The Latest: Activists say airstrike on IS-run jail kills 42


BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the White House saying it has “potential” evidence that Syria’s government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Syrian activists say an airstrike targeting an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria has killed at least 42 prisoners....


EU announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BRUSSELS - The European Union’s antitrust chief announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, saying that the powerful company illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping website. The fine is the largest the European Union has ever levied...


Vietnamese dissident recounts forced deportation to France

Vietnam France Dissident

PARIS (AP) — A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger. Pham Minh Hoang, a 61-year-old math lecturer, recounted his arrest and deportation in a...


Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. Most of Takata’s assets will be bought by rival...


Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

APTOPIX Colombia Boat Sinking

GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters...


Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

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BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror....


Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

Pakistan Deadly Fire

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the death toll from a massive fuel truck fire the previous day has risen to 157 as four more of the victims died overnight. The truck was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost...


Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo released from prison on medical grounds

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SEOUL, South Korea - China’s only Nobel Peace Prize winner and famed dissident Liu Xiaobo was released Monday from prison on medical grounds to treat his liver cancer, family friends and colleagues told The Washington Post. Liu, 61, who participated in the 1989 pro-...


Hundreds missing in eastern Ukraine's dirty war

Special To The Washington Post. KIEV, Ukraine - On a warm afternoon in Ukraine’s breakaway east, as the front line rumbled with only occasional shellfire, Stanislav Aseev, a 27-year-old undercover journalist, was heading home to Donetsk. Many of his colleagues had long since fled the industrial,...


China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison

China Crown Trial

SHANGHAI (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the company and an Australian official said. Nineteen defendants, including three Australians from the...

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