LAREDO, Texas | Relatives: Texas victims more than the troubles they endured

LAREDO, Texas— Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn’t home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had. All of these women, bound by difficulties in life, met an eerily similar death: They were shot in the … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Relatives: Texas victims more than the troubles they endured

LONDON | Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020

LONDON— Producers of the James Bond films say Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next instalment in the spy thriller series, replacing Danny Boyle. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig announced Thursday that Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on Feb. 14, … Continue reading LONDON | Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020

MANILA, Philippinep | New landslide kills at least 6, buries houses in Philippines

MANILA, Philippinep — A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 10 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent cellphone text messages pleading for help. The avalanche surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city in … Continue reading MANILA, Philippinep | New landslide kills at least 6, buries houses in Philippines

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch police: 4 children killed in crash between train, bike

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch police say four children have been killed and two people seriously injured in a collision between a train and a cargo bike. The accident Thursday morning happened on a railway line in the town of Oss 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Amsterdam. Further details were not immediately available about … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch police: 4 children killed in crash between train, bike

TOKYO | Japan’s Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his long-sought revision to Japan’s U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution, although the hurdles remain high … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

SALZBURG, Austria | Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

SALZBURG, Austria — Austria urged its European Union partners Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge. Kurz, whose country currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, and EU Council President Donald Tusk visited Cairo over the weekend … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

LAS VEGAS | Vulnerable US senator welcomes Trump in tight Nevada race

LAS VEGAS — Republicans’ chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states like Texas have tightened, but the party’s most vulnerable member insists he’s bullish about his re-election. The Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never lost an election. He’s now … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Vulnerable US senator welcomes Trump in tight Nevada race