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 off for Earth Hour, global call on climate change

APTOPIX India Earth Hour

NEW DELHI (AP) — In Sydney, the Opera House went dark. In New Delhi, the lights were switched off at the city’s great arch. In Kuala Lumpur, darkness fell on the Petronas Towers. It lasts for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m. local time,...


The Latest: Trump tweets support for French shooting victims

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...


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

France Shooting

TREBES, France (AP) — A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has died, raising the death toll in the attack in southern France to four. He was honored Saturday as a national hero of “exceptional courage and selflessness.” Lt. Col....


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...


Russia wants to build a bridge to North Korea. Literally.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. North Korea shares a border with three countries - South Korea, China and Russia. The one with Russia is just 11 miles, following the Tumen River and its estuary in the far northeast. There is one lone crossing, dubbed the “Friendship Bridge.” It opened in 1959 and...


French police officer who swapped himself for gunman's hostage dies

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - A French police officer who traded places with a hostage during a standoff with a gunman Friday has died. Three other people were killed and several others injured in the attack, which roiled the country that has borne the brunt of Europe’s recent struggle...


Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks this coming week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Saturday. The summit aims to improve relations and resolve the standoff...


Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants

Thailand Lincoln Elephants

BANGKOK (AP) — The elephant is Thailand’s national animal, so it’s only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of the friendship between the two countries. President Abraham Lincoln, likely bemused and relieved at the distraction from America’s then-...


Buhari's trump card for Nigeria's 2019 vote: weak opposition

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Samuel Okunola shares the frustration of many Nigerians with the man he voted for three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari. The 52-year-old tailor no longer feels he can support him in elections next year, but he doesn’t see an alternative. “I can’t vote for Buhari in 2019,”...


Egypt Interior Ministry says explosion in Alexandria kills 1

CAIRO (AP) — A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief’s convoy passed by, killing at least one policeman and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said. Local media reports said Gen. Mostafa al-Nimr survived the explosion...

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