Cleric behind bombing in Indonesian capital goes on trial

Indonesia Radical Cleric

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A key ideologue for Islamic State militants in Indonesia went on trial...


Injured Alpine ski racers miss years, not days, at a time

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Just the thought of being at the Olympics on Tuesday made Swiss ski racer Lara Gut smile broadly, and that had nothing to do with it being the last opportunity to train for the downhill, an event in which she earned a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games. No, the reason for...


Once again, US will meet Canada for women's hockey gold

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. Four-time defending champion Canada will be waiting for them. The Americans had a 5-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals, a score that Canada matched against the...


Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months after a nasty fall during practice sent him to a...


Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech while on 'unofficial' business trip to India

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is making what’s been dubbed an unofficial visit to India to promote his family’s real estate projects. But he’s also planning to deliver a foreign policy speech on Indo-Pacific relations at an event with...


KFC restaurants in the UK have a problem. They don't have chicken.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants.” So said an announcement Saturday that tried to find humor in KFC’s chicken shortage, which has prompted the fast-food chain to temporarily close hundreds of its restaurants in the United Kingdom. KFC said...


Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

Jordan Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters. The warning sets up a potential...


'A nightmare': Banker tells tale of Latvian corruption

Europe Latvia Corruption

LONDON (AP) — Latvia’s top banking official explained the “rules of the game” for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month. An international complaint filed by Latvian...


Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Britain KFC No Chicken

LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken. The company apologized to customers, blaming “teething problems” with its new delivery partner, DHL. KFC first apologized for the...


Deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan leave street cleaners with a gruesome task

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KABUL - When Yar Mohammad Mohammadi joined the municipal street cleaning crew here over a decade ago, he was expecting some unpleasant tasks. But nothing prepared him for the grim debris he encountered after a bloody bombing in central Kabul last month. “We found...


The Latest: Norway wins 2 gold, Canada and Germany share 1

Pyeongchang Olympics-8

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Canada set up yet another gold medal game against the United States in women’s hockey, and had to share an Olympic title with Germany after a tie in the two-man bobsled.Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and...

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