The Latest: Russia says US foments Syria Kurdish separatism

BEIRUT/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the developments in Syria and Turkey’s offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Russia is accusing the United States of fomenting separatism in the Kurdish enclave in Syria that has come under attack by Turkey over the weekend. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov … Continue reading The Latest: Russia says US foments Syria Kurdish separatism

Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— In Davos this week, participants can experience “a day in the life of a refugee.” Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries. Enter Donald Trump. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is … Continue reading Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

Sandgren upsets Thiem; Federer into 14th QF in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Tennys Sandgren had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week. Now he’s into the Australian Open quarterfinals on debut after adding an upset win over No. 5-seeded Dominic Thiem on Monday night to his earlier victory over 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka. The 26-year-old … Continue reading Sandgren upsets Thiem; Federer into 14th QF in Australia

Pence says he’s proud to be in ‘Israel’s capital, Jerusalem’

JERUSALEM/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Vice President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a Monday morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said it was an honor to be in “Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.” Netanyahu told Pence it was the first time a visiting dignitary could utter those three words along … Continue reading Pence says he’s proud to be in ‘Israel’s capital, Jerusalem’

Davos forum founder hopes Trump gets ‘perspective’ in visit

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The founder of the World Economic Forum has told The Associated Press that he hopes President Donald Trump’s planned visit to a gathering of world decision-makers and elites in Davos later this week will “provide him even better with a global perspective.” Klaus Schwab declined to comment whether the U.S. government … Continue reading Davos forum founder hopes Trump gets ‘perspective’ in visit

Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker’s life pay

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A CEO from one of the world’s top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday. In the run-up to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski … Continue reading Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker’s life pay

Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the Kurds from the area, a Kurdish militia and a war monitoring group said. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, started on … Continue reading Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

Fugitive Puigdemont in Denmark, Spanish seek arrest warrant

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The fugitive former leader of Catalonia arrived in Denmark Monday, and prosecutors in Spain immediately started proceedings to have him arrested and extradited. Carles Puigdemont landed at Copenhagen airport in the morning on a flight from Belgium, where he has been since fleeing Spain. He was immediately surrounded by media, but … Continue reading Fugitive Puigdemont in Denmark, Spanish seek arrest warrant