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United investigates death of giant rabbit on flight

Wednesday  18:46,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

The animal's death is the latest PR nightmare for the embattled airline.LONDON — United Airlines is investigating the death of a giant rabbit on one of its trans-Atlantic flights, adding to a growing list of customer complaints for the U.S.[...]

France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attack

Wednesday  17:12,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>A French official said France came to the conclusion after comparing samples from a 2013 sarin attack in Syria.</p>According to Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, France came to this conclusion after comparing samples from a sarin attack[...]

U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

Wednesday  16:25,   26 april 2017

<p>The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China, amid tension over North Korea's weapons[...]

North Korea loses world judo event because of security risk

Wednesday  15:26,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

North Korea will no longer host the judo world junior championship.The International Judo Federation says "this situation is alarming, and the outcomes are difficult to[...]

U.S. Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

Wednesday  14:51,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

It's the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. The incident happened on Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman[...]

Ex-British PM says Trump travel ban gift to Islamist extremists

Wednesday  14:36,   26 april 2017

<p>President Donald Trump's attempts to ban people from six Muslim countries from travelling to the United States "played into the hands" of extremists, the UK's former prime minister said Wednesday.</p>Trump has said a[...]

Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron

Wednesday  14:31,   26 april 2017

France's center-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on Wednesday it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, is[...]

The Latest: Kremlin denounces French report on Syria attack

Wednesday  13:11,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>The Kremlin says a new French government report that blames the Syrian government for a deadly chemical attack earlier this month is not enough to prove who was behind it.</p>12:15[...]

Turkey detains 1,000 in crackdown on alleged Gulen supporters

Wednesday  12:30,   26 april 2017

Turkey on Wednesday detained over 1,000 suspects in a massive new crackdown on alleged supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a week after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a referendum on ramping up his powers. A total of 1,009[...]

Japan's 'evaporated people' have become an obsession for this French couple

Wednesday  09:51,   26 april 2017

<p>It all started in a bar in Paris, back in 2008, when a friend told Lena Mauger a story.</p>It all started in a bar in Paris, back in 2008, when a friend told Lena Mauger a story. It was about a Japanese couple who had disappeared. They[...]

France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite

Wednesday  09:45,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>Far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that people are revolting against the elite and predicted that could translate into a "very big surprise" when ballots are cast May 7 in France's final round to choose a [...]

A European deal with Libya could leave migrants facing beatings, rape and slavery

Wednesday  07:01,   26 april 2017

<p>For hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants, Italy became a safe harbor, a landing place for those crossing the treacherous cobalt blue of the central Mediterranean Sea.</p>Libya is the main launching point for migrants streaming into[...]

White House holds out prospect of diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis

Wednesday  06:56,   26 april 2017

<p>As North Korea conducted live-fire drills Tuesday and South Korea, Japan and the United States carried out their own military exercises, the White House said there is still room for a diplomatic resolution.</p>“The more that we can solve[...]

Top Mexican Official Calls U.S. Border Wall a 'Hostile' Act

Wednesday  06:16,   26 april 2017
NBC News

Mexico's Foreign Secretary said the border wall won't work, and that Mexico could rethink security cooperation if talks don't go well.MEXICO CITY — Mexico's foreign relations secretary on Tuesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan [...]

China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier

Wednesday  05:45,   26 april 2017

China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand from the Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China[...]