WASHINGTON | Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in coming days

WASHINGTON  — An upcoming administration report about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may put President Donald Trump in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally in the Middle East. “We’ll be having a very full report over the next … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in coming days

LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote ‘not for today’

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says another referendum on Britain and the European Union is “an option for the future” — but not today. The Labour Party leader also panned British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit agreement with the EU, calling it a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote ‘not for today’

Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women than ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, and almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 880 applicants endorsed by 281 U.S. colleges and universities … Continue reading Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women than ever

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Ousted Sri Lankan PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister’s party urged Facebook to safeguard the identity of its supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country’s “illegal” government can lead to a crackdown against the users. In a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the United National Party said … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Ousted Sri Lankan PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

HELSINKI | Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

HELSINKI  — Finland’s president says that he briefed U.S. President Donald Trump amid the California wildfires on how the Nordic country effectively monitors its substantial forest resources with a well-working surveillance system. President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview published Sunday in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he told Trump during their brief meeting in Paris … Continue reading HELSINKI | Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

VATICAN CITY | Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

VATICAN CITY  — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Francis invited about 6,000 poor people and volunteers who help him in … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | 1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose refrain had been “bring it home” as he recounted … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | 1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes

Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women that ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, and almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 880 applicants endorsed by 281 U.S. colleges and universities … Continue reading Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women that ever