Region’s spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe’s cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble

South Korea | Court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

In a major reversal, South Korea’s Constitutional Court yesterday ordered the easing of the country’s decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in the

Censorship Russia moves to expand state control of internet

Russian lawmakers approved yesterday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.

UK | WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London

British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London yesterday, after the South American nation decided to revoke the political asylum that had

This Day in History | 1975 – US pulls out of Cambodia

The US has admitted defeat in Cambodia and removed its remaining embassy personnel from the capital, Phnom Penh. Early this morning 276 people were airlifted

Offbeat | Dentist vows to put racy Easter display back up

A New Jersey dentist who created a racy Easter display is vowing to put it back up after a female neighbor used gardening shears to damage


  * Movies: The Highwaymen * Book: Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle * Music: Rated PG by Peter Gabriel * Lifestyle: When people downsize to tiny houses     DOWNLOAD

Football | Champions League: Ajax plays Ronaldo and Juventus tough in draw

After showing no fear against Real Madrid, a young Ajax squad didn’t back down against Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus either. Ajax replied quickly after Ronaldo scored

Lifestyle | When people downsize to tiny houses, they adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles

Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet. Much of this interest is driven by media coverage that

Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up

As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country’s biggest public

The Buzz | EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her “key request” to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension.

T.C. Boyle spins a family drama from the LSD era

Just as he did in his last novel about scientists inhabiting Arizona’s Biosphere 2 in the 1990’s (“The Terranauts”), T.C. Boyle’s latest takes a real-world event —

Peter Gabriel’s skill with film songs stars on album

If you’re a fan of Peter Gabriel, you probably know his popular hits like “Sledgehammer” and “Big Time,” as well as maybe some older classics like “Games

Happy hunting Bonnie and Clyde in ‘The Highwaymen’

It’s hard to begin watching the Netflix movie “The Highwaymen” and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous ambush and a

Homo luzonensis | Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines said yesterday they

Kapok | 22 of the dirty 400

For a reason that escapes any logic primarily concerned with fairness, only 22 members of the Legislative Assembly will participate in the Election Committee responsible for the designation of

World Briefs

CHINA Police seized a haul of methamphetamine and heroin concealed in a truckload of bananas believed to have come from Myanmar. The drug shipment weighing 144.5 kilograms was

Friday, April 12, 2019 – edition no. 3269

* Assange restrained in London court | WikiLeaks principal handcuffed * 40 million is ‘optimal number’ * Hard Rock, genting in bidding war for crown * An offer Taiwan can afford to refuse   DOWNLOAD

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