MALE, Maldives | The Latest: Maldives’ president concedes election loss

MALE, Maldives — The Latest on the Maldives presidential election (all times local): 1 p.m. The Maldives’ strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday’s election to his challenger. Gayoom said at a news conference televised live from the capital, Male: “I know I have to step down now.” The election commission has … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | The Latest: Maldives’ president concedes election loss

WASHINGTON | Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough

WASHINGTON— Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won’t be enough. And while support for Trump is near unwavering in the heartland, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough

WASHINGTON | Congress set to fund government, but not Trump’s wall

WASHINGTON— Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there’s one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his frustration at the lack of money for his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress set to fund government, but not Trump’s wall

WASHINGTON | New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON — A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. The new accusation landed late Sunday in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

BEIJING | China hikes tariffs on US imports

BEIJING — China has raised tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports in an escalation of their fight over technology policy following a deadline for President Donald Trump‘s latest increase. The General Administration of Customs said it started collecting additional taxes of 5 to 10 percent on a list of thousands of American goods at … Continue reading BEIJING | China hikes tariffs on US imports

CANBERRA, Australia | French boat to rescue injured Indian sailor from yacht

CANBERRA, Australia — A French ship was expected to rescue an Indian sailor on Monday who was injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean during a round-the-world solo yacht race, an official said. The fisheries patrol boat Osiris has been heading the 740 kilometers (460 miles) to Abhilash Tomy since his yacht Thuriya lost its … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | French boat to rescue injured Indian sailor from yacht

Emotional weekend in Texas, Detroit

It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball’s distinguished sluggers. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers’ home finale Sunday. The star third baseman’s future is uncertain, but the fans showed their appreciation in case this turns out to be his final season. There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where … Continue reading Emotional weekend in Texas, Detroit

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | Senegal, Nigeria end Africa’s drought at Women’s World Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain— It was a historic day for African teams in the Women’s Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament. “It’s a historic win and we’ve broken … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | Senegal, Nigeria end Africa’s drought at Women’s World Cup