Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...


Trump's Mideast remarks cause anger in the region

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As French President Emmanuel Macron visited Washington, President Donald Trump appeared to take aim at Western allies in the Middle East - implying that they would crumble within “a week” if the United States didn’t protect them. “Countries that are in the area, some...


A Muslim and a Hindu thought they could be a couple. Then came the 'love jihad' hit list.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KOLKATA, India - The 21-year-old Hindu college student was having a quiet breakfast with her mother when her phone pinged with a terrifying message. Her name was on a hit list. She and her Muslim boyfriend had been targeted publicly on Facebook along with about 100...


Germany defender Boateng faces race to be fit for World Cup

Germany Soccer Champions League

MUNICH (AP) — Germany defender Jerome Boateng faces a race to be fit for the World Cup after injuring his thigh in Bayern Munich’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid. Bayern says “Boateng sustained damage to the adductor muscles in his left thigh,” an injury that will likely rule the 29-year-old...


Swedish federation official says Zlatan won't make comeback

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The sporting director of the Swedish Football Federation says Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not make a comeback for the World Cup. Lars Richt says he spoke with Ibrahimovic two days ago and “he informed me that he hadn’t changed his mind about the national side.” Ibrahimovic retired from...


He was linked to war crimes. Now he's Colombia's ambassador in Seoul.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Last week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in received the credentials of six new foreign ambassadors. Among them was the new Colombian ambassador to South Korea, Juan Pablo Rodríguez Barragán. Rodríguez isn’t a career diplomat, but he has a lengthy resume. He had 41...


Armenian parliament backs holding vote on new PM next week

Armenia Politics

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader. Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled the country for 10 years, surprised...


Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

South Korea Koreas Summit-3

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world’s most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verge of war months ago will take a pleasant...


50 Shades of Neustadt? Germans' bondage prompts false alarm

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they rushed to an apartment in the southwestern town of Neustadt after receiving a call about suspected domestic abuse — only to barge in on a voluntary class on Japanese bondage. Neustadt police said Thursday a concerned neighbor called to report that two men were...


The Latest: Britain, France denounce Russia claim as 'stunt'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Britain and France are denouncing as a stunt and an “obscene masquerade” a move by Russia to produce Syrian witnesses who Russia says were filmed in “staged videos” in the aftermath of a reported chemical weapons attack....


Kim Jong Un wants you to know that he's a totally reasonable global leader

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. GOYANG, South Korea - Forget about Kim Jong Un, the nuclear-armed tyrant threatening to nuke Washington, D.C., and take out American military bases in Asia. Here comes Kim Jong Un, the international statesman. On Friday morning, the 34-year-old leader of North Korea,...

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