Saudi king orders Cabinet shakeup after Khashoggi’s killing

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, speaks to his father, King Salman, at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government [...]

2018-12-27T15:35:44+00:00December 27th, 2018|

Medical checks ordered after 2nd detained child migrant dies

1 of 2 FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M. An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody early Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, U.S. immigration authorities [...]

2018-12-26T16:20:42+00:00December 26th, 2018|

Tsunami kills at least 222 in Indonesia day after volcano eruption

  Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A tsunami hit beaches around Sunda Strait in Indonesia late Saturday, killing at least 222 people and injuring 843 others, one day after a volcano erupted, the government's Disaster Mitigation Agency said. Twenty-eight people, including members of the Indonesian pop group Seventeen, remain missing, CNN reported. One of the musicians [...]

2018-12-24T16:26:34+00:00December 24th, 2018|

UK bans pet shops from selling puppies and kittens

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 file photo, window shoppers look at a pair of Labrador puppies for sale at the Westside Pavilion Shopping Center in Los Angeles. The British government has decided to ban third-party sales of puppies and kittens to improve animal welfare. Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said Sunday, Dec. [...]

2018-12-24T16:19:48+00:00December 24th, 2018|

Pope: Church will ‘never again’ cover up clergy sex abuse

1 of 9 Pope Francis attends the traditional greetings to the Roman Curia, at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Pope Francis vowed that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. (Filippo Monteforte/Pool Photo via AP) VATICAN CITY [...]

2018-12-21T15:51:53+00:00December 21st, 2018|

Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat

1 of 4 Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a chilling warning Thursday about the rising threat of a nuclear war, saying “it could lead to the destruction of civilization as a whole [...]

2018-12-20T15:01:48+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Hackers stole EU diplomatic cables

1 of 2 European Commissioner for Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovkis speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro [...]

2018-12-19T15:56:30+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

1 of 7 FILE- This Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, near Cloverdale in New Mexico's Bootheel region shows a gated part of the Diamond A Ranch and is 77 miles south of Lordsburg, N.M., the nearest U.S. Border Patrol station. A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, picked up with her father and dozens of other migrants along [...]

2018-12-17T14:31:31+00:00December 17th, 2018|

New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

Oleg Kozhemyako, acting governor of the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai stands as he waits to get his ballot at a polling station in Vladivostok, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai cast their votes Sunday for a new governor in a tightly watched election, with [...]

2018-12-16T15:10:40+00:00December 16th, 2018|

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

1 of 8 Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. [...]

2018-12-16T15:00:11+00:00December 16th, 2018|