- North Korea vows to respond to UN condemnation as a 'power'
FOXNews, Monday - 08/29/2016 - 01:02 PM
North Korea is calling a U. N.
- When Economic Doomsayers Stumble
Wall Street Journal, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 08:47 PM
It’s early, but data so far suggest the British decision to leave the European Union could be another example of a recurring phenomenon: expert predictions of dire consequences to political decisions that end up proving overheated.
- FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal
Hartford Courant, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 06:02 PM
The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement says its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord for ending five decades of war. FARC leader Rodrigo Londono made the announcement Sunday in Havana,
- Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized
Tampa Tribune, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 04:47 PM
- Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push
Tampa Tribune, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 02:47 PM
- Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
San Antonio Express-News, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 01:24 PM
Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy. After an entire first-grade class and a teacher were killed in a 2002 quake in the southern town of San Giuliano di Puglia, Italian officials had pledged citizens that safety of schools, hospitals and other critical public buildings would be guaranteed. Deadly quakes that have led to criminal investigations of suspicions ranging from misuse of funds or corruption involving awarding of construction contracts include the 1980 temblor in the Naples area and a 2009 quake in L'Aquila, central Italy. Italy's national museums, meanwhile, embarked on a fundraising campaign, donating their proceeds Sunday to relief and reconstruction efforts in the quake-stricken areas. Besides homes and low-rise apartment buildings, Wednesday's quake badly damaged scores of churches, town halls, bell towers and other centuries-old cultural treasures. The quake left a few thousands of people without homes, with nearly 2,700 hosted in a total of 58 tent "towns" set up on the outskirts of the ravaged areas, or improvised shelters, like a gym with a basketball court in Amatrice.
- 10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program
Associated Press, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 03:56 AM
The U. S. ambassador to Jordan says Washington will reach its target Monday of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a yearlong resettlement program.
- South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace
Associated Press, Saturday - 08/27/2016 - 07:01 AM
When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement.
- Italy Earthquake Death Toll Rises as Survivors Prepare to Bury Loved Ones
Wall Street Journal, Saturday - 08/27/2016 - 06:47 AM
Italian authorities said the death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake has risen to 284 people, as rescuers pulled three more people out of the rubble overnight. A state funeral will be held in the town of Ascoli Piceno for dozens of the victims.
- Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack
The Times Leader, Saturday - 08/27/2016 - 02:02 AM
Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including an alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. The dead included Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka. Police said they opened fire after the suspects started firing when the raid began. Bangladesh police have been conducting raids across the country to hunt those behind the attack.
- French Court Suspends Beach Burkini Ban
Wall Street Journal, Friday - 08/26/2016 - 12:47 PM
France’s highest administrative court suspended a local ban on wearing head-to-foot burkini swimsuits, setting a precedent in a highly charged national debate over Muslim clothing and French identity.
- Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims
Associated Press, Friday - 08/26/2016 - 11:52 AM
Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit hometown of the hearty dish.
- U.K. GDP Boosted by Household Spending Ahead of Brexit Vote
Wall Street Journal, Friday - 08/26/2016 - 10:47 AM
Strong growth in household spending helped boost the British economy in the run up to the U. K.’s referendum on continued European Union membership, while business investment fell slightly year-over-year.