Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...


10 teenagers swept away by flash flood in Israel's desert

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - A flash flood struck a group of 25 teenagers hiking in Israel’s southern desert Thursday, sweeping 10 of them to their deaths as an unseasonal storm hit the region, Israel’s police said in a statement. Nine of the teenagers’ bodies were recovered,...


WORLD CUP: Eriksen key to Denmark emulating 1992 heroics

Soccer WCup Group C Denmark

There are two reasons why Denmark should not be completely written off at the World Cup. Firstly, remember 1992? The Danes won the European Championship, having been told they were playing in the tournament only a week before it started after Yugoslavia was excluded while in a state of civil war....


WORLD CUP: Peru returns to finals after 36-year absence

Soccer WCup Group C Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian players heading to Russia weren’t alive when the team last appeared at the World Cup. The 36-year wait is over. Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca has restored the elegant ball possession and short passing style that carried Peru to the quarterfinals of the 1970 edition....


WORLD CUP: Time for Deschamps' talented France to win trophy

Soccer WCup Group C France

PARIS (AP) — France has options, too many perhaps. Especially up front where the dilemma is who to leave out. And that’s without Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, who continues to be overlooked by coach Didier Deschamps. How other national coaches must envy Deschamps, who has a forward department...


WORLD CUP: Cahill chases history, place in Australia squad

Soccer WCup Group C Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Tim Cahill wants to join an elite list of World Cup scorers to sit alongside Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose. If he makes the cut for Australia’s 23-man squad, the 38-year-old Cahill has a good chance of becoming just the fourth player to score in four consecutive World Cups. When...


Macron left on his own with bespoke Iran plan tailored for Trump

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. It can be a lonely business being Donald Trump’s friend. French President Emmanuel Macron arrived this week in Washington looking to use his special influence with the U.S. leader to bring him back into the international fold. After three days of improvised diplomacy, petty...


President Trump to make first official visit to Britain in July

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - President Donald Trump will travel to Britain on July 13 for a working visit, according to the prime minister’s office. The trip will include talks with British leaders but will not be a full state visit, a spokesman for Downing Street confirmed. “The...


Trump's Mideast remarks cause anger in the region

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As French President Emmanuel Macron visited Washington, President Donald Trump appeared to take aim at Western allies in the Middle East - implying that they would crumble within “a week” if the United States didn’t protect them. “Countries that are in the area, some...


A Muslim and a Hindu thought they could be a couple. Then came the 'love jihad' hit list.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KOLKATA, India - The 21-year-old Hindu college student was having a quiet breakfast with her mother when her phone pinged with a terrifying message. Her name was on a hit list. She and her Muslim boyfriend had been targeted publicly on Facebook along with about 100...


Germany defender Boateng faces race to be fit for World Cup

Germany Soccer Champions League

MUNICH (AP) — Germany defender Jerome Boateng faces a race to be fit for the World Cup after injuring his thigh in Bayern Munich’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid. Bayern says “Boateng sustained damage to the adductor muscles in his left thigh,” an injury that will likely rule the 29-year-old...

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