• food Oct 11, 2019

    Typhoon May Bring 2 Feet of Rain, Strong Winds to Tokyo Area

    A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 31 inches (80 centimeters) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan’s Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it’s too dangerous. Rugby World Cup matches and other events were canceled on Saturday, and flights and train...

  • food Oct 7, 2019

    ‘Miracle' Dog Rescued From Rubble Weeks After Hurricane Dorian

    A dog now called “Miracle” was rescued from the rubble of Hurricane Dorian weeks after the storm ravaged the Bahamas.

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2019

    Trump-GOP Split: Senators Loudly Oppose Mexico Tariff Threat

    In a rare confrontation, Republican senators declared deep opposition Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it’s unclear they have the votes to stop him, and Trump said they’d be “foolish” to try. All sides, including officials from Mexico meeting with Trump negotiators in Washington this week, remain hopeful that...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    US, Mexico Officials to Begin Talks Over Tariffs, Border

    Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate north. A high-level delegation from the Mexican government held a news conference at the embassy in Washington, making the case against President Donald Trump’s threat of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

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    Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate north. A high-level delegation from the Mexican government held a news conference at the embassy in Washington, making the case against President Donald Trump’s threat of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    Mexicans Launch Friendly Defensive to Deflect US Tariffs

    Mexican officials have copied a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and avoid punitive tariffs on all Mexican exports to the U.S. Announcements of meetings in Washington, selfies and carefully crafted messages of optimism for cool-headed discussions are some of the tactics...

  • LAWYER Jun 3, 2019

    Woman Accuses Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar of Rape, But Player Says He Was Set Up

    A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later.

  • Donald Trump Jan 6, 2019

    Mexico's President Launches Ambitious Economic Plan on the Mexican Side of the Border

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely.

  • China Dec 27, 2018

    Pope's Initial Blind Spot on Sex Abuse Threatens Legacy

    It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. The latest development — a high-profile verdict in a far-away country — cements the impression that Francis simply didn’t “get...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2018

    Turkish President: Saudis Must Name Masterminds of Killing

    Saudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over the suspects for trial, the Turkish president said Tuesday in remarks that carefully ratcheted up pressure on a country that is a source of investment for Turkey, but also a rival for influence in the Middle East. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a sharp...

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2018

    Saudi Investment Forum Opens Under Cloud of Khashoggi's Death

    A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, with the crown prince making a brief public appearance at the kingdom’s first major event since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Khashoggi’s death loomed large over the start of the event, known as the Future Investment Initiative, which...

  • Donald Trump Oct 22, 2018

    Leaked Video Shows Khashoggi ‘Body Double' After Killing

    Just hours after writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, a man strolled out of the diplomatic post apparently wearing the columnist’s clothes as part of a macabre deception to sow confusion over his fate, according to surveillance video leaked Monday. The new video broadcast by CNN, as well as a pro-government Turkish newspaper’s report that...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2018

    Trump Tariffs on US Allies Draw Retaliation Threats

    The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation. Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling nearly 252 points, or 1 percent, to 24,415.84.

  • Japan Feb 6, 2018

    Asian Shares Tumble After Dow Has Worst Day Since 2011

    Asian markets were rattled Tuesday by the miseries on Wall Street, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index briefly dipping more than 7 percent, but investors seemed to be taking the gyrations in stride. The Tokyo benchmark bounced throughout the day, ending 4.7 percent lower at 21,610.24. All regional bourses were battered a day after the Dow Jones industrial average suffered its...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 7, 2017

    French Prosecutors Investigate Macron Las Vegas Trip

    The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating suspected irregularities in the organization of a high-profile trip to Las Vegas by President Emmanuel Macron when he was a French government minister. The prosecutor’s office said a formal judicial inquiry was opened Friday into the case after a preliminary anti-corruption probe into the organization of the 2016 trip to the Consumer Electronics Show....

  • Donald Trump May 5, 2017

    3 Reasons Why This Weekend's French Elections Matter

    Whatever the result of France’s presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France’s borders, from extremist strongholds in Syria to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council. It could be bigger than Brexit — the future of Europe is at stake as disenchanted French voters choose between untested centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist...

  • Europe May 2, 2017

    Plagiarism or ‘Wink'? Le Pen Lifts Conservative's Speech

    Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen lifted verbatim parts of a speech by a former rival in what her critics called plagiarism and she said was a deliberate “wink” to him to woo his conservative voters in France’s presidential runoff Sunday. The stolen words and casual reaction by Le Pen and her team marked the latest shocking development in a French...

  • Europe Apr 23, 2017

    11 Candidates Vie for French Presidency in High-Stakes Race

    From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France’s presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism’s global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined — and often have been overshadowed during the campaign — by rivals pledging to scrap long-held expectations, such as France’s participation in the European Union...

  • Donald Trump Jan 20, 2017

    EU Nations React With Surprise, Defiance to Trump Remarks

    European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that he believed NATO was “obsolete” and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking ahead of an EU foreign ministers meeting, said Trump’s view on NATO and criticism that allied members weren’t...

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