European leaders express condolences over Barcelona attack

BRUSSELS — European leaders on Thursday expressed condolences following the terrorist attack in Barcelona. “This cowardly attack has deliberately targeted those enjoying life and sharing time with family and friends. We will never be cowed by such barbarism,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement. “I send my deepest condolences to the families and … Read More

UN chief calls for calm after violence erupts following Kenya polls

  UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 13 — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called on Kenyan opposition leaders to address their disputes over the presidential election through legal means instead of violence. “He (Guterres) calls on those political leaders disputing the election results to address election-related disputes through the relevant constitutionally mandated institutions,” said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman … Read More

36 dead, 13 hurt in NW China road mishap

XI’AN, Aug. 12 — At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in an expressway accident in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province Thursday night, local authorities said Friday morning. The accident occurred at around 11:34 p.m. when a coach hit the wall of the Qinling tunnel of the Xi’an-Hanzhong Expressway, according to the public … Read More

Flood leaves 7 dead, 2 missing in NW China

LANZHOU, Aug. 11 — Seven people have died and two others remain missing after a flood in northwest China’s Gansu Province, local authorities said Tuesday. Rainstorms hit three townships in Wenxian county in Longnan city from Sunday evening to Monday morning, resulting in geological disasters including landslides. Nearly 1,000 residents have been relocated to safety. … Read More

Oil prices rise after strong jobs data

NEW YORK — Oil prices rose on Friday as strong US jobs report bolstered hopes for growing energy demand. US total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, well above market expectations, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, according to the US Labor Department Friday. Analysts said investors hope strong … Read More

India building collapse death toll rises to 17

NEW DELHI — The death toll in a building collapse in India’s Maharashtra state has risen to 17, while 11 others were rescued in injured condition from the rubbles, officials said Wednesday. The 40-year-old four-story building collapsed on Tuesday in Ghatkopar, an eastern suburb of Mumbai, India’s financial capital. “We pulled out 17 bodies and … Read More

9 dead, 1 missing in Arizona flash floods

LOS ANGELES — Nine people were killed in the weekend’s flash flooding in the western US state of Arizona, local media reported Monday. The victims were of three generations from an extended family in celebrating on Saturday the birthday of a female member at the Cold Springs swimming hole, north of the town of Payson. … Read More