Injuries leave host Russia limping ahead of World Cup

Russia Key Issues

MOSCOW (AP) — With less than three months to go until the World Cup in Russia, the host nation’s players are dropping like flies. A spate of knee injuries this year has left the Russians hurrying to find cover at the back and trying to replace a key attacking threat. First, center back Georgy...


Service allows students to take virtual tours of prospective firms

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - Major information technology company Gree Inc. and IT systems firm Toyoda High System, based in Kariya, Japan, jointly launched a new service this month to help students experience a company tour via virtual reality (VR). The service allows students to...


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 -...


Romanian court says dead man can get driving license back

Romania Dead Man Walking

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back. A court in the northern city of Iasi on Thursday confirmed that Valerian Vasiliu...


Portugal sticks to winning formula from Euro 2016

Portugal Soccer Awards

Portugal has few unanswered questions going into the World Cup, with coach Fernando Santos sticking to most of the squad that won the European Championship two years ago. Santos hasn’t finalized his 23-player list, but he will be keeping the core of players who helped Portugal win its first major...


Chinese state media now with more Communist Party propaganda

China Politics Media

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened...


Malaysia police deny prejudice against Kim murder suspects

Malaysia North Korea

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian police investigator said Thursday the absence of four North Korean suspects believed to have orchestrated the killing of their leader’s half brother didn’t cause prejudice against the two women who are on trial. Defense lawyers say Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam...


Skulduggery in Pakistan's Senate races sets stage for chaotic general election

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISLAMABAD - In the past, Pakistan’s Senate has often functioned as a debating club with numerous perks, a grandiloquent echo chamber where little of substantive importance takes place. Its 104 members are elected to six-year terms by provincial legislators, a low-key...


NKorean sanctions evasions reveal Hong Kong's middleman role

Hong Kong North Korea Middleman Role

HONG KONG (AP) — In the dead of night last month, two tanker ships pulled alongside each other in the East China Sea. One was a North Korean vessel, the other was the Belize-flagged Wan Heng 11. Lights on both ships were blazing, arousing a Japanese spy plane’s suspicion they were carrying out a...


Peru president undone by corruption scandals he vowed to end

Peru Political Crisis

LIMA, Peru (AP) — He took office in 2016 as a political outsider boasting that his strong business credentials would buoy Peru’s economy while sweeping away endemic corruption. But with his offer of resignation, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski joins a long list of recent Peruvian presidents undone by...

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