Optimism

BRUSSELS | The Latest: UK’s May ‘not sad’ about leaving EU

BRUSSELS— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is not sad about leaving the European Union even though she recognizes some Britons and some European leaders feel that way. May said Sunday she is “full of optimism” about Britain’s future outside the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: UK’s May ‘not sad’ about leaving EU

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | In House battle, Democrats see hope in Trump territory

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  — White, working-class voters fueled Donald Trump‘s rise to the White House, but days ahead of the pivotal midterm elections there’s concern that these same voters might abandon the GOP in states including Maine, Iowa and Minnesota. Democrats are targeting 21 House districts carried by President Barack Obama in 2012 that shifted … Continue reading CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | In House battle, Democrats see hope in Trump territory

SAN ANTONIO | Trailing in polls, O’Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

SAN ANTONIO— Democrat Beto O’Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism on Tuesday and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that’s become one of the nation’s most closely watched. During the opening moments, Cruz … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO | Trailing in polls, O’Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS  — With just days to go before a key Brexit summit next week, optimism is growing that a deal can be reached to ensure a smooth transition for Britain’s exit from the European Union. European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday that he sees room for a breakthrough in the talks next week, when … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise, gripped by optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE  — Asian stocks rose on Monday as a dovish speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and all-time highs on Wall Street gave markets a breather from trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.7 percent to 22,759.53 and South Korea’s Kospi rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,293.67.  Hong … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise, gripped by optimism on Wall Street

Central Florida | UCF seeks to deliver encore performance with new coach

Central Florida is trying to follow up on its undefeated season with a new coach, a new defensive cornerstone and the same old high expectations. The Knights head the list of Group of Five teams with reason for optimism this season. UCF lost its coach when the lure of his alma mater prompted Scott Frost … Continue reading Central Florida | UCF seeks to deliver encore performance with new coach

SINGAPORE  | Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.0 percent in morning trading to 22,278.51 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.4 percent to 2,295.54. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.4 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

UK leader says there’s new optimism in Brexit talks

LONDON /December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday there is a new sense of optimism about negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus to the talks. She told the House of Commons that Britain will be able to leave the European … Continue reading UK leader says there’s new optimism in Brexit talks