Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle

Crews battling Australia’s wildfires said yesterday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather. Dale

Philippines | Tiny volcano erupts near Manila, causing villagers to flee

A tiny volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake belched steam, ash and rocks in a huge plume yesterday, prompting thousands

Russia scores victory for ally Syria in UN vote cutting aid

Russia scored a victory for its close ally Syria on Friday, using its veto threat to force the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution significantly reducing the delivery of

Ghosn’s lawyer said questioning averaged 7 hours a day

A lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan, said his client was questioned an average of seven hours a day without

World leaders travel to Oman to meet its new sultan

  World leaders traveled yesterday to Oman to meet the country’s new sultan, named just a day earlier after the death of the nation’s longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said. British Prime

This Day in History | 1993: Allies bomb Iraq

American, British and French fighter jets have carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq. The Iraqis have repeatedly breached the “no-fly zone” set up after the Gulf War

Offbeat | Man breaks into Taco Bell, prepares food, takes nap

Taco Bell wasn’t open on Christmas Day but a burglar in Georgia decided he wanted a festive feast anyway — and to take a nap while he was at it. Police

Milan designers embrace sustainability and Gen-Z’s influence

The growing influence of Generation Z was clear on the second day of Milan Fashion Week: Emporio Armani unveiled an “upcycled” capsule collection, Dolce&Gabbana filled their front row with teenage

Tennis | Nadal urges tennis organizers to compromise on one World Cup

Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he reached yesterday’s final of the ATP Cup, the new international team competition. He thinks it’s too much. After walking off following

The Buzz | Body found in landing gear of Ivory Coast to France flight

Thousands of people had to evacuate Sunday in the western Germany city of Dortmund as experts prepared to defuse as many as four bombs from World War II. Authorities already had

Queen attends church on eve of meeting over Harry and Meghan

Queen Elizabeth II attended church at her Sandringham estate Yesterday ahead of a crisis meeting to work out a future for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, after their shocking

World Briefs

THAILAND Thousands of anti-government protesters took part in the “Run Against Dictatorship” in the Thai capital yesterday in the biggest political demonstration in years. Organizers said more than 13,000 people

World Views | Iran’s reasoning on the tehran plane crash looks absurd

  The culture of reflexive conspiracy-theorizing that pervades the Islamic Republic can sometimes catch out its own officials. Responding to reports that the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down

Monday, January 13, 2020 – edition no. 3452

  * Tsai wins landslide election victory * Macau gov’t hits back at US report accusing it of stifling democracy * A visitor from Wuhan is receiving isolated treatment at the public hospital,

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