Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


UK's May urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams UK

Belgium EU Summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia for not respecting international rules or borders, while Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy in its investigation of the poisoning of a former spy. Amid heated words and...


Strikes in France disrupt rail, air service in opening shot against Macron's labor plans

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - Railway workers and air traffic controllers led strikes across France on Thursday, opening a bitter showdown over labor overhauls sought by French President Emmanuel Macron. The strikes - which disrupted travel across the country - signal a critical test for...


Even after Brexit, the UK will rely on Europe to print its passports

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - In the wake of Brexit, Brits were promised their new blue passports would be “iconic.” They got ironic instead. Yes, Britain may have voted to leave the European Union. But a Franco-Dutch company will likely be producing its post-Brexit passports, according...


Japan said to ask China to loan more pandas

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - The Japanese government has asked the Chinese government to loan Japan more giant pandas, it has been learned. Amid the growing popularity of the giant panda cub Xiang Xiang, who is on public view at Ueno Zoo in Taito Ward, Tokyo, the Japanese government...


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 -...


The Latest: Turkey PM says 3 soldiers killed in Afrin blast


BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Turkey’s prime minister says three Turkish soldiers were killed in an explosion in the northern Syrian town of Afrin during a mission to clear it of explosives believed to have been left behind by retreating Syrian...


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...

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