Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The veto — the second in

This Day in History | 1955 – Albert Einstein dies

Albert Einstein has died in hospital in Princeton, New Jersey, aged 76. The eminent scientist and originator of the theory of relativity was admitted to

Offbeat | 100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing

A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. On a spring day in Hartsdale, a northern suburb of New York City

The Buzz | US allowing suits against foreign firms in Cuba

The Trump administration is opening the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a

World Briefs

CHINA-US High on the list of President Donald Trump’s priorities as he tries to close a trade deal with counterpart Xi Jinping is making sure China faces

Macron presides over rare unity as nation grieves Notre Dame

French citizens joined global leaders to rally behind Emmanuel Macron in the aftermath of a fire that ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, giving the

After years of crisis, Venezuelans wonder what is ‘normal’

A normal country? At first glance, the graffiti reading “Un pais normal?” seems ambiguous in Venezuela’s frayed capital, where the government brandishes slogans like clenched fists and

This Day in History | 1984 – Libyan embassy shots kill policewoman

A police officer has been killed and ten people injured after shots were fired from the Libyan People’s Bureau in central London. WPC Yvonne Fletcher had been

Offbeat | Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand

A dog found swimming more than 135 miles from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely

The Buzz | Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special

Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

Capital Gazette staff members stayed silent and somberly exchanged hugs yesterday when the Maryland newspaper won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage

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TAIWAN Chinese attempts at military coercion only strengthen Taiwan’s resolve to defend itself, the president of the self-governing island republic said. Tsai Ing-wen’s comments followed what Taiwan’s defense

Sudan | Activists say military attempted to break up sit-in

The Sudanese military attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in yesterday outside its headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, but backed off, organizers behind the protests said.

Germany | Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud

German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent the

This Day in History | 1964 – ‘Great Train Robbers’ get 300 years

Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have been imposed on men involved in the so-called “Great Train Robbery”. Sentences totalling 307 years

Offbeat | Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection

An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth USD29,000. The 40-year-old man last

The Buzz | Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

The European Union has approved a copyright rule that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and

Mia Farrow pursues anti-hunger work in South Sudan visit

Mia Farrow will never forget the day she watched a baby die in her mother’s arms. “It was a little girl staring at her mother and

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TAIWAN The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, says the U.S. wants the rest of the world to be more like Taiwan. Ryan made

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