7.1 magnitude quake kills 120 as buildings crumble in Mexico

Mexico Earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing at least 120 people as buildings...


The Latest: Kurdish delegation goes to Baghdad ahead of vote

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 7:45 p.m. An Iraqi government spokesman says a delegation from the country’s Kurdish region will travel to Baghdad ahead of the controversial referendum on Kurdish independence planned for Monday. Saad al-Hadithi says Iraqi...


Relatives keep vigil amid search for Mexico quake survivors

APTOPIX Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Survivors were still being pulled from the rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretched into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Mexico’s federal police said several...


Singapore seen as top spot to launch global cyber attacks

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Singapore has overtaken nations including the U.S., Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The company, whose software tracks an average of eight to 10 million...


Broad support for Duterte drug war in Philippines, Pew finds

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. More than three-quarters of Filipinos support President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, despite thousands of deaths and international condemnation over alleged rights abuses, a Pew Research Center poll has found. Some 78 percent of Filipinos approve of Duterte’s handling of the...


May fleshes out Brexit blueprint in bid to revive negotiations

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Prime Minister Theresa May proposed for the first time to pay to maintain trading links with the European Union for up to two years beyond Brexit as she laid out her most detailed ever blueprint for a deal. Speaking in Florence, Italy, May said the U.K. stood willing to cover...


The Latest: NY governor flies to Puerto Rico to see damage

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 11:55 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to the Caribbean for the second time in a week to get a firsthand look at hurricane damage. The Democrat departed from JFK Airport on Friday morning for Puerto Rico....


The Latest: UN official says 7 million Yemenis get food aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 11:52 a.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August, “helping to avert potential famine.” Mark Lowcock told a...


Young and to the left? Not in Germany

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MAGDEBURG, Germany - Their parents grew up in a Germany divided against itself but on a continent coming together after mind-boggling violence. Their older cousins went to university and started working in the 1990s, a holiday from history as the economy became global,...


Puffer fish on auction

(c) 2017, The Yomiuri Shimbun. STANDALONE PHOTO: The first winning bids for this season’s Japanese puffer fish reached as much as about $85 a pound at the Haedomari Market in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sept. 22, 2017. The market is known for having Japan’s largest trade volume of the...


German politics has become a beacon of stability compared with the United States

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - When the United States headed to the polls in November, German newspapers followed the divisive campaign breathlessly for weeks. Almost a year later, however, the country’s own election is attracting much less interest. On Thursday - four days before the...

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