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STOCKHOLM | Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing

STOCKHOLM — A winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates for carbon taxes as the best way to address the problems of greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to make any moves toward accepting that view. William Nordhaus‘s comments to The Associated Press on Friday followed … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing

LONDON | UK leader may let Parliament decide on Brexit backstop

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May says she may let Parliament decide whether to trigger the contentious Northern Ireland “backstop” as she struggles to overcome opposition to her Brexit deal. May says her agreement on leaving the European Union would allow the U.K. to decide whether to invoke the backstop, designed to ensure there is … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader may let Parliament decide on Brexit backstop

NEW YORK | NPR fires critic David Edelstein after ‘Last Tango’ joke

NEW YORK— NPR’s “Fresh Air” has parted ways with contributor David Edelstein after the film critic made a joke about the rape scene in “Last Tango in Paris” on his Facebook page following Monday’s death of director Bernardo Bertolucci. In a statement Tuesday, “Fresh Air” said the post was “offensive and unacceptable” because of what … Continue reading NEW YORK | NPR fires critic David Edelstein after ‘Last Tango’ joke

LONDON | Trump’s tariff talks weighs on global stock markets

LONDON — Another threat from President Donald Trump to impose further tariffs on China weighed on stock markets Tuesday while his lukewarm appraisal of British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal with the European Union hurt the pound. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 0.4 percent at 11,311 while the FTSE 100 index … Continue reading LONDON | Trump’s tariff talks weighs on global stock markets

PARIS | The Latest: French protesters: Clashes ongoing in Paris

PARIS— The Latest on protests in France (all times local): 3 p.m. Violent clashes between police and protesters are ongoing in the French capital, with demonstrators angry about rising fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron‘s government. Protesters burned large plywood sheets and other material in the middle of several streets in central Paris, sending up … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French protesters: Clashes ongoing in Paris

WASHINGTON | US sounds word of caution on expansion of Korea ties

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. has “made clear” to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of relations between the two Koreas. Pompeo says there’s “complete agreement” between Washington and Seoul on this, but his comments to reporters underscore U.S. anxiety over a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US sounds word of caution on expansion of Korea ties

GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

GENEVA  — The U.N. human rights chief says Bangladesh’s government should halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying such a move would endanger their lives. Michelle Bachelet’s comments are among the strongest yet from a top U.N. official about the planned repatriation this week of some Rohingya to Myanmar. More … Continue reading GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan