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Maduro threatens to seize idle Venezuela plants, jail owners

May 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Henry Ramos Allup, president of the National Assembly, center, takes part in an opposition march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 14, 2016. The protesters are demanding that electoral officials accelerate the certification of the petition signatures that would kick off a recall of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) CARACAS, Venezuela...

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Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

May 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Russia’s Sergey Lazarev, center, reacts during the final vote counting of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest final at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Ukraine’s Jamala was crowned the winner of the show early...

Experts: Mexico’s Vaquita porpoise headed toward extinction

May 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This 1992 photo released by Omar Vidal shows a dead totoaba, top, and a vaquita marina after they were caught in gillnet, set by fishermen to catch totoaba fish in the El Golfo de Santa Clara, in the northern part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Scientists are...

Canadian PM arrives in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray

May 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This aerial photo shows a devastated neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, May 13, 2016. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Fort McMurray on Friday and boarded a military helicopter to assess the damage caused by a raging wildfire...

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks ahead of summit in Nigeria

May 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning attacks by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and expressing alarm at its links to the Islamic State group ahead of a summit in Nigeria to evaluate efforts to combat the extremists....

Security worker dies at Australian Embassy in Baghdad

May 12, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian security contractor working at the Australian Embassy in Baghdad has died, officials said on Friday. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade declined to provide details on how the 34-year-old man died....

Endangered Sumatran rhino gives birth in Indonesia

May 12, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sumatran rhinoceros has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary in a success for efforts to save the critically endangered species. The International Rhino Foundation said the female calf was born on Thursday, weighs about 45...

Top Hezbollah military commander killed in Syria

May 12, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 photo, a Lebanese man drinks coffee next to a poster of late Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s central bank governor said Monday that Beirut will abide by a...

Malaysia: 2 more pieces ‘almost certainly’ from Flight 370

May 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia’s government said Thursday, May 12, 2016, that two more pieces of...

Debate on Brazil president’s future slogs into a new day

May 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Demonstrators shout pro-government slogans during a vigil in Support of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. President Rousseff is facing possible impeachment by Congress, with the Senate expected to vote on a...