ROME | Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

ROME—Jan 20, 2019—A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven’t succeeded. Another vessel crowded with panicking migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent, separate appeal for help in the … Continue reading ROME | Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

CAIRO | Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

CAIRO—Jan 20, 2019— Egyptian security forces say they’ve killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. They said on Sunday that their offensive involved clashes with Islamic militants in desert areas outside the city of el-Arish, adding that the extremists had intended … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

SKOPJE, Macedonia —Jan 20, 2019—Macedonia’s government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country. The government said in a statement Sunday that the measure is to “shorten the time of exposure of students … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

WARSAW, Poland | Polish PM calls for respect in public life after mayor slain

WARSAW, Poland—Jan 20, 2019—Poland’s conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on politicians and public figures to make the public debate more respectful after the slaying of Gdansk city mayor which raised calls for national reconciliation. Morawiecki said Sunday that the death of Pawel Adamowicz was a “great evil” that should be turned into something … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish PM calls for respect in public life after mayor slain

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | ‘Time to say goodbye’: Vonn in too much pain to continue

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy—Jan 20, 2019—What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier’s surgically repaired knees simply don’t let her apply the power she requires to win races anymore. The pain is too severe; the psychological impact too much to bear; her pride too great. No … Continue reading CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | ‘Time to say goodbye’: Vonn in too much pain to continue

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Kenyan president congratulates Congo poll winner

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s election results (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Kenya’s president is adding his congratulations to Congo’s president-elect, Felix Tshisekedi, as a growing number of African leaders accept the official results of the disputed election. President Uhuru Kenyatta in a post on Twitter tells Tshisekedi that “Your victory … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Kenyan president congratulates Congo poll winner

PARIS | Kenzo explores designer’s roots at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS —Jan 20, 2019— Psychedelic Peruvian paintings covered panel upon panel of Kenzo’s fall menswear show that celebrated of one of the designer’s fascinating Chinese-Peruvian heritage. Here are some highlights of Sunday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week. KENZO DESIGNER’S ROOTS The set, painted by artist Pablo Amaringo, evoked scenes inspired by the hallucinogenic Amazonian “ayahuasca” … Continue reading PARIS | Kenzo explores designer’s roots at Paris Fashion Week

BOSTON | Major winter storm wreaks havoc on travel

BOSTON —Jan 20, 2019— A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. Nearly 5,000 flights were canceled Sunday around the country, with Boston … Continue reading BOSTON | Major winter storm wreaks havoc on travel