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LONDON | Chess world title match comes down to rapid tiebreakers

LONDON— After more than 50 hours of play over nearly three weeks, the chess world championship title will be decided by speedy tiebreaker games on Wednesday. A 12-game battle of brains between American challenger Fabiano Caruana and reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway has resulted in 12 straight draws — the first time that has … Continue reading LONDON | Chess world title match comes down to rapid tiebreakers

LONDON | Arsenal is knocking on the Champions League door

LONDON — In its second season away from the Champions League, Arsenal is showing signs it intends to return to the elite competition. The Gunners won 2-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday to move within one point of fourth-placed Chelsea and the Champions League spots. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season … Continue reading LONDON | Arsenal is knocking on the Champions League door

LONDON | Facebook appeals its UK fine in Cambridge Analytica scandal

LONDON  — Facebook has appealed its 500,000-pound ($644,000) fine for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, arguing that U.K regulators failed to prove that British users were directly affected. Britain’s Information Commissioner Office leveled the fine after concluding Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by giving … Continue reading LONDON | Facebook appeals its UK fine in Cambridge Analytica scandal

LONDON | Rembrandt painting up for sale, complete with fingerprints

LONDON — Auctioneer Sotheby’s says it plans to sell a Rembrandt portrait with a difference: the artist’s fingerprints may be preserved in the paint. George Gordon, Sotheby’s co-chairman of Old Masters, says the prints were discovered during examination and restoration of the oil sketch “Study of a Head of a Young Man” several years ago. … Continue reading LONDON | Rembrandt painting up for sale, complete with fingerprints

LONDON | The Latest: Talks trying to ease Spain’s Brexit concerns

LONDON— The Latest on negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A top Spanish diplomat says negotiations are underway to find ways to formally address Madrid’s demands about Gibraltar’s future relation with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc. EU Affairs State Secretary Luis Marco Aguiriano told reporters … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Talks trying to ease Spain’s Brexit concerns

LONDON | Global stocks recover as investors search for bargains

LONDON — Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday as investors picked up what they hope are bargains following another round of losses, which dragged U.S. indexes into the red for the year. Oil prices rebounded after a big slide on Tuesday sent U.S. crude prices down to their lowest level in over a year. … Continue reading LONDON | Global stocks recover as investors search for bargains

LONDON  | The Latest: Brexit: Germany making it easier to fire bankers

LONDON  — The Latest on negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Germany is working to make it easier to fire top bankers in return for a severance payment, as part of an effort to make the country a more attractive location for banks seeking to leave London after … Continue reading LONDON  | The Latest: Brexit: Germany making it easier to fire bankers