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Iraqi forces retake runway at Mosul International Airport
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:25:00 GMTIraqi federal police forces – backed by the U.S. – entered Mosul International Airport and took control of the runway from the Islamic State, an official said Thursday. Thursday’s advance is part of a major assault that started five days ago to drive ...

Amnesty International Blames Trump, Others for Rights Rollback
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:16:00 GMTPARIS — Amnesty International says President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place. It alleged that "toxic ...

Iraq suicide bomber was former detainee at Guantanamo Bay
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:46:00 GMTFeb. 22 (UPI) --The Islamic State militant who blew himself up in a suicide bombing at an army base in Mosul earlier this week was identified as a former detainee of the Guantanamo Bay prison facility by members of his family. Family members of Abu ...

Obama devotees in France hoping for an 'OBAMA17' presidential campaign
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:17:00 GMTA group of Barack Obama devotees in France aren't happy with the homegrown contenders vying for the country's presidency, so they're hoping that the former U.S. president will step in and run for office this spring. "OBAMA17" posters have been spotted ...

Kim Jong-nam’s Death: A Geopolitical Whodunit
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:27:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The two young women were what South Korean intelligence calls “lizard’s tails,” expendable assets to be cast off after an operation. Guided by North Korean agents, they practiced at malls in Kuala Lumpur, then set their ...

Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:17:00 GMTShortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system. The revelry continued well into the next day, and inmates celebrated with ...

Bao Bao arives in in China after leaving National Zoo
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:59:00 GMTThe National Zoo in Washington has said its final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao. The zoo packed up the American-born panda Tuesday for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program. (Feb. 21) AP BEIJING ...

In Britain’s working-class heartland, a populist wave threatens to smash the traditional order
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:23:00 GMTSTOKE-ON-TRENT, England — For hundreds of years, this small-scale city in England’s industrial north has been synonymous with pottery — colorful plates, bowls and tiles fired by workers in the heat of the local kilns and sold in fine ceramics shops ...

Family of Jean Charles de Menezes slam Cressida Dick's appointment as Met Police commissioner
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:12:00 GMTMs Dick was in charge of the operation which resulted in the fatal shooting of the 27-year-old Brazilian national at Stockwell Tube station in 2005. He had been wrongly identified as a potential suicide bomber. The 56-year-old officer was later cleared of ...

Head of US Africa Command: Rival Libyan Factions Must Work Together
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:03:00 GMTThe commander of the United States Africa Command — which oversees military operations across Africa — has told VOA that the only way to peace in Libya is by bringing together rival governments. General Thomas Waldhauser made the remarks at the recent ...

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:44:00 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.

Where Eagles Dare: French military using winged warriors to hunt down rogue drones
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:04:00 GMTThe French military is literally going where eagles dare in an effort to combat the increasing use of drones by criminals and terrorists. Following incidents of drones flying over the presidential palace and restricted military sites – along with the ...

Nazi concentration camp gate returned to Dachau site in Germany
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:53:00 GMTWorkers hold an iron gate from Dachau concentration camp with the notorious “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”), which was returned to Dachau, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017, after it was stolen in 2014. DACHAU, Germany --The wrought iron gate to ...

Greece charges cleric with child refugees' sexual abuse
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:44:00 GMTHundreds of refugee children are alone in Greece without parents [File: Marko Djurica/Reuters] Greek police say they have arrested a French cleric suspected of sexually abusing unaccompanied refugee children he had sheltered in his house in Thessaloniki ...



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