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Three Shipwrecks and Over 700 Deaths as Migrant Crisis Flares on Mediterranean
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:17:00 GMTROME — The migrant ships kept sinking. First came a battered, blue-decked vessel that flipped over on Wednesday as terrified migrants plunged into the Mediterranean Sea. The next day, a flimsy craft capsized with hundreds of people aboard. And on Friday ...
Lufthansa suspends travel to Caracas over unstable Venezuelan economy
Sun, 29 May 2016 14:22:00 GMTBERLIN – German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela. Lufthansa spokesman Andreas Bartels said Sunday that the company is suspending its three weekly Frankfurt-Caracas ...
Surge of migrant sailings has Italy scrambling to house thousands of new arrivals
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:42:00 GMTA surge of migrant sailings from Libya and Egypt has sent government and aid officials in Italy scrambling to find beds for thousands of new arrivals. More than 13,000 people have made the perilous crossing since Monday -- and hundreds have drowned in the ...
Mexican Soccer Star Alan Pulido Taken by Armed Men After a Party in His Hometown, Official Says
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:14:00 GMTA search is under way for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was taken by armed men after he left a party early Sunday morning in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria in northern Mexico, an official said. After the party, 25-year-old Pulido "was intercepted ...
In Iraq, pro-government forces close in on Fallujah
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:17:00 GMTIraqi pro-government forces surrounded Fallujah on Sunday and took control of almost all entrances to the city, in preparation for the next phrase of their week-long effort to seize it back from Islamic State. Retaking Fallujah is seen as an important step ...
Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:25:00 GMTRIYADH – Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable." His comments Sunday come as thousands of Iraqi Shiite militiamen, soldiers and police ...
Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:21:00 GMTMADRID (AP) — Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British ...
Reports: Israeli Police Urge Charges Against Netanyahu's Wife. Las Vegas Blog
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:53:00 GMTIsraeli news reports say cops have recommended criminal charges against the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the alleged misuse of public funds for the couple’s official and private residences. Sara Netanyahu, who has denied any wrongdoing ...
No Rest For Controversy Over Costly Plans To Honor Prominent Kazakh Dead
Sun, 29 May 2016 14:43:00 GMTPlans to honor Kazakhstan's illustrious dead with a pricey public burial site are not sitting well with the average, cash-strapped, citizen. The idea is to construct a pantheon -- or public building that would house the graves of prominent Kazakhs -- and ...
Haiti bracing for trouble as election panel delivers report
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:51:00 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are bracing for trouble as an electoral verification commission prepares to deliver the results of its monthlong review of last year's contested presidential and legislative elections. The five-member panel, led by a ...
EgyptAir black boxes impossible to recover before 12 days
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:35:00 GMTInvestigators into EgyptAir's plane crash need at least 12 days to recover its black boxes as they await a ship that can retrieve them from the bottom of the Mediterranean, investigation sources said Sunday. The Airbus A320 plane crashed into the ...
U.S. father and son may face up to 15 years in prison
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:36:00 GMTA judge in the U.A.E. is expected to hand down a verdict in the case of two Libyan-Americans and one Libyan-Canadian charged with providing support to Libyan militants. CNN's Jon Jensen reports.
Pakistan Says DNA Tests Confirm Death Of Taliban Leader Mullah Mansur
Sun, 29 May 2016 14:13:00 GMTPakistan’s Interior Ministry has announced that a DNA test has confirmed that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan officials had already confirmed Mansur’s ...
Turkey president raps US, Russia, Iran for presence in Syria
Sun, 29 May 2016 14:30:00 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad was contributing to Syrians' pain. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was addressing a ...
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