The Latest: German deal would raise chances for euro fixes

BERLIN/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on talks to form a government in Germany (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The potential deal on a new government in Germany raises the chance for limited cooperation with French President Emmanuel Macron on steps to fix flaws in the euro currency union and to make it more robust against … Continue reading The Latest: German deal would raise chances for euro fixes

Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

JAKARTA, Indonesia/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia’s capital against Facebook’s blocking of accounts belonging to the group. About 200 protesters, organized by the Islamic Defenders Front, known by its Indonesian acronym FPI, marched after Friday prayers from a mosque to the Facebook Indonesia office in south Jakarta, halting traffic as they chanted “Allah … Continue reading Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

Trump pans Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

WASHINGTON/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump’s contemptuous description of an entire continent … Continue reading Trump pans Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

German leaders express confidence on forming new government

BERLIN/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz said Friday they’re confident they will be able to reach agreement on a new coalition government after working through the night to conclude negotiations on a basis for how the conservative and center-left parties can govern together. In session that started Thursday morning … Continue reading German leaders express confidence on forming new government

French league suspends goal-line technology after ‘failings’

PARIS/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The French football league has suspended goal-line technology in its competitions following more glitches during League Cup quarterfinals this week. The LFP informed the company GoalControl “of the immediate suspension” of its technology following “two more technical failings” in matches, it said in a statement late Thursday. The French league already said last … Continue reading French league suspends goal-line technology after ‘failings’

The Latest: UN calls Trump’s Africa comment ‘shameful’

JOHANNESBURG /January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The Latest on President Donald Trump’s comments on Africa and Haiti (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The U.N. human rights office says President Donald Trump’s reported use of an expletive to describe Africa and other countries could “potentially damage and disrupt the lives of many people.” Repeating the term attributed to Trump a … Continue reading The Latest: UN calls Trump’s Africa comment ‘shameful’

St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 12, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO/January 12, 2018 (STL.News) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 3:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W – Elevation 604 feet.  Forecast is provided by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.). Current … Continue reading St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 12, 2018

The Latest: Euro jumps on positive news from German talks

BERLIN/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The Latest on talks to form a government in Germany (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The euro has jumped to a three-year high on news of progress in talks to create a new German coalition government. It rose as far as $1.2138 on Friday, the highest since early 2015, and by midmorning in … Continue reading The Latest: Euro jumps on positive news from German talks