News : World

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Sunday  14:45,   27 may 2018

Congo's health ministry says there has been another death of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12. In a statement released Sunday the Ministry of Health said the new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in[...]

South Korea surfing: Hitting the waves near the DMZ

Sunday  13:56,   27 may 2018

Much of South Korea's eastern coastline, running up to the border with North Korea, is militarized and heavily fortified. But the area also happens offer to some of the country's best surfing.Much of the eastern coastline of South Korea,[...]

Palestinian president could leave hospital soon: source

Sunday  13:56,   27 may 2018

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas could leave hospital soon, "most likely" on Monday, after a week of treatment for pneumonia, a source close to him said. A Palestinian official and a medical source earlier said Abbas could be released[...]

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

Sunday  13:00,   27 may 2018

Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move likely to anger Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on North Korea. The operation was the [...]

South Korea's Moon: North Korea still committed to full denuclearization

Sunday  05:00,   27 may 2018

US President Donald Trump seemed to revive hopes for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, as South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Kim was still committed to denuclearization. "We're looking at June 12th in Singapore. That[...]

Book Explores Kim Jong-un’s Feelings About His Mother, and Other Family Tales

Sunday  03:25,   27 may 2018

A memoir by Thae Yong-ho, a senior diplomat who defected, also describes Mr. Kim’s brother as a fan of Eric Clapton and portrays tensions within the Kim dynasty.SEOUL, South Korea — The bloody purges by the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, of his[...]

Trump And The American Far Right Stoke Hate in Canada

Sunday  03:25,   27 may 2018

President Donald Trump is changing not just American politics. Canadians are increasingly concerned that the president’s nativist and anti-Muslim rhetoric is emboldening hate groups in a Canada, which has long prided itself on multiculturalism and[...]

Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote

Sunday  01:25,   27 may 2018

Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said. Speaking after a landslide referendum in favour of repealing the republic's ban on [...]

Brazil Working Around Strike But Fuel, Food is Still Scarce

Sunday  00:00,   27 may 2018

Brazil’s crippling nationwide truckers strike is into its sixth day, but road blockages are starting to wind down after the government deployed armed forces to break up hundreds of blockades and a key truckers’ association asked its members to back[...]

How North Korean hackers became the world's greatest bank robbers

Saturday  21:56,   26 may 2018

It was among the greatest heists against a United States bank in history — and the thieves never even set foot on American soil. Nor did they target some ordinary bank. Nor did they target some ordinary bank. They struck an account managed[...]

Yemeni girl with cerebral palsy heads to U.S. for help despite Trump travel ban

Saturday  21:25,   26 may 2018

Shaema Alomari had become a cause célèbre among opponents of the ban against travelers from five predominantly Muslim countries.Shaema Alomari had become a cause célèbre among opponents of the ban against travelers from five predominantly Muslim[...]

Crypto currency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death

Saturday  19:10,   26 may 2018

A promotional stunt by an Irish tech company to bury $100,000 worth of a new cryptocurrency at Everest's summit has been linked to the death of a Sherpa guide, the company said Saturday. Social networking startup has become embroiled[...]

South Korean president met N.Korea's Kim Jong Un Saturday-Seoul

Saturday  14:25,   26 may 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to discuss Kim's possible upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the South said, the second inter-Korean summit in as many months. Moon and Kim met[...]

North Korea's Plan B Without Trump: China and Russia

Saturday  11:30,   26 may 2018

Kim Jong Un "has created sort of a cushion for failure, that if the U.S. backs away, the Chinese and Russians will be behind him," 38 North's Joel Wit said.Experts from 38 North, a North Korea monitoring group newly affiliated with the [...]

Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 1 dead, 40 missing

Saturday  06:40,   26 may 2018

Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in[...]