Emboldened Xi lays out vision for China, warning for Taiwan

China Politics

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect “every inch” of China’s territory,...


Lights go dark for Earth Hour to highlight climate change

APTOPIX India Earth Hour

LONDON (AP) — In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights — Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye. That scene was repeated over and over across the world on Saturday night: at Sydney’s Opera House; at New Delhi’s great...


Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta


BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded Saturday 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the...


The Latest: France mourns police officer slain in attack

France Shooting-1

TREBES, France (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack in southern France (all times local): 6:20 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is tweeting his support for the victims of a deadly shooting in southern France that killed four people. Trump says Saturday on Twitter from his golf club in West...


Deaths in the fight against the Islamic State

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Number of U.S. military deaths since October 2014 and the names of U.S. troops killed recently in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as announced by the Pentagon: Fatalities: 61 (13 in hostile actions) The latest deaths: Sgt. Christina Marie...


Sony employees' ideas get in-house incubator

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. Aiming to recover the Sony corporate culture that produced the legendary Walkman and PlayStation in the past, Sony Corp.‘s Seed Acceleration Program seeks to promote new businesses proposed by Sony Group employees. Since it was launched about four years ago, a...


Kakuryu ends title drought

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. Yokozuna Kakuryu defeated ozeki Goeido at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday to secure his fourth Emperor’s Cup. The Mongolian grand champ withstood the ozeki’s charge at the jump-off, then sent him rolling out of the dohyo with a rough-...


Police officer who traded places with a hostage to be honored by France

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Arnaud Beltrame, a French police officer who willingly took the place of a hostage during a standoff with a rampaging gunman Friday in France, died of injuries suffered in the incident on early Saturday. His bravery earned him recognition as a hero in a country that...


'He fell a hero:" French praise policeman in hostage swap

France Shooting

TREBES, France (AP) — The French police officer who swapped places with a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman. Known for his courage and sang-froid, Lt. Col....


Lights dim on Bangkok's nightlife as military tries to salvage legacy

Special To The Washington Post. BANGKOK - Thailand’s military government is crushing the spirit of Bangkok’s nightlife amid an intensifying crackdown that is forcing many bars and clubs to close early or indefinitely. With an election tentatively set for February 2019, the campaign appears to be a...


Canada moves to tighten gun laws as US grapples with fallout from school shootings

Special To The Washington Post. OTTAWA - In a scene more common in Canada’s neighbor to the south, a shootout at a Toronto bowling alley last weekend left a suspected gang member dead. A 29-year-old woman was caught in the crossfire and later died at a hospital. For a country proud of its largely...

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