Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


The corruption scandal that's ensnared not one, but three Peruvian presidents

Special to The Washington Post. LIMA, Peru - A day after tendering his resignation, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the third Peruvian president to fall victim to Latin America’s rumbling corruption mega-scandal, appeared to be facing increasing legal jeopardy. According to local reports, prosecutors have...


Federal prosecutors quietly dismiss assault charges against 11 Turkish guards in DC brawl

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Prosecutors in recent months have dropped assault charges against several security guards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who were allegedly involved in a melee last May outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington. Video of the...


Strikes in France disrupt rail, air service in opening shot against Macron's labor plans

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - Railway workers and air traffic controllers led strikes across France on Thursday, opening a bitter showdown over labor overhauls sought by French President Emmanuel Macron. The strikes - which are disrupting travel across the country, as well as transatlantic...


Chile's new president is 'concerned' about Donald Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Chile’s new president, Sebastián Piñera, a self-made billionaire serving for the second time, was elected to lift up his nation’s economy, which stagnated under President Michelle Bachelet. He also inherits a large deficit and an investment community strangled by...


Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic

Israel Garbage to Gold

KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel (AP) — Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. “This is the mine of the future,” he beams. Sveen is chief sustainability officer at UBQ, an Israeli company that has patented a process to convert...


UK's May seeks united EU against Russia over spy poisoning

Belgium EU Summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to rally European Union leaders into a unified stance Thursday against Russia, saying the poisoning of a former spy on English soil shows that Moscow poses a long-term threat to the West. But as Russia denied responsibility and slammed...


American tourists killed in helicopter crash near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Two American tourists are dead and two others are injured after a sightseeing helicopter crashed near the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, police said. The crash occurred just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday local time, off the Whitsunday Islands, a cluster of...


The Latest: Monitor, medics say Syria airstrike kills 28


BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): A Syrian monitoring group and the opposition’s Civil Defense group are reporting that an airstrike on a market northwest of the country has killed ast least 28 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the...


German soccer is cracking open the door to billionaire owners

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Billionaires have flooded international soccer in recent years, snapping up European teams and stocking them with high-priced superstars. While Germany has largely missed the rush, that could be about to change. After years of inaction, the German soccer league is moving closer...


Nigeria says just 1 schoolgirl left in hands of Boko Haram

Nigeria Mass Abduction

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Just one Nigerian schoolgirl is still held by Boko Haram after the extremists released 104 classmates seized in a mass abduction and she “will not be abandoned,” President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday, with no word on five girls still unaccounted for who are said to be dead...

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