April 7, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Egyptians recount sexual harassment, angering conservatives

CAIRO   Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls have come out to denounce sexual harassment and share personal stories about it on social media, breaking a taboo and raising the ire of some in the country’s conservative majority.  More...

Rickles: The man was sweet, but oh — that on-stage bite

LOS ANGELES Don Rickles kept the nice inside, his friends say. Lucky us. Offstage, the self-described “shy and frightened kid” was invariably kind and caring, fellow celebrities said after his death Thursday at age 90. More...

Thousands pause for global WWI centennial observance

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U.S. strike on Syria is widely hailed, but angers Russia

BEIRUT   World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week’s chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as “aggression” and suspen More...

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up its own rules

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is headed for confirmation after Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections. More...

Artist moves civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ home to Germany

BERLIN Behind a metal gate in Berlin, in a small courtyard nestled between a residential building and a car park, stands a piece of American history. More...

Trump, Xi meet again, in shadow of U.S. missile strikes on Syria

PALM BEACH, Fla.   North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and the U.S-China trade imbalance as well as other points of tension between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are being overshadowed by the U.S. More...

UN condemns North Korea missile launch

UNITED NATIONS   The Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and demanded a halt to all missile tests, stressing again that they violate U.N. More...

Trump removes Bannon from the National Security Council

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the group’s high-level meetings.  More...

Dems in Trump states pressured from both sides on court pick

WASHINGTON   It’s a rare and momentous decision — one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee.  It’s a difficult political call in the modern era, especia More...

Immigration arrests at Mexican border plummet

WASHINGTON   Arrests of people caught trying to sneak into the United States across the Mexican border plummeted in March to the lowest monthly figure in more than 17 years, the head of the Department of Homeland Security reported.  That&r More...

Turkey: Syria autopsies show chemical weapons used in Idlib province attack

BEIRUT   Turkey's justice minister said today that results from autopsies conducted on three Syrians brought to Turkey after this week's assault in Syria's Idlib province that killed 86 people show the victims were subjected to a chemical weapon More...

3 with suspected links to subway bombing arrested by Russian agents

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia   Russian security agents today arrested three people suspected of links to a suicide bomber accused of attacking the city's subway and deactivated an explosive device in the apartment where they lived.  More...

Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spaghetti and cookies outside her low-slung concrete shack in Haiti's capital. More...

Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as ‘game changer’

CHICAGO Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a “game changer.” More...

McConnell claims he has the votes to bust a Supreme Court filibuster

WASHINGTON   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is claiming he has the votes necessary to thwart a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as a showdown draws near that could change the Senate, More...

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit

BEIRUT   The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town rose to 72 today as activists and rescue workers found more terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing assault, one of the deadliest in More...

North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile launch

SEOUL, South Korea The missile in North Korea’s latest launch didn’t fly very far, but it may have been the second test of a technology that worries experts. More...

Bill would protect student journalists

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Cookie Jar House hits the market

GLENDORA, N.J.   Two things you should know right away about the Cookie Jar House:  One, there are no giant cookies inside the jar.  Two, it’s for sale.  More...