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‘Arrogant’ UK surgeon burned initials onto patients’ livers

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:23
A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients’ livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service.

Danish intelligence: al-Qaida could grow as IS weakens

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:07
Danish intelligence officials say al-Qaida “still has ambitions to attack the West,” adding that support for the extremist network may increase as the Islamic State group weakens.

Britain’s queen discusses weight of the crown in documentary

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:07
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has revealed the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments that are part of a new documentary on her 1953 coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels.

Trump canceled his trip to the US embassy in London, but his waxwork made it

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:52
He announced Friday morning that he would no longer be visiting the UK, but that didn't stop President Trump's waxwork figure from turning up outside the new U.S. embassy in London. While politicians and Brits reacted strongly to Trump's cancelled trip, staff from London's Madame Tussauds museum decided to relocate the wax president for a short while. […]

Head of Poland’s top judicial body resigns over new rules

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:52
The head of Poland’s top judicial body has resigned over new regulations pushed by the conservative ruling party that give politicians the power to choose the body’s members.

Italy ex-leader Berlusconi backs Deneuve on male courtship

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:52
Italian ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi, known for his “bunga bunga” parties and fondness for younger women, is praising Catherine Deneuve for warning against a courtship backlash following the swell of sexual misconduct allegations against prominent men.

Cybersecurity firm says Russia-linked hackers are laying groundwork to spy on US Senate staff

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:20
Cybersecurity firm says Russia-linked hackers are laying groundwork to spy on US Senate staff.

Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:20
A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram.

How North Korea could drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:04
The military alliance is strong. The political alliance is a different story.

Italy police recover 250 stolen antique nativity figurines

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:04
Italy’s carabinieri police say they’ve recovered about 250 hand-crafted nativity scene figurines dating from the 18th century that were stolen from churches and private homes in recent years.

Trump ‘cancels’ London visit to dedicate new U.S. Embassy, citing ‘bad deal’ to sell and relocate building

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:49
The old embassy was sold after the George W. Bush administration had decided to relocate it from a tony neighborhood in central London to a plot on the banks of the Thames in the south of the city. The new embassy will open this month.

S. Korea proposes meeting with N. Korea to discuss Olympics

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:49
South Korea says it has proposed a meeting with North Korea on Monday to discuss details of its participation in next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South.

Tunisian government hoping days of protests are subsiding

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:49
Tunisia’s government says protests over rising food prices appear to be subsiding following days of clashes with police that left one dead and scores injured.

Russia gives early approval to new bill on foreign media

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:16
Russia’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill that could oblige some journalists to register as foreign agents.

Senegal residents call for justice after deadly attack

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:00
Residents of Senegal’s Casamance region are calling on the government to step up efforts to find attackers who killed at least 14 people who had been gathering wood.

Trump blames 'bad deal' for London trip cancellation. But Brits think they scared him away.

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:44
“It seems he's finally got the message,” wrote London's mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Hungary irate over Romanian leader’s comments about autonomy

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:44
Hungary’s foreign minister says provocative comments by Romania’s prime minister about autonomy efforts by Szeklers, a group of ethnic Hungarians in Romania, are “totally unacceptable” and “unworthy of the 21st century.”

Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 policemen in country’s west

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:29
An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed three policemen in western Farah province.

UN human rights office says Trump’s comments on Africa ‘shocking and shameful’ if confirmed

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:29
UN human rights office says Trump’s comments on Africa ‘shocking and shameful’ if confirmed.

In boost to China’s fledgling #MeToo movement, professor removed on assault claims  

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:57
An investigation found he “did sexually harass female students” and will lose vice president title.

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