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Militia leader convicted in Central African Republic

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:20
Human rights groups in Central African Republic say a former warlord who fought in the anti-Balaka militia has been sentenced to life in prison, a first for this conflict-wracked country.

Turkey's Erdogan vows to press offensive on U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:05
Erdogan's remarks came as Turkish forces clashed with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria for the third day.

Why Venezuela's government hasn't collapsed even though its economy has

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:05
Revolutions do not live by bread alone. They need polarization, too.

South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:50
South Africa’s ruling party said Monday it is considering whether to order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state.

Pence, in AP interview, says the ‘door’s open’ for the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:18
Pence, in AP interview, says the ‘door’s open’ for the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations.

Suspect in London van attack on Muslims ‘ticking time bomb’

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:18
British prosecutors have described the suspect in the June attack near London’s Finsbury Park Mosque as a “ticking time bomb” who became convinced that all Muslims were extremists or rapists in pedophile gangs after watching a television show on child exploitation in north-central England.

South Korea went gaga over a North Korean singer. Just wait until the rest arrive.

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:00
North Korea is using “soft power” to try to win over skeptics ahead of the Winter Olympics.

Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:45
The daughter of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China says he has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October.

Egypt says 2 policemen to stand trial over detainee’s death

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:14
Egypt’s state news agency says two policemen will go on trial next month on charges of killing a detainee.

Former New Mexico Gov. Richardson meets with Myanmar leader

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:58
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has met with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the potential return of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from Myanmar after being attacked by the military and Buddhist mobs.

Polish gov’t pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:27
Poland’s right-wing government faced pressure on Monday to act forcefully against far-right extremists following an expose of Polish neo-Nazis who celebrated Adolf Hitler, burning a swastika and dressing in Nazi German uniforms.

Russian court orders closure of Navalny’s foundation

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:27
A Moscow district court has ordered the closure of the foundation crucial to the failed election campaign of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Czech police identify second German victim in hotel fire

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:27
Czech police have identified a second victim from Germany in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four.

Once-influential UKIP in chaos as leader refuses to quit

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:12
The U.K. Independence Party, which played a key role in Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, is in disarray as its leader resists growing calls to quit.

Companies plan European network of car charging stations

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:54
Two companies plan a network of fast-charging stations for battery-powered cars in Europe that they say will help drivers of electric vehicles travel in and among the region’s main cities.

Yemen rebels fire rockets at military parade, killing 4

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:54
Yemeni security officials say Houthi rebels fired Katyusha rockets on a military parade near the central city of Taiz, killing four civilians, including a local journalist, in an apparent assassination attempt on the interior minister and his deputy.

Time for Tennys: American Sandgren into Aussie Open quarters

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:54
The last American man standing at the Australian Open is through to the quarterfinals.

Vice President Mike Pence says US Embassy in Jerusalem will open next year

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:23
Vice President Mike Pence says US Embassy in Jerusalem will open next year.

Hsieh brings unorthodox style to center stage at Aussie Open

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:23
In an era of power tennis, Hsieh Su-wei plays a very different game full of two-handed drop shots, artful lobs and deceptively spinning slices.

Ejector seat maker admits safety violations in pilot’s death

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:23
An ejector seat maker has acknowledged breaching health and safety laws in connection with the death of a pilot belonging to Britain’s Red Arrows aerobatic display team.

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