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Thai rescue: Divers start mission to free boys trapped in cave

The perilous mission to evacuate 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand is under way, Thai authorities announced Sunday. At 10 a.m. local time, an international contingent of 13 specialist divers and five Thai Navy SEALs descended into the watery network of …

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May wins support from divided UK government on Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured government agreement for her Brexit stance, which envisages free trade area for goods and seems to have appeased Brexit supporters in her cabinet. British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured cabinet agreement for her plans to leave the European Union, overcoming rifts among …

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Death toll from Thai tourist boat sinking climbs to 41

Rescuers have resumed a search for those still missing from the sunken vessel which capsized in rough waters on Thursday carrying 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew and tour guides in one of Thailand’s worst recent accidents. The death toll from a tourist boat accident off the coast of …

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Trump’s trade war with China officially begins

BEIJING — U.S. customs officers imposed the first duties on $34 billion in Chinese goods early Friday, prompting Beijing to announce that it had no choice but to swing back, appearing to target farmers in America’s heartland. “In order to defend the core interests of the country and the interests …

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