January 14, 2021

Greek lawmakers debate purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets

ATHENS, Greece — Greek lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a defense procurement program to purchase 18 French-made Rafale fighter planes, part of an […]
January 14, 2021

Merkel's party to choose new leader ahead of German election

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party is choosing a new leader this weekend, a decision that will help shape German voters’ choice of her […]
January 14, 2021

Denmark to hold impeachment trial vote on ex-minister

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s ruling party said it would back a vote in parliament Thursday on whether a former immigration minister in the previous government […]
January 14, 2021

World shares advance as traders await details of Biden plan

Stocks advanced in most global markets Thursday as traders waited to see details of President-elect Joe Biden’s plan for helping the U.S. economy recover from […]
January 14, 2021

Asian shares mixed as traders await details of Biden plan

Shares were mostly higher Thursday in Asia as traders waited to see details of President-elect Joe Biden’s plan for helping the economy recover from the […]
January 14, 2021

S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and other crimes […]
January 14, 2021

China 2020 exports up despite virus; surplus surges to $535B

BEIJING — China’s exports rose in 2020 despite pressure from the coronavirus and a tariff war with Washington, boosting its politically volatile trade surplus to […]
January 14, 2021

Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team arrived to investigate the […]
January 14, 2021

Powerball jackpot hits $550M as Mega Millions grows to $750M

DES MOINES, Iowa — Another night, another chance to win a giant lottery jackpot. Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot was worth at least $550 million. Winning […]
January 14, 2021

Twin Cities residents in lowest price apartments continue to struggle most with rent, survey shows

Renters who live in the least-expensive apartments in the Twin Cities metro are paying their rent at a lower rate than those who live in […]