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...


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...


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

Belgium EU Summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia’s for not respecting international rules or borders, while Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy in its investigation of the poisoning of a former spy. Sergei Skripal and his...


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...


Protesters livid about noxious landfill chuck snowballs at Russian official

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. They complained for days about the stench coming from a waste dump. Then their children started getting sick. Residents of Volokolamsk, a town outside Moscow, took to the streets Tuesday after 57 children were hospitalized. Their spells of dizziness and nausea were...


Stand-alone photo: Tail-blazer

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. A new Godzilla statue makes its appearance on Thursday at a square in front of the commercial complex Hibiya Chanter in Tokyo. Modeled on the Godzilla featured in “Shin Godzilla,” a blockbuster film from 2016, the bronze statue is 3 meters tall, including a...


Fewer tourists are visiting the US under Trump. Canadians didn't get the memo.

Special to The Washington Post. TORONTO - When President Donald Trump issued his first executive order banning nationals from majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States, some Canadians reacted by vowing to boycott traveling south of the border. Within days, Canadians of all stripes -...


Switzerland has key players primed to peak at World Cup

Greece Switzerland Soccer

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland can look forward to the World Cup with a mostly settled team at a prime age. Minutes after earning qualification in November, Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic was talking up his team’s chances in Russia. “We don’t really set limits for us,” Petkovic said after a playoff...


Turkey media baron to sell after long battle with President Erdogan

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Aydin Dogan, the 81-year-old billionaire whose control of the largest media group in Turkey put him in constant battle with the government, has begun talks to sell all of those assets to a group loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Dogan’s negotiations with Demiroren...

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