Sinai Evidence Elusive; The 80-Second Handshake: Saturday Wrap

  • Apple wins lawsuit over retail employee security searches
  • U.S. doesn't want war with Russia -- hot or cold, Carter says

Here are highlights of the top news stories from around the world on Saturday:

Investigators have some ways to go to find hard evidence that the Sinai air disaster was caused by a bomb, as Western intelligence agencies suspect.

It was the 80 seconds that China and Taiwan had waited for almost 70 years: Their presidents shook hands for more than a minute in the first face-to-face encounter of old civil-war foes since 1945.

Kuwait’s representative to OPEC predicted as much as five more years of oversupply on global oil markets.

Apple Inc. persuaded a judge to throw out a lawsuit by employees of the company’s retail stores in California seeking back pay for time spent in “demoralizing” security searches when they left work for the day.

Boeing Co. started dropping hints about a future jetliner model that would fall size-wise between the 737 and the Dreamliner.

China’s foreign-exchange reserves rose in October for the first time in six months.

Toshiba Corp. sued three of its former presidents and two former chief financial officers over its accounting irregularities.

“We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot, war with Russia,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

A one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe sold for 7.3 million Swiss Francs ($7.26 million) at a Geneva auction, making it the most expensive wristwatch ever sold publicly.

Deutsche Lufthansa cabin crews continued their wildcat-style walkouts, disrupting 58,000 travelers. They’ll be back on the job at the German flagship airline Sunday; after that, it’s less clear.

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