Afghanistan | Taliban want US deal, but some in bigger hurry than others

Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders agreed they wanted a deal with the United States, but some were in more of a hurry than others. Taliban negotiators were at

Offbeat | Court cuts jury award, warns Steinbeck kin to end litigation

A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck (pictured) in a ruling that upheld a $5 million

This Day in History | 1993 – Rabin and Arafat shake on peace deal

The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, have shaken hands before cheering crowds on the White House lawn in Washington. The

A Biblical Valley

  * Movies: Hustlers * Books: The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler  and Jack Du Brul * Music: Charli by Charli XCX * F&B: No-spray

Jennifer Lopez steals the show in ‘Hustlers’

Hustlers saves all of its tricks for the end. It’s a banger of an ending, too, which is something that so few films manage to nail. The

Clive Cussler fans will savor ‘The Titanic Secret’

The investigation of an explosion in a mine propels Isaac Bell into a conspiracy with ties to the doomed ocean liner in “The Titanic Secret,” the latest

Charli XCX, pop’s avant-garde princess, returns

Charli XCX could easily have turned in a safe, hit-heavy pop-dance album this year. But where’s the fun in that? If Jack White is the mad

News of the World | A look at the Jordan Valley Netanyahu has vowed to annex

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political

F&B | No-spray zone divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

  When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran’s phone starts to ring. “People call me

Life & Style | Michael Kors pays tribute to American style on 9/11

There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors’ show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with

Rugby | Wallabies embracing adversity for World Cup campaign

Adversity isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the Wallabies leading into a Rugby World Cup. Firing fullback Israel Folau sent Rugby Australia into turmoil at the

Football | Clubs to get 1/4 of income from Champions League prize money

The 32 clubs kicking off the Champions League next week will rely on UEFA prize money for one quarter of their total revenue this season.

World briefs

  9/11 Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the

The Buzz | European Central Bank deploys new stimulus to help economy

The European Central Bank delivered a new blast of monetary stimulus yesterday to help the shaky economy in the face of uncertainties like the U.S.-China trade conflict and Brexit.

House committee approves guidelines for Trump impeachment hearings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s no confusion about what his committee is doing: It’s an  Nadler tried to clear up any misconceptions

Kapok | The failure of success

Of course it was meant to be all praise for the Chief Executive-elect, Ho Iat Seng, as he was being anointed by the central authorities this week. After

Friday, September 13, 2019 – edition no. 3375

* New rainstorm warning to mean mandatory school suspension * The Guia Circuit has been upgraded to a Grade 2 track ahead of this year’s Macau Grand Prix * Secretary Alexis Tam

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