Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack

BERLIN — Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. Germany’s Foreign Ministry…

Orders for US big-ticket factory goods drop 17.2% in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. orders for big-ticket factory goods plunged for the second straight month in April as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy. The Commerce Department said Thursday that orders for durable goods dropped 17.2% last month after falling 16.6%…

EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

BRUSSELS — The European Commission pledged Thursday to stay away from fossil-fueled projects in its coronavirus recovery strategy, and to stick to its target of making Europe the first climate neutral continent by the mid-century, but environmental groups said they…

EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

BRUSSELS — The European Commission pledged Thursday to stay away from fossil-fueled projects in its coronavirus recovery strategy, and to stick to its target of making Europe the first climate neutral continent by the mid-century, but environmental groups said they…

UK police say Johnson aide made ‘minor’ lockdown rule breach

LONDON — British police said Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings likely broke the rules by traveling away from home during lockdown, but will not face further action. Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles (400 km) to…

The Latest: French unemployment claims jump 22% in April

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. — ‘Historic’ rise: French…

Another 2.1 million US workers file jobless claims

Another 2.1 million more Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. This pushes the total number of U.S. workers who have filed jobless claims to 40 million over the last 10 weeks as the coronavirus…

Mexican drug lord pleads poverty in bid to escape arrest

MEXICO CITY — Drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a notorious underworld figure who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for the murder of a federal agent over three decades ago, said in a legal appeal that he has no…

Turkey resumes intercity train service after 2-month halt

ANKARA, Turkey — Intercity train service resumed on a limited basis Thursday in Turkey as the government eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus. Service restarted following a two-month suspension with a high-speed train departing the capital, Ankara, for Istanbul…

Turkey resumes intercity train service after 2-month halt

ANKARA, Turkey — Intercity train service resumed on a limited basis Thursday in Turkey as the government eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus. Service restarted following a two-month suspension with a high-speed train departing the capital, Ankara, for Istanbul…