WASHINGTON | Trump says trade deal with China ‘could very well happen’

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019—As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight. Trump tells reporters that “we’ve really had a very extraordinary number of meetings and a deal could very well … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says trade deal with China ‘could very well happen’

WASHINGTON | Trump expected to make new shutdown offer to Democrats

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. Democrats have previously rejected such a deal and it was not clear whether … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump expected to make new shutdown offer to Democrats

HELSINKI | Norway detains Russian suspected in stabbing, terror plot

HELSINKI —Jan 19, 2019— A Norwegian court has ordered a 20-year-old Russian man detained for four weeks ahead of a trial for allegedly stabbing a woman at a supermarket and plotting a terror attack. The Oslo District Court issued the ruling Saturday after the stabbing Thursday at the Kiwi grocery store in downtown Oslo. The … Continue reading HELSINKI | Norway detains Russian suspected in stabbing, terror plot

PARIS | French yellow vests protest despite Macron’s outreach

PARIS —Jan 19, 2019—Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. In Paris, about 8,000 protesters started their march at the Invalides monument in Paris, home to Napoleon’s tomb, to remember … Continue reading PARIS | French yellow vests protest despite Macron’s outreach

MOSCOW | Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

MOSCOW— Jan 19, 2019—A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won’t say more about the matter. Anastasia Vashukevich made the statement in a Moscow court that … Continue reading MOSCOW | Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

JOHANNESBURG | US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

JOHANNESBURG—Jan 19, 2019—The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Saturday near Jilib in Middle Juba region. The U.S. says Somali forces had come under attack by a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

LA PAZ, Bolivia | Bus collision in Bolivia leaves at least 22 dead, 37 injured

LA PAZ, Bolivia —Jan 19, 2019—Police in Bolivia say a head-on highway collision between two buses has killed at least 22 people and injured 37 others. The accident occurred Saturday on the road to Challapata, a town about 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the main city of La Paz. Col. Freddy Betancur, commander of the … Continue reading LA PAZ, Bolivia | Bus collision in Bolivia leaves at least 22 dead, 37 injured