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MEXICO CITY | Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host US asylum-seekers

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s incoming government says it does not plan to assume the role of “safe third country” for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is sworn in as president on Dec. 1. Incoming Interior Minister Olga Sanchez says in a statement Saturday: “There is no agreement of any … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host US asylum-seekers

BOSTON | Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

BOSTON  — The Red Sox rewarded manager Alex Cora for winning a World Series in his first year with the team, giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his first … Continue reading BOSTON | Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

MILWAUKEE | Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters

MILWAUKEE – Overnight in dozens of cities across the U.S., the electric scooters arrive, often without warning to public officials, parked along sidewalks and ready to be taken for a spin with a few taps on a smartphone. It’s not long before they attra ct attention — and it’s not always positive: Lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters

BEIRUT  | Violence in southern Syria amid negotiations for a deal

BEIRUT  — Syrian government forces pressed their offensive in the country’s south on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as rebels said Syrian ally Russia has put forward conditions to end the violence that are hard to accept. Syrian state media said more areas in Daraa province were captured and in others rebels agreed to … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Violence in southern Syria amid negotiations for a deal

ATHENS, Greece  | Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

ATHENS, Greece  — Greece’s financial markets rallied Friday on news that the country’s creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation’s eight-year bailout program in two months. Bond markets rose, leading to a drop in the government’s borrowing rates. The yield on Greece’s benchmark 10-year bond … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

GENEVA  | Novartis general counsel resigns over deal with Trump lawyer

GENEVA  — Novartis says its top lawyer is retiring over the Swiss pharmaceuticals company’s relationship with a firm owned by U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The Basel-based drugs company said general counsel Felix Ehrat was stepping down “in the context of discussions surrounding Novartis’ former agreement with Essential Consultants, owned by Michael … Continue reading GENEVA  | Novartis general counsel resigns over deal with Trump lawyer

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

WASHINGTON  /January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are expected to return to work now that Congress has agreed on temporary funding for the government and President Donald Trump has signed the bill into law. Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in return for Republican assurances that … Continue reading Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours