to impose tariffs Friday on billions of dollars’ worth of each other’s products. In fact, China remains heavily reliant on … Continue reading BEIJING | China push to end reliance on US tech at trade fight’s core

SINGAPORE  | World stocks rise as Germany finds middle ground on migrants

SINGAPORE  — Global stocks recovered on Tuesday as German leaders reached a surprise compromise on migration, putting to rest fears that the weeks-long dispute may topple Merkel’s fourth government. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 1.0 percent to 12,361.70 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.8 percent to 5,318.70 in early trading. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | World stocks rise as Germany finds middle ground on migrants

Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a young Tavares in bed, fast asleep on a pillowcase and under a blanket adorned with Maple Leafs logos, … Continue reading Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs