PARIS | Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

PARIS— Yellow vest protesters are occupying dozens of traffic roundabouts in France, even as their movement for economic justice appears to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations. Some protesters remained Sunday despite a call by Interior Minister Christophe Castaner to free the traffic roundabouts. Eight people have died in incidents tied … Continue reading PARIS | Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

Tips on Learning Tools in WordPress Like a Pro

The world’s most popular open source content management system, WordPress, is a great choice for many.  It gives a great bold look and offers highly customized blogs without needing to learn years and years of coding. There are literally millions of websites making money because of the existence of WordPress.  Learning WordPress is really easy, … Continue reading Tips on Learning Tools in WordPress Like a Pro

KIGALI, Rwanda | 2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

KIGALI, Rwanda— At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official. “We have been watching the situation in this area for some time now and have a good idea of who is behind … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | 2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

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