TOKYO | Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

TOKYO—Jan 24, 2019— Japanese whalers are discussing plans ahead of their July 1 resumption of commercial hunting along the northeastern coasts for the first time in three decades. Their preparation follows Japan’s decision in December to leave the International Whaling Commission, abandoning hope of gaining support within the organization that has largely become a home … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia | Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia —Jan 24, 2019—An Indonesian woman jointly accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea‘s leader won an appeal Thursday to obtain witness statements given to police as part of her defense. Prosecutors said they will challenge the Appeal Court’s ruling in the nation’s top court. The High Court in August found … Continue reading PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia | Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

MELBOURNE, Australia | Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 24, 2019—Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she’s suddenly on the verge of a second consecutive major championship. And the No. 1 ranking, too. Osaka moved one victory away from adding the Australian Open … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Russian officials condemn Venezuela protests

CARACAS, Venezuela— Jan 24, 2019—The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4 a.m. Russian officials and senior lawmakers have reacted angrily to opposition protests in Venezuela that support opposition leader Juan Guaido‘s claim to the presidency. Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the information committee at the Federation Council, on Thursday called Guaido’s … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Russian officials condemn Venezuela protests

CARSON CITY, Nev. | Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

CARSON CITY, Nev.—Jan 24, 2019— Nervous neighbors were burning lights at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame on a 19-year-old from El Salvador said to be in the U.S. illegally. Residents also were on edge about an hour’s drive north, … Continue reading CARSON CITY, Nev. | Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Jan 24, 2019—What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 34: WHAT’S NEW The showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald Trump said he would wait until after the partial government shutdown to address Congress and the nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn an invitation for … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: US Open champ Osaka into Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 24, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 6: 07 p.m. U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has reached back-to-back major finals with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open semifinals. The 21-year-old Osaka will play another Czech, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, for the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: US Open champ Osaka into Australian Open final