Wednesday

SINGAPORE | World stocks gain on report of Brexit deal progres

SINGAPORE— World markets were mostly higher on Thursday following a report that British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured a deal with the European Union on financial services, as the country’s exit from the trading bloc looms. KEEPING SCORE: Germany‘s DAX rose 0.6 percent to 11,513.16 and France’s CAC 40 was 0.2 percent higher at … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks gain on report of Brexit deal progres

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin blames ‘globalization’ for Crimea attack

MOSCOW— The Latest on the Crimea school attack (all times local): 4 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the deadly shooting and bomb attack by a teenager in Crimea a “result of globalization” and says that adults are failing to offer young people an alternative to an outburst of violence. An 18-year-old student went … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin blames ‘globalization’ for Crimea attack

SINGAPORE | US officials optimistic on US-China military ties

SINGAPORE  — After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was meeting Thursday with his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, on the sidelines of an Asian defense ministers’ conference. Just weeks ago, Mattis had planned to travel to Beijing for … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US officials optimistic on US-China military ties

LOS ANGELES | Hernandez apologizes after criticizing quiet Dodgers fans

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez apologized Tuesday after complaining “the fans had no energy” during Los Angeles‘ Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series. Hernandez tweeted a statement claiming his comments were taken out of context. He said he was “really frustrated” following a 4-0 loss to the Brewers on Monday night … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Hernandez apologizes after criticizing quiet Dodgers fans

CALABASAS, Calif. | Gunman arrested near California park where camper was shot

CALABASAS, Calif. — A man dressed in black and carrying a rifle was arrested Wednesday near Malibu Creek State Park, where a camper was shot and killed as he slept in a tent in June, authorities said. A vast search involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, a helicopter, search-and-rescue teams and detectives led to the … Continue reading CALABASAS, Calif. | Gunman arrested near California park where camper was shot

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan leader calls on China to not be ‘source of conflict’

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has called on China not to be a “source of conflict,” and has pledged to boost the island’s defenses against Beijing’s military threats. In a National Day address, Tsai said the best way to defend Taiwan was to “make it indispensable and irreplaceable to the world.” China has … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan leader calls on China to not be ‘source of conflict’

LOS ANGELES | Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

LOS ANGELES — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again. The unbeaten stars’ news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after pushing their heads together during some nose-to-nose trash talk. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

VATICAN CITY | Pope urges hope for future as confidence dips over abuse

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops on Wednesday to dream of a future free of the mistakes and sins of the past, as he opened a global gathering of the church leadership amid renewed outrage over the priestly sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Square with some of … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope urges hope for future as confidence dips over abuse