News: World

In Mueller probe, son-in-law of Russian businessman pleads guilty to false statements

Friday  02:32,   23 february 2018
The Washington Post

Alex van der Zwaan admitted he lied about communications with Rick Gates in connection with work for the Ukrainian government.Alex van der Zwaan was charged with lying to the FBI about his contacts with Rick Gates, who served as a top official on[...]

Elephant tramples Rohingya refugee camp, killing at least one child and destroying huts

Friday  02:31,   23 february 2018
ABC News

A 12-year-old boy is killed and scored are injured when an elephant rampages through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.The elephant entered the Kutupalong Refugee camp[...]

North Korea spy chief, accused in deadly attacks on South Korea, to lead Olympic delegation at closing ceremony

Friday  01:56,   23 february 2018
FOX News

A former North Korean intelligence chief, believed to be the mastermind behind a deadly attack on South Korea, will lead the Hermit Kingdom's high-level delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’ closing ceremony.Kim Yong Chol will join an[...]

Billy Graham to lie in honor in Capitol Rotunda

Friday  01:12,   23 february 2018
USA TODAY SPORTS

World-renown evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol next week. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the decision Thursday.In a letter to Graham's representatives, Ryan and McConnell said the decision was made "in recognition of[...]

Three executions planned Thursday for three U.S. states

Friday  00:42,   23 february 2018
Reuters

Three executions planned Thursday for three U.S. statesBut in each state there are reasons why the executions could be halted, including an unprecedented clemency recommendation in Texas, where all three of this year's U.S. executions have been[...]

America's most wanted 'deadbeat dad' arrested in Calgary

Friday  00:41,   23 february 2018
cbc.ca

After being on the run for nearly 20 years, a man considered to be America's most wanted deadbeat dad is behind bars thanks to a cherry pit and the investigative efforts of a Bearspaw, Alta. restaurateur. Joseph Stroup — who had been living[...]

Fla. shooting survivor's mother: We have received death threats

Friday  00:41,   23 february 2018
The Hill

The mother of a student who survived the deadly Florida high school shooting said her family has received death threats.Student David Hogg and other survivors of the Florida shooting have made frequent media appearances in recent days to call for[...]

Airbnb being used for human trafficking:police

Friday  00:41,   23 february 2018
MSN

Toronto police say a recent case of alleged human trafficking is the latest in a growing trend involving people using Airbnb rentals to conduct their illicit transactions. Det. Sgt. Nunzio Tramontozzi said police have seen a surge in such cases over [...]

Pence slams NK leader's 'tyrannical' sister after near meet

Thursday  22:22,   22 february 2018
AFP

US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday assailed the North Korean leader's sister who sat near him at the Olympics as part of an "evil family clique" that oppresses millions.Pence and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim [...]

Trump: I never said 'give teachers guns'

Thursday  21:40,   22 february 2018
The Hill

Trump: I never said 'give teachers guns'U.S, President Donald Trump in a series of tweets early Thursday denied that he suggested giving teachers guns to prevent mass school shootings, instead saying he would consider giving trained teachers [...]

China cracks down on funeral strippers hired to entertain mourners, attract larger crowds

Thursday  21:40,   22 february 2018
ABC News

China cracks down on funeral strippers hired to entertain mourners, attract larger crowds Chinese authorities are cracking down on the practice of hiring strippers as funeral entertainment, a technique some rural families use to increase the[...]

CNN denies giving Florida shooting survivor scripted questions for its town hall on guns

Thursday  21:40,   22 february 2018
Business Insider

CNN denies giving Florida shooting survivor scripted questions for its town hall on gunsColton Haab, a 17-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told local WPLG news that he had prepared a question suggesting schools use veterans[...]

Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

Thursday  20:07,   22 february 2018
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday during a meeting with surviving students that arming teachers and other staff could help prevent school massacres. INTERVENTION, NOT SUSPENSIONBroward County received nearly $6 million this academic [...]

France plays catch-up coping with radicalized prisoners

Thursday  19:33,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

The truth is that making room for more returnees in French prisons, some built in the 19th century, could put new strains on the prison system — and be a tight squeeze. By December 2017, some prisons were over capacity by 220 percent, according to[...]

Italy's Five Star populists aim for election top spot

Thursday  19:33,   22 february 2018
AFP

In the industrial town of Guidonia near Rome, its first Five Star mayor is pulling out all the stops as the populist movement gears up for a shot at national governance. Tall, bespectacled and originally from France, Michel Barbet won the mayoralty[...]