Standoff

WASHINGTON | GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh‘s accuser if she is testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his panel on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination without a quick agreement. Minutes before a 10 p.m. deadline … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

MANILA, Philippines | Philippine senator defies Duterte’s arrest order in standoff

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine senator who is President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress remained holed up in the Senate on Wednesday to avoid what he considers an illegal arrest after Duterte voided his amnesty for his role as a rebel military officer. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV told reporters after staying overnight in the … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Philippine senator defies Duterte’s arrest order in standoff

SEOUL, South Korea | Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

SEOUL, South Korea — The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War. “How many children do you have? Do you have a son?” Lee Keum-seom asked her son … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

ROME | Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

ROME  — Italy’s hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them had violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya. The Diciotti ship pulled into the port of Trapani after taking on board the migrants from an … Continue reading ROME | Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

THESSALONIKI, Greece  | The Latest: Migrants head to Italy after standoff

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local): 8:35 p.m. An aid group is bringing a boat with 105 migrants to Sicily after a bureaucratic standoff by the Italian coast guard left the migrants exposed to the elements for over a day. The group SOS Mediterranee said Wednesday the passengers … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece  | The Latest: Migrants head to Italy after standoff

Mistrial in Nevada standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors

LAS VEGAS /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A U.S. judge in Nevada dealt another defeat Wednesday to federal prosecutors trying to punish leaders of armed standoffs meant to oppose federal authority over vast swaths of land in the American West. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas declared a mistrial in the long-awaited … Continue reading Mistrial in Nevada standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors

AP reporters on how North Korea, other nations view standoff

How other nations view standoff with North Korea by AP reporters July 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) One reason North Korea is the world’s most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with … Continue reading AP reporters on how North Korea, other nations view standoff