News: World

Macau casino dealer 'stole $7.5m in chips'

Friday  01:23,   19 january 2018
BBC News

Macau casino dealer 'stole $7.5m in chips'Police have not named the casino, but Reuters news agency and local media reported the theft took place this week in a VIP room at the Wynn[...]

France to launch international group targeting toxic gas attacks

Friday  01:23,   19 january 2018

France has asked some 30 countries to work together to preserve evidence of chemical weapons attacks and impose sanctions on those responsible after Russia ended an international inquiry into who is to blame for using toxic gas in Syria. France will [...]

The World's Most Valuable Distiller Is Running Out of Liquor

Friday  00:05,   19 january 2018

<p>Moutai baijiu’s fiery flavor and potential to appreciate in price is driving the blistering demand.</p>Moutai baijiu’s fiery flavor and potential to appreciate in price is driving the blistering demand. That in turn has pushed its market[...]

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

Thursday  11:46,   18 january 2018

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled workThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the change less than a week after President Donald Trump reportedly questioned in an Oval Office meeting why the United States [...]

Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon

Thursday  06:00,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a volcanologist said on Thursday.Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's[...]

China's Way or the Highway: Big Business Bows to Xi's World View

Thursday  03:21,   18 january 2018

Multinational businesses keen for a slice of the world’s fastest-growing consumer market are finding they have to increasingly conform to China’s world view if they want to stay in Beijing’s good graces. Companies from Marriott[...]

Behind the fiery rhetoric, the Palestinian leadership is cornered and flailing

Wednesday  14:01,   17 january 2018
The Washington Post

Analysts are skeptical Abbas will follow through on call to drop cooperation with Israel.But analysts and political observers say the talk will likely remain just that:[...]

France a rights beacon? Migrants relate harsher reality

Wednesday  14:01,   17 january 2018

"France, the country of human rights? Only if you're French!" snorts Jacob Garji, one of hundreds of migrants living rough in Calais who are hunted nightly by police. Fifteen months after a squalid camp housing thousands of people[...]

Five Navy Officers Face Charges of Negligent Homicide for Their Role in Ship Collisions

Wednesday  14:00,   17 january 2018

Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.&nbsp;A Navy spokesman, Capt. Greg Hicks, said the charges, which also include[...]

Trump's nicknames for rivals, from 'Rocket Man' to 'Pocahontas'

Wednesday  06:33,   17 january 2018
FOX News

President Trump is known for giving his political opponents nicknames, especially on social media. Read on for a list of Trump's most iconic nicknames.Dicky DurbinTrump made waves when he referred to Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., as[...]

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in California home

Tuesday  19:51,   16 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

<p>A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.</p>The 911 call came in at 6 a.m.[...]

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Tuesday  13:45,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

The expected cut could also add instability to struggling host countries already coping with spillover from other regional crises. UNRWA was established in the wake of the 1948 Mideast war surrounding Israel's creation. An estimated 700,000[...]

Missing sports reporter explains her disappearance

Tuesday  13:23,   16 january 2018
CBS News

Courtney Roland underwent "five days of extensive testing" and doctors say she had an adverse reaction to a prescription medication . She was discharged from the hospital on Friday.  Roland says she doesn't remember everything that[...]

U.S. Warned Kushner About Wendi Deng Murdoch

Tuesday  13:22,   16 january 2018

U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further China’s[...]

Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty - and books

Tuesday  05:11,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harboured books among the booty. In an unusual find, researchers have discovered shreds of paper bearing legible printing that somehow[...]