Migrants Streaming Into Tijuana, But Now Face Long Stay

(AP) – Exhausted migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers are napping on mattresses in a converted municipal gymnasium, while men play soccer and exchange banter on a crowded, adjoining courtyard. Nearly 2,000 caravan migrants had reached the U.S. border in Mexico’s northwestern corner by Thursday, with more coming in a steady trickle of […]

UK’s May Fills Brexit-Related Cabinet Vacancies

(AP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has filled two vacancies in her Cabinet left by ministers who quit over Brexit.  Little-known lawmaker Stephen Barclay was named Brexit secretary. He replaces Dominic Raab, who quit Thursday because he opposed May’s draft Brexit agreement with the European Union.  The government says Barclay, formerly a junior health […]

French Minister Warns Of New Cold War From US/China Tensions

(AP) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War. Le Maire made the alarm-sounding comments at a Friday conference in Paris on the World Trade Organization’s future. He said there’s a “real risk” that a Cold War between […]

North Korea Deports American Even As It Boasts Of New Weapon

(AP) – North Korea says it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States. That came even as the North announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified “ultramodern” weapon that will be seen as a pressuring tactic by Washington. The two whiplash announcements, which […]

Court Filing Hints At Possible Charges For WikiLeaks Founder

(AP) – The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that raised questions about whether the WikiLeaks founder had been charged under seal. Assange’s name appears twice in an August filing from a prosecutor in Virginia in a separate case involving a man accused of coercing a minor. […]

Treasury Hits 17 Saudis With Economic Sanctions

(AP) – The U.S. Treasury Department is adding economic sanctions to the travel bans already in place against 17 Saudis accused of taking part in the October slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi inside their country’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The new sanctions freeze any assets the 17 may have in the U.S. and prohibit any […]