Obituary | Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s iconic couturier whose designs had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died yesterday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration

Syria | Efforts aimed at evacuating civilians from IS area

A spokesman for a U.S.- backed Syrian force fighting the Islamic State said yesterday a military operation aimed at ousting the extremists from their last remaining area in

This Day in History | 1962 US spaceman orbits Earth

Marine Lieutenant John Glenn, 40, travelled about 81,000 miles (more than 130,000km) as he circled the globe three times at more than 17,000 mph (27,000kph).

Offbeat | Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

Oscar nominees Glenn Close and “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored today at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Close will

The Buzz | Not a copycat: US Supreme Court staying out of actor’s ‘Empire’ lawsuit

The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show “Empire.” The high court said yesterday it won’t take a case involving the Fox

World Briefs

CHINA The Iranian foreign minister’s passionate defense of his country’s interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him “a famous person” in China, his Chinese counterpart

Holocaust | Netanyahu’s Nazi remark prompts Poland to nix Israel summit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s off-hand comment about Poland and the Holocaust has overshadowed a summit of central European leaders this week in Israel and yesterday Poland

Venezuela crisis | US senator Rubio warns soldiers to let aid enter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela yesterday and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that

This Day in History | 1997 China’s reformist Deng Xiaoping dies

China’s paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has died at the age of 92. He had been suffering from failing health for several years and was last seen in

Offbeat | Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home

Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert. The homeowner

The Buzz | Brex-split: seven lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party yesterday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

The organizers of Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome

World Briefs

CHINA The daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China said two Chinese businessmen said her father could be released if she stopped talking to the media.

Interview | Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

A month into Venezuela’s high-stakes political crisis, President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an Associated Press interview that his government has held secret talks with the Trump administration. He

Women recall the ‘hell’ of Soviet war in Afghanistan

Sitting in her living room, 65-year-old Tatyana Rybalchenko goes through a stack of black-and-white photos from more than 30 years ago. In one of them, she is

Switzerland | Actor Bruno Ganz, star of ‘Downfall,’ dies at 77

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in “Downfall” and an angel in Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire,” has died. He

This Day in History | 1996 Bomb blast destroys London bus

Three people are feared dead and eight have been hurt after a bomb exploded on a double decker bus in the heart of London’s West End. The

Offbeat | Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of

The Buzz | Lion Air jet overshoots runway upon landing in Indonesia

A Lion Air jet with 182 passengers and seven crew members overshot the runway while landing at Pontianak airport in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province on Saturday, the airline

Iran | Thousands attend funeral for slain Guard members

Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard

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