ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist. Anadolu Agency reported early Sunday that Yigit Aksakoglu, who works at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, has been arrested. Aksakoglu is also the country representative of … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

BASRA, Iraq | Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

BASRA, Iraq — Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra. Wissam al-Ghrawi was a prominent figure in demonstrations in recent months demanding clean water and reliable electricity in the southern Iraqi city. Basra province generates … Continue reading BASRA, Iraq | Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Ousted Sri Lanka PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister’s party is urging Facebook to safeguard the identity of the party’s supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country’s illegal government can lead to a crackdown against the users. In a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Ousted Sri Lanka PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | Pacific summit ends with no communique as China-US differ

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea— An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers the U.S. and China. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences on the role of the World … Continue reading PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | Pacific summit ends with no communique as China-US differ

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Interpol meets to select new president after China’s arrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Interpol member-states are gathering in Dubai to select a new president after the agency’s former leader was detained in China. Meng Hongwei— who was China’s vice minister of public security while also leading Interpol — went missing while on a trip to China in September. It later emerged that the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Interpol meets to select new president after China’s arrest

PULLMAN, Wash. | Minshew’s 7 TDs lead No. 8 Washington St over Arizona 69-28

PULLMAN, Wash. — Gardner Minshew threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and No. 8 Washington State routed Arizona 69-28 on Saturday night, continuing the Cougars’ longshot bid for the College Football Playoff. Washington State (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) raced out to a 55-14 lead at halftime and was not seriously threatened on the … Continue reading PULLMAN, Wash. | Minshew’s 7 TDs lead No. 8 Washington St over Arizona 69-28

BOISE, Idaho | Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

BOISE, Idaho — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said. US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte “Alex” Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the … Continue reading BOISE, Idaho | Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

FRANKFURT, Germany | Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

FRANKFURT, Germany — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both limping in the polls, are looking for common approaches to Donald Trump and fixing the flaws in the euro currency. Macron speaks in the German parliament Sunday on an annual day of remembrance for victims of war and dictatorship, a week after … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro