At drone fair, Chinese show off armed model likely in UAE

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Walking through a trade show all about military drones, Emirati officials made a point on Sunday to stop first at a stand run by Chinese officials with a mock armed drone hanging above them. Defense analysts believe that drone, the Wing Loong II, is now being … Continue reading At drone fair, Chinese show off armed model likely in UAE

The Latest: Final medals awarded at closing ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9 p.m. The medal ceremony for the women’s cross country skiing 30km mass start classic is taking place at the closing ceremony. The 37-year-old Marit Bjorgen of Norway won her eighth career gold medal and 15th overall since she began … Continue reading The Latest: Final medals awarded at closing ceremony

The Latest: Kenworthy asks why Ivanka is at Olympic ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:55 p.m. American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy wants to know what Ivanka Trump is doing at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games. Kenworthy tweeted a photo of his teammates Sunday and said: “So proud of all these people! … Continue reading The Latest: Kenworthy asks why Ivanka is at Olympic ceremony

The Latest: Olympic athletes march into closing ceremonies

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The athletes are marching into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the Winter Games Those who won medals are wearing them. Most are waving at the crowd. Flagbearers from all of the countries came first … Continue reading The Latest: Olympic athletes march into closing ceremonies

China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

BEIJING /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — China’s ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country’s president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party’s Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China’s … Continue reading China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

Pope calls violence in Syria ‘inhuman,’ backs UN cease-fire

VATICAN CITY/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Pope Francis is denouncing the “inhuman” violence in Syria and is backing a U.N. Security Council-demanded cease-fire so food and medicine can reach desperate Syrians and the sick and wounded can be evacuated. Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in praying Sunday for an “immediate” end to … Continue reading Pope calls violence in Syria ‘inhuman,’ backs UN cease-fire

Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Parents in Nigeria have released a list of the 105 young women they say are still missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a northern town, demanding that residents direct them toward the school for girls. The fate of the girls is not yet known, though many fear … Continue reading Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls

The Latest: N. Korea official, Ivanka Trump in VIP box

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A top North Korean official and U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter are in the same VIP box to watch the closing of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Worker’s Party … Continue reading The Latest: N. Korea official, Ivanka Trump in VIP box