Putin foe Alexei Navalny buried in Russia under heavy police presence

Under a heavy police presence, thousands of people bade farewell Friday to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at his funeral in Moscow after his still-unexplained death two weeks ago in an Arctic penal colony. The crowds who thronged to honor Navalny outside a church and cemetery in a snowy southeastern suburb of the capital chanted … Read more

Amid a labor shortage, Japan has made it even harder for refugees to stay

TOKYO —  Iranian asylum seeker Afshin had hoped he’d be spending the final decades of his career contributing to a Japanese economy desperate for workers. Instead, the former construction worker has been sidelined from Japan’s shrinking labor force while battling immigration officials. He has endured years of detention. At one point, he said he was saved … Read more

Oil spill from sunk cargo ship show risks to Red Sea from Houthi attacks

MIAMI —  A vibrant fishing industry, some of the world’s largest coral reefs, desalination plants supplying millions with drinking water. They’re all at risk from large amounts of fertilizer and oil spilled into the Red Sea by the sinking of a cargo ship attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Officials on Saturday said the M/V Rubymar, a … Read more

Ukraine rationing ammunition. Yet House Republicans take weeks to mull aid

WASHINGTON —  Ukrainian drones fly without ammunition. Russian artillery unleash deadly volleys from safe positions beyond the range of Kyiv’s troops. Shortages of ammo and supplies are resulting in lost ground to Moscow, U.S. congressional leaders warn, yet the Republican-controlled House has shown little hurry to resupply Ukraine with military aid. Across Washington, officials are viewing … Read more

Texas Atty. Gen. Paxton beat impeachment; now he wants revenge

AUSTIN, Texas —  Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton beat impeachment. On Super Tuesday, he wants political revenge. The Republican, who just six months ago was on the brink of removal from office, is charging into Texas’ primaries on a dramatic campaign to oust dozens in his own party. They include rank-and-file legislators, state judges and one … Read more

9th Circuit rejects challenge to Arizona copper mine; Apache vow to appeal

A heavily divided panel of federal judges Friday rejected an Apache religious challenge to the construction of a massive copper mine on Oak Flat, a stretch of land in Arizona that tribe members consider sacred and irreplaceable. The tribe members, who go by the name Apache Stronghold, denounced the ruling in the closely watched case … Read more

Les critiques cinéma françaises à suivre cette semaine

Les cinéphiles français sont toujours à la recherche des critiques de films les plus influentes pour guider leur choix dans les salles obscures cette semaine. Voici quelques critiques cinéma françaises à suivre attentivement. Tout d’abord, on ne peut pas passer à côté de la critique de Jacques Mandelbaum du journal Le Monde. Considéré comme l’une … Read more

Immigrant hopes realized in the Michigan vote

Voting probably wasn’t the first thing on our parents’ or grandparents’ minds when they arrived in the U.S. from countries and provinces where democracy was a pipe dream. Working (perhaps several jobs), learning the language and setting up home in the community took precedence over politics, and it was all in service of their top … Read more

Nouveaux films français à l’affiche : les avis des critiques locaux

Nouveaux films français à l’affiche : les avis des critiques locaux Le cinéma français est réputé dans le monde entier pour sa diversité, sa créativité et son audace. Chaque année, de nombreux films français sortent en salle, offrant aux cinéphiles une occasion de découvrir de nouvelles histoires, de nouveaux talents et de nouvelles perspectives. Cette … Read more

‘Rust’ director Joel Souza describes Alec Baldwin shooting

“Rust” director Joel Souza, who was injured in the Alec Baldwin shooting, said he couldn’t wrap his head around what had transpired on the New Mexico film set — even after being rushed to a hospital. “I knew something got me,” Souza testified Friday in a Santa Fe, N.M. courtroom, the seventh day of testimony … Read more