BERLIN | Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

BERLIN — Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction. The three separate stabbings took place late Thursday and all the women are still in the hospital being treated for their injuries. Authorities said Sunday … Continue reading BERLIN | Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

LISBON, Portugal | 4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopter

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country’s medical emergency service crashed. Portugal’s National Institute of Medical Emergencies says Sunday that the helicopter went down Saturday in the Serra de Pias hills east of Porto while it was returning to base after transporting a patient. The two … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | 4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopter

VATICAN CITY | Pope hopes new UN global pact sparks compassion for migrants

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is expressing hope that the new U.N. global pact on safe, orderly migration spurs solidarity toward migrants. He told the faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that the non-binding accord serves as a reference point for the international community, which he hopes will act with “responsibility, solidarity and compassion … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope hopes new UN global pact sparks compassion for migrants

BERLIN | Germany sees notable drop in asylum applications in 2018

BERLIN— The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants. The Bild newspaper reported Sunday on a preliminary report it obtained showing about 166,000 asylum applications will have been filed by year’s end, including 30,000 babies born to migrants in Germany. That’s down … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany sees notable drop in asylum applications in 2018

LA VILLA, Italy | Hirscher dominates to take first-run lead in Alta Badia GS

LA VILLA, Italy — Seven-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher dominated the first run of the Alta Badia giant slalom Sunday. The Austrian led Matts Olsson of Sweden by 0.94 seconds with Marco Odermatt of Switzerland third, 1.00 behind, on the challenging Gran Risa course. Odermatt’s performance with the No. 27 bib showed … Continue reading LA VILLA, Italy | Hirscher dominates to take first-run lead in Alta Badia GS

BEIJING | Executive’s arrest, security worries stymie Huawei’s reach

BEIJING  — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which … Continue reading BEIJING | Executive’s arrest, security worries stymie Huawei’s reach

MOSCOW | New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

MOSCOW — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai have voted for a new governor after previous election was tainted by fraud. The result of the region’s gubernatorial election in September was annulled after a candidate representing the ruling United Russia party suddenly surged to victory in the final tallies. Four candidates … Continue reading MOSCOW | New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

NAACP News: “Going Home” – NAACP delegation visits Ghana ahead of “Year of Return, Thana 2019” project

BALTIMORE, MD – Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, and Eris Sims, NAACP Chief of Staff, visited the West African country of Ghana, ahead of preparations for “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” project, a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia … Continue reading NAACP News: “Going Home” – NAACP delegation visits Ghana ahead of “Year of Return, Thana 2019” project