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TOKYO | World shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters

TOKYO  — World financial markets took a fresh hit Thursday following the arrest of a senior official at Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei that could hinder progress in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: The DAX in Germany fell 1.6 percent to 11,024.04 and France’s CAC 40 dropped 1.5 percent to 4,869.70. The FTSE 100 in … Continue reading TOKYO | World shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters

TOKYO | Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters

TOKYO  — Asian stock prices skidded Thursday following the arrest of a senior official at Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei that could derail progress in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index tumbled 2.6 percent to 26,117.28 and Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 2.1 percent to 21,435.96. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6 … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters

ISTANBUL  | Turkish reaction: we won’t allow “cover-up” in Saudi killing

ISTANBUL  — Turkey will “never allow a cover-up” of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during a “fistfight” in its consulate. The critical reaction by Numan Kurtulmus, deputy head … Continue reading ISTANBUL  | Turkish reaction: we won’t allow “cover-up” in Saudi killing

WASHINGTON | Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

WASHINGTON — A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator, but was not charged. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

ANKARA, Turkey | 7 Turkish soldiers killed in blast blamed on Kurdish rebels

ANKARA, Turkey— Kurdish rebels on Thursday detonated an explosive device on a road in southeast Turkey, killing at least seven soldiers, a senior official said. Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The explosion occurred on a road near the town of Gercus in the majority-Kurdish province of Batman. Numan Kurtulmus, a deputy chairman … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | 7 Turkish soldiers killed in blast blamed on Kurdish rebels

ISTANBUL | Cleric: ‘No going back’ on Ukraine split from Russia Church

ISTANBUL — A senior official in the Orthodox Church says “there’s no going back” in granting Ukrainian clerics full ecclesiastic independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. However, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, who is part of a committee dealing with the Ukrainian question, told The Associated Press that the final step of the procedure has yet … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Cleric: ‘No going back’ on Ukraine split from Russia Church

MADRID | Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker’s home

MADRID  — Police haven’t found any guns or explosives in the house of a man who allegedly attacked police officers with a knife in Barcelona before being shot dead, a senior official in Spain’s Catalonia region said Tuesday. Authorities are investigating whether the suspect in Monday’s attack at the police station on the outskirts of … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker’s home