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ZAGREB, Croatia | Court rejects bail for Croatian tycoon, keeps him in jail

ZAGREB, Croatia — A Croatian court has ruled that the founder of a deeply indebted food and retail company will remain in jail a day after the fugitive tycoon was extradited from Britain. Ivica Todoric’s lawyers said after a court hearing Thursday that they asked for bail but judges ruled there was a chance the … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Court rejects bail for Croatian tycoon, keeps him in jail

LONDON | ‘French Spiderman’ barred from climbing UK buildings

LONDON— French urban climber Alain Robert has been banned from climbing any building in Britain after scaling one of London’s tallest skyscrapers without ropes — and without permission. Robert climbed the 662-foot (202-meter) Heron Tower on Thursday as police cordoned off the building, closed roads and ushered spectators away. He was arrested after the climb … Continue reading LONDON | ‘French Spiderman’ barred from climbing UK buildings

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Trump adviser says no clarity on further sanctions on Russia

BAKU, Azerbaijan — U.S. President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser says the administration hasn’t yet made up its mind on further sanctions against Russia tied to the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy. The U.S. imposed the latest Russian sanctions earlier this year in reaction to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain. … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Trump adviser says no clarity on further sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS | Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

BRUSSELS — Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous Brexit-related deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal before their separation. But British Prime Minister Theresa May’s hotly anticipated speech to the 27 other EU leaders provided warm words but none of … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right