LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Sports’ future in balance as Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field’s governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could have massive repercussions throughout sports. The two-time … Continue reading LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Sports’ future in balance as Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

JERUSALEM | Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel’s acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and “suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk.” The abrupt cancellation marked a new low in a bitter and long-running conflict … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

RALEIGH, N.C | N Carolina elections head: US House race saw ballots handled

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative, who last year rounded up votes for a GOP candidate running for Congress, conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina‘s elections director said Monday. The director’s testimony came on the first day of a hearing into whether mail-in ballots were tampered with a in race for the state’s … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | N Carolina elections head: US House race saw ballots handled

UGHELLI, Nigeria | Nigeria’s president tells security forces to be ‘ruthless’

UGHELLI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president says security forces should be “ruthless” ahead of the country’s postponed election and that anyone who tries to disturb the vote “will do so at the expense of his own life.” President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Monday as both Nigeria’s ruling party and top opposition party condemned the last-minute decision … Continue reading UGHELLI, Nigeria | Nigeria’s president tells security forces to be ‘ruthless’

BRUSSELS | EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected issue its guidance on whether auto imports endanger U.S. national security enough … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

LONDON | Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

LONDON (AP) — The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme — sensuality. Pringle of Scotland returned to the London stage with its signature luxury knitwear, while Erdem showed dramatic, full-length dresses and shorter cape outfits. The fashion crowd recovered from a late-night … Continue reading LONDON | Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump to say Venezuela’s move to democracy is ‘irreversible’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will seek on Monday to rally support in the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido, saying Venezuela’s “current path toward democracy is irreversible.” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump will express “strong support” for Guaido, whom the U.S. … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump to say Venezuela’s move to democracy is ‘irreversible’