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South Korea's ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan tries to keep low profile in his twilight years
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:05:00 GMTIn one of the stately homes in this leafy part of town, a disgraced former president is living out his twilight years. Chun Doo-hwan was the face of the repressive government that led this country throughout much of the 1980s; these days he mostly stays ...
Migrants Clash With Police on Macedonian Border
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:33:00 GMTMigrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, enraged by the sight of Macedonian authorities erecting a fence along the border and an accident that injured a young Moroccan man. Authorities said 18 Macedonian officers were ...
Brussels counts on kitty power to lure tourists
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:56:00 GMTA cat sits under a restaurant chair on the Rue des Bouchers, normally a busy tourist area of Brussels, on Nov. 23, 2015. (Photo: AP) Images of cats — symbols of Belgians' resolve on social media during a recent terrorism scare — have sprouted in ...
The Latest: Pope Lands in Central African Republic
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:18:00 GMTThe latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.) 10:15 a.m. Pope Francis has landed in the capital of Central African Republic, his final stop in Africa and where he will seek to heal a country wracked by conflict between Muslims and ...
Name by name, France commemorates victims of terrorist attack on Paris
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:04:00 GMTNick Alexander, 36 ... Chloé Boissinot, 25 ...Mathias Dymarski, 22 ... Mourners bowed their heads and stood in somber tribute as the names of the dead were read out Friday at a ceremony to commemorate victims of the bombing and shooting rampage in Paris ...
Polanski 'happy' after Polish court rejects extradition to US
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:56:00 GMTA link has been sent to your friend's email address. Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski says he is "very happy" that a Polish court rejected a bid to extradite him to the United States to face sentencing for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
Fallon says would like to have vote for Syria action this week
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:16:00 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - British defence minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday the government wanted to have a vote in parliament to launch air strikes against Islamic militants in Syria this week but it had to keep building the case of extending military action.
Leading Kurdish Lawyer Killed In Southeast Turkey
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:47:00 GMTA leading Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was shot dead in southeast Turkey on November 28. The pro-Kurdish HDP Party called the murder a "planned assassination," and urged people to take to the streets in protest. According to a Reuters witness ...
In Spain, New Political Party Makes Gains From Surprising Place — the Center
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:17:00 GMTBARCELONA — The splintering of politics in Europe has spawned the rise of numerous upstart parties, usually on the extremes, be they left or right. But in Spain’s shifting political landscape one new party, surprisingly, is managing to attack from the ...
Turkey to hand over body of dead Russian pilot to Moscow
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:06:00 GMTAnkara (AFP) - The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday. "The pilot who lost his ...
Egypt says King Tut’s tomb likely has hidden chambers
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:13:00 GMTCAIRO — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of a new ...
NATO seeking to reconcile death totals in Kunduz hospital attack
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 15:22:00 GMTWASHINGTON – Nearly two months after a U.S. warplane mistakenly attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, officials said Friday it remains unclear how many civilians were killed. In releasing a two-page summary of an international investigation that ...
Drug smuggler guilty of attempting to sneak $60 million worth of drugs into U.K. in fake ambulance
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 15:26:00 GMTA drug smuggler has been found guilty of trying to sneak $60 million of cocaine and heroin into the U.K. in a fake ambulance. Leonardus Bijlsma, 55, disguised himself in a paramedic uniform while pretending to transfer a patient from the Netherlands to a ...
Quietist’ And ‘Firebrand’ Salafism In Algeria – Analysis
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:17:00 GMTTwenty-three years after the onset of Algeria’s so-called Black Decade of bloody civil war, which was precipitated by the military’s cancellation of elections won by the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) and that killed approximately 200,000 Algerians ...
Siberian Tiger Befriends Lunch After Fearless Goat Shows Him Who's Boss
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:43:00 GMTHe was supposed to be a meal, but a feisty goat became a pal of his predator instead. Earlier this week, Timur the goat was sent into the enclosure of a Siberian tiger -- also known as an Amur tiger -- living in Russia’s Primorsky Safari Park. Dmitry ...
'War Scene': Paris Attacks Survivor Says He Was Saved by Passport
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:45:00 GMTPARIS — Two weeks after the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more, Yasser Bensalah is still reeling. The 35-year-old ophthalmologist from Morocco had come to Paris on vacation five days before the attacks. He had dinner at a ...
Pope Francis arrives in war-torn Central African Republic in peace bid
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Turkey to deliver body of Russian pilot to Moscow
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:16:00 GMTThe body of a Russian pilot who died after his plane was shot down by Turkish jets has been delivered to Turkey over the Syrian border and will be handed over to Russian officials on Sunday. "The funeral proceedings have been carried out in line with his ...
IS group claims killing of 4 Egyptian police
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:07:00 GMTCAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a shooting near a historic site just outside Cairo that killed four police. A statement circulated online by supporters of the group on Sunday vowed to continue targeting the ...
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