Global stocks mixed; US dollar falls against yen

SEOUL, South Korea/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Global stock markets were mixed on Monday after Wall Street’s strong finish last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies, including the Japanese yen. KEEPING SCORE: European stock markets opened weaker. Britain’s FTSE 100 inched down 0.1 percent to 7,772.74. France’s CAC 40 fell 0.2 percent to 5,507.28 … Continue reading Global stocks mixed; US dollar falls against yen

Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

PARIS/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Airbus said Monday it will stop making the costly A380 superjumbo if it can’t strike a long-term deal with the airline Emirates for a steady supply of the planes. Abandoning the A380 would be a disappointing defeat for Airbus, which spent many years and many billions developing the double-decker behemoth, even as … Continue reading Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at Melbourne Park under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday. Federer, with five Australian and a leading 19 major titles overall, plays Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia to … Continue reading Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

The Latest: Airbus says it outsold Boeing in 2017

PARIS/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on Airbus (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Airbus says it sold more than 1,100 planes last year, outselling rival Boeing thanks to a raft of end-of-year deals and a growing global economy and travel demand. The European planemaker reported Monday that it delivered 718 planes in 2017, fewer than Boeing’s … Continue reading The Latest: Airbus says it outsold Boeing in 2017

Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

BAGHDAD/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said. The attackers struck during rush hour in the city’s Tayran Square, which is usually crowded by laborers seeking work. The twin … Continue reading Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

JERUSALEM/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Israel’s defense minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has “lost his senses” following his fiery speech against President Donald Trump. Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that Abbas has given up on the prospect of negotiations and is opting instead for a confrontation with both Israel and the United States. Abbas sharply escalated … Continue reading Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta stock exchange hurts 50

JAKARTA, Indonesia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring more than 50 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. TV footage showed the lobby strewn with debris and people being helped out of the building while others lay on the grass or steps outside the tower. National police … Continue reading Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta stock exchange hurts 50

East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

BEIJING/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. The spokesman, who identified himself only by his surname, Zhao, said the fire ceased around … Continue reading East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out