Year after Kim's killing, suspected masterminds evade trial

Malaysia North Korea Assassination

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lost in the glare of North Korea’s missile launches, rhetorical...


Self-proclaimed 'icon' Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final...


Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing Men

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold. Truth is, the American generally considered the greatest female ski racer in history botched things in the upper half of the...


13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

Mexico Helicopter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 16, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor’s office said in a statement that five women, four men and three...


7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico appeared Saturday to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months ago. The Interior Department said in a statement...


Jordan's military says it foiled smuggling plot: report

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The state news agency Petra reports that Jordan’s military says it has foiled a plot to smuggle in weapons, drugs and terrorists by using an old pipeline linking the kingdom with Syria and Iraq. Saturday’s report says smugglers used a house near Jordan’s northern border and dug...


Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

Germany Security Conference

MUNICH (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the...


McMaster says evidence of Russian meddling is 'now really incontrovertible'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MUNICH - U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster acknowledged Saturday that evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was “incontrovertible” but said Moscow’s campaign to divide the West through subterfuge was failing. “It’s just not working,...


Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria’s state-run news agency reported Saturday. Jiwan Mohammed, a doctor at Afrin’s...


Son of Holocaust survivors confronts Polish leader over complicity bill

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MUNICH - Throughout the years, the annual Munich Security Conference has seen its fair share of encounters between representatives of nations who usually refrain from speaking to each other. After weeks of international debate over a controversial Holocaust complicity...


The Latest: Ex-Russian diplomat calls US charges 'fantasies'

Trump Russia Probe

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Russia’s former ambassador to the United States is dismissing detailed allegations of attempted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as “fantasies” rooted in domestic politics. Former...

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