Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at 76

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Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by...


1 skier dead, 3 missing in Switzerland avalanche

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities say they’ve recovered the body of one skier and are still searching for three others after they were hit by an avalanche in the Alps. Police from the Valais canton, or state, said Saturday that a group of skiers were hit by the avalanche Friday in the Vallon d’Arbi...


Town built on asbestos may find new life in by-product of deadly mineral

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. There’s no running away from the past in Asbestos, Quebec. Its most prominent landmark is a crater more than a mile wide -- and deep enough to hold the Eiffel Tower -- a testament to the world’s once-bottomless appetite for the deadly mineral that sustained the local economy...


The secret to Australia avoiding recession: mass immigration

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Australia is standing firm amid growing calls for immigration curbs, even as the U.S. and Europe succumb to rising populism. It has little choice if it’s to continue a period of record economic expansion. A flood of arrivals that’s swelled the population by 50 percent over the...


Survivors of school shooting take gun control message abroad

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The...


How SKorea's Moon took the lead in NKorea nuclear diplomacy

Koreas Moon's Nuclear Diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has always wanted to lead the diplomacy aimed at ending the North Korean nuclear crisis, even as he was overshadowed in his first year in office by a belligerent standoff between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Moon now has his wish granted...


The Latest: Report of dozens killed in airstrike in Syria

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the war in Syria (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Syrian opposition activists are reporting that dozens of people were killed and scores wounded when an airstrike hit a rebel-held town east of the capital Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian...


Peru's president defends his record ahead of impeachment hearing

Special To The Washington Post. LIMA, Peru - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Friday began an anticipated week-long effort to save his fledgling presidency for the second time in less than 100 days. Kuczynski, 79, testified in the presidential palace before a special legislative...


Southeast Asian leaders to sign security agreement in Sydney

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SYDNEY (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will sign an agreement on regional cooperation against violent extremism as the risk to the region grows due to militants fleeing Islamic State group losses in the Middle East, an official said on Saturday. The memorandum of understanding on cooperation to...


Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack as gulf widens

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MOSCOW (AP) — The gulf between Russia and Britain widened on Friday as they cranked up pressure over a nerve agent attack and a suspected murder in Britain that have deepened Western worries about alleged Russian meddling abroad. Britain’s foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin...


Relic or reformer? A Nigerian tribal chief wants to take his ancient city into the modern

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KANO, Nigeria - The most powerful man in this ancient city rides through the streets on prized thoroughbreds and in vintage Rolls-Royce convertibles. One servant holds a designer umbrella over his head, no matter the weather. Another fans him with exotic-bird feathers....

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