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US hands over drug lord ‘El Guero’ Palma to Mexico

June 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A police officer communicates through a barred window in the entrance gate to the airport hangar of Mexico’s Attorney General office, in Mexico City, after the arrival of drug lord Hector “El Guero” Palma, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Palma, one of the founders of the Sinaloa Cartel, returned to his native country Wednesday after serving...

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Report: China cancels visit by kids who sang Taiwan anthem

June 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese organizers canceled an invitation to a Taiwanese children’s choir who performed the island’s national anthem at last month’s inauguration of new president Tsai Ing-wen, reports said Thursday. The Puzangalan Choir...

Police poised to arrest popular monk in dramatic showdown

June 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Buddhist devotees sit outside the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Police entered the sprawling Buddhist temple complex after wading through thousands of devotees camped on the grounds...

UN says 80,000 have fled fighting in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

June 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Tuesday it has verified that 80,000 people have fled a conflict that began in January in Darfur’s Jebel Marra region, a stronghold of a Sudan Liberation Army faction which is one of the main rebel groups...

Reports: Tokyo governor to resign over funds scandal

June 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, June 6, 2016 photo, Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe bites his lips while listening to a reporter’s question during a press conference at Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say Masuzoe submitted his...

Disney CEO Iger says China has ‘incredible potential’

June 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Disney CEO Bob Iger briefs journalists on the eve of the opening of the Disney Resort in Shanghai Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Disney will open its first resort in mainland China on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) SHANGHAI (AP) — China represents...

Philippine officials confirm Canadian hostage was beheaded

June 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This file image made from undated militant video, shows Canadians Robert Hall, left, and John Ridsdel, right. Police found a severed head in the southern Philippines on Monday, June 13, 2016, and are examining whether it belonged to Canadian hostage Robert...

New Zealand police say busted RV contained half-ton of meth

June 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Local residents who became suspicious when three men began offering them wads of cash to help launch a boat from a remote New Zealand beach helped lead police to the nation’s largest-ever methamphetamine bust, police...

US calls on UN members to protect LGBT people from attack

June 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Monday called on all 193 members of the United Nations to not only condemn the terrorism that resulted in the mass killing of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida over the weekend, but also to protect gay,...

Thousands march for gay rights in Poland, Croatia, Italy

June 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

People march past the Colosseum during the Gay Pride parade in Rome, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Italy joined the rest of Europe last month in giving some legal rights to gay couples after a years-long battle and opposition from the Catholic Church to anything...