World Briefs: Kushner, Chinese firm end real estate talks

Kushner, Chinese firm end real estate talks

WASHINGTON • China's Anbang Insurance Group and a company owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner have ended talks to redevelop a Manhattan office tower, a deal that had drawn scrutiny from lawmakers citing ethics concerns.

"Kushner Companies is no longer in discussions with Anbang about 666 5th Avenue's potential redevelopment, and our firms have mutually agreed to end talks regarding the property," said a statement.


Jackie Kennedy letters go under the hammer

LONDON • Letters written by Mrs Jackie Kennedy to a British diplomat, rejecting his marriage proposal years after the assassination of her husband, US president John F. Kennedy, went under the hammer in London yesterday.

They are part of a larger cache of papers found at the Ormsby Gore family home, including correspondence from John F. Kennedy and British prime ministers. They are expected to fetch up to £150,000 (S$260,000) at the sale by Bonhams auction house.


Boeing jet catches fire while landing in Peru

LIMA • A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire while landing at an airport in central Peru on Tuesday after it swerved on the runway, but none of the 141 passengers on board was seriously injured.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe