PARIS | The Latest: Paris police arrest dozens during protests

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 3 p.m. Belgian police say a man has died after he crashed his car into a truck at a protesters’ roadblock on the Franco-Belgian border. The accident brings to seven the number of protest-related deaths since a wave of anti-government yellow vest demonstrations began sweeping … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Paris police arrest dozens during protests

LONDON | British zoo fire prompts evacuation of visitors

LONDON — A British zoo says a fire has broken out at one of its enclosures and that visitors are being evacuated. Chester Zoo has tweeted Saturday that its teams are working to move all animals away from the blaze, which firefighters are working to extinguish. Images of the zoo on the BBC showed thick … Continue reading LONDON | British zoo fire prompts evacuation of visitors

SAQQARA, Egypt | Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

SAQQARA, Egypt— Egypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced the find at the site of the tomb in Saqqara, just west of Cairo, which is also home to the famed … Continue reading SAQQARA, Egypt | Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

MOSCOW | Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine

MOSCOW  — Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway. Police say the officer found the mine alongside the highway and sustained injuries after it exploded. A passerby on the highway saw the injured officer and stopped to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine

BEIRUT | US Official: ‘End days’ nearing for Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT — A U.S. military official says fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria “is going very well.” Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S.-led Coalition, comments on Saturday came a day after the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured the town of Hajin, the largest urban area controlled … Continue reading BEIRUT | US Official: ‘End days’ nearing for Islamic State in Syria

WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s ruling conservatives strike strong pro-EU tone

WARSAW, Poland  — Poland’s prime minister and other leaders of the ruling conservative party, long seen as euroskeptic, set a strongly pro-European tone at a party convention. The convention Saturday was held under the slogan “Poland Heart of Europe.” It comes after local elections this fall gave the party, Law and Justice, a severe battering … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s ruling conservatives strike strong pro-EU tone

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Gisin flown to hospital after crashing in World Cup downhill

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy— Swiss skier Marc Gisin was hospitalized Saturday following a nasty crash in a World Cup downhill. The 30-year-old Gisin lost control before a jump midway down the Saslong course on Saturday, flew into the air and landed awkwardly on his side and back. He was lying motionless on the course … Continue reading SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Gisin flown to hospital after crashing in World Cup downhill

WASHINGTON | Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

WASHINGTON  — Nothing says, “Is it over yet?” quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can’t come soon enough, even for its own members. There’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup