All posts by Zeeshan Ahmad

The Latest: North and South Korea agree to hold summit

SEOUL, South Korea   /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on talks between North and South Korea (all times local): 8:15 p.m. South Korea says it has agreed with North Korea to hold summit talks in late April. South Korea’s presidential office also said Tuesday that the countries have agreed to set up a telephone … Continue reading The Latest: North and South Korea agree to hold summit

UK counter-terror offer help after ex-Russian spy collapses

SALISBURY, England  /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — British counter-terror specialists offered expertise Tuesday to police in southern England Tuesday as they sought to unravel the mystery of why a former Russian spy fell critically ill following exposure to an “unknown substance.” Authorities maintained a cordon near the spot — a bench near a shopping mall … Continue reading UK counter-terror offer help after ex-Russian spy collapses

Child marriages decline, led by big fall in South Asia

NEW DELHI /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A significant fall in the number of child marriages in South Asia has helped reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. More educational opportunities for young girls, government investments in adolescent girls and strong advocacy about the illegality of child marriage … Continue reading Child marriages decline, led by big fall in South Asia

Singapore company cancels blue diamond initial coin offering

SINGAPORE/March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Singapore-based organizer of a $2 million initial coin offering linked to a promotion involving a 2.08-carat blue diamond ring and luxury dinner raffle cancelled the plan Tuesday, leaving thousands of investors from dozens of countries in need of refunds. Singapore-registered V Diamonds began selling tokens backed by the blue … Continue reading Singapore company cancels blue diamond initial coin offering

The Latest: Activists: 80 killed on Monday in Syria’s Ghouta

BEIRUT /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A war-monitoring group says Syrian government shelling and airstrikes killed 80 people in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus the previous day, making it the deadliest day there since the U.N.’s Security Council last month demanded a … Continue reading The Latest: Activists: 80 killed on Monday in Syria’s Ghouta

The Latest: Ford expects Europe profits to improve this year

GENEVA  /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on developments at the Geneva International Motor Show (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The head of Ford Motor Co.’s European business says the division’s profits will improve this year over last and that the company remains on track to meet Europe’s tougher carbon dioxide standards. Steven Armstrong … Continue reading The Latest: Ford expects Europe profits to improve this year

China cites support for ending presidential term limits

BEIJING /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — China’s ceremonial legislature said Tuesday that a broad consensus has been reached on amendments to the constitution, including one to abolish term limits that will allow Xi Jinping to continue as president indefinitely. Critics have questioned that assertion, pointing to a lack of public involvement in the drafting process … Continue reading China cites support for ending presidential term limits

The Latest: Russia says rebels too can leave Syria’s Ghouta

BEIRUT  /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Russian defense ministry has extended an offer to Syrians in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus, saying armed rebels with their families — not just civilians — can also leave eastern Ghouta through a safe corridor. … Continue reading The Latest: Russia says rebels too can leave Syria’s Ghouta