FRANKFURT, Germany | Volkswagen on track to break last year’s sales record

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen says it is on track for a new annual sales record despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests. Sales head Christian Dahlheim said Friday that “we are confident” 2018 will end with a figure slightly above the previous record from 2017, when the company sold 10.74 million … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Volkswagen on track to break last year’s sales record

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands | Dutch suspect to be arraigned in slaying of US student

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands  — An American student living in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam has been stabbed to death in her apartment and police are preparing to arraign a man suspected in the slaying. Police spokeswoman Miriam Boers confirmed Friday that the victim was 21-year-old Sarah Papenheim. Boers declined to confirm reports in local media … Continue reading ROTTERDAM, Netherlands | Dutch suspect to be arraigned in slaying of US student

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Official vows action after AP reports missing migrant girls

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian official vowed on Friday to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation’s poorest regions. Josef Nae Soi, the vice governor of East Nusa Tenggara province, said officials will work with … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Official vows action after AP reports missing migrant girls

BRUSSELS | EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

BRUSSELS  — European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic “no-deal” scenario. May canceled a Brexit vote in the U.K. Parliament this week after it became clear the assembly would … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Luxembourg blames UK lawmakers for Brexit snags

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Luxembourg’s prime minister has put the blame for the continuing impasse over Britain‘s withdrawal from the European Union clearly with the U.K. parliament and instead praised Prime Minister Theresa May for her efforts. Xavier Bettel said that “Theresa May is clear. Westminster is not … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Luxembourg blames UK lawmakers for Brexit snags

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Germany says Trump wrong on climate change costs

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Germany says failure to curb climate change would cost the world “a lot more” than the trillions of dollars President Donald Trump’s claim he’s saving by quitting the 2015 Paris accord. German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Friday that “if … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Germany says Trump wrong on climate change costs

SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Brexit troubles, Chinese data

SINGAPORE— European and Asian indexes wobbled on Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX declined 1.5 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Brexit troubles, Chinese data

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Brexit: Belgium warns about ‘no-deal’ scenario

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Belgium’s prime minister says European Union leaders aren’t convinced that Britain can respect their Brexit agreement and they are planning for a potentially catastrophic “no-deal” scenario. Charles Michel said Friday that “very objectively, the signals that we heard yesterday are not especially reassuring about … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Brexit: Belgium warns about ‘no-deal’ scenario