DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi king, crown prince call slain writer Khashoggi’s son

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the son of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal’s entourage. King Salman likewise called Khashoggi’s son, Salah. That’s according to statements published early Monday by the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi king, crown prince call slain writer Khashoggi’s son

BERLIN | German government cuts growth forecast amid trade tensions

BERLIN — The German government has cut its forecast for the country’s economic growth this year to 1.8 percent from 2.3 percent, in part because of rising global trade tensions. The government also trimmed its 2019 outlook for Europe‘s biggest economy on Thursday, saying that it now expects 1.8 percent growth rather than the 2.1 … Continue reading BERLIN | German government cuts growth forecast amid trade tensions

ATHENS, Greece | Greek bank shares tumble amid fears over bad loans

ATHENS, Greece — Greek banking shares are down sharply amid investor fears over lenders’ needs to reduce their large stock of bad loans resulting from the financial crisis. The index of bank stocks was down 10 percent in Athens on Wednesday. Piraeus Bank led the losses, at about 27 percent, after reports said it and … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek bank shares tumble amid fears over bad loans

Spoelstra’s new challenge: Combining coaching and fatherhood

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this. Spoelstra’s rule for training camp has usually been that there’s a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction. But this year, … Continue reading Spoelstra’s new challenge: Combining coaching and fatherhood

Argentina’s central bank chief resigns amid IMF negotiations

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s central bank chief resigned Tuesday amid negotiations with the International Monetary Fund. The surprise resignation of Luis Caputo was announced in a bank statement that said he was leaving for personal reasons. But it came as the government was pushing for a new financing deal with the IMF aimed at … Continue reading Argentina’s central bank chief resigns amid IMF negotiations

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: WHAT NO SUPREME COURT NOMINEE HAS DONE Brett Kavanaugh is interviewed on television, telling Fox News Channel that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life. ‘AMERICA FIRST’ AGENDA FACING … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

WASHINGTON | Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

WASHINGTON  — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau said Rwanda soccer federation secretary general Francois Regis Uwayezu and commissioner for competitions Eric Ruhamiriza were arrested … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery