News : World

Tokyo digs out from heavy snow, transport disruptions remain

Tuesday  02:40,   23 january 2018
Reuters

The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday dug out from more than 20 cm of snow that had snarled traffic, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels, although transport delays remained around the metropolis. The snow that began on Monday morning tapered[...]

'Put Trump in his place': nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race

Tuesday  01:16,   23 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the[...]

Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

Tuesday  01:15,   23 january 2018
The New York Times

Among Persian Gulf states, Qatar was the picked-on little sibling. Gas riches and an independent-minded ruling family changed that. Now it’s in the fight of its life.DOHA, Qatar — For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t[...]

Polish gov't pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis

Monday  22:46,   22 january 2018
Associated Press

Poland's right-wing government faced pressure on Monday to act forcefully against far-right extremists following an expose of Polish neo-Nazis who celebrated Adolf Hitler, burning a swastika and dressing in Nazi German uniforms. Private news[...]

Russian court orders closure of Navalny's foundation

Monday  21:40,   22 january 2018
Associated Press

A Moscow district court has ordered the closure of the foundation crucial to the failed election campaign of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE) MOSCOW — A Moscow district court has ordered the closure of the[...]

Venezuela crisis: EU piles on sanctions as isolation grows

Monday  20:00,   22 january 2018
CNN

The European Union sanctioned seven Venezuelan leaders Monday, further isolating President Nicolas Maduro's administration.The European Union sanctioned seven Venezuelan leaders on Monday, each of them accused of undermining democracy in one way [...]

Is the end nigh for Palestinian Christians?

Monday  20:00,   22 january 2018
CNN

Palestinian Christian leaders say the US policy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict could lead their community to leave the region.Worshipers descend the stone stairs, worn smooth by millions of pilgrims over the centuries, down into the Grotto --[...]

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals

Monday  20:00,   22 january 2018
Associated Press

A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The new indictment against Niels Hoegel was[...]

Boy says he lived with U.S. family under ISIS rule

Monday  18:35,   22 january 2018
CBS News

Now back with his own family in Iraq, 8-year-old Ayham Elias misses the American woman who cared for him in RaqqaHe says he lived under ISIS rule with an American family. He only knew they were American because the woman told him she was from the[...]

Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

Monday  17:51,   22 january 2018
Reuters

The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as[...]

Contrite pope apologises for sexual abuse comments that 'wounded many'

Monday  17:51,   22 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologized to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had "wounded many" in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny.</p>Pope Francis, in [...]

Syria regime accused of chemical attack in rebel enclave

Monday  17:51,   22 january 2018
AFP

At least 21 people, including children, suffered breathing difficulties Monday, a monitor said, in a suspected Syrian regime chemical attack on a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus. United Nations inspectors have accused President Bashar[...]

North Korean Singer Likened To Melania Trump Wows South

Monday  14:05,   22 january 2018
Newsweek

Hyon Song-Wol's visit was viewed as the latest attempt to capitalize on the appeal of North Korean performers. President Donald Trump recently encouraged North Korea to participate in the Olympics, and the U.S. and South Korea have postponed[...]

UK army chief calls for extra funding amid Russian threat

Monday  14:05,   22 january 2018
CNN

The head of the British Army will warn that the country's government risks increasing its vulnerability to Russian aggression if it fails to invest further in its military infrastructure. Load Error Gen. Nick Carter is expected to tell[...]

Turkish attack in northern Syria threatens to ignite broader conflict

Monday  13:53,   22 january 2018
CNN

Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria against Kurdish militia opens yet another front in the seven-year Syrian conflict, and risks giving ISIS breathing room just as it was being suffocated. Turkey has long warned that it will not[...]