Int'l News Last Week
  • »Deadly Wildfires Sweep through California

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 11 people.
    A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with 1,500 properties destroyed.
    About...
  • »North Korea 'Hackers Steal US-South Korea War Plans'

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
    Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the...
  • »The Psychology Behind Spending Big

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Tiffanie Wen (BBC)
    If you could afford it, would you ever splurge USD10 thousand on a pair of headphones? What about some other indulgence? Would you?
    Some of the most coveted sets, like Sennheiser's Orpheus or the Onkyo Diamond, can cost tens...
  • »Turkey 'Issues Arrest Warrant for Second US Consulate Worker'

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for a US consulate worker, the second in a week, media reports say.
    The detention of a member of staff, a Turkish national, in Istanbul last week triggered a diplomatic row, prompting both sides...
  • »Occupation Forces Arrest 11 Palestinians in West Bank

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation troops on Monday arrested 11 Palestinians in various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source.
    The Palestinian Prisoner Society said in a statement that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of Jenin,...
  • »Occupation Forces Shell Positions in Central Gaza

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    GAZA — Israeli occupation forces last night fired artillery shells at a Palestinian a position east of the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
    Palestinian sources said that the occupation troops shelled a number of shells at a...
  • »Trump Says He Will Not Move Us Embassy to Jerusalem for Now

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump late Saturday said he will not go ahead with his controversial pledge to move the American embassy to Jerusalem until after pushing for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
    Referring to efforts to forge a...
  • »London Museum Crash 'Not Terror-Related'

    Sat 7 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A crash outside a London museum that injured 11 people was not terror-related, police say.
    A car mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, at 14:20 BST.
    The Metropolitan Police...
  • »Catalonia Referendum: Thousands Rally for Spanish Unity

    Sat 7 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Thousands of people calling for Spanish unity have attended rallies in the capital Madrid after Sunday's disputed referendum for Catalan independence.
    Other demonstrations - including in the Catalan city Barcelona - have also been...
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  • »Saudi King Signs Lucrative Deals on Landmark Russia Visit

    Thu 5 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Russia and Saudi Arabia have clinched a number of lucrative deals as King Salman paid the first official visit to Russia by a Saudi monarch.
    Reports say the deals range from an arms deal worth $3bn (£2.3bn) to a $1bn energy...
  • »Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Literature Prize: 'Magnificent Honour'

    Thu 5 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.
    The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of...
  • »Anti-police Strikes Swarm Catalan Cities over Police Violence during Referendum

    Tue 3 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITAL — Crowds are thronging central Barcelona and blocking roads across Catalonia in a protest strike over police violence during the independence referendum.
    There is little public transport, after Catalan trade unions called the strike...
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