WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s offer seems to face hard sell in Senate

WASHINGTON— Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The Senate’s majority leader says he’ll take action this coming week on President Donald Trump‘s proposal to end the partial government shutdown. But Trump’s plan seems to stand little chance of getting the 60 votes needed to move ahead in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s offer seems to face hard sell in Senate

LONDON | IRA dissidents suspected in Northern Ireland car bomb blast

LONDON—Jan 20, 2019—Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspect Irish Republican Army dissidents were behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested. The device was placed inside a hijacked delivery vehicle and exploded Saturday night as police, who had received a warning, … Continue reading LONDON | IRA dissidents suspected in Northern Ireland car bomb blast

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria— Jan 20, 2019—Syrian state media say air defenses repelled an Israeli air raid near the international airport south of Damascus on Sunday. Syrian state TV said the air defenses “prevented” the attack from achieving its goals. It said Israel fired six missiles on an area near Damascus International Airport, of which five were … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid near Damascus

BAMAKO, Mali | Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali

BAMAKO, Mali —Jan 20, 2019—Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali’s Kidal region, killing at least eight peackeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday. “The current toll is 8 blue helmets killed and several injured. The peacekeepers managed to neutralize some attackers and a prosecution was initiated against … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali

LONDON | Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum

LONDON—Jan 20, 2019—The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims have been buried at a Jewish cemetery after spending years in storage at a British museum. The Imperial War Museum found the ashes and bone fragments during a stock-taking last year. They had been given to the museum, along with other items from the Auschwitz concentration … Continue reading LONDON | Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum

DAVOS, Switzerland | With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

DAVOS, Switzerland —Jan 20, 2019—The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an “interesting discussion partner” at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the partial U.S. government shutdown scuttled those plans. Klaus Schwab says he saw Trump shortly before Christmas and heard he had … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

BEIRUT | Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees’ return

BEIRUT—Jan 20, 2019— Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories. President Michel Aoun told the opening session that Lebanon is overwhelmed by the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees’ return

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | Her knees in pain, Vonn considering immediate retirement

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy—Jan 20, 2019— Lindsey Vonn may have skied her last race. After failing to finish a World Cup super-G on Sunday as she battles pain in both of her knees, Vonn said immediate retirement “is a possibility but I’m emotional right now. I have to really think clearly about that. It’s not a … Continue reading CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | Her knees in pain, Vonn considering immediate retirement