WASHINGTON | Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging?

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security. It was unclear whether the developments, following days of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging?

WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with North Korea

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019—President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very well with North Korea” and he plan a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. “We’ve agreed to meet sometime probably the end of February. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with North Korea

WASHINGTON | Trump ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s statement on report’s accuracy

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019—Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress. “It was a total phony story and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s statement on report’s accuracy

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump‘s Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump’s declaration of victory against the Islamic State group despite a deadly suicide … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | The Latest: Mexico to investigate pipeline explosion

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico— Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 9 a.m. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the attorney general’s office will investigate an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico that killed 66 and wounded dozens of others. At an early morning press conference he said that the … Continue reading TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | The Latest: Mexico to investigate pipeline explosion

OKLAHOMA CITY | More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

OKLAHOMA CITY —Jan 19, 2019—Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbid grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and convenience stores could stock beer with only up … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

BERLIN | Merkel’s Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

BERLIN—Jan 19, 2019—Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany’s center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years. The 52-year-old Markus Soeder was elected unopposed in Munich with more than 87 percent of the votes to lead the Christian Social Union. The CSU is … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel’s Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

KINSHASA, Congo | Party of declared Congo vote winner rejects AU intervention

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 19, 2019—The party behind the declared winner of Congo’s presidential election is rejecting the African Union‘s surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid “serious doubts” about the vote. The secretary-general of Felix Tshisekedi’s Union for Democracy and Social Progress party accuses mining lobbyists of seeking to destabilize Congo and loot the … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Party of declared Congo vote winner rejects AU intervention