Brexit | May hunkers down as premiership enters its end stage

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered in 10 Downing St. with close allies on yesterday as she considered whether to give in to relentless

Iran | Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

A senior German diplomat headed yesterday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing

Offbeat | Fugitive says he’ll surrender if people like wanted poster

A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an

This Day in History | 1975 – Journalists leave fallen Saigon

A group of 80 reporters and cameramen - including nine Britons - have been allowed to fly out of Saigon to Vientiane in Laos. They are the

World briefs

CHINA held the door open to resuming talks in the tariff war with Washington yesterday but lashed out at limits on access to key technologies that it

The Buzz | Making history: Rihanna launches brand in Paris store

Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in

Asian heroes to power Marvel comics series

Asian superheroes — assemble. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes, also known as the new

USA | More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his

Offbeat | Washington is first state to allow composting of human bodies

Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating

This Day in History | 1998 – Leaders welcome ‘yes’ vote for N Ireland

The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has welcomed the resounding “yes” vote in the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement on Northern Ireland, calling it “a day for joy”.

The Buzz | With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes

Twenty-five years after premiering “Pulp Fiction” in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale

World briefs

CHINA is stepping up pressure on Boeing Co. as its airlines demand compensation for the grounding of 737 Max jetliners after fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

New California sea dragon habitat is among world’s largest

At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start

New Zealand | Accused mosque shooter charged with terrorism

New Zealand police yesterday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was

Gulf tensions | Bomb-carrying drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport

Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said yesterday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast

Syria | Gov’t documents show reach of Assad’s agencies

Thousands of documents found in abandoned Syrian government offices during the country’s civil war reveal the reach of President Bashar Assad’s shadowy security agencies that

Offbeat | Parents forget newborn baby in Hamburg taxi

New parents got the fright of their lives in Germany after accidentally forgetting their newborn in the taxi taking them home from hospital. Hamburg police said that

This Day in History | 1969 – Apollo 10 gets bird’s eye view of Moon

Two US astronauts aboard Apollo 10 are on their way back to the safety of their mother ship after their lunar module came to within eight nautical miles

World briefs

HONG KONG Former Philippine Supreme Court justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, who accused President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court, said she was barred for

The Buzz | Germany to hand Israel thousands of Kafka confidant’s papers

German authorities are handing over to Israel some 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka, a trove whose plight could have been plucked from one of

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