SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight

SEOUL, South Korea—Jan 23, 2019— South Korea’s military accused Japan of a “clear provocation” over what it said was a threatening low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane over a South Korean warship on Wednesday. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the plane flew 60 to 70 meters (196 to 229 feet) above the water … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | No screen time: Tonga faces weeks of internet disruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Jan 23, 2019—People in Tonga could face several weeks without Facebook, YouTube and even some basic services like credit card transactions due to a fault in the undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world. Something went wrong with the cable on Sunday night. Initially it wiped out … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | No screen time: Tonga faces weeks of internet disruption

Next year it’s Jeter’s chance to join Rivera in the Hall

Jan 23, 2019— Mariano Rivera sailed into the Hall of Fame without a single dissenting vote. Next year, it’s Derek Jeter’s turn — and don’t expect much opposition then, either. Jeter headlines the group of candidates who will be newly eligible for the Hall next year , and now that Rivera has become the first player … Continue reading Next year it’s Jeter’s chance to join Rivera in the Hall

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Mauresmo coaches Pouille to 1st Slam semifinal

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 23, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 7 p.m. Less than two months after hiring Amelie Mauresmo as his coach, Lucas Pouille is into his first Grand Slam semifinal. It’s a rare instance of a woman coaching a man in professional tennis. Mauresmo — who reached No. 1 … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Mauresmo coaches Pouille to 1st Slam semifinal

WASHINGTON | Trump wants to deliver State of Union next week as planned

WASHINGTON—Jan 23, 2019— The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House sent an email to the House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump wants to deliver State of Union next week as planned

WASHINGTON | Q&A: Impact of Supreme Court decision on transgender troops

WASHINGTON—Jan 23, 2019—A sharply divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 on Tuesday in issuing orders allowing the plan to take effect for now, with the court’s five conservatives greenlighting … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Q&A: Impact of Supreme Court decision on transgender troops

PARIS | Givenchy flies high as Lagerfeld is absent at Chanel couture

PARIS —Jan 23, 2019— It’s snowing in Paris, but not at Chanel, which showcased 18th-century-inspired couture that frothed inside a sunlit Italian villa. For once, Karl Lagerfeld didn’t take his usual bow — the house said because the octogenarian designer was fatigued. Some highlights of the spring-summer 2019 couture collections on Tuesday, including how Clare … Continue reading PARIS | Givenchy flies high as Lagerfeld is absent at Chanel couture

SINGAPORE | Asian shares mixed on worries over US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE—Jan 23, 2019—Asian markets were mixed in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index shed 0.1 percent to 20,593.72, after the Bank of Japan kept its short and long term interest rates intact as expected but lowered … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares mixed on worries over US-China trade talks