MOSCOW | Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

MOSCOW — Jan 22, 2019— A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been released from detention pending trial. Anastasia Vashukevich, who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, was arrested last February in connection with a sex training … Continue reading MOSCOW | Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

PARIS | France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

PARIS —Jan 22, 2019—France’s national weather agency Meteo France said Tuesday that a large part of the country is on alert for dangerous levels of snow and ice and urged people to limit their movement. The area includes 24 departments in northern and central France, and in the Paris area. Meteo France has issued an … Continue reading PARIS | France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Jan 22, 2019—Talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats in Sweden — considered a preparation for an upcoming U.S.-Korea summit, have ended, an official with the independent think tank that co-hosted the meeting said Tuesday. Stephanie Blenckner of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, that focuses on research … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

CAIRO | Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits

CAIRO—Jan 22, 2019—Sudanese authorities have cracked down on Arabic-language foreign media working inside the country, news channels said, as major protests against President Omar al-Bashir enter their second month. Qatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera said that its correspondents in Sudan had their work permits withdrawn by security officials, while its Saudi competitor Al Arabiya said … Continue reading CAIRO | Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin man uses ax on his property after spat over toys

MADISON, Wis.— Jan 22, 2019—Wisconsin police say a 34-year-old man who thought his wife damaged his action figures retaliated by taking an ax to the family’s car, television and laptop in the house. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the man called police just after 10 p.m. Sunday and told them he had too much … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin man uses ax on his property after spat over toys

ROUND LAKE PARK, Ill. | Illinois man accused of letting 11-year-old drive to school

ROUND LAKE PARK, Ill.—Jan 22, 2019—An arrest warrant has been issued for a northern Illinois man who police say allowed an 11-year-old relative to drive herself to school in a stolen rental car while he rode along. The Lake County News-Sun reports that employees at a Round Lake Park elementary school saw the girl pull … Continue reading ROUND LAKE PARK, Ill. | Illinois man accused of letting 11-year-old drive to school

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | The Latest: ‘Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ tie for most Oscar noms

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Jan 22, 2019— The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, which are being announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” have led all films with 10 … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | The Latest: ‘Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ tie for most Oscar noms

NEW YORK | Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA score Oscar music nods

NEW YORK—Jan 22, 2019— Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s Top 10 pop hits are nominated for best original song at the Academy Awards. Gaga’s “Shallow” from “A Star is Born,” co-written by Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, is up for the prize, while Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars” from “Black Panther” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA score Oscar music nods