LONDON | UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union wouldn’t work. May is battling to win over rebels in her own ranks and save her leadership, with two Cabinet ministers quitting and other … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ a favorite at Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI, Taiwan— The Chinese-language version of the Oscars is being held Saturday night in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, with veteran director Zhang Yimou‘s monochrome historical epic “Shadow” a leading contender for best picture. The Golden Horse Awards honor films from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and other parts of the Chinese-speaking world, transcending political, cultural and … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ a favorite at Golden Horse Awards

BANGKOK | Experts weigh the record of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal

BANGKOK — After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia‘s Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group’s heinous actions. Was it worth it? These kinds of proceedings don’t run cheap. … Continue reading BANGKOK | Experts weigh the record of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— A rocket has blasted off from Virginia with space station supplies, the second shipment in two days. Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn Saturday. The Russian Space Agency launched its own load of supplies to the International Space Station on Friday, just 15 hours earlier. The U.S. … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

SUNRISE, Fla. | Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

SUNRISE, Fla.  — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission didn’t pass any specific recommendations Friday at its latest gathering to consider the Feb. 14 … Continue reading SUNRISE, Fla. | Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla.— NASCAR’s driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Busch, the 2004 champion, is seemingly on his way out … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

Former investigator calls WADA’s Russia decision ‘cowardly’

At the same time the World Anti-Doping Agency announced changes to its governance structure, the agency’s former lead investigator wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia‘s suspended anti-doping agency came via a “cowardly” process that betrayed clean athletes. Jack Robertson, who led the initial WADA … Continue reading Former investigator calls WADA’s Russia decision ‘cowardly’

PARIS | French drivers to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes

PARIS— Drivers in France are planning to block roads across the country to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters pledge to target tollbooths, roundabouts and the bypass that rings Paris on Saturday. The government is preparing to send police to remove protesters and threatening fines. The taxes … Continue reading PARIS | French drivers to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes