All posts by Zeeshan Ahmad

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Schumer says Trump’s proposal won’t pass Senate

WASHINGTON—Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 1 p.m. The Senate’s top Democrat predicts the president’s proposal to break the shutdown stalemate won’t pass the Senate. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said on Sunday he thinks Democrats will block the measure to give the president $5.7 billion for the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Schumer says Trump’s proposal won’t pass Senate

BUDAPEST, Hungary | ‘Rambo,’ ‘Total Recall’ producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

BUDAPEST, Hungary— Jan 20, 2019—Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several “Rambo” movies with Sylvester Stallone, “Total Recall” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Madonna’s “Evita,” has died. He was 74. Vajna, who produced many other films, died Sunday at his Budapest home after a long illness, Hungary’s National Film Fund said. Schwarzenegger remembered … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | ‘Rambo,’ ‘Total Recall’ producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico —Jan 20, 2019—They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his son joined others in bypassing the soldiers. As they neared the spurting fuel he was overcome with foreboding. Perez recalls telling his son: “Let’s … Continue reading TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

JOHANNESBURG | AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

JOHANNESBURG —Jan 20, 2019— 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears. “It is not even the second month of the new year and we have had significant internet shutdowns in four African countries,” said Berhan Taye, who leads the #KeepItOn campaign … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

ATHENS, Greece | Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

ATHENS, Greece — Jan 20, 2019—Protesters clashed with police outside Greece’s parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people Sunday against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people arrested, police said. Demonstrators threw rocks, flares, firebombs, paint and other objects at riot police who responded … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

ISLAMABAD | Graham says he’ll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

ISLAMABAD— Jan 20, 2019—U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can devise a plan to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war, the U.S.’s longest military engagement. Graham spoke at a news conference in Islamabad after meeting with … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Graham says he’ll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

BAGHDAD | Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80

BAGHDAD—Jan 20, 2019—An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum‘s collection after it was looted in 2003, has died at the age of 80. Lamia al-Gailani’s family says she passed away on Friday in Amman, Jordan. She was a devotee of Iraq’s heritage and museums, and one of the first female … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80

HELSINKI | US, South Korean diplomats attend NKorea talks in Sweden

HELSINKI— Jan 20, 2019—Sweden says diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend “small-format” talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with “a small group of international experts.” Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof told The Associated Press on Sunday that Lee Do-hoon of South Korea and Steve Biegun, … Continue reading HELSINKI | US, South Korean diplomats attend NKorea talks in Sweden