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UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call over Zika outbreak
Sat, 28 May 2016 10:34:00 GMTBERLIN - The World Health Organization says there is “no public health justification” for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak. The assessment, released in a statement early Saturday, came after 150 health ...
Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:16:00 GMTA Chinese ad campaign for washing detergent brand Qiaobi that's being criticized. (Photo: Qiaobi) BEIJING - A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man “washed” by its product was ...
UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:18:00 GMTPOZZALLO, Italy – The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone ...
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:14:00 GMTSanders faults pick of Clinton allies for key convention panels Caption Close SHINDAND, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior leader of a breakaway Taliban faction said Sunday it was willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but would demand the ...
Lightning strikes injure dozens in France, Germany
Sat, 28 May 2016 21:30:00 GMTA fire truck is parked at the entrance to Monceau parc in the center of Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016, after a lightning bolt crashed down onto a Paris park, striking 11 people at a child's birthday party. (Photo: Francois Mori, AP) Lightning ...
Larijani Reelected As Speaker of Iran’s Parliament
Sun, 29 May 2016 01:43:00 GMTModerate conservative Ali Larijani has been reelected as the temporary speaker of Iran's parliament. On May 29, Larijani won 173 votes in the 290-seat assembly, while his opponent reformist Mohammad Reza Aref received 103 votes. A vote for a permanent ...
Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:23:00 GMTKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters.
German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn't meet reality
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:18:00 GMTBERLIN (AP) -- The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled ...
Swiss mark opening of world's longest and deepest rail tunnel
Sat, 28 May 2016 14:14:00 GMTMiners hug after a giant drilling machine completed the world's longest tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps Oct.15, 2010. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images) GENEVA — Switzerland will celebrate an engineering marvel 20 years in the works on Wednesday ...
German Economy Minister Blasts Merkel On TTIP
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:07:00 GMT(AFP) – Germany’s economy minister lashed out at Chancellor Angela Merkel for her “wrong” stance on a huge EU-US free trade pact in an interview to be published Monday, signalling a deepening rift within the government over the controversial accord.
Netanyahu's newly expanded coalition threatened by Jewish Home party
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:21:00 GMTcredits/photos : Menahem Kahana (AFP) The deal for Avigdor Lieberman (Back) to join the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Front)brings to a stunning conclusion weeks of speculation over Netanyahu's efforts to expand his government ...
Shaked Drops Bomb: Habayit Hayehudi Ready for New Elections
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:17:00 GMTJustice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi), who is also a member of the Netanyahu security cabinet, on Sunday morning delivered a punch to complement her party’s chairman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s confrontational stance regarding the ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin warns he'll retaliate against NATO missiles
Sat, 28 May 2016 16:11:00 GMTRussia views U.S. missile defense system as a 'threat' (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will retaliate against the placement of U.S. missiles in nearby countries such as Romania, according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS. The United ...
Environment ministers agree to landmark resolutions
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:07:00 GMTNAIROBI - The world’s environment ministers gathered at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have agreed on 25 landmark resolutions to drive forward the 2030 agenda for sustainable ...
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