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Former Israeli leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres dead at 93
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:15:00 GMTFormer Israeli Prime Minister and president Shimon Peres, a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93. Peres suffered a major stroke two weeks ago and was recovering at a hospital in Tel Aviv when he ...
After five decades in the jungle, Colombian guerrillas get a PR makeover as they prepare for peace
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:20:00 GMTAfter more than five decades of bloody civil war, Colombia’s infamous armed guerrillas were preparing for peace. Big-name bands from Bogota descended on a remote stretch of rebel-held savanna, where the rebels had erected a Coachella-sized stage.
Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:15:00 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide. Typhoon Megi caused more than $10 ...
China Wants GMOs. The Chinese People Don't.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:10:00 GMTAdam Minter is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is the author of “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade.” On Wednesday, China's Ministry of Agriculture responded to a social media storm by suspending operations at the center.
China's self-proclaimed 'most charismatic philanthropist' accused of falsifying millions in donations
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:18:00 GMTChen Guangbiao’s business card says it all. “Most Influential Person of China,” says the Chinese chief executive’s card, photos of which went viral in 2014. That’s followed by 10 other honorifics, including “China Moral Leader” and “Most ...
How Syrian activists use WhatsApp to tell the world their stories
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:11:00 GMT(CNN)Conditions in the embattled rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo are getting worse each day. There's no way in or out. Residents in the city are increasingly desperate to tell the world what's happening -- and many have turned to WhatsApp. "The situation ...
Reports: Tokyo to propose moving more venues for Olympics
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:32:00 GMTTOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo government panel reviewing the cost of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics is set to propose moving more venues outside of the city in order to save money. Among the venues being reviewed are those for volleyball, swimming, rowing and ...
Deeply Divided, Labour Fails to Challenge May on Brexit
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:20:00 GMT(Reuters) – With the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader unlikely to heal deep rifts in Labour, the only significant opposition that Prime Minister Theresa May looks likely to face as she plots Britain’s divorce from the EU is from her own party.
Rajiv Gandhi ‘Partially Responsible’ For 1991 Economic Crisis; Inputs From Book Titled “1991: How P V Narasimha Rao Made History
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:11:00 GMTHolding former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi responsible for creating the 1991 economic crisis, ex-media advisor to former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said heavy external borrowing coupled with withdrawal of support to the Chandrasekhar-led government ...
Russian Defense Ministry: Iceland ‘imagined’ Russian bombers near passenger plane over Norwegian Sea
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:26:00 GMTIceland‘s Foreign Ministry stated that the Russian long-range bombers closed in on a passenger plane over the Norwegian Sea, which is ‘nothing but the phantom of their fantasy’. Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of Russia’s Defense ...
Former hostage Zhemchuhov: It is outrageous when militants cheat during prisoner swap
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:22:00 GMTVolodymyr Zhemchuhov, a Ukrainian volunteer who had been seriously wounded in Luhansk region and then spent nearly a year in militant captivity, told about the shortcomings of the hostage exchange process. ”I was outraged when they managed to fool the ...
Shimon Peres, Ex-Israeli President and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 93 After Suffering Stroke
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:22:00 GMTShimon Peres, who led Israel as prime minister and president in an enduring six-decade political career built on promoting peace between Arabs and Jews, died Tuesday while being hospitalized from a major stroke, his family announced. He was 93. "Today ...
Russian Newspapers Declare Debate Win for Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:26:00 GMTMOSCOW — Russia's newspapers and news websites declared Hillary Clinton the winner of Monday's presidential debate. "Clinton leapfrogs Trump in the first round of televised debates," ran a headline in Moskovsky Komsomolets, Russia's most popular daily ...
Typhoon Megi pounds Taiwan
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:04:00 GMTFour people died and at least 524 were injured in Taiwan after the powerful storm slammed into the island's northeastern coastline on Tuesday afternoon More than 3.8 million homes were left without electricity on Tuesday night after some 38 inches (one ...
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