Emboldened Xi lays out vision for China, warning for Taiwan

China Politics

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect “every inch” of China’s territory,...


Canada moves to tighten gun laws as US grapples with fallout from school shootings

Special To The Washington Post. OTTAWA - In a scene more common in Canada’s neighbor to the south, a shootout at a Toronto bowling alley last weekend left a suspected gang member dead. A 29-year-old woman was caught in the crossfire and later died at a hospital. For a country proud of its largely...


Russia wants to build a bridge to North Korea. Literally.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. North Korea shares a border with three countries - South Korea, China and Russia. The one with Russia is just 11 miles, following the Tumen River and its estuary in the far northeast. There is one lone crossing, dubbed the “Friendship Bridge.” It opened in 1959 and...


French police officer who swapped himself for gunman's hostage dies

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - A French police officer who traded places with a hostage during a standoff with a gunman Friday has died. Three other people were killed and several others injured in the attack, which roiled the country that has borne the brunt of Europe’s recent struggle...


French hero officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

France Shooting

TREBES, France (AP) — A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has died, raising the death toll in the attack in southern France to four. He was honored Saturday as a national hero of “exceptional courage and selflessness.” Lt. Col....


The Latest: France mourns police officer slain in attack

France Shooting-1

TREBES, France (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack in southern France (all times local): 1:30 p.m. France is mourning the death of a courageous police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage during an attack on a supermarket. Lt. Col. Arnaud...


Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks this coming week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Saturday. The summit aims to improve relations and resolve the standoff...


Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants

Thailand Lincoln Elephants

BANGKOK (AP) — The elephant is Thailand’s national animal, so it’s only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of the friendship between the two countries. President Abraham Lincoln, likely bemused and relieved at the distraction from America’s then-...


Buhari's trump card for Nigeria's 2019 vote: weak opposition

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Samuel Okunola shares the frustration of many Nigerians with the man he voted for three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari. The 52-year-old tailor no longer feels he can support him in elections next year, but he doesn’t see an alternative. “I can’t vote for Buhari in 2019,”...


Egypt Interior Ministry says explosion in Alexandria kills 1

CAIRO (AP) — A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief’s convoy passed by, killing at least one policeman and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said. Local media reports said Gen. Mostafa al-Nimr survived the explosion...


China tells US it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

China US Trade

BEIJING (AP) — China’s newly appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion in Chinese imports. Vice Premier Liu He told Mnuchin in a...

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