This Day in History | 1991 – US Congress votes for war in Iraq

The United States Congress has voted to authorize the use of military force against Iraq to end its occupation of neighboring Kuwait. The vote seals

Offbeat | Kardashian robbery probe: driver, 2 others released in Paris

French investigators have released a chauffeur for Kim Kardashian West and two other people in their probe into the robbery of more than USD10 million worth

The Buzz | Madonna: Trump is like ‘being stuck in a nightmare’ 

Madonna says President-elect Donald Trump winning the White House is “like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.” The pop icon tells

World briefs

PHILIPPINES The country’s top diplomat says his country won’t raise its recent international arbitration victory against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea during Asian

Norway | Mass murderer Breivik makes Nazi salute at court

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a neo-Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges yesterday began reviewing a

Court backs Swiss that Muslim girls must attend swim class 

A European court has rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out of mixed-gender, mandatory public school swimming lessons for

USA | Lunar New Year 2017 events from NYC to Disney to Vegas

Lunar New Year begins Jan. 28, kicking off the year of the rooster. The holiday is observed in China, Vietnam and other Asian countries, but a number of

Dead air | Norway to phase out analog radio

For some radio listeners in Norway, there will be dead air starting today. The mountainous nation of 5 million will become the first in the world to phase

This Day in History | 1962 – Thousands killed in Peru landslide

At least 2,000 people are believed to have been killed after a massive avalanche of rocks and ice buried an entire mountain village and several settlements

Offbeat | Undersea quake hits south Philippines, no damage 

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck under the Celebes Sea off the southern Philippines yesterday but was far too deep to cause any damage and

World briefs

PORTUGAL Spain’s King Felipe VI and Brazilian President Michel Temer were among the dignitaries in Lisbon attending the state funeral of Mario Soares, a former Portuguese leader who

The Buzz | Rejected tiger cub being cared for at couple’s home 

Four-month-old Elsa was born in a traveling circus and rejected by her mother. Now the little Siberian tiger is being cared for by a human couple, and she’s growing

Shooting suspect’s mental issues may explain little 

Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old man held in the fatal shootings last week at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, reportedly has a history of mental difficulties and it’s tempting to

Euro area heads for stronger growth as labor market recovers

In the euro area, the course seems to be set for a pick-up in economic momentum. Unemployment in the 19-nation region remained at the lowest level

Syria’s Assad ready to ‘negotiate everything’ with rebels 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in remarks published yesterday that he was prepared “to negotiate everything” at planned talks later this month in Kazakhstan, seeking to

USA | Trump battles Streep as Cabinet picks prepare for grilling 

Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and other issues during a critical