News: World

Austin bomber: ‘Challenged young man’ or ‘terrorist’?

Thursday  17:53,   22 march 2018
The Washington Post

Some on social media asked: Would the Austin bombing suspect be characterized in the same way if he had been a person of color?But should the bomber, identified by authorities as Mark Anthony Conditt, be called a[...]

‘We suffer more’: Rising violence on Shiite targets takes toll on Afghanistan’s Hazaras

Thursday  17:05,   22 march 2018
The Washington Post

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people near an event marking the Persian new year.Both Islamic State and Taliban extremists have claimed more than a dozen attacks on mosques, shrines, schools and public rallies in the capital since 2016 — often[...]

In World's Murder Capital, Brazilians Are Ready to Buy Guns

Thursday  12:54,   22 march 2018

In the world’s most murderous country, gun control is starting to lose its appeal. Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off armed, given that around 60,000 of their compatriots are killed each year. Polls show support for gun[...]

Long Island, NY cops dig up skeletal remains that may belong to woman missing since 1966

Thursday  01:13,   22 march 2018
FOX News

Police investigating a 52-year-old missing person cold case have found skeletal remains beneath a home in Long Island’s wine country. The remains are believed to be those of Louise Pietrewicz, who was 38 in 1966 when she disappeared, leaving behind[...]

Gaddafi relations haunt Sarkozy in 2007 campaign financing case

Wednesday  16:26,   21 march 2018
France 24

With former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in custody for questioning on Tuesday over allegations Gaddafi’s Libya financed his 2007 campaign, FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the intricate, five-year-long investigation's key facts and[...]

China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

Wednesday  12:13,   21 march 2018

China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downwardDuring a decade, China plowed more than $50 billion into the OPEC member's coffers through oil-for-loan agreements that helped Beijing secure energy supplies for its fast-growing economy[...]

Armed gangs cream off 'taxes' on river traffic in C. Africa

Wednesday  12:13,   21 march 2018

Armed gangs in the troubled Central African Republic have routinely taxed cargo boats on the southern Ubangi River since 2014, causing food price hikes that hit the poor hard. "All you need is a weapon, you install a toll post on the river," one[...]

Fate of 'disappeared' stirs anger among Pakistan's Pashtuns

Wednesday  12:13,   21 march 2018

<p>When Mohammad Ayub Khan heard his nephew had been picked up by Pakistani security officials in Karachi, it brought back painful memories of another nephew who had gone missing in similar circumstances years before.</p>Khan, an ethnic[...]

China trials unmanned tanks in latest modernization push

Wednesday  12:13,   21 march 2018

China is testing unmanned tanks which could be equipped with artificial intelligence, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday, as the country continues with its military modernization program. State television showed images this week of the unmanned [...]

Uber drivers denied service to woman with cerebral palsy, new lawsuit claims

Wednesday  12:13,   21 march 2018
The Verge

Uber is being accused of its drivers denying rides to a Texas woman with cerebral palsy on 25 separate occasions.The plaintiff, D’Edra Steele, details a number of instances in which she was allegedly denied service by Uber drivers in the lawsuit.[...]

At G-20, Trump team shows no sign of backing off ‘America First’

Wednesday  12:12,   21 march 2018
The Washington Post

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin parried numerous warnings from other global finance ministers during two-days of meetings.“We need to be prepared to act in the U.S. interest . . . to defend free and fair and reciprocal trade,” Mnuchin said[...]

Senate Scuttles Yemen Measure as Saudi Prince Meets With Trump

Wednesday  12:12,   21 march 2018

The Senate scuttled a resolution opposed by the Trump administration that called on the U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led bombing in Yemen, acting the same day President Donald Trump and top lawmakers met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin[...]

Germany returns 3,000-year-old relics to Mexico

Wednesday  05:15,   21 march 2018

After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they siezed them from an artifacts dealer. In a ceremony in Munich,[...]

Wall Street Journal publishes polygraph results backing Stormy Daniels

Wednesday  04:07,   21 march 2018
The Hill

Wall Street Journal publishes polygraph results backing Stormy DanielsThe newspaper obtained reports of the exam, which Daniels took on May 19, 2011. The polygraph showed she truthfully said she had unprotected sex with Trump around July[...]

Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway.

Wednesday  03:52,   21 march 2018
The Washington Post

Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway.Trump also chose not to heed talking points from aides instructing him to condemn Putin about the recent poisoning of a former Russian spy in the United[...]