BERLIN | Reinvented legacy: Nazi’s paintings fund foundation for Jews

BERLIN —Jan 21, 2019—When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler’s chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, she was only sure of one thing: she didn’t want them. Despite determining they probably hadn’t been looted from Jews during World War II, she wanted their legacy to somehow benefit others. So she … Continue reading BERLIN | Reinvented legacy: Nazi’s paintings fund foundation for Jews

NEW YORK | ‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

NEW YORK—Jan 21, 2019—John Travolta‘s John Gotti biopic “Gotti” has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earned a nod for worst actor. In nominations announced Monday, “Gotti,” the Will Ferrell comedy “Holmes & Watson,” conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” and the R-rated … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Jan 21, 2019—Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they’ve done for the better part of two decades. Make plays when the game is on the line. The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots downfield in overtime, surgically converting a trio of third-and-10s, and gave Rex Burkhead … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Halep takes Serena Williams to a 3rd set

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Top-ranked Simona Halep has taken 23-time major winner Serena Williams to a third set in their fourth-round match at the Australian Open. Williams won the first set 6-1 in 20 minutes before Halep rallied to win the second … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Halep takes Serena Williams to a 3rd set

PARIS | France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

PARIS—Jan 21, 2019—Four people are going on trial in Paris over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. The defendants at the trial starting Monday include two former executives of French company Spanghero, accused of various fraud charges. The executives deny intentional … Continue reading PARIS | France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

BEIRUT | Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds

BEIRUT—Jan 21, 2019—Qatar has announced that it will invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds to support the Mediterranean country’s struggling economy. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani made the announcement in comments to Qatar’s state news agency. Monday’s announcement came a day after Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made … Continue reading BEIRUT | Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds

BAGHDAD | Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani

BAGHDAD—Jan 21, 2019—Iraq is mourning the loss of a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild her country’s leading museum in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion in 2003. Lamia al-Gailani, who died on Friday at the age of 80, was one of Iraq’s first women to excavate the country’s rich archaeological heritage. Friends, colleagues, and cultural … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani

BEIJING | China says doctor behind gene edited babies acted on his own

BEIJING—Jan 21, 2019—A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that investigators in the … Continue reading BEIJING | China says doctor behind gene edited babies acted on his own