UK wins injunction in bid to stop prison guard strike

February 28, 2017

Britain’s government has won a last-minute injunction to halt a strike by prison guards amid a dispute over pay, staffing levels and violence behind bars.…

Lithuania convicts ex-air force captain of spying for Russia

February 28, 2017

A Lithuanian court has convicted a former air force captain and another man of spying for Russia’s secret service.…

White Helmet rescue worker killed in Syria’s Homs

February 28, 2017

The Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Oscar-winning documentary announced that one of its volunteers had been killed by government artillery fire in the city of Homs Tuesday, as pro-government…

Watchdog: Tunnels caught Israel off-guard in 2014 Gaza war

February 28, 2017

Israel’s official government watchdog issued a long-awaited report Tuesday in which it found the military was ill-prepared to counter the threat of underground tunnels used by Hamas militants during the…

Trump sons open newest hotel in Vancouver

February 28, 2017

Ignoring protests, claims their newest real estate venture clashes with Canadian values and a no-show mayor who tried to change the tower’s name, U.S. President Donald Trump’s sons said Tuesday…

Arrest of German journalist in Turkey strains relations between Erdogan and Merkel  

February 28, 2017

There were signs that the arrest of Deniz Yucel was considered a step too far, even by some in Turkey’s ruling circles.…

Syrian peace talks flounder as participants ask: Where is America?

February 28, 2017

The latest effort to negotiate a settlement seems destined to fail, in part because of a vacuum in U.S. policy on the war-ravaged state.…

Egypt arrests 9 Brotherhood leaders accused of revolt plot

February 28, 2017

Egyptian authorities arrested nine leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group on charges that they belong to a terrorist organization and were plotting to overthrow the government, authorities said Tuesday.…

Clown suits, slamming balls form of Brazil Carnival revelry

February 28, 2017

To see an alternative Carnival celebration called bate-bola, most likely you need to live in a poor area of Rio de Janeiro, a world away from the glitzy parades of…

Russian investigators search leading journalist’s apartment

February 28, 2017

Russia’s top investigative agency searched the apartment of a prominent opposition journalist Tuesday in what Amnesty International said was a “deeply alarming” development.…

Russia, China veto new UN sanctions on Syria

February 28, 2017

Russia and China vetoed new U.N. sanctions on Syria Tuesday and the U.S. ambassador accused both countries of refusing to hold President Bashar Assad’s regime accountable for the use of…

Hungary’s new fence to make life harder for migrants

February 28, 2017

Shahid Khan says the one time he tried to enter the European Union by crossing Hungary’s heavily guarded, fenced border with Serbia, he was beaten and chased away by Hungarian…

4 teenage girls detained in France in suspected attack plots

February 28, 2017

Three teenage girls and an 18-year-old woman were detained in different parts of France Tuesday as suspects in attack plots, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.…

2 injured as officer accidentally fires weapon during speech by France’s Hollande

February 28, 2017

The victims’ injuries were not reported to be life-threatening.…

For decades, no one spoke of Taiwan’s hidden massacre. A new generation is breaking the silence.

February 28, 2017

Taiwan marked the 70th anniversary of one of its darkest chapters in history: the “February 28 Massacres.”…

French police sharpshooter accidentally fires weapon at Hollande speech

February 28, 2017

Two people were slightly injured.…

Anxious China scrambles to build rapport with unpredictable Trump and his hawkish Cabinet

February 28, 2017

A moment of calm in U.S.-China relations could be deceptive.…

Under fire but defiant, N. Korea sends envoy to Malaysia over killing of Kim Jong Nam

February 28, 2017

Two women accused of carrying out the attack on the North Korean leader’s half brother face murder charges.…

Germany summons Turkish ambassador over journalist’s arrest

February 28, 2017

Germany’s foreign minister says the Turkish ambassador has been summoned to hear Berlin’s concerns over the arrest of a Die Welt newspaper journalist.…

French official: police sharpshooter accidentally opens fire at President Hollande’s speech ; 2 slightly injured

February 28, 2017

French official: police sharpshooter accidentally opens fire at President Hollande’s speech ; 2 slightly injured .…

‘Down with Trump’ signs and tears at funeral for Kansas shooting victim in India

February 28, 2017

Indians wonder if the hundreds of thousands of their compatriots working in the United States are safe.…

German police say suspected Islamist extremist accused of plot was once a neo-Nazi

February 28, 2017

In 2013, he was posting anti-Islam videos. The next year, he converted.…

European Parliament panel urges improved diesel oversight

February 28, 2017

A European Parliament panel is chastising European authorities and automakers for failing to ensure that laws on diesel emissions were upheld.…

Mother of slain Indian man told him to leave US if in danger

February 28, 2017

The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if…

UK billionaire settles on pensions in retailer’s collapse

February 28, 2017

British billionaire Philip Green has paid some 363 million pounds ($451 million) to settle pension claims with collapsed retailer BHS.…

Teen detained in northern France in suspected attack plot

February 28, 2017

French media are reporting that an 18-year-old woman has been detained in northern France in a suspected attack plot.…

Colombia protests China’s execution of 72-year-old drug mule

February 28, 2017

A retired journalist who joined the criminal underworld while researching a book on South America’s drug cartels became the first Colombian, and possibly the first Latin American, to be executed…

Once Time’s ‘Person of the Year,’ an Ebola fighter dies in childbirth due to stigma of virus

February 28, 2017

Salome Karwah survived Ebola and became a hero.…

Somalia’s new leader declares drought national disaster

February 28, 2017

Somalia’s new president declared a national disaster Tuesday for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine.…

Clashes break out in Palestinian camp in Lebanon

February 28, 2017

Clashes erupted in a densely-packed Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, wounding at least four people, including a three-year-old boy with a bullet-wound to the head, Palestinian security…

Tuareg rebels join Mali army in operation against extremists

February 28, 2017

Malian soldiers and former Tuareg rebels have staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement meant to help calm a region under…

French presidential candidates seek votes from upset farmers

February 28, 2017

French presidential candidates are admiring cows and promising new solutions for farmers who fear their livelihood — and the treasured cuisine and picturesque landscape it represents — is on its…

Italy probes visa scandal at its consulate in Irbil, Iraq

February 28, 2017

Italy has ordered an inspection of its consulate the Iraqi city of Irbil, after reports exorbitant fees were demanded for visas.…

A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again

February 28, 2017

As nationalist movements thrive, a Jewish dealer’s granddaughter sees restitution of stolen works as preserving “a civilization.”…

How one Indian student tried to challenge right-wing nationalist groups on campus

February 28, 2017

A college student has become the center of high-pitched debate about patriotism and free speech in India.…

North Korean diplomats in Malaysia to seek Kim’s brother’s body

February 28, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s half brother was the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect the North itself of orchestrating.…

Japan’s Emperor Akihito on first-ever visit to Vietnam

February 28, 2017

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a visit to promote goodwill and soothe some of the wounds of World War II by meeting with…

UN: 8,000 flee as Iraqi forces fight IS in western Mosul

February 28, 2017

Since Iraqi government forces launched the push to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group last week, about 8,000 people have fled from that part of…

No $5 million African leadership award this year, group says

February 28, 2017

Once again, there is no winner of a $5 million award for African leadership.…

UK judge says Tunisia police ‘shambolic’ during beach attack

February 28, 2017

A British coroner says the Tunisian police response to a deadly gun attack on the beach resort of Sousse was “at best shambolic, at worst cowardly.”…

Deported Singaporean says UK treated her ‘like a terrorist’

February 28, 2017

A Singaporean grandmother who was deported from Britain because her immigration status had lapsed said Tuesday that police treated her “like a terrorist” before putting her on a plane back…

Fake fashion fuels vast illicit profits, sea of human misery

February 28, 2017

In a warehouse at London’s sprawling Heathrow Airport, a border officer pulls open a cardboard box he suspects contains contraband goods. Bingo — his instincts are rewarded.…

Thai university riled by lecturers’ criticism of government

February 28, 2017

Rights groups are urging a university to drop an investigation of a group of lecturers who criticized Thailand’s military junta, calling the university’s response an attack on free speech and…

IMF says Iran rebounds after nuclear deal, but danger looms

February 28, 2017

Iran’s economy rebounded out of a recession after the nuclear deal with world powers, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, though uncertainty over future sanctions and problems plaguing the…

Philippine president apologizes to Germany over beheading

February 28, 2017

The Philippine president has apologized to Germany for failing to stop the beheading of a German hostage by Muslim militants and said a massive offensive backed by fighter jets against…

Starbucks CEO says chain ready to enter Italy after 35 years

February 28, 2017

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s vision for the chain was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on his first trip to Milan more than three decades ago. But it…

Egyptian police arrest 22 over riot in coastal city

February 28, 2017

Security officials say police have arrested 22 people after hundreds went on a rampage in Egypt’s coastal city of Port Said to protest death sentences for 10 residents for their…

Samsung scion to be indicted on bribery charges

February 28, 2017

The sensational corruption scandal revolving around South Korea’s president is approaching its climax.…

China’s coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row

February 28, 2017

China’s consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world’s top polluter increasingly grapples with its massive pollution challenges.…

Prosecutors plan to indict Samsung’s de facto chief on bribery, embezzlement linked to massive South Korean scandal

February 28, 2017

Prosecutors plan to indict Samsung’s de facto chief on bribery, embezzlement linked to massive South Korean scandal.…

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