WASHINGTON | Lille off to best French league start in more than 60 years

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And there’s fresh hope that the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lille off to best French league start in more than 60 years

NAIROBI, Kenya | Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

NAIROBI, Kenya— The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies. The survivor, an engineer, was found near the engine of the overturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

ROME | Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

ROME — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before … Continue reading ROME | Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

MILAN | Milan fashion defends supply chain as designers unveil wares

MILAN  — The talk off the Milan runway this season has been a perceived assault on Made-in-Italy’s integrity. The Italian Fashion Chamber issued a statement during Milan Fashion Week defending the system following a report by The New York Times on exploited workers in the luxury supply chain in the southern region of Puglia. The … Continue reading MILAN | Milan fashion defends supply chain as designers unveil wares

WARSAW, Poland | Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

WARSAW, Poland— Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland’s economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their state wages remain too law and have not been growing. … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

BLADENBORO, N.C. | Travel still dangerous amid flooding in parts North Carolina

BLADENBORO, N.C.— Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of “treacherous” floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others … Continue reading BLADENBORO, N.C. | Travel still dangerous amid flooding in parts North Carolina

MANCHESTER, England  | Wolves hold struggling Man U to 1-1 in EPL

MANCHESTER, England  — Nuno Espirito Santo put one over his mentor Jose Mourinho when promoted Wolverhampton held Manchester United to 1-1 at Old Trafford in the English Premier League on Saturday. Wolves manager Espirito Santo, who once played under the United coach at Porto, saw Mourinho’s team take the lead in the 18th minute when … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England  | Wolves hold struggling Man U to 1-1 in EPL

HOUSTON  | School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

HOUSTON  — A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that “You can’t count on a black quarterback” in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned. In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska Independent School District board, Lynn Redden says his comment posted earlier in the week on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page … Continue reading HOUSTON  | School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks