90th Oscars dance between honoring and correcting the past
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Held one year ago, the 90th Academy Awards would have very likely been a rose-colored nostalgia fest….
A whiff of change, of many kinds, at post-Weinstein Oscars
"Look around, ladies and gentlemen," Frances McDormand said Sunday during her best actress acceptance speech, "We all have stories to tell." She was referring to the female Oscars nominees in the Dolby Theatre, all of whom she'd asked to stand in unison. But it felt like the best-actress winner was also addressing the evening's broader vibe: Change, of many kinds, at the first post-Harvey Weinstein Academy Awards….
The Latest: Aid convoy enters Syria’s eastern Ghouta region
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):…
Euroskeptic parties surge in Italy election, but no majority
ROME (AP) — A rival pair of populist and stridently anti-European Union political forces surged in Italy's parliamentary election at the expense of the country's traditional political powers, but neither gained enough support to govern alone, preliminary results showed Monday….
Trump’s Mideast peace plan in limbo as Netanyahu visits
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet Monday at the White House….
China targets robust growth as Xi bids to rule indefinitely
BEIJING (AP) — China's government pledged Monday to deliver robust growth, pursue advanced technology and boost military spending while urging the public to embrace President Xi Jinping's rule as its ceremonial legislature prepared for changes to allow Xi to stay in power indefinitely….
Trump embracing potential for trade war
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is embracing the potential for a trade war after announcing his intent to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, as he rebuffs allies who have pushed to be exempted from the stiff duties….
Seoul envoys to meet N. Korea’s Kim during Pyongyang trip
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in planned to meet Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a rare two-day visit to Pyongyang that's expected to focus on how to ease a standoff over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and restart talks between Pyongyang and Washington….
Roles reduced, Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s fate uncertain
WASHINGTON (AP) — They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their powers restricted, their enemies emboldened and their future in the West Wing uncertain….
US Navy carrier’s visit to Vietnam puts China on notice
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea….