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Elon Musk courts new controversy after tweeting, then deleting, an attack on a British cave explorer

Monday  02:05,   16 july 2018

Elon Musk launched into a blistering Twitter tirade early Sunday against a British explorer who helped spearhead the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave — only to delete his posts after coming under harsh criticism.Elon Musk[...]

Finns Take to the Streets to Protest Before Trump-Putin Meeting

Monday  01:56,   16 july 2018

As U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki on Monday, thousands of Finns took to the streets. About 2,500 people marched in the Finnish capital on Sunday, behind a banner that read “Helsinki calling for[...]

Once denounced as a political threat, Lopez Obrador is now the darling of Mexico

Monday  01:56,   16 july 2018

<p>In little more than a week he has gone from being denounced as a looming threat to stability, a Mexican incarnation of the late Venezuelan leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez, to being the darling of Mexico.</p>MEXICO CITY — In little more than a [...]

5 miners killed in fire at South African copper mine

Monday  00:41,   16 july 2018

Five miners died on Sunday in a fire at a South African copper mine operated by unlisted Palabora Mining Company, the company said in a statement. Safety is a huge issue in South Africa's deep and dangerous mines and increasingly a focus for[...]

Pakistanis mourning victims of carnage ahead of elections

Monday  00:25,   16 july 2018

Pakistanis across the country are observing a day of mourning for the victims of the horrific weekend attacks that killed 153 people, including a provincial assembly candidate, during an election rally in the country's southwest.&nbsp;Load[...]

Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert: Niger official

Monday  00:06,   16 july 2018

Nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were "abandoned" in the desert before being rescued, an official in Niger said on Sunday "Three days ago a first wave of 180 from Niger arrived in (the northern Nigerien city of) Agadez followed by [...]

US, allies discussing evacuating rescue group from Syria

Sunday  23:20,   15 july 2018

As the Syrian government recaptures increasing amounts of territory in the southwest and other regions of the country, Western allies have grown increasingly concerned about the safety of a group of unarmed volunteer rescue workers known as the[...]

Russia must 'account for role' in MH17 tragedy: G7

Sunday  23:15,   15 july 2018

Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world's industrial democracies said on Sunday. The [...]

Jailed Reuters journalists to testify in Myanmar court

Sunday  23:06,   15 july 2018

Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy. Journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo,[...]

North Korean Defector Claims South Blackmailed Him

Sunday  23:06,   15 july 2018

"I had no choice but to do what they told me to."Ho Kang Il, a North Korean restaurant manager and his staff of 12 women defected to South Korea after the National Intelligence Service (NIS) coerced[...]

‘Maybe he’ll be a friend’: Trump highlights common ground with Putin ahead of summit

Sunday  22:26,   15 july 2018

Many Russia experts worry the novice U.S. president is unprepared for the seasoned Russian president and ex-KGB agent.Coming into Monday’s one-on-one summit, Trump faces intense pressure back home to confront Putin over Russia’s interference in the[...]

Pompeo calls talks with North Korea on returning service members' remains 'productive'

Sunday  21:25,   15 july 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that talks over the weekend between the United States and North Korea on the return of US service members' remains were "productive, cooperative and resulted in firm commitments."The secretary [...]

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

Sunday  19:33,   15 july 2018

Quiet neighbors, pristine grounds and a view to die for: No wonder graveyard plots in Berchtesgaden are in high demand. The German news agency dpa says the picturesque town in the Bavarian Alps is now taking the unusual step of holding a lottery for [...]

Obama is in Kenya for his sister's project. Then he's off to South Africa

Sunday  19:04,   15 july 2018

Former US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday for a quick family visit before he heads to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's birthday tribute.This is his first trip to the country of his father's birth since leaving[...]

N Korea restaurant defection 'was forced'

Sunday  18:35,   15 july 2018

A restaurant manager who defected to the South with 12 staff in 2016 says they were coerced.Ho Kang-il told South Korea's Yonhap news agency he had been blackmailed and that his 12 female employees did not know where they were being taken to when[...]