Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen’s Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from “complete collapse.” Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghir had called on the kingdom … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

Global shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

TOKYO/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Shares were lower Wednesday in Asia after a flip-flop session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 7,733.92 and the CAC 40 of France also fell 0.3 percent, to … Continue reading Global shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

Survey finds geopolitical, cyber threats key concerns in ’18

GENEVA/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The World Economic Forum says a new survey found more than nine in 10 experts are expressing concerns about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, as “charismatic strongman politics” increasingly affects geopolitics. The WEF, perhaps best known as the organizer of the annual Davos conference that convenes next week, cites … Continue reading Survey finds geopolitical, cyber threats key concerns in ’18

Apple supplier denies charges of unsafe, unclean conditions

SHANGHAI/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts. The manufacturer was responding Wednesday to a report by China Labor … Continue reading Apple supplier denies charges of unsafe, unclean conditions

Nadal into 3rd round; Wozniacki saves 2 MPs to advance

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Rafael Nadal had to wait while Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points and worked her way back into the Australian Open in the preceding match on Rod Laver Arena. Nadal, the 2017 runner-up, wasted no time in reaching the third round, dropping only one service game — while serving for the … Continue reading Nadal into 3rd round; Wozniacki saves 2 MPs to advance

Meteor?: Bright light, loud noise rattle Michigan residents

DETROIT/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor. Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn’t been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos received by the agency late … Continue reading Meteor?: Bright light, loud noise rattle Michigan residents

Netanyahu says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year

JERUSALEM/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s certain that the U.S. Embassy will be moved to Jerusalem in the coming year, much sooner than Trump administration officials have estimated. Netanyahu told Israeli reporters traveling with him in India on Wednesday his “solid assessment” is that the American Embassy “will be moved far … Continue reading Netanyahu says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year

Injuries to key scorers thin out lines for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets. Three of the team’s top forwards and a defenseman went down in December, followed by another key forward this month. Coach John Tortorella has moved players around and patched together lines with help from the team’s AHL affiliate in Cleveland. … Continue reading Injuries to key scorers thin out lines for Blue Jackets