PARIS | Strong police presence in Paris before planned protests

PARIS — A strong police presence has deployed in Paris before planned demonstrations by the “yellow vest” protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous violet protests and rioting. Security forces in riot gear were deployed Saturday morning around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and boarded … Continue reading PARIS | Strong police presence in Paris before planned protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment. Rajapaksa signed his letter of resignation Saturday, flanked by lawmakers of his party and blessed by Buddhist and other religious leaders in the presence of media. It is not immediately clear if … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

KATOWICE, Poland | UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

KATOWICE, Poland— Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them. Diplomats and ministers prepared for a closing meeting at noon Saturday, a day past the original deadline, but … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

NAIROBI, Kenya | Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

NAIROBI, Kenya— A third day of protests began Saturday in Somalia over the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. Officials said at least eight people have been killed so far as angry supporters take to the streets. The African … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

NAIROBI, Kenya | AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabab arrest

NAIROBI, Kenya — The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says it had no part in the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. The statement released overnight called for “utmost restraint” after several deaths were reported in the gunfire-fueled … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabab arrest

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Curry, Thompson help Warriors beat Kings 130-125

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Klay Thompson made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry added four free throws down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors ended the game on a big run after a sluggish start to the fourth quarter, beating the Sacramento Kings 130-125 on Friday night. Curry finished with 35 points, … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Curry, Thompson help Warriors beat Kings 130-125

PORTLAND, Ore | Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard had 24 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a two-game slide with a confidence-boosting 128-122 victory over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-high 13, including three key 3-pointers at the start of the fourth quarter. Both were … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122