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Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Tuesday  08:05,   19 june 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies have averted an immediate collision with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning back migrants unilaterally at Germany's[...]

Spain takes in boat packed with hundreds of refugees after Italy turns it away

Tuesday  08:00,   19 june 2018

Hundreds of migrants who were turned away from seeking refuge in Italy arrived in Spain on Sunday, where the government recently unveiled a series of measures to "put the people's rights first."Hundreds of migrants who were turned away [...]

‘No sense of urgency’: State Dept. slow to help American beaten and held in Vietnam, family says

Tuesday  07:05,   19 june 2018

William Nguyen is at the center of diplomatic efforts after Vietnamese police beat and detained him with no legal representation, his family said.Each of three officers is holding a limb of the American student, according to one video of[...]

A man was crushed to death beneath his mother’s coffin

Tuesday  05:30,   19 june 2018

Berta Kondorura's funeral was supposed to be an elaborate mixture of mourning and tradition-steeped celebration. Then tragedy struck.Most of the nearly 500,000 Torajans in the Parinding Valley are Christian, according to National[...]

Trump threatens to hit China with new tariffs on $200 billion in goods

Tuesday  03:30,   19 june 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, escalating a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing. Trump said in a statement he had asked the U.S. trade representative to identify the[...]

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Tuesday  00:22,   19 june 2018

Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep ideological divisions in the South American nation as it tries to emerge from[...]

Five hurt in Malmo shooting, no terrorist link: police

Tuesday  00:21,   19 june 2018

Five people were hurt in a shooting in the centre of the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Monday, police said, ruling out a terrorist link. "The state of the victims is not yet known," Malmo police said in a statement.A police spokesman told AFP[...]

Trump says crime in Germany is way up, but it's actually down

Tuesday  00:06,   19 june 2018

"Crime in Germany is way up," the president falsely tweeted on MondayHere's a closer look at what Mr. Trump said on Monday, and what's actually happening in[...]

Canada's House of Commons votes to legalize marijuana

Tuesday  00:06,   19 june 2018

Canadian lawmakers on Monday voted to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide. The House of Commons voted 205-82 to accept some of the Senate's proposed amendments on the bill, sending the bill back to the upper chamber for continued debate[...]

Python Swallows Woman Whole—What Experts Say About the Rare Attack

Monday  23:01,   18 june 2018

Development in their native habitat might be influencing their behavior, but humans have a history of conflict with snakes.Fifty-four-year-old Wa Tiba was checking on her home vegetable garden when she was believed to have been attacked by a 23-foot [...]

Eiffel Tower Tightening Security With Bulletproof Glass

Monday  23:01,   18 june 2018

The Eiffel Tower is tightening security by adding bulletproof glass and a metal fence to help protect the monument and visitors from potential terrorist attacks, according to news reports. The glass panels ― nearly 10 feet high and more than 2[...]

No, World Cup Fans Didn't Trigger an Earthquake. Here's Why.

Monday  23:01,   18 june 2018

Mexico's win over Germany rocked Mexico City. But not literally.“It was probably a person, or people, jumping up and down next to the [seismology] station,” says Xyoli Pérez Campos, who heads Servicio Sismológico Nacional (SSN), Mexico’s[...]

Russia Releases New Nuclear-Capable Missile Launch Clip

Monday  20:55,   18 june 2018

The U.S.-led NATO Western military alliance and Russia accuse one another of fueling the Cold War-like crisis across Europe.The Russian Ministry of Defense published Saturday a fifty-second-long clip showing a 9K720 Iskander short-range mobile[...]

One dead and dozens missing in Indonesia boat accident: disaster agency

Monday  20:40,   18 june 2018

At least one person has died and dozens are missing after a ferry carrying 80 people capsized Monday in Indonesia, an official from the national disaster agency said. "Eighteen passengers have been rescued, one is dead," said agency spokesman Sutopo [...]

Former Israeli minister 'spied for Iran'

Monday  19:08,   18 june 2018

Gonen Segev was allegedly recruited as an agent by Israel's arch-enemy Iran while he lived in Nigeria.Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by Iranian intelligence while living in[...]