Egypt’s Brotherhood offers support to presidential hopeful

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:26
A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader has written an open letter from exile to a retired Egyptian army general seeking to run for president, listing the outlawed group’s conditions for supporting his candidacy.

Police: Student killed by fellow pupil at German school

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:26
Police say a student has been killed by a fellow pupil at a school in western Germany.

S.Korean officials discussing N.Korea taekwondo performance

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:17
South Korean Olympic organizers say it’s too late to include a North Korean taekwondo performance in the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, but it might still occur at the Olympic Stadium on Feb. 9.

Faeroes lawmaker: Listen to Puigdemont in Catalan crisis

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:17
A Faeroese member of the Danish Parliament who plans to meet Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont says that listening to him is the best way to understand what is going on in Spain’s Catalonia region.

Myanmar says its ready to begin Rohingya repatriation

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:08
Myanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities.

Landslides, heavy snow block Alpine roads, rail links

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:57
Landslides and heavy snowfall across the Alps have prompted the closure of several rail and road links, including a highway leading to Switzerland’s Gotthard tunnel toward Italy.

Guards disrupt French prisons, seek better work conditions

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:57
Guards are disrupting operations at dozens of prisons in France to demand better working conditions, in the second week of protests triggered by attacks on them.

On last day in Israel, Pence visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:36
Vice President Mike Pence is making a visit to the Western Wall and meeting with Israeli President Reuvin Rivlin on his final day of a trip to Israel.

London firefighters evacuate area near Strand for gas leak

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:27
Firefighters have closed Charing Cross railway station in central London and evacuated the surrounding area after the discovery of a natural gas leak.

Chung’s upset over Djokovic raises tennis profile at home

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:27
It took something unique to make tennis the center of sports attention in South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are only weeks away from opening.

US Navy says it received Iran broadcast about naval exercise

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 08:57
The U.S. Navy says it only received a radio message from Iranian naval vessels about an ongoing Iranian exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, countering Tehran claims of a tense encounter between the two fleets.

Britain’s competition regulator finds 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 08:57
Britain’s competition regulator finds 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest.

Garbage on the beach: Flood of waste stirs uproar in Lebanon

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:36
Environmentalists say a winter storm has pushed a wave of trash onto a Lebanese shore just outside Beirut, stirring outrage over a waste management crisis that has choked the country since 2015.

After girl’s killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:27
The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse.

Even in optimistic Davos, winter has come

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:03
The annual gathering of global elites gets hit by an epic snowstorm.

Mischa Zverev fined $45,000 for retirement at Aussie Open

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:01
Mischa Zverev was fined $45,000 at the Australian Open on Tuesday for a poor performance in his first-round match against Hyeon Chung, the largest penalty ever assessed to an individual during a Grand Slam tournament for an on-site transgression.

AP Explains: What’s next for Brazil’s da Silva after appeal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:26
Brazilian judges are scheduled to rule Wednesday on former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal of his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges. The decision could prevent da Silva from running in this year’s presidential election and even potentially end the career of the enduringly popular politician. Here’s a look at the case and its importance.

AP PHOTOS: Dog shelter struggling since Mexico City quake

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:26
A unique shelter for dogs — and one pig — is struggling to get back on its feet after Mexico’s devastating earthquake four months ago.

Pentagon and watchdog at odds over efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children by Afghan troops

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:23
Report highlights the challenges the U.S. military faces in partnering with forces abroad.

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:23
The Bank of Japan has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth.