Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s Proton launches 1st SUV with China’s Geely

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China’s Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. bought a key stake in the company. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad launched the 1.8 liter … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s Proton launches 1st SUV with China’s Geely

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump’s stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change. Gore has spent years raising awareness of global warming and advocating prevention strategies. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

VATICAN CITY | Pope cuts 3 cardinals from cabinet, 2 implicated in scandal

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has removed three cardinals from his informal cabinet, two of whom have been implicated in the Catholic Church‘s sex abuse and cover-up scandal. The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis in October had written to Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, Australian Cardinal George Pell and Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya thanking them … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope cuts 3 cardinals from cabinet, 2 implicated in scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil withdraws offer to host UN climate change conference

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has withdrawn its offer to host a large U.N. conference on climate change next year, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, leading environmental groups to question the government’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Brazil pulled its offer to host the 2019 climate change conference because of “the current fiscal and budget … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil withdraws offer to host UN climate change conference

LONDON | Chess world title match comes down to rapid tiebreakers

LONDON— After more than 50 hours of play over nearly three weeks, the chess world championship title will be decided by speedy tiebreaker games on Wednesday. A 12-game battle of brains between American challenger Fabiano Caruana and reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway has resulted in 12 straight draws — the first time that has … Continue reading LONDON | Chess world title match comes down to rapid tiebreakers

LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga holds off No. 1 Duke 89-87 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii  — The Latest on the Maui Invitational (all times local): 2:18 p.m. Duke’s Maui mastery is over. Gonzaga blocked the Blue Devils out of another title. Rui Hachimura scored 20 points and No. 3 Gonzaga blocked four shots in the final 46 seconds to hold off five-time champion Duke 89-87 Wednesday in the … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga holds off No. 1 Duke 89-87 in Maui

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron’s mouth

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart’s mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel’s Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it. Also familiar, on a week honoring the sacrifice of America’s warriors, was his inaccurate assertion that veterans, thanks to him, no … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron’s mouth

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