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07/19/2019

Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker to August 15 Gibraltar's supreme court has granted a 30-day extension to allow authorities there to continue to detain the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 until Aug. 1...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Merkel: Britain will remain partner even if it is no longer EU member German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future, adding that wor...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation and opened the door to other potential partners in a move that could see the Sca...
14:42, 07/19/2019

World leaders, Apple CEO offer tributes to Japanese studio after attack Tributes to the Japanese animation studio ravaged in a suspected arson attack lit up social media on Friday, with world leaders and Apple Inc's chie...
14:42, 07/19/2019

South Africa's Zuma agrees to continue giving evidence at corruption inquiry Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed to continue giving evidence at a corruption inquiry on Friday, withdrawing an earlier refusal to do ...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Germany's Merkel, planning to serve full term, backs under-fire protegee Germany's Angela Merkel threw her weight behind her embattled new defense minister and heir-apparent on Friday, while insisting she herself was fit t...
14:42, 07/19/2019

South Africa's graft watchdog finds Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament about a 500,000 rand ($35,...
14:42, 07/19/2019

South Africa's Zuma to cooperate with graft inquiry after threat to pull out Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed to continue giving evidence at a public inquiry into state corruption on Friday after earlier compla...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Japan arson suspect a convicted robber treated for mental illness: NHK The man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted for robbery a...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Iran's Guards say they will release images to disprove U.S. claim that drone shot down Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they would release images to disprove U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destr...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Merkel: Concerned about Gulf, should use every opportunity for diplomacy German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she was concerned about the situation in the Gulf, adding that every opportunity for diplomatic c...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Iran dismisses Trump report that U.S. Navy downed 'provocative' drone Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were a...
14:42, 07/19/2019

India's Priyanka stopped from visiting site of deadly shooting as tensions flare Indian police on Friday stopped opposition leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from visiting a village where 10 tribal people were gunned down this week ove...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Dutch state partially liable for Srebrenica deaths: defense ministry The Dutch government on Friday said it accepted the Dutch state was partially liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Muslim males who were expelled fro...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Dutch state partly liable for Srebrenica deaths: Supreme Court The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday upheld an earlier ruling that found the Dutch state partly liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Bosnia...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Italy's Salvini to see Di Maio with government's fate hanging in balance Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid spec...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Islamist militants kidnap at least one NGO worker in Nigeria, sources say Islamist insurgents have kidnapped at least one person working for an international aid organization, Action Against Hunger, in northeastern Nigeria,...
14:42, 07/19/2019

Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel: media A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and ...
14:42, 07/19/2019

| 'My entire world was gone' - floods devastate northern Pakistan Once a small cluster of houses stood along a gentle stream in Pakistani Kashmir. Now only jagged rocks and a few damaged homes remain after torrentia...
14:00, 07/19/2019

Central American Migrants Are 'Voting With Their Feet' Despite U.S. Threats Trump administration aid cuts to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador aren’t slowing migration because the billions of dollars in remittances that mig...
13:56, 07/19/2019

Critics of Philippines' Duterte Hit Back at Sedition Accusations Opposition politicians in the Philippines vowed not to back down in the face of what they call political persecution: a police complaint accusing a b...
13:56, 07/19/2019

Tehran Denies Trump's Claim That US Naval Vessel Destroyed Iranian Drone Tehran on Friday denied that the United States had downed one of its drones, saying all Iranian aircraft were accounted for and jesting Washington ma...
13:56, 07/19/2019

Jacinda Ardern Flies Commercial After Snag Hits Air Force Plane New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit her air force plane, fol...
13:56, 07/19/2019

Debt-laden AB InBev agrees sale of Australian unit to Asahi Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has agreed to sell its Australian operations to Japan's Asahi and is interested in revivi...
13:42, 07/19/2019

After elections, Japan's leader Abe will be seeking a big win on trade Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling coalition party are set for a victory at the polls on Sunday, and next, he'll be seeking out a...
13:42, 07/19/2019

Shares of ad giant Publicis plunge after cut to revenue guidance Shares in French advertising conglomerate Publicis slumped after the group cut its 2019 revenue growth guidance. Shares of Publicis plunged 8.5% to t...
13:42, 07/19/2019

Blackrock CEO Larry Fink sees US stocks moving higher even from near-record levels The co-founder of the world's largest money manager advises investors to stay invested in stocks, saying that taking risk off the table is a mis...
13:42, 07/19/2019

Iran denies claim that US warship destroyed Iranian drone Iran on Friday denied President Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an ...
13:00, 07/19/2019

Iran Rebuffs Trump Assertion That U.S. Ship Downed Drone Iran denied that the U.S. Navy downed one of its drones in the Strait of Hormuz, a day after several close encounters between American warships and t...
12:00, 07/19/2019

Iran says U.S. may have shot down its own drone by mistake Iran denied it lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said it had 'destroyed' an Iranian drone that was threatening a...
11:56, 07/19/2019

Iran Denies the U.S. Destroyed a Drone in the Strait of Hormuz (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran is denying a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strategic Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship. Depu...
11:28, 07/19/2019

A South Korean Man Died After Setting Himself on Fire Outside the Japanese Embassy (SEOUL, South Korea) — A 78-year-old South Korean man died hours after setting himself ablaze near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, pol...
11:28, 07/19/2019

Japan Is Among the World’s Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence A 41-year-old man shouting “you die!” ran into an anime studio in Kyoto and set it ablaze Thursday morning, killing 33 people and injurin...
11:28, 07/19/2019

The Latest: Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica liability The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the partial liability of the Netherlands in the deaths of about 350 Bosnian Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnia...
11:00, 07/19/2019

"More For More": Iran Foreign Minister Makes Nuclear Offer To US Iran on Thursday signalled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear programm...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Trump Disavows Supporters' "Send Her Back" Chant Aimed At Congresswoman President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters' chants of "send her back" at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born U.S....
10:56, 07/19/2019

US Sanctions Firms Acting As 'Supply Network' For Iran Nuclear Enrichment The US Treasury named a group of companies in Iran, Belgium and China to its sanctions blacklist Thursday for acting as a supply network for Tehran's...
10:56, 07/19/2019

No Sanctions On Turkey "Right Now" Over Russian Weapons Purchase: Trump US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was not considering economic sanctions "right now" on Turkey after its major weapons purchase from Russia....
10:56, 07/19/2019

After Backlash, Donald Trump Says Lawmakers "Obligated To Love Country" US President Donald Trump has said lawmakers have an obligation to love and embrace the country, as he disavowed the chanting of "send her back" by h...
10:56, 07/19/2019

"Inhumane": Mexico President On Drug Lord El Chapo's Jail Sentence Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called the jail conditions of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inhumane, while vowing to...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Pakistan Lost $50 Million From Restricting Airspace, Says Minister Pakistan's aviation minister on Thursday said that his country suffered loses of over eight billion rupees ($50 million) from airspace restrictions i...
10:56, 07/19/2019

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing f...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Boeing Takes $4.9 Billion Charge Over Prolonged Grounding Of 737 Planes Boeing Co said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter on estimated disruptions from the prolonged ground...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Amazon's $10 Billion Pentagon Contract Being Closely Looked At: Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defe...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Aid To Pak To Stay "Suspended", Says US Report Ahead Of Imran Khan Visit Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States, a Congressional report has said that the security assistance to Pakistan wo...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Panic Over Russian Company's FaceApp Is Sign Of New Distrust Of Internet Shortly after the playful photo-transforming FaceApp went viral Wednesday as the most-downloaded smartphone app in America, a nationwide panic began ...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Blast Near Kabul University Kills 6, Injures 27: Official An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students wait...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Somali-Born Lawmaker Brands Trump 'Fascist' After Rally Taunt Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar branded Donald Trump a "fascist" on Thursday as the president sought to distance himself from mocking chants of "...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Suspected Arsonist Planned Japan's Worst Mass Killing In 18 Years: Report A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and appeared to have planned the attack, media ...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Have Not Lost Drone, US Downed Its "Own By Mistake": Iran Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi denied on Friday having lost any drone recently and hinted that the US could have downed their own "by ...
10:56, 07/19/2019

South Korean Man Dies After Self-Immolation In Front Of Japanese Embassy A South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, police said, amid ongoing trade and diplom...
10:56, 07/19/2019

Japan Fire: Bodies Found In Stairwell Suggest They Were Trying To Escape Details emerged Friday of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach ...
10:56, 07/19/2019

South Korean man dies after setting fire to his car near Japanese Embassy A man in his 70s died after setting fire to his car as it was parked in front of a building housing the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, police s...
10:28, 07/19/2019

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 6, wounds 27 A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 27, accordin...
10:14, 07/19/2019

Vietnam says preserved corpse of Ho Chi Minh in great condition The embalmed corpse of Vietnam's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday, a month after the government recrui...
09:42, 07/19/2019

Indonesia suggests barter to help cover cost of jet project with South Korea Indonesia is offering to pay South Korea its share of the cost of developing a fighter jet in the form of barter, state news agency Antara reported o...
09:42, 07/19/2019

South African soldiers deployed in Cape Town to help fight gangs South African soldiers were deployed to gang-ridden Cape Town suburbs on Thursday to help quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds this yea...
09:42, 07/19/2019

Two killings symbolize reach of Kashmir conflict as death toll surges More than 300 people died in the Kashmir region claimed by India and Pakistan in the first half of the year, according to previously unreported data ...
09:42, 07/19/2019

Abe's on track to win at the polls, but he needs to spend more to fix Japan's economy: Analyst Japan will go to the polls this weekend, and analysts are expecting the ruling coalition to win again — an outcome that would maintain political stab...
09:28, 07/19/2019

What a failed Iran deal would mean for oil prices and military tensions Regional stability, oil prices and potential for war will all depend on what Iran does with its nuclear program in the event of the deal's termi...
09:28, 07/19/2019

Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because...
09:14, 07/19/2019

Pompeo Calls China’s Treatment of Uighurs the ‘Stain of the Century’ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China’s treatment of Uihgurs, a Muslim minority group, the “stain of the century” while ...
08:56, 07/19/2019

‘Whenever There’s Trouble He Rushes There.’ Meet Legislator Roy Kwong, the God of Hong Kong Protests In a narrow office, just across the bay from mainland China, sits the God of Hong Kong Protests. Roy Kwong, a social worker turned politician, is fie...
08:56, 07/19/2019

A ‘Beech Bonanza’ Boosted the Population of This Critically Endangered New Zealand Bird A rare New Zealand bird once thought to be extinct is having its most successful breeding season in years. The kākāriki karaka, also known ...
08:56, 07/19/2019

A Passenger Was Fined $105,000 and Banned for Life for ‘Extremely Disruptive Behavior’ on an Airplane An unruly passenger has been billed $105,000 after her “extremely disruptive behavior” caused a flight to be diverted with a military esc...
08:56, 07/19/2019

South Korea rejects Japan call for arbitration over wartime labor dispute South Korea on Friday rejected Japan's call for third-party arbitration over a court ruling last year ordering Japanese companies to pay compensation...
08:56, 07/19/2019

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a...
08:56, 07/19/2019

Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27 An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students wait...
08:56, 07/19/2019

Talks between Venezuela government and opposition continuing, says mediator Norway Talks between the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition are continuing in Barbados, the foreign ministry from mediator...
08:56, 07/19/2019

Australia 'deeply disappointed' by writer's detention in China Australia is "deeply disappointed" that Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been transferred to criminal detention in China, Foreign Minister ...
08:56, 07/19/2019

South Africa's Zuma due back at corruption inquiry after adjournment Former South African president Jacob Zuma was due back at a public inquiry into state corruption on Friday, after his lawyers requested an adjournmen...
08:56, 07/19/2019

'Fear' and 'favor' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper (This January 25 story corrects to specify the three goals cited by Japan Times management for the style change in the December meeting and to revise...
08:56, 07/19/2019

Italy's Di Maio calls for meeting with Salvini in peace offering Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called for a meeting on Friday with government partner and co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini in a peace offerin...
08:56, 07/19/2019

South Korea deputy advisor Kim says Japan's export curbs violate international law South Korea's Deputy National Security Adviser Kim Hyun-chong said on Friday that Japan has violated the WTO's principle of free trade and internatio...
08:56, 07/19/2019

Japan, South Korea dispute over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned and admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic dispute over compensation fo...
08:56, 07/19/2019

Iran military says all its drones have returned safely to base: report Iran's top military spokesman said all the country's drones had returned safely to base, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, after Preside...
08:56, 07/19/2019

| Iran drone shot down | Australia, NZ PMs meet: WATCH the top world news videos for today US warship destroyed Iranian drone, says Trump | Morrison says meeting with Ardern was positive - lists things they didn't speak about; here are the ...
08:14, 07/19/2019

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 2, wounds 10 Police and health officials say a powerful bomb has exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital, killing two people and inju...
07:56, 07/19/2019

At least 8 children dead, 16 hurt in Philippines truck crash Philippine police say at least 8 mostly grade school students died and 16 others were injured when the truck they were riding on lost control on a do...
07:56, 07/19/2019

As Trump wages a race war, intellectual nationalists try to keep pace Set against Trump, the efforts of a coterie of nationalist intellectuals seem like an attempt to put a rather rickety cart before a particularly orne...
07:56, 07/19/2019

‘Die!’: Alleged arsonist turned a Japanese anime studio into a death trap Authorities said a man sprayed a flammable liquid inside the offices of one of Japan’s premier anime production houses and set it on fire. About 70 p...
07:56, 07/19/2019

As plastics foul the world’s oceans, world leaders struggle over how to respond Leaders of the Group of 20 vowed in June to battle ocean plastic pollution — but they failed to make any commitment to turn off the tap of rising pla...
07:56, 07/19/2019

Japan says no comment on International Court of Justice plan in South Korea dispute Japan's government is considering various steps to resolve the dispute with South Korea over wartime forced laborers, but will not comment on whether...
07:42, 07/19/2019

Factbox: Key facts and numbers to watch in Japan's July 21 upper house election Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito party, look set to retain a solid majorit...
07:42, 07/19/2019

Pakistan allows consular access to convicted Indian spy after world court ruling Pakistan has ordered consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian naval commander condemned to death for spying, following a decision this ...
07:42, 07/19/2019

Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by arson Animation fans and Kyoto residents gathered at the site of Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, offering flowers and prayers for the 33 ...
07:42, 07/19/2019

Japan, South Korea diplomats trade words in escalating dispute over wartime forced labor Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic dispute over compensation for Korean wartim...
07:42, 07/19/2019

Duterte foes cry foul as Philippine police push sedition charges Opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed shock and outrage on Friday at police moves to charge dozens of them with sedition, calli...
07:42, 07/19/2019

Microsoft's 'blow out' quarter beats projections by $1 billion Microsoft beat analysts' revenue projections by nearly $1 billion when it announced earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, as its c...
06:14, 07/19/2019

Flying ants invading UK seen from space On one day every year, as per tradition, Britain is invaded by swarms of flying ants -- and this year, the insects arrived in such vast numbers they ...
06:14, 07/19/2019

Hikers' murder: 3 men sentenced to death Three men have been sentenced to death over the murder of two young Scandinavian women in Morocco, the lawyer for one of the victim's family confirme...
06:14, 07/19/2019

Brazil government to detail stimulus package on July 24 Brazil's government is expected to detail its plans to release funds from the workers' severance fund, known as FGTS, on July 24, the presidential ch...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Three British ministers set to resign if Johnson becomes PM: The Times Three British cabinet ministers are set to resign the day Boris Johnson, if as expected, becomes Britain's next prime minister, The Times newspaper r...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: no information about losing drone Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after Pre...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Minor quake shakes Mexico City, latest in week of tremors A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, the latest in a series of small tremors that have shaken buildings and jangled nerves across the M...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, wh...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Ir...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Iran floats offer on nuclear inspections; U.S. skeptical Iran on Thursday signaled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear program t...
05:00, 07/19/2019

U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the v...
05:00, 07/19/2019

U.S. sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate: U.N. investigator Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar's military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro plans to tap his son as envoy to U.S. even if it hurts his popularity Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated on Thursday that he intends to nominate his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States, even if ...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Mexico tells U.S. it's not ready for 'safe third country' deal: ambassador Mexico has told the United States time and again it is not ready to ink a deal forcing asylum seekers heading to the U.S. to first pursue safe haven ...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Canadian police nab nine suspected members of powerful Mafia clan Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money lau...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Frid...
05:00, 07/19/2019

'Appalling' arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33 A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least ...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Suspected arsonist planned Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years: media A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarized and appeared to have planned the attack, media ...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Chance of no-deal Brexit rises as Johnson leads Hunt: poll The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Bre...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Japan says Seoul must fix wartime labor issue that violates international law Seoul must take swift steps to resolve a dispute over the issue of compensation for wartime forced labor, Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono told Sou...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Japan summons South Korea envoy in escalating row over wartime forced labor Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic row over compensation for Korean wartime fo...
05:00, 07/19/2019

U.S. Is Bringing Home Suspected ISIS Fighter The U.S. government has taken custody of an American citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State and is returning him from Syria to stand trial. ...
05:00, 07/19/2019

The inventor whose flying board wowed the world Franky Zapata has been driven by a single dream since he was little: being able to fly. Not in an airplane, he says, since the windows function like ...
04:28, 07/19/2019

'Cambodia is not a dustbin': Asian nation returns 1,600 tons of plastic waste to US and Canada The country's Environment Ministry said that 70 containers of plastic waste were shipped from the U.S. and 13 came from Canada.   ...
04:28, 07/19/2019

UK's new leader must urgently decide on including Huawei in 5G network, lawmakers say The new prime minister must take a decision on whether to include China's Huawei in Britain's 5G telecoms network urgently as the ongoing d...
04:14, 07/19/2019

US-China officials discuss trade, Mnuchin suggests possible in-person talks "Right now we're having principal-level calls and to the extent that it makes sense for us to set up in-person meetings, I would anticipate that...
04:14, 07/19/2019

Japan's worst mass killing in two decades claims 33 lives in arson attack on anime studio A man suspected of torching Kyoto Animation reportedly doused the studio's entrance with what appeared to be petrol and set it ablaze on Thursda...
04:14, 07/19/2019

U.S. Military Returns to Saudi Arabia in Response to Iran The Pentagon is sending hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia as part of a buildup to counter potential threats from Iran and its allies, U.S. officials...
03:28, 07/19/2019

Documents Reveal How Trump's Team Paid Hush Money To Stormy Daniels Documents released by a judge's order on Thursday detailed a flurry of communications involving Donald Trump, his campaign team, personal lawyer Mich...
03:00, 07/19/2019

African Teen Gives Birth During High School Exam, Returns To Finish Nothing -- not even childbirth -- deterred teenager Fatoumata Kourouma Conde from completing the exam for which she had spent the past year preparing...
03:00, 07/19/2019

"One Small Step...": Google Doodle Celebrates 50 Years Of Moon Landing Google Doodle 2019 On Moon Landing: Fifty years ago, NASA's Apollo 11 mission marked mankind's journey to the moon. Google celebrates the 50th annive...
03:00, 07/19/2019

100-Year-Old Sri Lanka Rail Line Being Upgraded With Indian Assistance India's IRCON International Limited and the Sri Lankan government have inked a $91.26 million agreement for upgrading the around 130 km-long Maho-Oma...
03:00, 07/19/2019

Oil prices could retest their 2019 lows if they fall below this level: RBC's Helima Croft Spiking tensions in the Gulf of Oman and rising oil production in the U.S. are combining to put crude prices in a difficult position, says RBC's...
02:14, 07/19/2019

NY Fed clarifies Williams speech that market took as signal of a rate cut Earlier, Williams delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association in which he said, "It's better to take preve...
02:14, 07/19/2019

Asia stocks set to trade mixed as hopes rise for more easing from the Fed Stocks in Asia Pacific were set to trade mixed on Friday, following overnight comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve official that led to rising expect...
02:14, 07/19/2019

USS Boxer shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump said the U.S. Navy "destroyed" an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Th...
01:14, 07/19/2019

‘The Numbers Are Just Horrendous.’ Almost 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity Overfishing, hunting and land development have pushed more species closer to extinction, according to a new report. The Red List report by the Intern...
01:14, 07/19/2019

Man who lost leg in shooting spots limb being used on cigarette packets An amputee is seeking answers as to why a picture showing the remainder of his leg is being featured on cigarette packets to deter people from smokin...
23:14, 07/18/2019

IS supporters who murdered Scandinavian backpackers given death penalty Three Islamic State supporters have been sentenced to death for the killings of two Scandinavian backpackers found murdered in their tent in Morocco'...
23:14, 07/18/2019

U.S. Sanctions Iraqi Militia Leaders, Former Governors The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned two Iraqi militia leaders and two former Iraqi governors in separate cases for alleged human-rights abuses an...
22:56, 07/18/2019

The Man Who Started the Area 51 Raid Says Things Have Gotten a Little Spooky The guy who started the Area 51 Facebook group has spoken, and he thinks things have gotten out of hand. Matty Roberts of California, the person who ...
22:28, 07/18/2019

President Trump Says U.S. Warship Destroyed Iranian Drone Amid Heightened Tensions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between t...
22:28, 07/18/2019

| WATCH | At least 33 feared dead after suspected arson attack on Japanese animation studio A suspected arson attack at an animation production company in Japan killed 33 people and injured dozens more after a man reportedly doused the build...
21:28, 07/18/2019

Floatplane carrying 4 Americans, 3 Canadians, crashes into Labrador lake, no survivors expected: officals Officials in Canada said Wednesday the search for several missing people will likely turn up no survivors after a plane carrying four Americans and t...
20:28, 07/18/2019

Delaware woman sues luxury resort in Dominican Republic for $3 million over alleged attack A Delaware woman who says she was viciously beaten by an employee where she was staying in January while on vacation in the Dominican Republic is sui...
20:28, 07/18/2019

12 Israeli teenagers held in Cyprus over alleged rape of British woman A court in Cyprus has detained 12 Israeli youths on the island for suspicion of an alleged rape on a 19-year-old British tourist. The tourist filed a...
20:28, 07/18/2019

Cambodia to return 1,600 tons of waste back to the US, Canada Cambodia has vowed to return all of 1,600 tons of plastic waste dumped at its seaport by the United States and Canada after the country’s environment...
20:28, 07/18/2019

US sailor on USS Abraham Lincoln goes overboard in Arabian Sea, search operation underway A U.S. sailor went overboard Wednesday from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, prompting a search operation in the Arabian Seam according to t...
20:28, 07/18/2019

ISIS supporters who beheaded Scandinavian hikers in Morocco sentenced to death Three men who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group after brutally killed two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco hav...
20:28, 07/18/2019

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fu...
20:00, 07/18/2019

Sea-Watch captain says hopes for change in EU migrant rules The German captain of a charity rescue ship, under investigation for aiding illegal immigration, said on Thursday she hoped the new EU Commission wou...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Pence calls on Saudi Arabia to release critic of Islam U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badaw...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Spain's Sanchez says Podemos deal possible if its leader not in cabinet Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday he would not accept the leader of far-left Podemos in his cabinet, drawing an angry reac...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested by anti-graft agency Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, prompting opposition accusations that the governme...
19:28, 07/18/2019

What's at stake in Sudan's transition? Sudan's ruling military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups have signed a political accord on a three-year transition towards el...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Cyber expert charged in huge Bulgarian data hack is bailed A cybersecurity expert accused of involvement in hacking the personal data of millions of Bulgarian taxpayers was conditionally released on Wednesday...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Poland's fragmented opposition coalesces into left, center blocs Poland's main opposition parties have formed two coalition blocs to vie for left-leaning and centrist votes ahead of a national election later this y...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Hong Kong's protesters dig in for long summer of discontent Hong Kong's extradition bill demonstrations have mutated into a much bigger and more complex animal, ripping open old wounds and expanding a politica...
19:28, 07/18/2019

U.N. calls out Saudi Arabia, UAE for not paying Yemen aid pledges United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the h...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Incoming EU chief von der Leyen says 'we don't want a hard Brexit' The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave goo...
19:28, 07/18/2019

No-deal Brexit under fire: Parliament grabs brakes against Boris Johnson British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parlia...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Iran seizes foreign tanker, U.S. vows to protect vital Gulf waterway Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Sudan protesters take over square where Bashir challenged uprising Sudanese demonstrators on Thursday rolled out a banner honoring fallen protesters over a square where ousted president Omar al-Bashir held a large ra...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Turkish defense firms set to lose billions after F-35 removal Turkish defense companies helping to build F-35 stealth fighter jets are set to lose work worth billions of dollars after Washington said it was remo...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Italy's warring coalition parties warn of government collapse The leaders of Italy's coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminat...
19:28, 07/18/2019

U.S. not looking at sanctions on Turkey right now: Trump The United States is not currently looking at sanctioning Turkey over its purchase of Russian air defense systems, U.S. President Donald Trump said o...
19:28, 07/18/2019

Report: Japanese sushi chef in North Korea seen alive and well A Japanese national who once served as sushi chef to former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is well and alive, according to a pro-Pyongyang newspaper...
19:14, 07/18/2019

Fire leave more than two dozen dead at Japanese animation building A fire at the Kyoto Animation building in Japan has left more than two dozen people dead, according to officials.       ...
18:56, 07/18/2019

'Cambodia is not a dustbin': Cambodia returns 1,600 tons of plastic waste to US and Canada The country's Environment Ministry said that 70 containers of plastic waste were shipped from the U.S. and 13 came from Canada.   ...
18:56, 07/18/2019

33 dead after man sets fire at anime studio Kyoto Animation, Japan authorities say Japanese media reports said the suspect may have set the fire at the front door, forcing people to try to find other exits at Kyoto Animation.  ...
18:56, 07/18/2019

Congolese soldiers to force hand-washing, fever checks after Ebola emergency declaration The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency over the long-simmering Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...
18:56, 07/18/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
18:56, 07/18/2019

Red Cross struggles to contain ebola in DRC One of the biggest challenges faced in controlling the spread of Ebola from DRC to Uganda is the porous nature of the border between the two nations....
18:56, 07/18/2019

UK lawmakers back bid to hamper a no-deal Brexit British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliame...
18:56, 07/18/2019

Thai Teen, In Coma After Being Kicked By Seniors At School, Dies A Thai high school student kicked into a coma by his schoolmates died Thursday, police said, raising alarm about a hazing culture in the country's in...
18:14, 07/18/2019

Are Cellphones A Flight Danger? They Are On These Boeing Jets U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat ...
18:14, 07/18/2019

Dueling Superpowers, Rival Billionaires. Inside the New Race to the Moon It’s easier to love Apollo 11 if you were around to see it happen. For those who didn’t camp along the Cape Kennedy causeway to watch the...
18:00, 07/18/2019

We Analyzed How the “Great Replacement” and Far Right Ideas Spread Online. The Trends Reveal Deep Concerns. “We are being replaced,” the Belgian politician Dries van Langenhove repeatedly posted on social media this Spring. Despite his use of wo...
18:00, 07/18/2019

12 Israelis Detained in Cyprus for Alleged Rape of British Woman (PARALIMNI, Cyprus) — A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody fo...
18:00, 07/18/2019

A Fire at Kyoto Animation Killed 33 People. Here’s What to Know About the Deadly Arson Attack in Japan Thirty-three people have died and dozens have been left injured after a suspected arson attack in an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan. A man reported...
18:00, 07/18/2019

China Formally Arrests Australian Writer on National-Security Grounds China formally arrested an Australian writer on alleged national-security grounds, his lawyers said, advancing a case that has added to tense relatio...
17:56, 07/18/2019

G-7 Finance Chiefs to Reveal Digital Tax Plans by Early 2020 Finance officials from some of the world’s largest economies pledged to define the outlines of a new digital tax by January, a significant step that ...
17:56, 07/18/2019

Boycott of Everything Japanese Mushrooms Across South Korea What began as an obscure, tech-supply trade fight between Tokyo and Seoul has erupted into a boycott mushrooming across South Korea, a backlash targe...
17:56, 07/18/2019

Notre Dame security guard delayed response after going to wrong building when fire first broke out: report A security guard in charge of protecting Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was working only his third day and sent his fellow colleague to the wrong buil...
17:42, 07/18/2019

UK Labour leader slams Trump's attacks on 'squad', one day after being criticized for party's lingering anti-Semitism Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his fellow British lawmakers slammed President Trump over his “racism” after he attacked four freshmen congress...
17:42, 07/18/2019

German woman caught attempting to purchase car with home-printed money A German woman attempted to purchase a vehicle at a car dealership in the southwestern German city of Kaiserslautern on Friday, using counterfeit cur...
17:42, 07/18/2019

33 killed, dozens injured in fire at Japanese anime studio; arson suspected Fire officials confirmed that 33 people are dead after a blaze Thursday destroyed an animation studio in Japan that police suspect was lit by an arso...
17:00, 07/18/2019

In Mexico, Trump's latest asylum policy stirs anger, fear and confusion Tens of thousands of migrants who have been waiting for months in Mexican border cities are struggling to understand what the U.S. new asylum policy ...
17:00, 07/18/2019

Iran says it seized 'fuel smuggling' tanker in Persian Gulf Iran state-run media said Thursday that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a foreign vessel in the Persian Gulf, accusing it of "smuggling ...
17:00, 07/18/2019

NATO chief: Clock ticking on INF treaty as Russia shows no compliance The United States could suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty in a matter of weeks, prompting NATO leaders to pre...
17:00, 07/18/2019

Pakistan authoriites arrest former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Pakistani authorities arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday on corruption charges in what appears to be a continued crackdown ...
17:00, 07/18/2019

British politicians condemn Donald Trump for 'blatant, unashamed racism' Dozens of British politicians condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that certain Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to the "crime i...
17:00, 07/18/2019

Sudanese protesters rally to condemn June crackdown Thousands of Sudanese have joined protests condemning a deadly crackdown last month, as tensions remain high despite recent progress toward a power-s...
16:42, 07/18/2019

Notre Dame’s melted lead prompts deep clean for schools The city of Paris has ordered a deep cleaning for schools nearest to Notre Dame, whose lead roof melted away in the cathedral’s devastating fire in A...
16:42, 07/18/2019

EU to implement new monitoring system to enforce rule of law The European Union says it’s implementing a new monitoring system to ensure that all member states are complying with the bloc’s rule of law requirem...
16:42, 07/18/2019

Theresa May packs her bags, her legacy dominated by failure History may not be kind to the departing British prime minister. She had one job to do: deliver Brexit. Yet, as Brits say, she bottled it, repeatedly...
16:42, 07/18/2019

Russia's Putin, France's Macron discuss Iran nuclear deal: Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as well as the conflict in eastern Ukraine...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Protesters take to streets to declare new Ethiopia region A political party representing some of Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to declare a new region in defiance o...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Ukraine agrees prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists: official Ukraine and Russia have agreed a prisoner swap expected to involve a total of 277 people taken captive in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a senior U...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Twelve young Israelis held in Cyprus over alleged rape of British tourist A court in Cyprus on Thursday remanded 12 Israeli youths in custody on suspicion of an alleged rape of a 19-year-old British tourist at a holiday res...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Israeli demolition order on Jerusalem outskirts stokes Palestinian fears Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem have drawn international criticism, amid Palestinia...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Iran says it has seized foreign tanker as Gulf tensions deepen Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards impound foreign ship in the Gulf: state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran's elite force as saying in a statement...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Bid to stop no-deal Brexit is counterproductive to Northern Ireland legislation: PM May's spokesman Measures to try to force the government to report every two weeks on talks to restore the Northern Irish executive would be counterproductive to thos...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Europe's human rights court rules against owners of Georgian pro-opposition TV channel in ownership row Europe's human rights court dismissed on Thursday a case filed by the owners of a Georgian pro-opposition television channel Rustavi 2 accusing Georg...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Senior UK Labour members challenge decision to back new EU Commission chief Members of Labour's top policy team are angry over a decision by their party in the European Parliament to support a new Commission president, questi...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Mexican president does not expect rise in violence after El Chapo sentencing Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that he did not expect a rise in violence following the sentencing of drug lord Joaqui...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Argentina freezes Hezbollah assets, brands group terrorist organization Argentinian authorities ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets in the country on Thursday and effectively designated the Lebanese Islamist group, w...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century' U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing...
16:00, 07/18/2019

UK lawmakers back proposal to hamper a no-deal Brexit British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliame...
16:00, 07/18/2019

33 killed in fire at Japanese anime studio after man screaming 'you die!' set building alight A Japanese fire official says at least 12 people are presumed dead and more could be missing after they were trapped by fire at a popular animation p...
15:56, 07/18/2019

Brother of Manchester suicide bomber appears in court, faces 22 murder charges The brother of the suicide bomber who killed almost two dozen people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two years ago appeared in court Thursd...
15:56, 07/18/2019

US Against Any Country Purchasing Russia's S-400 Defence System: Pentagon The US is keen to make its defence partnership with India stronger, the Pentagon has said, but made it clear that it is against any country purchasin...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Carlos Ghosn Sues Nissan, Mitsubishi For Breach Of Contract: Report Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for "improper termination" of ...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Congresswomen Helping Fuel Rise Of Militant Hard Left, Says Donald Trump US President Donald Trump stepped up his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Watch: Beachgoers Help Save Pod Of Pilot Whales On US East Coast Dozens of beachgoers and lifeguards battled to help a pod of pilot whales back into deeper waters after coming too close to the shore of the US state...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Myanmar Filmmaker Charged Over Facebook Posts About Military A Myanmar judge on Thursday charged filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi for Facebook posts he made about the powerful military, meaning he will stand trial ...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Message In A Bottle Found In Australia 50 Years On An Australian boy who discovered a message in a bottle on a remote beach may have a new penpal after the Englishman who dropped it from an Australia-...
15:42, 07/18/2019

US Company Asked To Pay $58,000 To 2 Employees For H1-B Violations A US company has been asked to pay $58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H-1B guidelines, am...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Pilot Blamed For Lagoon Crash Where Passengers Swam For Their Lives Pilot error led to an airliner ditching in a Pacific lagoon last year, forcing passengers and crew to swim for their lives, an official crash investi...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Former Pakistan PM Shahid Abbasi Arrested By Anti-Corruption Agency Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, drawing a furious response from opposition parties...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Donald Trump supporters chant 'send her back' at a rally Following heated exchanges of words in tweets and press conferences between President Donald Trump and congresswoman Ilhan Omar, crowds at a rally ca...
15:28, 07/18/2019

| UK's Johnson suggests EU would bear some blame for no-deal Brexit Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, suggested Wednesday that the EU would bear some responsibility if he took his cou...
15:14, 07/18/2019

At least 23 feared dead, 36 injured in arson at Japanese film studio, suspect arrested A Japanese fire official says at least 12 people are presumed dead and more could be missing after they were trapped by fire at a popular animation p...
15:00, 07/18/2019

Iranians feeling sanction squeeze turn to Bitcoin, spark concern over 'mining' operations Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies ...
15:00, 07/18/2019

Louvre Museum first to remove Sackler family name after opioid protests France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family th...
15:00, 07/18/2019

Amputee finds picture of him used as EU cigarette warning, despite losing limb in unrelated assault An Albanian man was shocked to learn that a picture of him after his leg amputation was being used as a warning on European Union cigarette packets d...
15:00, 07/18/2019

Google suspends Viagogo from advertising over trust concerns Google took action on Thursday after concluding that the Swiss firm was in breach of its advertising policy, basing its decision on advice from adver...
14:56, 07/18/2019

UK may be entering a full-blown recession, budget watchdog says Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country's budget deficit next year, the watchdo...
14:56, 07/18/2019

The couple with 7 Insta-famous pets Nala the cat, a Siamese and tabby mix, is slightly cross-eyed with gray and white fur. She likes being petted but isn't a fan of being held. She was ...
14:42, 07/18/2019

Juventus wins race for $84.3m 19-year-old Matthijs de Ligt, the 19-year-old Ajax captain who led the Dutch side to the Champions League semifinals, has completed his move to Juventus for a fe...
14:42, 07/18/2019

Brazil Scandal Tarnishes Nation's Graft-Fighting Judge The credibility of Brazil’s justice system and a sprawling Brazilian anti-graft investigation is at stake after leaked texts purported to now-Justice...
14:00, 07/18/2019

Suspected Arson Attack in Japan Leaves at Least Two Dozen Dead At least 24 people are presumed dead in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in the western city of Kyoto, one of the worst violent attack...
14:00, 07/18/2019

Iran Seizes Foreign Tanker It Accuses of Smuggling Fuel Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it had seized a foreign tanker, pushing oil prices up amid fears that the Islamic republic could disrupt shipping tra...
14:00, 07/18/2019

Cyprus detains 12 Israelis for 8 days over alleged rape A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody for eight days after a 19-year...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London A passenger accused of misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London’s Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Budget watchdog says no-deal Brexit will spur UK recession Britain’s official economic watchdog says the U.K. will plunge into recession if it leaves the European Union without a divorce deal, with the pound ...
13:56, 07/18/2019

UK Labour peers poised to hold no-confidence vote in leader Corbyn: BBC Labour members of Britain's House of Lords are poised to hold a vote of no confidence in leader Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of claims of anti-Sem...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Lufthansa plane evacuated at Belgrade airport after bomb threat call A Lufthansa plane bound for Frankfurt was evacuated at Belgrade airport on Thursday after police received a call saying a bomb was on board, the Serb...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Italy's Di Maio says League must state clearly if it wants to quit government Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who also heads the 5-Star Movement, said on Thursday his far-right League allies had to decide whether t...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Activists from Sidama ethnic group in Ethiopia to delay declaring new region The head of a political party representing some of Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to declare a new region i...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Protesters take to streets to declare new Ethiopian region Protesters in the Ethiopian city of Hawassa blocked roads and burned tires on Thursday after security forces thwarted a meeting of activists to decla...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested: anti-graft agency Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested a former prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Thursday, a spokesman for the agency, the National Accou...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Bruised but driven, Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving PM Benjamin Netanyahu makes history this weekend by becoming the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, surpassing a record held by the country's found...
13:56, 07/18/2019

About 30 believed killed in suspected arson attack on Japan studio About 30 people were feared dead in a suspected arson attack on an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, an official for the Ky...
13:56, 07/18/2019

South Korean political leaders vow to work together to resolve Japan dispute South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and leaders of the country's major political parties vowed on Thursday to work together to resolve a worsening po...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Zelenskiy's second act: Ukraine leader set to win snap parliamentary election The party of Ukraine's new president looks set to win Sunday's snap parliamentary election, repeating Volodymyr Zelenskiy's shock victory in the Apri...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Ukraine plans overhaul of citizenship process after Putin's passport offer Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has ordered an overhaul of the process for granting Ukrainian citizenship, in response to a Russian decree ex...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister? Spain enters a week of votes and debates which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime ministe...
13:56, 07/18/2019

U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer At a thumbs-up sign from a sailor, a U.S. Harrier fighter jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea as an oil tanke...
13:56, 07/18/2019

UK government seeking further information on seized foreign tanker reports: spokeswoman Britain is seeking further information on reports Iran has seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf, the government said on Thursday, urging the Iranian a...
13:56, 07/18/2019

Thirty feared killed in arson attack on Japanese animation studio Thirty people were feared dead in an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio on Thursday, authorities said, after a man was seen shouting "die" a...
13:56, 07/18/2019

ASOS shares fall more than 20% after profit warning British online fashion retailer ASOS warned on profit for the third time in eight months on Thursday, saying it had struggled to overhaul warehouses ...
13:14, 07/18/2019

Danske Bank profits hit by higher costs as it sets aside cash for a potential money laundering fine Danske Bank's second-quarter pre-tax profit came in below expectations on Thursday, with the Danish lender citing low interest rates and higher ...
13:14, 07/18/2019

EU Commission fines Qualcomm for second time over market abuse Qualcomm, the world's no.1 chipmaker, was fined 242 million euros ($272 million) on Thursday for blocking a rival from the market about a decade...
13:14, 07/18/2019

India Grapples With a Water Shortage as City Residents Reach Their Limits As severe flooding forces millions of people from their homes in northern India, residents in the south of the country are facing a different kind of...
12:14, 07/18/2019

Argentina Faces Choice Between Hard Reforms and Populism No leader wants to face voters when times are tough, particularly in this era of wild-card winners, incumbent losers and brand-new political parties ...
12:14, 07/18/2019

Good News for Shinzo Abe: Japan’s Young Voters Lean Right, if They Vote at All The prime minister’s party is favored to win an upper house parliamentary election on Sunday, with strong support from young Japanese who are happy w...
12:00, 07/18/2019

Norway holds Muslim cleric for 4 weeks after Italy trial A Norwegian court has ordered an Iraqi-born Muslim cleric held in custody for four weeks after he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Italy for te...
11:28, 07/18/2019

At least 23 die or presumed dead in arson attack at Japanese anime studio Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara says 36 others have been injured, some of them critically.        ...
11:28, 07/18/2019

House votes to block Trump administration's weapons deal with Saudi Arabia amid veto threat The vote highlights backlash against a weapons deal for $8.1 billion in bombs, precision-guided missiles and other weapons to the Saudis and its alli...
11:28, 07/18/2019

Many Are Feared Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio Officials said seven people had been killed at Kyoto Animation and that 17 more may have died. Reports said a man had ignited flammable liquid at the...
11:28, 07/18/2019

INSS: North Korea's warning against joint drill aimed at buying time North Korea's recent warning against the planned joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States is aimed at buying time to look in...
11:14, 07/18/2019

13 Feared Dead In Suspected Arson Attack At Japan Animation Company Thirteen people are believed to have died in a suspected arson attack at an animation company in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, a fire depar...
09:28, 07/18/2019

A Man Who Wrote a Message in a Bottle 50 Years Ago Has Been Found The man who wrote a 50-year-old message in a bottle found on Wednesday has been tracked down. ABC located Paul Gilmore, who wrote the letter when he ...
09:14, 07/18/2019

10 killed, 30 injured in suspected arson at Japanese anime studio At least 10 people were killed and 38 others were injured in a fire Thursday at an animation studio in Japan that police suspect was caused by arson....
09:00, 07/18/2019

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign Thousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory’s flag and chanting demands for ...
08:56, 07/18/2019

South Korea’s central bank lowers rate amid Japan trade row South Korea’s central bank has cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to combat a faltering economy that faces further risks from a he...
08:56, 07/18/2019

Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers For the 1,800 or so asylum seekers and migrants currently stuck in Nuevo Laredo waiting for a chance at refuge in the United States, fear is palpable...
08:56, 07/18/2019

Trump’s racist tweets remind Brits of when ‘Go Home’ vans drove through London in 2013 The vans also carried the message “106 arrests last week in your area” on huge posters — a claim that was later deemed misleading. As a result, the c...
08:56, 07/18/2019

Investors should look at these countries that are 'still growing' amid the trade war, analyst says Andrew Gillan of Janus Henderson Investors says he likes markets in the Philippines and Indonesia, and explains why it's difficult to invest in ...
08:42, 07/18/2019

China will not use its Treasury holdings as a weapon against the US, says expert China has other "weapons" in its trade battle with U.S. and selling off Treasurys will not be one of them, says Lowy Institute's Richard McGrego...
08:42, 07/18/2019

Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops struggling to make gains in a more than two month assault in nort...
08:42, 07/18/2019

U.S. officials to brief diplomats on maritime security initiative for Gulf U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritim...
08:42, 07/18/2019

Organized crime outpaces authorities in Southeast Asia, U.N. says Transnational crime syndicates are growing more powerful in Southeast Asia and raking in profit by exploiting rampant corruption, weak law enforcemen...
08:42, 07/18/2019

Police need intercept tools as mobile networks develop: Europol European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals' mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into disc...
08:42, 07/18/2019

Italy's Di Maio says government to survive, rules out alternative majority: paper Italy's government, formed by the 5-Star Movement and the League party, will not fall as it is "the only possible one", Deputy Prime Minister Luigi D...
08:42, 07/18/2019

Italy's Salvini says elections still possible after summer break Italy still has time to dissolve parliament and go to elections after the summer break, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told daily Il Corriere d...
08:42, 07/18/2019

More than 10 feared dead in suspected Japan animation studio arson: media More than 10 people are feared dead in a suspected case of arson at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, domestic media rep...
08:42, 07/18/2019

EU is 'unimpressed' by threats of no-deal Brexit: BBC The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said in an interview to be published on Thursday that he was unimpressed by threats of no-deal Brexit but that if th...
08:42, 07/18/2019

The Louvre Removed the Name of OxyContin-Linked Sackler Family From Its Walls The Louvre in Paris removed mentions of the Sackler family on Wednesday, becoming one of the first major museums to drop the name of the philanthropi...
08:14, 07/18/2019

Suspected Arson in Japanese Animation Studio Leaves at Least 1 Dead (TOKYO) — A man burst into a famous animation production studio in Kyoto and started a fire early Thursday, leaving at least one dead and 35 ot...
08:14, 07/18/2019

Russia Denies Visas for U.S. Teachers at Moscow School Russia has denied visas for teachers at a school in Moscow run by the U.S., British and Canadian embassies, adding to tensions between Washington and...
07:42, 07/18/2019

U.S.-China Talks Stuck in Rut Over Huawei Progress toward a U.S.-China trade deal has stalled while the Trump administration determines how to address Beijing’s demands that it ease restricti...
07:42, 07/18/2019

Mexico Spurns Private Oil-Drilling Partners Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador effectively rolled back key parts of a 2014 constitutional overhaul that ended a state oil-industry mon...
07:42, 07/18/2019

U.S. Ejects Turkey From F-35 Fighter Program The Trump administration formally ejected Turkey from the American-led F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program over Ankara’s decision to purchase a Russian...
07:42, 07/18/2019

Russia, Iran, North Korea Launch Hundreds of Cyberattacks on U.S. Political Groups, Microsoft Says Suspected nation-state hackers from Russia, Iran and elsewhere have launched nearly 800 cyberattacks against political organizations over the past ye...
07:42, 07/18/2019

The U.S. ‘Shot Itself in the Foot’ by Pulling Out of the Nuclear Deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Says The U.S. “shot itself in the foot” by pulling out of the nuclear accord with Iran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, offering a grim out...
07:28, 07/18/2019

‘Cambodia Is Not a Dustbin.’ More Plastic Waste to Be Sent Back to the U.S. and Canada Cambodia announced that it will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste back to the U.S. and Canada, becoming the latest Southeast Asian country join the ...
07:28, 07/18/2019

Defying Trump, House Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia The House of Representatives passed three resolutions Wednesday to block the sale of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Ar...
07:28, 07/18/2019

"Overwhelming Evil" Erased El Chapo's Qualities If Any, Says US Judge Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a U.S...
06:42, 07/18/2019

Boeing To Pay $50 Million To 737 MAX Crash Victims' Families Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will dedicate half of a $100 million fund it created after two crashes of its 737 MAX planes to provide payments to fa...
06:42, 07/18/2019

Japan sets new record for foreign visitors in first half of 2019 More than 16 million foreigners visited Japan in the first six months of 2019 -- an increase of nearly 5 percent over last year, official data said W...
06:28, 07/18/2019

World Health Organization declares Ebola an international health emergency The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of interna...
06:28, 07/18/2019

The Fed 'shouldn't use all their firepower immediately,' says CIO Deutsche Bank Wealth Management's global chief investment officer predicted the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates twice in the next 12 mon...
06:00, 07/18/2019

First Murder Conviction Overturned Using DNA, Family Tree Evidence In US An American man was exonerated Wednesday for a decades-old murder he did not commit, using evidence based on DNA and a genetic family tree, the first...
05:14, 07/18/2019

House Votes to Block Arms Sales to Gulf Nations, Setting Up Trump’s Third Veto The measures would block the sale of billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. No other foreign policy issue has made...
05:00, 07/18/2019

"You Had The Nobel Prize?" Trump Asks Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad US President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared unfamiliar with the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she pleaded with him to help the ...
04:14, 07/18/2019

Charges Against Hollywood Actor Kevin Spacey Dropped In Sex Assault Case Prosecutors dropped sexual assault proceedings against Kevin Spacey on Wednesday after the case against the Hollywood star collapsed over his alleged...
04:14, 07/18/2019

US Congress Blocks $8 Billion Saudi Arms Sales In Rebuke To Trump The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to ...
04:14, 07/18/2019

Turkey Calls US Bid To Remove It From F-35 Jet Programme Unfair The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara...
04:14, 07/18/2019

US House Of Representatives Sets Aside Trump Impeachment Resolution The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sideline an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measu...
04:14, 07/18/2019

US Man Charged With Drowning Autistic Sons A California man was charged with murder Wednesday for the 2015 drowning of his two severely autistic sons after he drove off a pier in order to coll...
04:14, 07/18/2019

US House rejects Saudi weapons sales, Trump to veto The U.S. House of Representatives passed three resolutions on Wednesday, which would block the sale of precision-guided munitions and related equipme...
04:00, 07/18/2019

Japan urges G-7 to think beyond existing rules in dealing with Libra Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday urged his G-7 counterparts to make a comprehensive assessment of Facebook's Libra digital curren...
04:00, 07/18/2019

IMF sees dangers from trade tensions and says the dollar is overvalued The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said that the U.S. dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals, while t...
04:00, 07/18/2019

US cuts Turkey from F-35 program after Russian missile deal Last week, Turkey accepted delivery of the Russian-made S-400, a mobile surface-to-air missile system, that is said to pose a risk to the NATO allian...
02:00, 07/18/2019

Hungary should move children from 'prison-like' transit zones: U.N. A senior U.N. human rights official urged Hungary on Wednesday to move asylum-seeking families held in "prison-like" transit zones on the Serbian bor...
01:42, 07/18/2019

No survivors expected in Canada float plane crash The search for four missing passengers from a float plane that crashed in remote northeastern Canada is turning into a recovery mission for bodies, p...
01:42, 07/18/2019

UK PM May pays tribute to Gibraltar's efforts in detaining Grace 1 tanker British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked Gibraltar's Chief Minister for upholding European Union sanctions against Syria by detaining an oil tanker...
01:42, 07/18/2019

Venezuela's debts to China, Russia would be restructured through Paris Club: Guaido advisor Loans to Venezuela from President Nicolas Maduro's allies Russia and China would be renegotiated though the Paris Club if Maduro leaves power, an adv...
01:42, 07/18/2019

UK's Johnson wants any Brexit transition to end before next election Boris Johnson wants Britain to have completed any Brexit transition period and fully left the European Union "well before" the next scheduled electio...
01:42, 07/18/2019

Ethiopian city braces for protests as activists promise to declare new region Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group on Thursday in defiance of the central government, with some res...
01:42, 07/18/2019

Five years on, flight MH17 families call for justice Family members of those aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 called on Wednesday for those responsible to be brought to justice, as they m...
01:42, 07/18/2019

UK arrests Manchester bomber's brother after Libya extradition The brother of a suicide bomber who attacked a concert in the British city of Manchester in 2017 was extradited from Libya on Wednesday and arrested ...
01:42, 07/18/2019

Criticizing populism, Britain's May has Brexit advice for successor Prime Minister Theresa May launched a broadside against populism on Wednesday, using a valedictory speech to encourage her successor to embrace compr...
01:42, 07/18/2019

UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament: BBC reporter Some British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May's successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the po...
01:42, 07/18/2019

UK's Johnson declines to comment on plan to facilitate a no-deal Brexit Boris Johnson, favorite to be the next British prime minister, on Wednesday refused to say whether he would seek to shut Parliament to facilitate a n...
01:42, 07/18/2019

Croatia PM reshuffles cabinet, proposes six new ministers Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Wednesday ordered a reshuffle of his cabinet with six new ministers, just over a year before his governme...
01:42, 07/18/2019

U.S. removing Turkey from F-35 program after its Russian missile defense purchase The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara b...
01:42, 07/18/2019

U.S. plans different approach in leading G7 in 2020: White House official The Trump administration plans to adopt shorter communiques and generally revamp how the Group of Seven rich nations does its work when the United St...
01:42, 07/18/2019

Israeli forces arrest 'travel agents' accused of operating Hamas money laundering ring The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Wednesday that they had arrested three Hamas operatives who posed as travel agents in order to operate a mo...
00:56, 07/18/2019

Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat at Restaurant in Northern Iraq (IRBIL, Iraq) — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least...
00:14, 07/18/2019

The U.S. Just Revoked Turkey’s Access to F-35 Fighters After It Took Delivery of a Russian Missile System (WASHINGTON) — The White House says Turkey can no longer be part of the American F-35 fighter jet program. In a written statement, the White Ho...
00:14, 07/18/2019

The Internet Is Also Keen on Storming These Other Places After the Rise of the ‘Area 51 Raid’ Taking over with the Area 51 raid apparently isn’t enough to sate the Internet’s hunger for collective force. Following the rabid success...
00:14, 07/18/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared an international health emergency by World Health Organization More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zo...
23:28, 07/17/2019

Trump boots Turkey from F-35 program after its purchase of Russian-made missile system The White House said the Russian-made S-400 system could be used to collect sensitive data on the F-35 program, making Turkey's continued partic...
23:28, 07/17/2019

Father-son duo accused of making fake Ferraris and 'Shamborghinis' in Brazil Police said the phony Ferraris and Lamborghinis were being offered on social media for $45,000 to $60,000.        ...
23:28, 07/17/2019

| Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris Guided by two shepherds, the flock was monitored by policemen on scooters and volunteer "walkers" on foot who helped them cross roads as they moved a...
23:00, 07/17/2019

"Justice For The Dead" Sought 5 Years After MH17 Crash Families of the victims of flight MH17 on Wednesday marked five years since the crash, with calls for justice for those killed when the Malaysia Airl...
22:56, 07/17/2019

UN Nuclear Watchdog Chief To Step Down Next Year: Diplomats The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog Yukiya Amano will step down in March for health reasons, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, as the agency navig...
22:56, 07/17/2019

Dutch Airline KLM Under Fire For Breastfeeding Cover-Up Rule Dutch airline KLM faced criticism Wednesday for policies that "shame women's bodies" after a breastfeeding mother said she was told to cover up in ca...
22:56, 07/17/2019

US-wanted terror suspect blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 arrested in Pakistan Pakistani authorities took Hafiz Saeed into custody in Punjab province on Wednesday while he was traveling from the eastern city of Lahore to the cit...
22:42, 07/17/2019

Iran says it helped oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz amid concerns surrounding missing UAE vessel Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said the Islamic Republic helped an unnamed vessel that suffered a technical malfunction in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S...
22:42, 07/17/2019

MH370 had 'mysterious' 200-pound load added to flight list after takeoff: report Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had a "mysterious" addition to the flight list after takeoff, according to an engineer whose wife and two children were ...
22:42, 07/17/2019

Trump says US won't sell F-35 jets to Turkey, blames Obama for country's Russian missile system purchase President Trump has announced that the U.S. is going to halt sales of its F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey because the country received a new missi...
22:42, 07/17/2019

'Escape genius' bear scales three electric fences, 13-foot high barrier in daring breakout Forest rangers in Italy are on the hunt for a “genius” brown bear that reportedly escaped captivity by scaling three electric fences and a 13 foot hi...
22:42, 07/17/2019

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – At least one Turkish diplomat was killed in a shooting that took place on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Kurdish se...
22:42, 07/17/2019

Sudanese protesters, military leaders agree to power-sharing deal amid ongoing protests Following weeks of negotiations and a deadly crackdown last month by security forces, a Sudanese pro-democracy movement and the ruling military counc...
22:42, 07/17/2019

Philippines declares national emergency after more than 100,000 people contract Dengue fever Health officials in the Philippines declared a national emergency this week after a record breaking 106,630 cases of Dengue fever were reported since...
22:42, 07/17/2019

Italian police and FBI raid Mafia in Sicily with ties to Gambino family Italian police working with the FBI cracked down on a Palermo-area Mafia clan with ties to the U.S.-based Gambino organized crime family in New York....
22:42, 07/17/2019

Theresa May dings populism and ‘absolutism’ in last speech as prime minister U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized populists and those who engage in “absolutism” in her final speech as prime minister -- as sh...
22:42, 07/17/2019

Iran foreign minister says country 'had no choice' but to build missiles for defense Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country must manufacture missiles for defensive purposes, days after he appeared to suggest the weapo...
22:42, 07/17/2019

| Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was jailed for life - the mandatory senten...
22:00, 07/17/2019

On Eve of Her Exit, May Denounces Political Rancor. Some Blame Her for It. In her valedictory speech Mrs. May attacked the “politics of winners and losers, of absolutes and of perpetual strife.” But critics says her leadersh...
21:28, 07/17/2019

Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomat Turkish and Kurdish officials say unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, killing at least ...
21:28, 07/17/2019

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash A judicial official says that French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to...
21:28, 07/17/2019

Brother of 2017 Manchester Bomber Is Extradited to U.K. British police said the brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber had been extradited to the U.K. to face charges of murder in the 2017 terroris...
21:28, 07/17/2019

Signing of Sudan Accord Begins Anxious Wait for Democracy Protesters celebrated, with trepidation, a power-sharing deal signed in Sudan on Wednesday that gives the military an extra 21 months of control befo...
21:28, 07/17/2019

Ebola Epidemic in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency World Health Organization says outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700 of them, as i...
21:28, 07/17/2019

SeaWorld hits back at Branson as Virgin stops selling park tickets SeaWorld has hit out at Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson for "succumbing to pressure from animal activists" after he announced his travel firm would n...
21:14, 07/17/2019

Driver who transported missile that downed MH17 flight jailed Ukrainian security services have confirmed the driver of a truck that transported the missile which shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has been ...
21:14, 07/17/2019

'Global emergency' declared over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said....
21:14, 07/17/2019

Jeff Bezos: I spend my billions on space because we're destroying Earth "We are in the process of destroying this planet," says Amazon and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos. "And we have sent robotic probes to every planet in th...
19:28, 07/17/2019

The Woman Who Discovered the Cause of Global Warming Was Long Overlooked. Her Story Is a Reminder to Champion All Women Leading on Climate Eunice Newton Foote rarely gets the credit she’s due. The American scientist, who was born exactly 200 years ago on Wednesday, was the first wo...
19:28, 07/17/2019

From Satellites to the Moon and Mars, China Is Quickly Becoming a Space Superpower Nestled among the crimson dunes of China’s Gobi Desert, a warren of domes and squat white buildings rises from the parched earth. Inside is a r...
19:28, 07/17/2019

How the Area 51 Raid Meme Became the Biggest Joke in the Galaxy People organize events on Facebook all the time. But rarely do 1.5 million RSVP to attend. Yet that’s what happened when three pseudonymous use...
19:28, 07/17/2019

Instagrammers flock to toxic lake for selfies An industrial dump site in Siberia whose turquoise lake resembles a tropical paradise has become a magnet for Instagrammers.     ...
19:14, 07/17/2019

9 killed in Indian village in clash over land dispute Police say a village head and his supporters opened fire on a rival group in a land dispute in a northern Indian village, killing nine people and inj...
19:14, 07/17/2019

UN court rejects Pakistan’s argument in Indian spy case The United Nations’ highest court has ordered that Pakistan stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and ordered that his case be reviewed after a...
19:14, 07/17/2019

Fed up Puerto Ricans protest, demanding governor resign A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government...
19:14, 07/17/2019

U.N. nuclear watchdog's chief plans to step down early -diplomats U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano plans to step down early, in March of next year, because of an unspecified illness that has visibly weakened...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Ukraine says transport organizer of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail Ukraine said on Wednesday a rebel who organized the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014 had been captured two y...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Ukraine's Russian-speaking president gives glimmer of hope to war-torn east In one of his first acts as Ukrainian president, comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy held out a symbolic olive branch to people in Ukraine...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Mexico's Lopez Obrador ratings slip: to 70% approval Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's approval rating has slipped since March with a majority critical of his efforts to fight crime, but ...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the capital of Iraq's northern Kurdish region, local...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Iran's Zarif says U.S. travel curbs on Iranian diplomats 'inhuman' Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that tight U.S. travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats and their families living in ...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Russia keeps Ukrainian sailors in custody despite swap talks A court in Moscow ruled on Wednesday to keep 24 Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia off the coast of Crimea in custody for a further three months de...
18:56, 07/17/2019

U.S. and Russia trade accusations over 'visa war' as ties fray The United States and Russia on Wednesday accused each other of using children as political hostages after dozens of teachers at an English-language ...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Italy's populist coalition clashes over EU Commission election Italy's coalition parties clashed on Wednesday over the election of Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, ...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Boris Johnson smashes record for most money raised by UK politician Boris Johnson has broken the record for the most money raised by a British politician in his bid to become prime minister, winning the backing of eur...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Citing Brexit, Ireland to oppose EU move to scrap spring/autumn time change Ireland will oppose an EU proposal to stop moving the bloc's clocks forward by an hour in spring and back again in the autumn, as it fears Brexit cou...
18:56, 07/17/2019

World Court orders review of Pakistan death sentence for Indian convicted of spying The World Court on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who ...
18:56, 07/17/2019

Argentine photo exhibit stirs memories of 1994 bombing attack on Jewish center Julio Menajovsky was one of the first photographers to reach the scene of a devastating bombing at a Jewish cultural center in Argentina on the morni...
18:56, 07/17/2019

El Chapo, the Notorious Drug Kingpin, Has Been Sentenced to Life in Prison in the U.S. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord who twice escaped from Mexican prisons, will spend the rest of his life behind bars in...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Pamplona’s Bull Runs Have a Controversial Past. Do They Still Have a Future? It takes about three and a half minutes to complete what’s perhaps the world’s most controversial race. Each year in the second week of J...
18:00, 07/17/2019

‘He’s Got His Own Style.’ Handsome Goat Is One of the Most Stylish Guys to Grace Your Eyeballs Lately One animal at this Malaysian farm has risen above the rest to become the notable handsome goat on the internet. Harini Ramos, the 11-month-old goat, ...
18:00, 07/17/2019

South Korea: Japan's export restrictions could have 'dire consequences' for global economy Japan's export restrictions to South Korea on key materials could have a major global impact on companies and consumers and may lead to dire conseque...
18:00, 07/17/2019

WTO rules China could sanction U.S. over Obama-era tariffs The United States is in breach of a World Trade Organization ruling and is subject to sanctions from China unless it removes certain tariffs against ...
18:00, 07/17/2019

EU investigating Amazon's use of vendor data The European Commission announced Wednesday it has opened an antitrust investigation into whether U.S. retail giant Amazon uses sensitive vendor data...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Sudan military council signs long-awaited civilian power-sharing deal After months of turmoil and violence, military rulers in Sudan signed a deal Wednesday to share power with civilians until elections are held in abou...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Turkish court acquits 3 journalists of supporting terrorism A Turkish court acquitted three journalists Wednesday on charges of producing propaganda for a terrorist organization in connection with a 2016 incid...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Ex-South Korea president ‘unable’ to attend funeral service for dead lawmaker Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sent condolences but was unable to pay his respects at the funeral parlor for a former lawmaker who was f...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Iran slams Britain for seizing tanker off Gibraltar A report by the Iranian government Wednesday said Britain violated international law this month when it captured the Grace 1 oil tanker, which was ta...
18:00, 07/17/2019

The islands more radioactive than Chernobyl Radiation levels across parts of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the United States tested nuclear bombs during the Cold War, are hig...
18:00, 07/17/2019

9,000-year-old settlement unearthed A huge Stone Age settlement unearthed outside Jerusalem may have been home to 3,000 people, the Neolithic equivalent of a large city, according to de...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Ariana Grande concert bomber's brother extradited The brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in 2017 has been extradited from Libya to the United...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Parts of South Asia are becoming unlivable Almost six million people are under threat from rising flood waters across South Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people have already been displa...
18:00, 07/17/2019

China's State-Driven Growth Model Is Running Out of Gas New data showing the toll that trade tensions are taking on China’s economy are merely a symptom of a more serious malaise: The country’s state-led g...
17:42, 07/17/2019

U.S. Agency Working With Ivanka Trump to Back Women Entrepreneurs A U.S. government agency working closely with Ivanka Trump has invested in a new financial product intended to extend credit to women entrepreneurs i...
17:42, 07/17/2019

El Chapo Sentenced to Life in U.S. Prison Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious leader of a Mexican drug cartel who spent decades on the run from authorities, was sentenced by a fede...
17:42, 07/17/2019

Hong Kong's elderly march in support of young protesters Senior citizens in Hong Kong have taken to the streets in support of the youths at the forefront of month-long protests against a widely-hated extrad...
17:28, 07/17/2019

PM 'extremely concerned' for Nazanin after mental health ward move Theresa May has said she is "extremely concerned" about the welfare of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after she was moved to a mental health ...
17:28, 07/17/2019

UK carbon emissions target 'doing more harm than good' - Thunberg Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told Sky News that the UK's pledge to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is "actually doing more harm...
17:28, 07/17/2019

Jailed British-Iranian Worker Sent To Hospital Psychiatric Ward In Tehran Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been transferred from prison to a hospital psychiatric ward, the campaign group seeki...
17:14, 07/17/2019

Bangladesh Lawmaker Slammed For Calling Cops On Students Kissing In Park A Bangladeshi lawmaker has been slammed online for calling the police on teenage lovers kissing in a park and posting their photos on social media in...
17:14, 07/17/2019

Mexican Drug Lord "El Chapo" Sentenced To Life Plus 30 Years In Prison Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United ...
17:14, 07/17/2019

U.K. Labour Party Members Take Out Newspaper Advert Accusing Leader of ‘Allowing Antisemitism to Grow’ More than 60 members of the UK Labour party have taken out a newspaper advert accusing their leader Jeremy Corbyn of failing to tackle anti-Semitism....
16:00, 07/17/2019

A man tried to smuggle $33,000 of cocaine under his wig. He was detained in Spain A Colombian man was detained in Barcelona last month for attempting to smuggle more than $33,000 worth of cocaine underneath his poorly-fitted wig. ...
15:56, 07/17/2019

France Hopes to Hammer Out Deal With U.S. on Taxing Big Tech France’s finance minister said he shared the Trump administration’s concerns about Facebook’s plan for its cryptocurrency, but suggested a gulf remai...
15:56, 07/17/2019

As Trump Meeting Looms, Pakistan Anti-Terrorist Police Arrest Hafiz Saeed Mr. Saeed, founder of the group behind the deadly attacks in India in 2008, was placed in custody days before Prime Minister Imran Khan is due in Was...
15:42, 07/17/2019

Hong Kong Protests Drag Nike, Other Global Companies Into Upheaval A broad stripe of businesses from global titan Nike to a local bakery is finding that taking sides, or even appearing to, in Hong Kong’s protests aga...
14:56, 07/17/2019

Easter Sunday Attack Suspects Should Be Hanged: Sri Lanka President Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has demanded death sentence to all the suspects arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, amid...
14:42, 07/17/2019

Man Found Guilty Over Car Attack Outside UK Parliament That Injured Many A London jury on Wednesday convicted a man of attempted murder after he tried to mow down cyclists and police with his car outside the British parlia...
14:42, 07/17/2019

Two penguin 'waddling vagrants' removed from sushi shop – again Wellington police said Monday that they had received two calls from the same sushi bar in recent days over penguins spotted near the truck  ...
14:42, 07/17/2019

Go inside a rock quarry in France for the most magical art show Artists' work comes to life in this dreamy audiovisual exhibit. You won’t find a single framed piece on the walls. Instead, nearly every v...
14:42, 07/17/2019

From Hollywood to Seoul: How the #MeToo movement is upending Asian entertainment industries Asia is having its own #MeToo moment, with its homegrown entertainment industries grappling with many of the issues that have ended entertainment. &...
14:42, 07/17/2019

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have signed a document outlining a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at ...
14:28, 07/17/2019

| US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments' The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile l...
14:14, 07/17/2019

"You Must Be Stupid": Duterte Says Won't Be Tried By International Court Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he will never be tried by an international court for mass killings in his war on drugs, and vowed n...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11's Astronauts Snapped Photos For Science. Then Came MTV People collected and shared prints of the Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, which also became the basis for artist Andy Warhol's coloured prints "Moonw...
13:42, 07/17/2019

UK's Eye On Indian Subcontinent Flights As It Tracks Forced Marriages With summer holidays beginning in Britain this week, officials are redoubling efforts at the border to stop young people being dragged into forced ma...
13:42, 07/17/2019

UK Labour Party lords condemn ‘toxic’ anti-Semtisim More than 60 Labour Party members of Britain’s House of Lords have taken out a newspaper advertisement accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing a ...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing Five years after a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above eastern Ukraine, relatives and friends of those killed are gathering...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Inmigrantes indocumentados vistos de forma desfavorable en México, de acuerdo a encuesta La mayoría de mexicanos está a favor de deportar migrantes centroamericanos a sus países de origen, de acuerdo con una encuesta de The Washington Pos...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Japan's Answer to Its Pension Problems: Invest Like the U.S. An official report advising Japanese couples to save at least $185,000 for retirement has shaken up an election race and triggered a wave of interest...
13:42, 07/17/2019

More than 60 British lords criticize Labour's Corbyn over anti-Semitism More than 60 opposition Labour members of Britain's upper house of parliament signed a statement in a newspaper on Wednesday accusing leader Jeremy C...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Yemen's Houthis say they launched drone attack on Saudi's Jizan airport Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia early on Wednesday, part of an escala...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Russian court extends arrest of a group of Ukrainian sailors A court in Moscow on Wednesday ordered the first six of 24 Ukrainian sailors seized by Russia off the coast of Crimea last year to be held in pre-tri...
13:42, 07/17/2019

From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure Hong Kong's vaunted police force is facing a crisis of confidence and leadership amid the city's worsening political tensions, according to serving a...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Portugal says Iranian visas suspended for consulate upgrade Portugal stopped issuing entry visas for Iranian nationals while it upgrades security at its consulate in Tehran, not because of political issues or ...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on...
13:42, 07/17/2019

U.S. to 'support efforts' by South Korea, Japan to end worsening dispute The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. dip...
13:42, 07/17/2019

UK Brexit minister Barclay says chances of a 'no deal' EU exit are underpriced The chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of October are underpriced, Britain's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay sai...
13:42, 07/17/2019

UK Brexit minister Barclay: I told Barnier could not see unchanged Brexit deal being approved British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Wednesday he told the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that he did not envisage an ...
13:42, 07/17/2019

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Demo...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Man who drove car into police at UK parliament guilty of attempted murder A man who drove his car into cyclists and then rammed it into barriers outside Britain's parliament narrowly missing police officers was found guilty...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Prosecutors seek Air France trial over fatal 2009 Rio-to-Paris crash: source French prosecutors want Air France to face trial over a fatal crash in 2009 involving flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris which killed all ...
13:42, 07/17/2019

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Te...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Italian, U.S. police make arrests as Mafia clan looks to regroup Italian and U.S. police have launched a coordinated crackdown against major crime families who were looking to rebuild their Mafia powerbase in Sicil...
13:42, 07/17/2019

Garuda scraps inflight photo ban amid online uproar Indonesian flag carrier Garuda withdrew a proposal to stop passengers taking photos in cabins on Wednesday after being mocked over a plan that was in...
13:42, 07/17/2019

'Wizard' cybersecurity expert charged with record hack of Bulgarian tax agency A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a hacking attack that stole millions of taxpayers' pers...
13:42, 07/17/2019

| El Chapo: Dramatic escapes and arrests Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was captured in 2016, for a third time, leading to his conviction by a US court over trafficking hundreds...
13:14, 07/17/2019

Would you trust an AI algorithm to diagnose your illness? We put a lot of trust in our doctors — we listen to their diagnoses, take out their prescriptions, follow their dietary suggestions. Would we do the ...
12:14, 07/17/2019

Sex toys will be officially sanctioned at CES after vibrator controversy Following allegations of sexism and gender bias, the Consumer Technology Association said Tuesday it would officially sanction sex tech companies, al...
12:14, 07/17/2019

Here’s How North Korea Gets Luxury Goods Despite Sanctions A new report which maps out how North Korea obtains luxury goods says that the country obtains the items through sophisticated networks, despite sanc...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Sudan’s Ruling Military Has Signed a Power-Sharing Deal With Opposition Leaders (CAIRO) — Sudan’s ruling military and the pro-democracy movement on Wednesday signed a political document that’s part of a power-sh...
11:56, 07/17/2019

A Man Tried to Smuggle Cocaine Into Spain by Hiding It Under His Toupee Spanish police said Tuesday that a Colombian man was detained at Barcelona’s international airport for trying to smuggle cocaine into the count...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Pakistan Has Arrested the Suspected Mastermind of the Mumbai Attacks, Days Before Prime Minister Visits U.S. (MULTAN, Pakistan) — Pakistani authorities say they have arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect blamed for the 2008 Mumbai at...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian Imprisoned in Iran, Has Been Moved to a Psychiatric Ward The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who has been in jail in Iran for more than three years, says she has been moved to ...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Ericsson says on track for 2020 targets as second-quarter profit matches forecasts Mobile network gear maker Ericsson posted a second-quarter profit in line with expectations on Wednesday and said it was on track to meet its financi...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Swatch Group hit by Hong Kong turbulence as sales, profit fall Swatch Group net profit fell 11.3% in the first half of 2019 as the Swiss watch maker's sales fell as the company cracked down on unofficial sal...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Woods, McIlroy and golf's elite are in Portrush for a major showdown with a $1.9 million prize All four days are sold out with fans in one of golf's true heartlands relishing the chance to see the world's best take on a challenging co...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Google has been accused of working with China. Here's what they've been doing there Google's services have been blocked in China for several years, but the company still has a business there, as the tech giant seeks to sell prod...
11:56, 07/17/2019

Sudan's ruling military, opposition sign power-sharing agreement Sudan's ruling military council and pro-democracy opposition have signed a power-sharing agreement after months of debate over the formation of a tra...
11:42, 07/17/2019

Camilleri, author of Montalbano detective series, dies at 93 Sicilian writer Andrea Camilleri who won millions of loyal fans worldwide for his series of books about Sicilian detective Montalbano, has died at ag...
11:42, 07/17/2019

The Latest: Japan urges South Korea to agree to arbitration Japan is making a final call for South Korea to agree to Japanese-requested arbitration over the Korean wartime labor dispute, while hinting at possi...
11:42, 07/17/2019

Nesting penguins can’t resist lure of New Zealand sushi shop Two little blue penguins just couldn’t stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest underneath even after police had captured them and...
11:42, 07/17/2019

Donald Trump Refuses To Criticise Turkey Over Russia Missile Deal US President Donald Trump declined Tuesday to criticize Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no...
11:00, 07/17/2019

Earth Just Had Its Hottest June On Record, On Track For Warmest July Boosted by a historic heat wave in Europe and unusually warm conditions across the Arctic and Eurasia, the average temperature of the planet soared t...
11:00, 07/17/2019

"What's Your Ethnicity," Top Aide Asked Reporter, Defending Trump Tweet Kellyanne Conway, responding to a reporter's question Tuesday about President Donald Trump's racist tweet toward four Democratic congresswomen, asked...
11:00, 07/17/2019

Australia Calls On China To Allow Uighur Mother And Son Leave Country Australia's government on Wednesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on ...
11:00, 07/17/2019