May 25, 2016

Elyria
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10 things to know, Monday, May 23

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama lifts arms ban in first visit to Vietnam The move aims to bolster a communist government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner, especially in the context of China’s regional aspirations. 2. Bloodshed across the Middle Read More…

Coordinating bombings in Yemen, Syria as Iraqi military pushes back against Islamic State

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Iraq’s Prime Minister has hailed “big successes” by troops, hours after launching Read More…

Once off limits, hospitals become deadly targets in Middle East wars

BEIRUT — As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by the Read More…

Powers meet in Vienna to talk about Syria; no substantial advancements expected

VIENNA — World and regional powers met Tuesday in an attempt to overcome stubborn divisions among Syrian factions that have led to the rise of Islamic extremists and claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since violence turned to war five years ago. But the session is not expected to substantially advance efforts to find peace. Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, May 13

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S. gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access The guidance doesn’t impose new legal requirements, but federal officials say it is intended to clarify school districts’ obligations to provide nondiscriminatory environments. 2. Why some Democrats up Read More…

Top Lebanese Hezbollah commander killed in explosion in Syria

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group on Friday mourned its top military commander, Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in an explosion in the Syrian capital that dealt a major blow to the Shiite group, which has provided crucial support to Syrian government forces. Badreddine, 55, had been the mastermind of the group’s involvement in Syria’s Read More…

Little friction, few concerns in German city with big refugee camp

SUMTE, Germany — When state authorities called Mayor Grit Richter in October to tell her they planned to temporarily house up to 1,000 people from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in a former office complex in the tiny village of Sumte, she couldn’t imagine how it would work. The area is short on jobs, public transport Read More…

Syrian sappers improvise mine-clearing methods

BEIRUT — Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world’s most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return. The result has been tragic. Booby-traps laid by the Islamic State group Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, May 4

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Trump underestimated no more Once dismissed as a fringe candidate, the billionaire businessman is all but certain to lead the GOP into the fall presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton. 2. Residents evacuated as wildfires devastate Canadian town The Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 28

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. Ted Cruz gambles on Carly Fiorina The candidate makes a rare early running mate pick as the Republican race takes yet another unusual turn. 2. When a contested convention last happened The 1976 battle between Gerald Ford Read More…