Ukraine | Hungarian minority threatened by new education law

The Hungarian minority in western Ukraine is feeling besieged. A new education law that could practically eliminate the use of Hungarian and other minority languages in

UK | D-Day for May as she seeks backing for draft Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade her divided Cabinet that they have a choice between backing a draft Brexit deal with the

This Day in History | 1985 Anglo-Irish agreement signed

Britain and the Republic of Ireland have signed a deal giving Dublin a role in Northern Ireland for the first time in more than 60 years. Britain’s

Offbeat | Romanian man returns USD107,000 found in secondhand cupboard

A Romanian man was surprised to find 95,000 euros (USD107,000) stashed inside a secondhand cupboard he’d bought — and promptly returned the money. Adela Stanici told The Associated Press

The Buzz | Danish shipper: US-China trade war hits container trade

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk is warning that trade tensions between the United States and China could weigh on business. The company said a brewing trade war

Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post yesterday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli

World Briefs

ASEAN Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have again pushed back an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy yesterday at their annual summit. 

Obituary | A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time

It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth’s angstiest

After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban

This Day in History | 1991 US accuses Libyans of Lockerbie bombing

Two Libyan intelligence officers have been accused of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing. The United States has called on Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to hand over

Offbeat | This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update

The kilogram is getting an update. No, your bathroom scales won’t suddenly become kinder and a kilo of fruit will still weigh a kilo. But the way

The Buzz | US airman in Japan dies in stabbing; Japanese woman arrested

The U.S. Air Force says a U.S. airman in Japan has been stabbed and later died at a hospital. Japanese police say they have arrested a suspect, a

Heaviest fighting since 2014 convulses Israel-Gaza border

Israelis and Gazans woke to another day of rocket fire and airstrikes yesterday, adding new urgency to efforts to quell fighting that is the heaviest since their

World Briefs

CHINA’s premier sought yesterday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace

USA | Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power

Envoy says Russia plays Afghanistan broker due to US ‘failure’

A senior Russian diplomat said yesterday that Moscow is trying to be an Afghan peace broker because it considers the U.S. has failed in Afghanistan. Russia’s presidential envoy

This Day in History | 1979 Times returns after year-long dispute

The paper’s disappearance from news stands followed a dispute between management and unions over manning levels and the introduction of new technology. After talks broke

Offbeat | Dutchman, 69, seeks legal age change to 49, invokes discrimination

Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband thinks age is just a number. And his is a number the Dutchman wants changed. The 69-year-old TV personality has asked a

Hell in Paradise | Grim search for more fire victims, 31 dead across California

As wildfires raged at both ends of the state, officials released another grim statistic: six more bodies discovered in the burned-over town of Paradise and outlying areas,

The Buzz | 50 countries vow to fight cybercrime – US and Russia don’t

Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the

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