Koreas try out Olympic diplomacy at North Korean ski resort

MASIK PASS, North Korea/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea’s only luxury ski resort is getting a taste of the Olympic spotlight, though it is a long way from hosting any events. The Masik Pass ski resort has become something of a symbol of a budding detente between the two Koreas after a year of particularly high … Continue reading Koreas try out Olympic diplomacy at North Korean ski resort

Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack

WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) The Resolute Support mission remains focused on defeating the insurgents in Afghanistan, the commander of the mission said yesterday, following a terrorist bombing in Kabul. “Today’s attack once again demonstrates that the enemies of Afghanistan kill indiscriminately,” Army Gen. John W. Nicholson said in a statement.  “Unarmed civilians throughout Afghanistan regularly bear the … Continue reading Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack

Pope on attacks: Afghan people suffering inhumane violence

VATICAN CITY/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis is decrying terror attacks in Afghanistan and asking how much longer people there must suffer such “inhumane” violence. Francis, in remarks to faithful in St. Peter‘s Square Sunday, denounced the suicide bombing that killed more than 100 in Kabul a day earlier and another recent deadly strike in the … Continue reading Pope on attacks: Afghan people suffering inhumane violence

French towns swimming in floodwaters, now rising in on Paris

PARIS/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — More than 200 French towns are struggling against floodwaters that have halted boat traffic in Paris, closed roads and schools and prompted the evacuation of hospitals. Swollen by weeks of heavy rains, the Seine River is expected to reach its peak in the French capital late Sunday or early Monday. Paris regional … Continue reading French towns swimming in floodwaters, now rising in on Paris

Texas Governor Abbott Speaks At The Texas Rally For Life

AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday spoke at the annual Texas Rally for Life at the State Capitol where thousands in attendance joined in their commitment to protecting the rights of the unborn and advocating for pro-life policies in Texas.  In his remarks, Governor Abbott celebrated recent legislative actions that further protect life, … Continue reading Texas Governor Abbott Speaks At The Texas Rally For Life

Workers to strike at 250 companies in Germany next week

BERLIN/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The head of Germany’s largest industrial workers’ union says workers will strike in about 250 companies next week after negotiations with employers broke down. The head of IG Metall union, Joerg Hofmann, told Bild newspaper on Sunday that workers will go on 24-hour strikes across the country and that small and big … Continue reading Workers to strike at 250 companies in Germany next week

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final. Back where his career resurgence began last year with an unexpected run to the title following a six-month injury layoff, Federer had an almost … Continue reading Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

STOCKHOLM/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday. IKEA Sverige, the chain’s Swedish unit, said on Twitter that Kamprad died Saturday at his home in Smaland, Sweden. “He will be much missed and warmly remembered … Continue reading IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91