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DAMASCUS, Syria | Nadal wary of saying he’s fully recovered from thigh injury

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country’s seven-year conflict. A day after the U.S., Britain and France bombarded sites they said were linked to a … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Nadal wary of saying he’s fully recovered from thigh injury

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia | Arab leaders meet to unify ranks with eye on Iran, Jerusalem

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Saudi Arabia used its perch as host of an annual gathering of Arab leaders on Sunday to push for a unified stance against rival Iran as the regional powerhouses vie for the upper hand in wars in Syria and Yemen. Saudi King Salman told leaders from across … Continue reading DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia | Arab leaders meet to unify ranks with eye on Iran, Jerusalem

Britain vows response if Russia is behind ex-spy’s collapse

SALISBURY, England/March 06, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Britain‘s counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of a former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a “robust” response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he wasn’t yet accusing anyone of harming … Continue reading Britain vows response if Russia is behind ex-spy’s collapse

Kevin Spacey Foundation in UK ‘no longer viable,’ shuts down

LONDON /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Kevin Spacey Foundation U.K. has decided to shut down because of the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against the Academy Award winning actor. The foundation said on its website Tuesday that its trustees have concluded the work of the foundation “is no longer viable.” The foundation helped identify young … Continue reading Kevin Spacey Foundation in UK ‘no longer viable,’ shuts down

Road warrior David Davis says UK won’t have ‘Mad Max’ Brexit

LONDON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Britain wants to lead a “race to the top” in global standards after it leaves the European Union, Britain’s top Brexit negotiator said Tuesday, saying fears of a “‘Mad Max’-style” economic free-for-all are misplaced. In a speech aimed at allaying European concerns, Brexit Secretary David Davis told Austrian business leaders … Continue reading Road warrior David Davis says UK won’t have ‘Mad Max’ Brexit

Stocks go on a wild ride, briefly sending Dow down 1,600

NEW YORK/February 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged nearly 1,600 points Monday as two days of steep losses for U.S. stocks brought an end to a period of record-setting calm in the market. The Dow recouped about half that loss within minutes, but its gains for the year were still gone as … Continue reading Stocks go on a wild ride, briefly sending Dow down 1,600

Maldives declares emergency, soldiers reportedly storm court

MALE, Maldives/February 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were … Continue reading Maldives declares emergency, soldiers reportedly storm court

EU warns Britain it can have no say during Brexit transition

BRUSSELS/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— European Union government ministers on Monday warned Britain that it cannot expect to have a say in EU decision-making once it leaves, including during a transition period from next year meant to help smooth the U.K.’s departure. The warning came as European affairs ministers met to endorse a new set of orders … Continue reading EU warns Britain it can have no say during Brexit transition