News: World

German ex-policeman who slaughtered willing 'cannibalism' victim gets life sentence

Thursday  01:37,   22 february 2018
dw.com

The former police officer met the 59-year-old victim on a cannibalism fetish website and agreed to kill and eat him. The victim had dreamed of being "slaughtered" since childhood.A former state police officer was given a life sentence on[...]

US-Russia ties will be hard to repair: Moscow

Thursday  01:01,   22 february 2018
AFP

Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations.Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election[...]

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

Thursday  00:57,   22 february 2018
AFP

More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria.Islamist militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening. Locals[...]

The huge questions about Melania Trump's immigration history nobody will answer

Wednesday  22:41,   21 february 2018
The Washington Post

Her parents very likely benefited from something President Trump wants to eliminate. And there are lingering questions about her own past status.President Trump is the most vocally nationalistic president in modern history — a chief executive who[...]

Trump Wants Russia Investigation to Look at Obama White House

Wednesday  22:41,   21 february 2018
Roll Call

President Donald Trump is suggesting that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should expand his probe of Russia’s election meddling to include top Obama administration officials. Trump’s veiled suggestion that former President Barack Obama and his [...]

US-Russia ties will be hard to repair: Moscow

Wednesday  19:47,   21 february 2018
AFP

Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations.Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election[...]

The international power players behind Syria’s ‘civil’ war

Wednesday  19:46,   21 february 2018
The Week

In Depth: proxy wars are under way between Israel and Iran, Turkey and the Kurds, and US and RussiaDespite the civil war winding down, Syria “remains linked into a web of war and power politics, which guarantees more conflict”, says the BBC’s Jeremy [...]

Controversies pile up for White House, alarming GOP

Wednesday  17:37,   21 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump's White House is consumed by controversies on several fronts, putting the administration on the defensive at a time when Republicans are increasingly worried about their electoral prospects. President Trump's White House [...]

Weah's promised land: Liberia confronts age-old disputes

Wednesday  17:11,   21 february 2018
AFP

Morris Kidir gestures at a wide expanse of dark-green land he says was earmarked for a school or clinic in his northern Liberian village, now covered in young oil palm trees. In October last year, he recalls, workers from Malaysian conglomerate Sime [...]

Trump’s ‘tougher on Russia’ claim fits a pattern of striving to one-up Obama

Wednesday  17:11,   21 february 2018
The Washington Post

The 45th president frequently tries to outdo the 44th, even when facts get in the way.In private and in public, while devising policies and while crafting messages, Trump frequently draws flattering comparisons with his predecessor — and he does not [...]

Stan Grant: Trump-Turnbull meeting must demonstrate that ideas, not events, can define our age

Wednesday  02:50,   21 february 2018
ABC News

<p>Sleepwalking to catastrophe</p>Listen to what he said just last year in a television interview: "The world is a mess… it couldn't get any[...]

UN issues blank statement on Syria, says it has run out of words

Wednesday  01:06,   21 february 2018
Reuters

The U.N. children's fund UNICEF issued a blank "statement" on Tuesday to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta and neighbouring Damascus. "No words will do justice to the [...]

Trump accuser keeps telling her story, hoping someone will finally listen

Tuesday  23:36,   20 february 2018
The Washington Post

But Rachel Crooks, one of “The Nineteen,” also has to keep asking herself: Will it ever make a difference?“The real version,” Crooks said, nodding back. She took a sip of water and folded a napkin onto her[...]

Trudeau tours India amid quips PM being given 'cold shoulder'

Tuesday  23:21,   20 february 2018
AFP

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met India's corporate titans on Tuesday as he pursued a tour of the country marred by reports he has been snubbed by political leaders. Trudeau addressed a business conference in Mumbai on Tuesday morning,[...]

Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

Tuesday  14:57,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

Grady and his friend are among about 100 Stoneman Douglas students who are heading to Florida's capital, Tallahassee, to push lawmakers to do something to stop gun violence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) PARKLAND, Fla. — Chris Grady was a theater [...]