WARSAW, Poland | Man held after hitting barrier at Polish president’s HQ

WARSAW, Poland— Jan 22, 2019— A spokesman for Polish President Andrzej Duda says that a man has been detained after ramming a car into a metal barrier protecting the driveway of the presidential palace. Blazej Spychalski could not immediately say Tuesday afternoon whether there was any damage. Warsaw police spokesman Mariusz Mrozek said that earlier … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Man held after hitting barrier at Polish president’s HQ

LONDON | ‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees

LONDON— Jan 22, 2019—Movies from around the world that place compelling personal stories amid historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron’s autobiographical memory masterpiece “Roma” received one of his 10 Oscar nominations Tuesday in the category. The black-and-white film, whose tally of nominations is equaled … Continue reading LONDON | ‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees

HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: South Africa leader says lift Zimbabwe sanctions

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Jan 22, 2019— The Latest on Zimbabwe’s deadly unrest (all times local): 4:10 p.m. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country favors the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighboring Zimbabwe, whose new government has cracked down on protests over a dramatic rise in fuel prices. Ramaphosa spoke on the sidelines of … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: South Africa leader says lift Zimbabwe sanctions

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials confirm bomb victims mostly intel officers

KABUL, Afghanistan—Jan 22, 2019—Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday that dozens of victims killed the previous day in a brazen Taliban attack on a military base not far from Kabul were members of the country’s intelligence agency — a severe blow to the government which has already lost control of nearly half of Afghanistan to insurgents. Provincial … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials confirm bomb victims mostly intel officers

MOSCOW | Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

MOSCOW — Jan 22, 2019— A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been released from detention pending trial. Anastasia Vashukevich, who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, was arrested last February in connection with a sex training … Continue reading MOSCOW | Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

PARIS | France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

PARIS —Jan 22, 2019—France’s national weather agency Meteo France said Tuesday that a large part of the country is on alert for dangerous levels of snow and ice and urged people to limit their movement. The area includes 24 departments in northern and central France, and in the Paris area. Meteo France has issued an … Continue reading PARIS | France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Jan 22, 2019—Talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats in Sweden — considered a preparation for an upcoming U.S.-Korea summit, have ended, an official with the independent think tank that co-hosted the meeting said Tuesday. Stephanie Blenckner of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, that focuses on research … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

CAIRO | Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits

CAIRO—Jan 22, 2019—Sudanese authorities have cracked down on Arabic-language foreign media working inside the country, news channels said, as major protests against President Omar al-Bashir enter their second month. Qatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera said that its correspondents in Sudan had their work permits withdrawn by security officials, while its Saudi competitor Al Arabiya said … Continue reading CAIRO | Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits