News : World

Turkey detains 1,000 in crackdown on alleged Gulen supporters

Wednesday  12:30,   26 april 2017

Turkey on Wednesday detained over 1,000 suspects in a massive new crackdown on alleged supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a week after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a referendum on ramping up his powers. A total of 1,009[...]

Japan's 'evaporated people' have become an obsession for this French couple

Wednesday  09:51,   26 april 2017

<p>It all started in a bar in Paris, back in 2008, when a friend told Lena Mauger a story.</p>It all started in a bar in Paris, back in 2008, when a friend told Lena Mauger a story. It was about a Japanese couple who had disappeared. They[...]

France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite

Wednesday  09:45,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>Far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that people are revolting against the elite and predicted that could translate into a "very big surprise" when ballots are cast May 7 in France's final round to choose a [...]

A European deal with Libya could leave migrants facing beatings, rape and slavery

Wednesday  07:01,   26 april 2017

<p>For hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants, Italy became a safe harbor, a landing place for those crossing the treacherous cobalt blue of the central Mediterranean Sea.</p>Libya is the main launching point for migrants streaming into[...]

White House holds out prospect of diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis

Wednesday  06:56,   26 april 2017

<p>As North Korea conducted live-fire drills Tuesday and South Korea, Japan and the United States carried out their own military exercises, the White House said there is still room for a diplomatic resolution.</p>“The more that we can solve[...]

Top Mexican Official Calls U.S. Border Wall a 'Hostile' Act

Wednesday  06:16,   26 april 2017
NBC News

Mexico's Foreign Secretary said the border wall won't work, and that Mexico could rethink security cooperation if talks don't go well.MEXICO CITY — Mexico's foreign relations secretary on Tuesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan [...]

China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier

Wednesday  05:45,   26 april 2017

China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand from the Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China[...]

Pope Francis gives a surprise TED Talk, calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’

Wednesday  05:25,   26 april 2017

"How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion."“When there is an ‘us,’ there begins a revolution,” the world’s most powerful religious leader[...]

Venezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American States

Wednesday  05:08,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday denounced a wave of unrest that has killed 26 people, vowing to hold all those responsible accountable and calling on both sides of a heated political spectrum to "lower the tone of[...]

Marine Le Pen Gets a Lift From an Unlikely Source: The Far Left

Wednesday  03:50,   26 april 2017
The New York Times

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left fourth-place finisher in France’s presidential vote, has refused to back Ms. Le Pen’s centrist opponent in the runoff, giving her an opportunity.Alone among all of France’s major political personalities, Jean-Luc[...]

Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

Wednesday  03:36,   26 april 2017

<p>Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate.</p>"I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of[...]

Chinese Court Sentences U.S. Businesswoman Accused of Spying

Wednesday  03:36,   26 april 2017
NBC News

Phan Phan-Gillis has faced an uncertain fate since March 2015, when she disappeared from her group traveling in southern China. She was later accused of espionage, which carries a possible death sentence. A United Nations panel has said her[...]

Navy destroyer has close encounter with Iranian vessel in Persian Gulf

Wednesday  03:15,   26 april 2017
FOX News

A U.S. Navy destroyer had another close encounter with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard "fast attack craft" in the Persian Gulf Monday.Two U.S. officials tell Fox News that the Iranian ship came within 1,000 yards of the guided missile[...]

French mayor fined for Muslim comment

Wednesday  02:20,   26 april 2017
BBC News

Controversial Beziers Mayor Robert Menard said schools in his town had too many Muslims.Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Beziers, is an ally of the anti-immigrant National Front[...]

Jehovah's Witnesses Already Feeling Russian Ban Impact

Wednesday  01:41,   26 april 2017

Russian police are targeting Jehovah's Witnesses during faith meetings.Russian authorities have already begun breaking up Jehovah’s Witnesses services and collecting members’ identities following a Supreme Court decision to uphold a ban on the[...]