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NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher after huge swings in recent trading

NEW YORK —Jan 07, 2019— U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Monday after enormous swings the previous two days. Representatives from the U.S. and China began a round of trade negotiations, and investors’ hopes that the two sides will finally make progress in talks have sent stocks higher recently. But … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher after huge swings in recent trading

WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

WASHINGTON  — Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. House lawmakers are being told not to expect further votes this week, all but ensuring the shutdown will enter a second week and stretch toward the new year. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps

PARIS— France’s interior minister is to meet with representatives of police unions, following complaints about strained resources in the wake of five straight weekends of violent protests. Christophe Castaner has said on Twitter that he is to meet union representatives Tuesday evening. Two police unions complained Monday about working conditions and strained resources in light … Continue reading PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps

KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

KIEV, Ukraine  — The Latest on the split between Orthodox Churches in Ukraine and Russia (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church. The leader of the new autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

KIEV, Ukraine — Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart. President Petro Poroshenko has told the crowd “the creation of our Church is another declaration of Ukraine’s independence and you … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

MADRID | Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

MADRID — Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The charges published Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

RIMBO, Sweden | The Latest: Yemen’s warring sides agree on prisoner exchange

RIMBO, Sweden — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the country’s warring sides have agreed on a prisoner exchange as part of confidence building measures for the war-torn nation. Martin Griffiths spoke at the opening … Continue reading RIMBO, Sweden | The Latest: Yemen’s warring sides agree on prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS | NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path

BRUSSELS — NATO on Wednesday gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the world’s biggest military alliance, despite Bosnian Serb objections to membership. NATO foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, invited the ethnically-divided Balkans country to submit its first annual program of reforms aimed at bringing it … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path