World

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Philippines US Navy South China Sea

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines (AP) — U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup...

Business

Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

China Financial Markets-1

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,279.74 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent to 21,814.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added...


World

Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course

Pyeongchang Olympics Vonns Grandfather

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving behind something even more special. She did both. The American ski great said Thursday she recently scattered some of the ashes of her grandfather , who served during the Korean...


World

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

Russia Favors for Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The journey of Yevgeny Prigozhin from troubled youth to...


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Theresa May wines, dines her Brexit 'war cabinet' in a bid to hash out a policy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - They call themselves the “European Research Group,” which sounds faintly clandestine. But these 62 Conservative Party backbenchers in the British Parliament burst into the open this week with a push for a “hard” Brexit, warning their leader, Prime Minister...


World

As Syria bloodshed continues, U.N. delays vote on emergency cease-fire

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - A United Nations Security Council vote to halt the Syrian army’s furious blitz on a rebel-held Damascus suburb was delayed Thursday as Russia described civilian testimonies from the battered enclave as “mass psychosis.” More than 350 people have been killed...


World

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport’s biggest stage, against the Americans’ greatest...


World

Why school shootings are so rare in Israel, where guns are such a common sight

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - When students, parents and teachers pleaded with President Donald Trump this week to act against school shootings, they cited Israel, a place where guns are a familiar sight but where school shootings are virtually unheard of. During a meeting at the White...


World

Venezuela's Maduro calls a 'mega-election' that could cement his power

Special To The Washington Post. CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolás Maduro’s call to hold a “mega-election” that could obliterate the opposition-dominated legislature was met Thursday with a storm of protest from politicians facing an ever-bleaker future. In a news conference Wednesday, Maduro...


World

Theresa May wines and dines her Brexit 'war cabinet' in a bid to hash out a policy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - They call themselves the “European Research Group,” which sounds faintly clandestine. But these 62 Conservative Party backbenchers in the British Parliament burst into the open this week with a push for a “hard” Brexit, warning their leader, Prime Minister...


World

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

Venezuela Candidate

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two months to go before Venezuela’s presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures. Despite his...


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