News: World

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

Thursday  16:30,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

As the world grapples with the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the issue has struck a raw nerve in Israel — established on the heels of the Holocaust. Critics at home and in the Jewish American community have called the government's[...]

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

Thursday  16:30,   22 february 2018
Associated Press

As the world grapples with the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the issue has struck a raw nerve in Israel — established on the heels of the Holocaust. Critics at home and in the Jewish American community have called the government's[...]

Gupta Empire Crumbles as Zuma Exits South African Presidency

Thursday  16:29,   22 february 2018
Bloomberg

For years, brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were ranked among South Africa’s most prominent businessmen and socialized with the ruling elite, including their friend, then-President Jacob Zuma. They weathered accusations that they’d exploited[...]

Gupta Empire Crumbles as Zuma Exits South African Presidency

Thursday  16:29,   22 february 2018
Bloomberg

For years, brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were ranked among South Africa’s most prominent businessmen and socialized with the ruling elite, including their friend, then-President Jacob Zuma. They weathered accusations that they’d exploited[...]

The Koreas Take Control

Thursday  16:29,   22 february 2018
The Atlantic

<p>Outside powers have been central to the nuclear crisis—but for a few peculiar weeks in February.</p>Of all the arguments in favor of allowing North Korea to leap into the spotlight with South Korea at the Winter Olympics—what with its[...]

The Koreas Take Control

Thursday  16:29,   22 february 2018
The Atlantic

<p>Outside powers have been central to the nuclear crisis—but for a few peculiar weeks in February.</p>Of all the arguments in favor of allowing North Korea to leap into the spotlight with South Korea at the Winter Olympics—what with its[...]

Muhammad Ali lost everything in opposing the Vietnam War. But in 1968, he triumphed

Thursday  16:27,   22 february 2018
USA TODAY SPORTS

Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted during the Vietnam War made 1968, his first full year of exile from boxing, both humbling and empowering.“I am not allowed to work in America and I’m not allowed to leave America,” Muhammad Ali said in[...]

North Korea's closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking

Thursday  13:07,   22 february 2018
Reuters

<p>North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46[...]

Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions about whether they relied on ‘chain migration’

Thursday  04:31,   22 february 2018
The Washington Post

Immigration experts said Viktor and Amalija Knavs very likely relied on family sponsorship to obtain their green cards, a process Trump has derided.Immigration experts said Viktor and Amalija Knavs very likely relied on a family reunification[...]

A Sardinian town is proposing a ban on towels to save their beach

Thursday  04:31,   22 february 2018
Techly

Leaving the beach covered in sand isn’t something anyone enjoys, but it’s often the inevitable result of any coastal foray.&nbsp;But now one of Sardinia’s most popular beach towns has had[...]

Florida shooting victim's father to Trump: 'I'm pissed'

Thursday  03:21,   22 february 2018
The Hill

The father of a student killed in last week's Florida school shooting on Wednesday told President Trump "I'm pissed" and said the Trump administration has to prevent tragedies like school shootings from happening[...]

Florida Students Began With Optimism. Then They Spoke to Lawmakers.

Thursday  03:20,   22 february 2018
The New York Times

A week after a shooting killed 17 at their high school, students were lobbying state lawmakers to strengthen gun control, and meeting with resistance.School students from Montgomery County, Md., in suburban Washington, rally in solidarity with those [...]

Behind walls of his mansion, Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 94

Thursday  02:26,   22 february 2018
Reuters

<p>Zimbabwe's former ruler Robert Mugabe observed his 94th birthday in private behind the walls of his Harare mansion on Wednesday.</p>Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup by the military last November, paving way for his former deputy and [...]

Subject of 'Making a Murderer' doc asks Supreme Court to hear his case

Thursday  01:38,   22 february 2018
The Hill

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey, the subject of the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer," filed a petition Tuesday asking the Supreme Court to hear his case that his confession was obtained illegally. Dassey was convicted in 2007 of murder[...]

District threatens to suspend students who protest over guns

Thursday  01:37,   22 february 2018
Chron

Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes on Wednesday threatened to suspend any student who disrupts schools or walks out to protest current gun laws.&nbsp;In a letter sent to families and published on schools' social media sites, Rhodes said[...]