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A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

Friday  05:37,   17 november 2017
The New York Times

High levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the Continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by Moscow.Official monitors in France and Germany concluded that, based on weather patterns, the contamination detected since [...]

Why no North Korea missile tests in two months?

Friday  00:51,   17 november 2017
USA TODAY

North Korea has gone two months without test firing a missile, the longest such dry spell this year. Is it reason for[...]

Danny Masterson Rape Accuser Comes Forward to Blast Netflix: ‘We Do Matter’

Friday  00:51,   17 november 2017
The Daily Beast

The star of Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ has been accused of sexual assault by four women. For the first time, one of Masterson’s alleged victims has come forward to speak out.As powerful men continue to fall in a long-awaited purge, accusers are quickly[...]

China sticks by ‘freeze-for-freeze’ Korea de-escalation proposal, contradicting Trump

Thursday  18:55,   16 november 2017
The Washington Post

The U.S. policy to entice North Korea away from its nuclear and missile program is not entirely clear.The proposal calls for North Korea to freeze its missile and nuclear tests in return for the United States and South Korea suspending their annual[...]

'Butcher of Bosnia' still a hero at home as verdict looms

Thursday  18:55,   16 november 2017
AFP

Dusko Mladic points to the portrait on his wall of his beloved cousin Ratko, the wartime Bosnian Serb army chief, who will next week learn if he is convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity. "I guarantee you that he is not guilty of a single [...]

Trump, the water bottle, and Marco Rubio's revenge

Thursday  13:46,   16 november 2017
AFP

Revenge is a dish best served cold. And wet. US President Donald Trump awkwardly reached for a water bottle during a televised speech Wednesday -- in a scene that surely handed sweet satisfaction to Marco Rubio, the Republican senator and Trump's[...]

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

Thursday  13:46,   16 november 2017
The New York Times

High levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the Continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by Moscow.Official monitors in France and Germany concluded that, based on weather patterns, the contamination detected since [...]

'Biblical' flash floods kill at least 15 in Greece

Thursday  10:06,   16 november 2017
France 24

Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens following a night of heavy rain.In devastation locals said was[...]

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find good vein

Thursday  10:06,   16 november 2017
FOX News

Ohio called off the execution Wednesday of a sick inmate after several unsuccessful attempts to insert an IV. Members of the Ohio execution team tried to find veins in the arms and right leg of death row prisoner Alva Campbell for about 25 minutes[...]

Trump appears to tweet condolences to the wrong shooting victims

Thursday  05:01,   16 november 2017
CNBC

Trump's tweet says "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas," just hours after a mass shooting in Rancho Tehama, California. The only problem was that Trump's tweet Tuesday night, hours after the latest rampage, was[...]

Mugabe: Zimbabwe's liberator and, for many, its oppressor

Thursday  05:00,   16 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Robert Mugabe is the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain.</p>When he came to power, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero in a nation that had endured nearly a century of white colonial[...]

The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

Thursday  05:00,   16 november 2017
The New York Times

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is taking on all comers — the royal family, wealthy Saudis, Iran and Hezbollah. But is he ambitious or simply reckless?Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the arrest of 11 princes in his royal family and nearly 200[...]

Man Who Spent More Than 50 Years Behind Bars to Walk Free After Judge Throws Out Conviction

Thursday  05:00,   16 november 2017
Inside Edition

Wilbert Jones was convicted of the 1971 rape and kidnapping of a Louisiana nurseA judge threw out the conviction of Wilbert Jones two weeks ago, calling the prosecution's case "weak at best" and saying authorities had withheld evidence that could[...]

Rancho Tehama gunman killed his wife and hid her body under their home, authorities say

Wednesday  22:21,   15 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

A rampaging gunman killed five people in Rancho Tehama, including his wife, whose body was found hidden beneath the floor of their home, authorities said Wednesday. At a Wednesday morning news conference, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil[...]

FBI informant known as 'Captain America' helped target corruption — then it all unraveled

Wednesday  12:22,   15 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

The evidence seemed overwhelming. A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was caught on video stealing trim from an impounded vehicle. Another deputy was captured taking cash after a motorist was shaken down to avoid his car being towed. A third[...]