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STOCKHOLM | Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

STOCKHOLM— Winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field. Frances Arnold from the United States and Gregory Winter of Britain made the comments Friday ahead of Monday’s presentation of the prize. “We’ve been modifying … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening sharply lower as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to worsen trade tensions between China and the U.S. The price of oil also fell sharply early Thursday as OPEC leaders gathered to discuss possible … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on Wall Street

MOSCOW | The Latest: Former Ukraine presidents warn over martial law

MOSCOW — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has halved his proposal for martial law in the country to 30 days, an apparent concession to opponents. The reduction means that Ukrainian authorities can call the presidential election at the end of December, giving enough … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Former Ukraine presidents warn over martial law

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases market’s gain for year

NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are skidding as weak results from retailers and mounting losses for big technology companies push the market back into the red for the year. Energy companies are also slumping Tuesday because of a 5 percent drop in the price of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases market’s gain for year

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases stocks’ gain for year

NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 10 a.m. Stocks are skidding again on Wall Street as a tech rout continues and several big retailers report weak results. Apple sank another 3.6 percent in early trading Tuesday and Microsoft gave up 3.3 percent. Target plunged 9.5 percent after missing Wall … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases stocks’ gain for year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The latest on developments following the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The Washington Post says neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States is doing enough to get to the bottom of what happened to columnist Jamal … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda — Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called “negative developments” in human rights in the East African country. Ulla Tornaes, Denmark’s minister for development cooperation, said on Twitter she was “deeply concerned” by developments such as a Tanzanian official’s “completely unacceptable homophobic statements.” … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks rally on Wall Street post-election

NEW YORK  — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 3:16 p.m. Stocks are sharply higher on Wall Street as investors are relieved that midterm elections went as they had expected, leaving split control of Congress. Health care stocks did especially well Wednesday after the Democrats took control of the House of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks rally on Wall Street post-election