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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet ‘airworthy’

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Investigators of the Oct. 28 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta. The officials summoned reporters Thursday to refute reports on a news conference the day before where some media reported they had … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet ‘airworthy’

WASHINGTON | Kremlin says it expects Putin-Trump meeting to go ahead

WASHINGTON — Russia said on Wednesday it still expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned. Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, said he may cancel the sit-down with Putin in Argentina following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships last weekend. Kremlin … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kremlin says it expects Putin-Trump meeting to go ahead

BEIJING | Dolce&Gabbana founders make video apology to China

BEIJING— The founders of Dolce&Gabbana have apologized in a video on Chinese social media after promotional videos seen as racist and subsequent Instagram messages stoked a furor in one of the world’s largest markets for luxury goods. The Italian fashion house has been in hot water for the videos and also insulting remarks made by … Continue reading BEIJING | Dolce&Gabbana founders make video apology to China

LOS ANGELES | Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California

LOS ANGELES— Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey Fire has charred more than 83 percent of National Park Service land … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California

SINGAPORE | Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

SINGAPORE — Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed criticism over her government‘s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Suu Kyi on Wednesday that the violence, which led more than 700,000 of the country’s Rohingya minority to flee for Bangladesh since August 2017, was “without excuse.” Pence also … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

FRANKFURT, Germany | Unclear whether digital revolution lowers prices – survey

FRANKFURT, Germany  — A new survey suggests the digital technologies sweeping through the corporate world could mean some job losses at big companies, but it’s unclear what impact they will have on consumer prices. Retailers told the European Central Bank, which carried out the survey, that e-commerce should lower prices for shoppers. But producers of … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Unclear whether digital revolution lowers prices – survey

FRANKFURT, Germany | Digital revolution may not make goods cheaper – survey

FRANKFURT, Germany — A new survey suggests the digital technologies sweeping through the corporate world could mean some job losses at big companies, but it’s unclear what impact they will have on consumer prices. Retailers told the European Central Bank, which carried out the survey, that e-commerce should lower prices for shoppers. But producers of … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Digital revolution may not make goods cheaper – survey

Trump’s Road Show: Whoever even heard of ‘midterm’?

Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local): MONDAY, 3 p.m. WHERE: International Exposition Center, Cleveland. RUNNING TIME: 59 minutes. SIGN OF THE TIMES: A giant “Q” representing QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy metatheory born on the internet that few really quite understand. … Continue reading Trump’s Road Show: Whoever even heard of ‘midterm’?