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Analysts say Greek government's hold on power uncertain, regardless of referendum outcome
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:41:00 GMTATHENS, Greece – Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is ...
Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:36:00 GMTPolice and rescuers comfort a crying passenger after he was brought ashore from a capsized passenger ferry Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Ormoc city, central Philippines. (Photo: John Pilapil, AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine ...
Tunisia Attack: Did Gunman Rezgui Radicalize in Islamic Holy City?
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:03:00 GMTKAIROUAN, Tunisia — As authorities investigate the massacre on a Tunisian beach, news clues have emerged from the town where the young gunmen attended university. Students have described how Seifeddine Rezgui, who killed 38 people on the beach of Sousse ...
Germanwings Victims' Families 'Appalled' by Compensation Offer
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:53:00 GMTMAINZ, Germany — The families of passengers killed when a jet was deliberately crashed in the French Alps are "appalled" by a compensation offer made by Germanwings and parent company Lufthansa, according to their lawyers. "The reactions ranged from ...
Islamic State reportedly claims it fired rockets into Israel
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:35:00 GMTThe Islamic State’s affiliate group in Egypt reportedly claims it fired three Grad rockets Friday in southern Israel. The Telegraph reports ISIS said the rocket launches were retaliation for Israel’s support of Egypt’s armed forces Wednesday after ...
Dozens dead after ferry capsizes in the Philippines
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:00:00 GMT(CNN)Searchers recovered more bodies Friday, a day after a passenger ferry capsized shortly after leaving port in the Philippines, killing 59 people, authorities said. The Philippine coast guard said 140 people survived. The MB Nirvana tipped over Thursday ...
Egypt's president visits troops in embattled north Sinai
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:52:00 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has travelled to the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula to inspect troops, after Islamic State-linked militants struck a deadly blow against the military this week in a coordinated assault.
Could Company's Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane?
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:48:00 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the ...
Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:14:00 GMTTaiwan's military starts its massive parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, with cannon salutes at the military base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Photo: Wally Santana, AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out ...
Hamas members arrested in West Bank crackdown
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:59:00 GMTPalestinian Authority forces have arrested at least 120 people, including Hamas members, in the West Bank over the past two days, raising tension between the rival movements. At least 20 people were arrested on Saturday, Hamas officials said, a day after ...
Report on past Iran nuclear work could be ready by year end - IAEA
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:50:00 GMTVIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog can likely issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development by the end of the year if Tehran cooperates, the International Atomic Energy ...
Is Sweden's military too small even for its peacenik ways?
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:56:00 GMTStockholm — With fewer than 20,000 active military personnel to cover an area of 170,000 square miles and nearly 2,000 miles of coastline, Sweden is the most thinly defended of the so-called Nordic Four – Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark.
WaPo: 10 Years after 7/7 Bombings, Britain Still Divided over Fighting Extremism
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:46:00 GMTThe Washington post writes about how Britain is still unsure how to deal with extremism: BRADFORD, England — When three young men left behind the gentle West Yorkshire hills to blow themselves up on London trains and buses 10 years ago next week, the ...
Pakistan says it’s ready to launch offensive into last Taliban area
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:48:00 GMTISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military said Friday it had completed preparations for an assault on the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan, the last sizable chunk of turf in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan that’s still controlled by Taliban insurgents.
Afghanistan gives antiquated Toyotas a new life
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:56:00 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan — Drive down any city street in Kabul and you’re likely to run into two things: heavy traffic and a sea of Toyota Corollas, many of them sporting decals such as “Corolla Road Rage” or “Mad Max Corolla.” Since the Taliban ...
Assange’s open letter was not ‘explicit’ application for French asylum - WikiLeaks
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:48:00 GMTWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s open letter to the French president was not an asylum application to France, the whistleblower platform says. Paris had rejected a possible request before the clarification from WikiLeaks was released. Media note ...
Chinese Tsui Culture Added To The World Heritage List
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:35:00 GMTZUNYI, China, July 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China's Tusi culture was successfully added to the World Heritage List at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany on July 4th. The ruins of Hailongtun castle in Guizhou Province ...
WATCH: Leopard Attacks Safari Guide
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:01:00 GMTA BRITISH safari guide has been hospitalised after a leopard attacked him in the open-top jeep he was travelling in. Curtis Plumb, 38, was bitten and clawed in the arm after the predator launched itself at his vehicle in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
IAEA: Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:56:00 GMTVIENNA, Austria – A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran's help, the head of the United Nations (UN) atomic watchdog said on Saturday, July 4. Following ...
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