Category: World News

half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Found Dead

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, telling medical workers before he died that he had been attacked with a chemical spray, a Malaysian official said Tuesday. Kim Jong Nam,...

/ February 15, 2017
Miracle in Italy as Survivors Pulled From Avalanche

[VIDEO] Miracle in Italy as Survivors Pulled From Avalanche

After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as “angels.” Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted...

/ January 21, 2017

Israel’s Netanyahu Facing Corruption Allegations

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in...

/ January 19, 2017
Secret WWI Telegram Shocks Historians

Secret WWI Telegram Shocks Historians

In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during World War I by offering it territory in the United States. Britain intercepted, deciphered and shared the “Zimmermann Telegram.” Historians, seeing parallels to...

/ January 16, 2017
Paris Diplomats Urge Renewed Middle East Peace Talks

Paris Diplomats Urge Renewed Middle East Peace Talks

Fearing a new eruption of violence in the Middle East, more than 70 world diplomats gathered in Paris on Sunday to push for renewed peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state. The conference is meant to be a...

/ January 16, 2017
McDonald’s at the Vatican

Yep… You Can Now Get McDonald’s at the Vatican

The historic arches of St. Peter’s Basilica have a new neighbor: McDonald’s golden arches. The fast-food chain on Friday opened a restaurant around the corner from St. Peter’s Square, on the ground floor of a Vatican-owned building. According to McDonald’s...

/ January 7, 2017
Hitler’s Manifesto a Best-seller in Germany

Hitler’s Manifesto a Best-seller in Germany

An annotated edition of “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s notorious manifesto, has become a non-fiction best-seller in Germany. The publisher said Tuesday that a sixth print run will go on sale later this month. Some 85,000 copies of the book have...

/ January 7, 2017

Black Lives Matter Protest Shuts Down London Airport

Flights resumed at London City Airport after hours of disruption on Tuesday caused by demonstrators who blocked a runway to protest expansion plans. The protest disrupted travel from just before dawn until early afternoon. It ended after police arrested nine...

/ September 7, 2016

GOT HIM! ISIS Leader Killed in Syria

The ISIS leader at the top of the U.S. kill list has died after being wounded in Syria, a U.S. military intelligence official told NBC News Tuesday. Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was the terror group’s No. 2 commander, its charismatic director...

/ September 2, 2016

Did Russia Order Assad to Gas Syrians?

A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier. The opposition Syrian National Coalition...

/ August 3, 2016