News: World

In Colombia, peace remains elusive one year on

Friday  02:06,   24 november 2017
dw.com

President Juan Manuel Santos and the leaders of the FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed a peace deal on November 24, 2016. Has the goal been achieved? ​A year after he signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of[...]

U.S. Declares Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar Is 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Thursday  06:50,   23 november 2017
Time

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday.The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday,[...]

In France, there is no minimum age of consent for sex—for now

Thursday  02:52,   23 november 2017
USA TODAY

 As a campaign to crack down on sexual harassment intensifies, France is considering doing something long ago adopted in other Western nations: setting a minimum age of consent for having sex. In recent court cases, judges refused to[...]

Haitians Removed From the U.S. Have Nowhere to Go

Wednesday  15:52,   22 november 2017
Newsweek

Haitians in the heart of Brooklyn’s Little Haiti are reeling from the news the Trump administration is ending deportation protection for nearly 60,000 Haitian refugees.For the past 15 years, Laforest, 68, has lived the American dream in New York[...]

Could Saudi Arabia and Iran really go to war?

Wednesday  15:50,   22 november 2017
CNBC

Saudi Arabia and Iran's ongoing battle for power and influence rages on in the Middle East but analysts aren't convinced that an all-out war will happen, yet. Many neighboring countries have been drawn into the conflict with Qatar, Yemen,[...]

Trump's Staying in Syria, Where America's Enemies Hold the Cards

Wednesday  15:50,   22 november 2017
Bloomberg

It’s usually the victors who convene peace conferences, to cement their gains, and that’s what Russia and Iran are trying to do in Syria. The wild card in their calculations is Donald Trump’s America. U.S. troops, in Syria to fight Islamic State,[...]

'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic faces verdict in genocide trial

Wednesday  15:50,   22 november 2017
France 24

UN war crimes judges will on Wednesday seek to close a chapter in the brutal Balkans conflicts of the 1990s, handing down a historic verdict in the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic. Dubbed "The Butcher of Bosnia,"[...]

German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

Wednesday  04:21,   22 november 2017
Reuters

German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin. Police arrested a man in Berlin on Monday suspected [...]

Saudi Billionaires Said to Seek Shielding Assets Amid Purge

Wednesday  02:52,   22 november 2017
Bloomberg

Wealthy Saudis are seeking to restructure their businesses to ring fence assets in case authorities widen their declared crackdown on corruption, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Several family groups and businessmen who[...]

North Korea could test 'array of ballistic missiles' before end of the year, South Korea spy agency says

Wednesday  02:51,   22 november 2017
FOX News

South Korean spy agencies fear North Korea may fire an "array of ballistic missiles" before the year's end in a bid to show it's strength and deter the United States and its allies from further interference in Pyongyang's nuke[...]

PM Hariri back in Lebanon after shock resignation

Wednesday  02:51,   22 november 2017
AFP

Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri returned to his home country late Tuesday, on the eve of its independence day and after a nearly three-week absence dominated by his surprise resignation. Hariri stepped down from his post in a televised[...]

North Korea's on-again-off-again status as a state sponsor of terrorism

Tuesday  15:08,   21 november 2017
The Washington Post

How North Korea was designated a state sponsor of terrorism, then undesignated and now redesignated.“It should have happened a long time ago,” Trump told reporters. “It should have happened years[...]

Vanished: The place where thousands of women and girls go missing without a trace.

Tuesday  04:10,   21 november 2017
Mamamia

There are moments in life that forever change the trajectory of one’s path , passion and life commitment.For me, that moment arrived in April 1995 in my home community of Sagkeeng First Nation, as I stood over the casket of my beautiful, tragically[...]

The 22-year-old billionaire who is Norway's richest woman has been fined £23,000 for driving drunk

Tuesday  04:07,   21 november 2017
Business Insider Australia

Katharina Andresen, 22, was fined 250,000 kroner (£23,000) on Friday for drink-driving. Andresen also received a 13-month ban. Andresen is the world's second youngest billionaire behind her sister Alexandra, 21.22-year-old billionaire Katharina[...]

Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh's refugee camps

Tuesday  04:07,   21 november 2017
ABC News

I've worked in emergency health everywhere from Syria to Chad, but I've never seen anything like this, writes Kym Blechynden.Her eyes cloud over: "It is the keys to our house in Myanmar. My parents asked me to hang onto them for safety when[...]