MENU

Turkey: Cease-fire violations in Syria are obstacle to talks

January 5, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, right, meets with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says the main obstacle to holding peace negotiations on Syria later this month is the cease-fire...

Read More

Puerto Rico files bill in quest to obtain statehood by 2025

January 4, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Pro-statehood supporters await the arrival of Puerto Rico’s new governor at the seaside Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Ricardo Rossello was sworn in Monday as the U.S. territory prepares for what many believe will be new...

French farmer faces risk of prison for helping migrants

January 4, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Cedric Herrou, center, a French activist farmer who faces up to five years in prison as he goes on trial accused of helping African migrants cross the border from Italy, arrives at the Nice courthouse, southern France, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Herrou is...

Mexico brings back adviser who quit because of Trump meeting

January 4, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Mexico’s new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray stands during a press conference at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Mexico’s president has brought back Videgaray, a close adviser who resigned...

Mexico seizes tiger after man takes it for walk in Tijuana

January 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities seized a Bengal tiger after a man took it for a walk on a leash in a neighborhood of the border city of Tijuana. The attorney general’s office for environmental protection said Tuesday the...

Haiti certifies presidential win for businessman candidate

January 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A supporter of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise holds up a campaign poster as he celebrates his candidate’s victory in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. An electoral tribunal certified on Tuesday the presidential election victory of the...

Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued

January 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Wednesday, prompting a brief tsunami warning for the Pacific island nation. There were no immediate reports of damage. The magnitude 7.2 quake, which hit at 9:52 a.m. local time, struck...

At least 56 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil

January 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, leaving at least 56 dead, including several who were beheaded or dismembered in the worst bloodshed at a...

IS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

January 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the...

IS makes unusual claim of responsibility for Turkey attack

January 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a “soldier of the caliphate” carried out the mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people as...