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Indonesia earthquake: Rescuers search for survivors after over 100 killed
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:41:00 GMT(CNN)Rescuers are combing through the rubble for survivors after an earthquake Wednesday morning in Indonesia's Aceh province. At least 102 people were killed, including young children, and 136 seriously injured, according to Indonesia's Disaster ...
U.S. may lose launch pad for military patrols aimed at China
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:38:00 GMTThe U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur patrols in the Philippine Sea in this August 15, 2013 file photo. The destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China and two other states in the South China Sea on January 30 ...
Israeli settlers see new champion in Trump
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:29:00 GMTYoni Binyamin lives on a windy, contentious hilltop slated for demolition, but she is convinced her community will not only remain but also continue to grow after Donald Trump becomes U.S. president. USA TODAY AMONA, West Bank — Yoni Binyamin lives on a ...
Brother of Pakistan social media star Qandeel Baloch in court for her murder
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:25:00 GMT(CNN)The brother and cousin of slain social media star Qandeel Baloch are due in court Thursday after being formally indicted for her murder this week. Waseem Baloch and Haq Nawaz were charged with murdering the 25-year-old at her family home in the city ...
Giraffes face 'silent extinction' as population shrinks nearly 40 percent
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:41:00 GMTThe giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. The giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in 30 years and scientists have put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species. (Dec. 7) AP ...
Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:45:00 GMTALEPPO, Syria – Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory. If the city's ...
EU Unblocks Visa-free Travel for Ukraine, Georgia
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:31:00 GMTThe European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures. Agreement on a mechanism ...
Greek unions strike despite debt relief pledge
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:23:00 GMTATHENS, Greece – Public services in Greece have been disrupted by a general strike called by unions against ongoing austerity measures. The 24-hour protest Thursday affected public transport services and state-run schools, halted ferries and national ...
Tropical cyclone Vardah barrels towards eastern India
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:31:00 GMTJust a week after Tropical Cyclone Nada hit southern India, Tropical Cyclone Vardah has developed in the Bay of Bengal and is slowly making its way towards the Andhra Pradesh coast. The system has been plaguing the region for some time now having begun ...
Putin and Abe Are Hoping to Forge Closer Russia-Japan Ties
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:38:00 GMTRussia and Japan have been courting closer ties, hoping to solve a nettlesome territorial dispute, end World War II, and deepen economic ties between Moscow and Tokyo. Next week, President Vladimir Putin will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ...
Germany sees increase in Russian propaganda, cyber attacks
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:30:00 GMTBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency on Thursday said it had seen a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilising German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties.
Donald Trump, Aleppo, Leicester City: Your Thursday Briefing
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:50:00 GMTThe president-elect also nominated Scott Pruitt, an ally of the fossil fuel industry and an architect of legal efforts to fight President Obama’s climate change policy, to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Here’s the latest on the transition.
Kerry warns Europe, others against 'authoritarian populism'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:45:00 GMTBERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned countries from Europe and beyond on Thursday to beware of an increasing "danger of authoritarian populism." Kerry spoke at a meeting in Hamburg of foreign ministers from the 57-nation Organization ...
Former French budget minister sentenced to 3 years
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:45:00 GMTPARIS (AP) — Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government. A Paris court ruled that Cahuzac was guilty of tax fraud and ...
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