MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Pliskova eases into quarterfinals in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Karolina Pliskova continued her successful start to 2019 to advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the third consecutive year. Pliskova beat former No.1 Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-1 in a lopsided fourth-round match. It was the ninth straight … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Pliskova eases into quarterfinals in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia | Raonic beats racket-wrecking Zverev to reach Australian QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia — January 21, 2019— Alexander Zverev smashed his racket into the court eight consecutive times in frustration after he went 4-1 down in the second set against Milos Raonic. By that time it was all but over as Raonic rolled to a 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Raonic beats racket-wrecking Zverev to reach Australian QFs

KABUL, Afghanistan  | Taliban target military base, police center, killing 12

KABUL, Afghanistan  —January 21, 2019— A coordinated Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning killed at least 12 and wounded over 30 people, provincial officials said. Salem Asgherkhail, head of the area’s public health department, said that most of those killed in the attack in Maidan … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan  | Taliban target military base, police center, killing 12

MARAWI, Philippines | Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

MARAWI, Philippines —January 21, 2019—   Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants. The vote caps a tumultuous peace … Continue reading MARAWI, Philippines | Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan health official says at least 12 killed in Taliban attack on military base and police center in eastern province

KABUL, Afghanistan— January 21, 2019—  Afghan health official says at least 12 killed in Taliban attack on military base and police center in eastern province. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Bolton’s test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

WASHINGTON  —January 20, 2019— In President Donald Trump‘s Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It’s up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy. The mustachioed national security adviser developed a reputation as a bureaucratic bulldozer through more than three decades in and out of government. But the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bolton’s test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Raonic ends racket-smashing Zverev’s Aussie run

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 20, 2019—  The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Milos Raonic has beaten racket-smashing No. 4-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) on his fourth match point to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the fourth time. The big-serving Canadian had his serve broken in the opening … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Raonic ends racket-smashing Zverev’s Aussie run

SEOUL, South Korea | Further sexual abuse claimed in South Korean skating

SEOUL, South Korea—January 20, 2019—  More South Korean female skaters say they were sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, a group representing athletes disclosed Monday. Its announcement came as a growing #MeToo movement rocks … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Further sexual abuse claimed in South Korean skating