World

Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea, EU in Geneva to talk auto tariffs

By The Canadian Press Sun., July 29, 2018 OTTAWA—Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto-producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States. Japan and the European Union organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice […]

World

Second firefighter killed battling blaze near California’s Yosemite National Park

REDDING, CALIF.—Authorities say a second firefighter has died fighting a huge blaze near California’s Yosemite National Park. Mike Theune, a spokesman for the so-called Ferguson Fire, says the firefighter was treated for injuries at the scene Sunday but died before he could be hospitalized. Theune says the firefighter was part of a crew removing brush […]

World

Palestinian teen activist Ahed al-Tamimi released from Israeli prison

By Erin CunninghamThe Washington Post Sun., July 29, 2018 NABI SALEH, WEST BANK—Palestinian youth activist Ahed al-Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison on Sunday after serving an eight-month sentence on assault and incitement charges and arrived home to a hero’s welcome. Tamimi, whose December arrest drew international attention, tearfully embraced relatives as a crowd […]

World

Trump accuses journalists of putting ‘lives of many’ in peril after New York Times publisher statement

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his feud with the news media on Sunday, accusing journalists of being unpatriotic and endangering lives after the publisher of the New York Times disclosed that he had warned Trump recently that his inflammatory rhetoric about the media could lead to violence. Trump — who has made “fake news” a […]

World

Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

MATI, GREECE—Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century. Before the national fire service updated the official number of fatalities, it […]

World

Donald Trump makes 100 false claims for second consecutive week

WASHINGTON – Until this month, U.S. President Donald Trump had not made more than 60 false claims in any single week of his presidency. He has now made 100 false claims in each of the last two weeks. After shattering his old record by uttering an astonishing 103 false claims two weeks ago, an average […]

World

Thai officials say oxygen line is priority for trapped boys in cave after rescuer dies

By Tassanee VejpongsaThe Associated PressKaweewit Kaewjinda Fri., July 6, 2018 MAE SAI, THAILAND—The rescuers trying to help a youth soccer team stranded in a Thai cave suffered a disheartening loss Friday with the death of a former SEAL diving in the flooded passageways to deliver supplies, as authorities raced against worsening weather and lessening oxygen […]

World

China accuses Trump of igniting ‘biggest trade war in economic history’ as U.S. tariffs take effect

BEIJING—The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday and Beijing announced it was retaliating against American goods in a technology dispute between the world’s two biggest economies that President Donald Trump says he is prepared to escalate. Washington imposed 25 per cent tariffs on $34 billion (U.S.) worth of Chinese imports, a first step […]

World

Man working to rescue Thai boys trapped in cave dead from lack of oxygen, authorities say

By The Associated Press Fri., July 6, 2018 MAE SAI, THAILAND—A Thai navy diver working as part of the effort to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave died Friday from lack of oxygen, underscoring risks of extracting the team. The rescuer, a former Thai SEAL, was working in a […]

World

Japan executes cult leader behind 1995 subway gas attack

The leader of a cult in Japan whose followers released deadly gas in the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and injuring thousands, was executed Friday, Japanese media reported. The cult leader, Shoko Asahara, was one of 13 people sentenced to death in connection with the attack. He was hanged Friday morning along with […]