March 5, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

‘Shape of Water’ triumphs at Oscars

LOS ANGELES Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards. More...

Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile, dies at 88

LONDON Roger Bannister, who as a lanky medical student at Oxford in 1954 electrified the sports world and lifted postwar England’s spirits when he became the first athlete to run a mile in under 4 minutes, has died at 88. More...

Trump embracing potential for trade war

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is embracing the potential for a trade war after announcing his intent to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, as he rebuffs allies who have pushed to be exempted from the stiff duties. More...

Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s fate uncertain

WASHINGTON They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. More...

Trump’s Mideast peace plan in limbo as Netanyahu visits

WASHINGTON   There’s much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet today at the White House.  More...

China pledges strong growth as Xi bids to rule indefinitely

BEIJING China’s government pledged today to deliver robust growth, pursue advanced technology and boost military spending while urging the public to embrace President Xi Jinping’s rule as its ceremonial legislature prepared for changes t More...

Seoul envoys to meet N. Korea’s Kim during Pyongyang trip

SEOUL, South Korea Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae- in planned to meet today with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a rare two- day visit to Pyongyang that’s expected to focus on how to ease a standoff over North Korea More...

Putin: Russia will ‘never’ extradite citizens accused by U.S.

WASHINGTON Russia will “ never” extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, even as he insisted they didn’t act on behalf of his government. More...

DACA deadline arrives today with diminished urgency

SAN DIEGO A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end today but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals, easing the sense of urgency. More...

Aid convoy headed to besieged rebel-held Damascus suburbs

BEIRUT (AP) — Desperate for food and basic medicines, many of the besieged and bombarded Syrian civilians in Damascus’ eastern suburbs of Ghouta waited today for a 46-truck convoy organized by the United Nations and key aid agencies to en More...

Euroskeptic parties surge in Italy election, but no majority

ROME (AP) — A rival pair of populist and stridently anti-European Union political forces surged in Italy’s parliamentary election at the expense of the country’s traditional political powers, but neither gained enough support to gov More...

After Olympics, South Korea mulls reviving bulldozed forest

JEONGSEON, South Korea   As hundreds of Olympic spectators flocked to a sparkling white ski slope cutting through the rugged mountains of Jeongseon, the marquee venue of this year’s Winter Games, Cho Myunghwan stepped back and looked up. More...

Turnover, investigations have Trump administration adrift

WASHINGTON   Rattled by two weeks of muddled messages, departures and spitting matches between the president and his own top officials, Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that’s grim about any prospec More...

Delta subjected to retribution in Georgia for crossing NRA

ATLANTA (AP) — As companies across America take a stand on guns after the Florida school massacre, Delta Air Lines withstood swift political retribution in its home state of Georgia for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.  More...

Turkish airstrike kills pro-government gunmen in north Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish air force hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters in an escalation of violence in a region where Turkey has been on More...

Israeli police question Netanyahu over telecom case

JERUSALEM   Israeli police questioned Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant today, casting a shadow on the prime minister’s upcoming visit to Washingt More...

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

ATLANTA   Police say they don’t know why a popular teacher allegedly fired a handgun inside his classroom, causing a chaotic lockdown and evacuation of his Georgia high school. More...

Trump’s stance on gun legislation a struggle for Congress, NRA

WASHINGTON Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump’s stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling More...

Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum

WASHINGTON   Determined to protect vital American industries, President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, dramatically raising the possibility of a trade showdown with China and other key t More...

Major storm to bring feet of snow to Calif. mountains

SAN FRANCISCO   Motorists were warned to stay off Northern California mountain roads as a major winter storm was expected to bring heavy snowfall, powerful winds and torrential rains at lower elevations today.  Meanwhile, predictions of wid More...