• DONALD TRUMP March 24, 2018 12:04 am

    New Peru President Sworn After Kuczynski Resignation

    A little-known former governor was sworn in as Peru’s president on Friday hours after the congress voted to accept the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski following a corruption scandal. Martin Vizcarra took the oath of office shortly after 1 p.m. and was given the presidential sash by congressional president Luis Galarreta. Earlier, congress voted 105-12 to grant Kuczynski’s request...

  • United Kingdom February 1, 2018 9:19 pm

    UK Lord Astonishes Parliament by Briefly Resigning for Being Late

    A member of Britain’s House of Lords has drawn praise and puzzlement for resigning as a government minister because he was late to answer a question. International Development Minister Michael Bates apologized to another member “for my discourtesy for not being in my place to answer her question on a very important matter.” Bates said Wednesday he was “thoroughly ashamed”...

  • NBC November 30, 2017 3:33 am

    Turkish Businessman Takes the Stand in Trial Straining U.S.-Turkish Ties

    A gold trader with ties to Turkey’s president took the stand in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday and testified that he paid over $60 million in bribes to a government minister to grease the wheels of a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran, NBC News reported. Prosecutors showed jurors a tidy spreadsheet that Reza Zarrab said was a partial...

  • Captain October 29, 2017 10:57 am

    Somalia Police End Night-Long Siege of Hotel; 23 Dead

    Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege by at a Mogadishu hotel by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon. The attack killed 23 people. Troops regained control of the Nasa-Hablod hotel on Sunday morning, having killed three attackers and captured two alive,...

  • head May 8, 2017 1:14 pm

    Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest After 85-Year-Old Dies

    Family and supporters on Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge....
    The death of Min Bahadur Sherchan has revived concerns about allowing elderly people to attempt to scale peaks where the conditions...

  • head December 7, 2016 11:57 am

    Bolivia Detains Airline's President as Crash Probe Advances

    The head of the charter airline whose plane crashed in the Andes last week was detained by Bolivian prosecutors for questioning Tuesday as authorities look into whether the tragedy that killed 71 people stemmed from negligence. Gustavo Vargas, a retired Bolivian air force general, was picked up in Santa Cruz along with a mechanic and secretary who worked for him...

  • speaker November 11, 2016 10:45 pm

    Shoeless, Shirtless, Breathless, Aussie Lawmakers Still Make It for 2:30 a.m. Vote

    Half-dressed, panting and disheveled, the lawmakers jolted awake by a middle-of-the-night vote were applauded by colleagues as they raced into an Australian state Parliament. The Queensland lawmakers were quite the sight as they ran onto the floor of Parliament in Brisbane in bare feet, shorts and T-shirts on Thursday. One lawmaker managed to throw on a jacket but lacked a...

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