BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Argentina minister says country without means to rescue sub

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Argentine government acknowledged on Saturday that it lacked the proper technology to rescue the submarine found deep in the Atlantic that disappeared a year ago with 44 crew members aboard. Defense Minister Oscar Aguad said at a press conference that the navy lacks submersibles with “modern technology” capable of “verifying … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Argentina minister says country without means to rescue sub

LANSING, Mich. | GOP seeks last-ditch laws in states where its power slipped

LANSING, Mich.— With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas. In Michigan, where the GOP has held the levers of power for nearly eight years, Republican legislators want to water down … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | GOP seeks last-ditch laws in states where its power slipped

TAIPEI, Taiwan | ‘An Elephant Sitting Still’ wins top prize at Golden Horse

TAIPEI, Taiwan— “An Elephant Sitting Still” won the top prize Saturday night at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language version of the Oscars. The film, whose director, Hu Bo, committed suicide before its release, upset the highly touted martial-arts epic “Shadow,” by veteran director Zhang Yimou. Zhang won best director for “Shadow.” The Golden Horse … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | ‘An Elephant Sitting Still’ wins top prize at Golden Horse

WASHINGTON | Trump: Sending cleric to Turkey ‘not under consideration’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is “not under consideration.” Fethullah Gulen (FEH’-too-lah goo-LEN’) has lived for nearly 20 years in self-exile at an Islamic retreat in the Pocono Mountains. He denies the allegations made by the government of Turkish … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: Sending cleric to Turkey ‘not under consideration’

Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how political lines are drawn — and the stakes for … Continue reading Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Director Zhang Yimou wins Golden Horse Award for ‘Shadow’

TAIPEI, Taiwan— Veteran director Zhang Yimou won best director at the Chinese-language version of the Oscars on Saturday night in Taiwan for his monochrome historical epic, “Shadow.” The Golden Horse Awards honor films from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and other parts of the Chinese-speaking world, transcending political, cultural and geographic borders. This year’s judging … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Director Zhang Yimou wins Golden Horse Award for ‘Shadow’

ATLANTA | 10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams’ speech

ATLANTA— Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia‘s closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for “gross mismanagement” of a bitterly fought election. The speech Abrams delivered at her campaign … Continue reading ATLANTA | 10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams’ speech

LONDON | Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges

LONDON — Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. A group called “Extinction Rebellion” encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across the country. Metropolitan Police said emergency vehicles were hampered … Continue reading LONDON | Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges