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Pope prays at Armenia memorial after denouncing ‘genocide’

June 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Pope Francis, left, and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, right, review honour guards shortly upon arrival to Zvaretnots airport in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, June 24, 2016. Pope Francis is in Armenia for a three-day visit. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Armenia’s genocide memorial for a prayer...

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Taiwan protests after Cambodia deports suspects to China

June 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Taiwan protested after Cambodia deported 25 Taiwanese internet scam suspects to rival China in the latest snub of the self-ruled island. The 25 Taiwanese and 14 Chinese were deported on a special plane dispatched by the Chinese...

Rescuers search rubble in east China after tornado kills 98

June 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A man moves wood debris from a damaged structure in Funing county in Yancheng city in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province Friday, June 24, 2016. A tornado and hailstorm struck a densely populated area of farms and factories on the outskirts of an eastern...

Asian stocks plunge as UK results challenge forecast

June 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A currency trader talks near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 24, 2016. Asian stock markets were volatile on Friday with Tokyo stocks and U.S. futures...

Pound hits 31-year low as leave side takes lead in EU vote

June 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

HONG KONG (AP) — The pound slumped to its lowest in more than three decades on Friday as results on Britain’s vote on European Union membership give the “leave” side a small but growing lead. The currency tumbled to as low as $1.3460 on...

Australia says citizens among 7 kidnapped in Nigeria

June 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African have been kidnapped in Nigeria in an ambush that killed their Nigerian driver, Australian officials said Thursday. Authorities did not know who kidnapped the...

North Korea trumpets successful midrange missile launch

June 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

South Korean army soldiers prepare to fire 105mm howitzers during an exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea Wednesday, June 22, 2016. In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new...

Former UN General Assembly chief dies amid bribery case

June 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, Ambassador John Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda, the president of the General Assembly’s 68th session, speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Ashe died on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his home in...

US, North Korean diplomats attend meetings in Beijing

June 21, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Choe Son Hui, third from left, deputy director general of the Department of US Affairs of North Korea Foreign Ministry, prepares to sit as Sung Kim, special representative for North Korean Policy of the U.S. Department of State, left, arrives to attend the...

Asian shares mostly up as investors await more Brexit polls

June 21, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Asian stock markets mostly rallied on Tuesday as investors took heart from reassuring comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the strength of the...