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German court convicts Algerian of supporting IS group

5:27 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

A German court has convicted an Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group for helping plan the smuggling of a would-be fighter to IS-held terrority in Syria. He was sentenced to a year and nine months in prison. The Berlin district court said it convicted the 32-year-old...
Vonn dominates Cortina downhill training again
United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill training, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Thursday, Jan.18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

5:17 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lindsey Vonn dominated training for a World Cup downhill for the second consecutive day on the Olympia delle Tofane course. Vonn finished a massive 0.96 seconds ahead of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein and was 1.25 seconds ahead of American teammate Jacqueline Wiles on Thursday....
The first congressional election of 2018 is a test of Trump in western Pennsylvania
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April 29, 2017, on the 100th day of his presidency.

5:15 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

It snowed the night before Conor Lamb's campaign rally, coating most of the 18th Congressional District and keeping some voters at home. But 70 loyal Democrats shoveled out and drove to the American Legion hall to meet their candidate for Congress in a district that gave Donald Trump...
Zimbabwe's leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or June
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxillia, right, leave after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June 2018, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

4:39 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took power from longtime ruler Robert Mugabe with the military's help in November, and this will be...
Pair of giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland
One of the two giant pandas, male Hua Bao (in Finnish Pyry) and female Jin Bao Bao (in Finnish Lumi), arriving to Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Vantaa, Finland on Thursday January 18, 2018. The bears will eventually be moved to snowy conditions into the Ahtari Zoo nature reserve in central Finland as agreed during the Helsinki visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in April 2017. (Markku Ulander/ Lehtikuva via AP)

5:04 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

A pair of giant pandas has arrived in snowy Finland as China's gift to mark the small Nordic nation's independence centenary. The Chinese ambassador to Finland and Finnish officials led a ceremony to welcome four-year old male Hua Bao and three-year old female Jin Baobao to Helsinki...
Cousins will still get top-tier money despite non-elite QBs in final four
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) prepares to throw in the first quarter of the game between the Washington Redskins and the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field December 17, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys.

5:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

It is that overlapping time on the NFL calendar when most franchises have turned the page to preparing for next season while the fortunate few still playing continue to vie for this season's biggest prize. And, on occasion, the way in which those successful teams have gone about...
A Berlin restaurant that cooks without compromise
An undated handout photo of poached red prawn with lavender, prawn head emulsion and hibiscus at Mrs Robinson's in Berlin. Mrs Robinson's manages to match the German capital's cheeky, creative spirit in its vibe and food. (Handout via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH BERLIN RESTAURANT ADV21 BY GISELA WILLIAMS FOR JAN. 21, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

5:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

Despite Berlin’s reputation for its uninhibited night life and progressive counterculture, traditionally the city’s fine dining restaurants have fit within the same ho-hum, predictable mold. In the past few years, several small but ambitious restaurants have managed to...
This simple Portuguese soup will perk up your cold-weather doldrums
Watercress Soup. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post.

5:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

For decades, vegetarians have looked to global cuisines for inspiration. The pioneer was Anna Thomas, author of "The Vegetarian Epicure," a 1972 bestseller. As Jonathan Kauffman writes in his captivating new book, "Hippie Food," at a time when much vegetarian...
Following in the footsteps of fictional character Doc Ford
Tarpon Lodge. (Maxwell MacKenzie)

5:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

Darkness has descended over the southwest Florida swamps as I ease my rental car into the parking lot of Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island. Grabbing my bag, I head for the marina to meet up with Captain Jack La Plante, whose boat will be my ride over to Cabbage Key. As we skim across Pine...
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