Monthly Archives: April 2017

{FD} Iran summons Pakistani envoy over attack on borders guards

Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s foreign ministry has summoned the Pakistani envoy to protest an attack on Iranian guards near the border with Pakistan that left nine dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran summons Pakistani envoy over attack on borders guards

Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s foreign ministry has summoned the Pakistani envoy to protest an attack on Iranian guards near the border with Pakistan that left nine dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic State suspect arrested in Germany

German authorities have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian on suspicion of membership in a terror organization for allegedly fighting for the extremist Islamic State group in his homeland. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic State suspect arrested in Germany

German authorities have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian on suspicion of membership in a terror organization for allegedly fighting for the extremist Islamic State group in his homeland. Continue reading

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{FD} UK economy slows as Brexit weighs on consumers

Britain’s economic growth slowed in the three months through March as concerns about the U.K.’s impending exit from the European Union hurt consumer spending. Continue reading

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{FD} UK economy slows as Brexit weighs on consumers

Britain’s economic growth slowed in the three months through March as concerns about the U.K.’s impending exit from the European Union hurt consumer spending. Continue reading

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{FD} Eurozone inflation rises to target as economy improves

Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone pushed up to the European Central Bank’s target in April following a spike in underlying price pressures. Continue reading

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{FD} Eurozone inflation rises to target as economy improves

Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone pushed up to the European Central Bank’s target in April following a spike in underlying price pressures. Continue reading

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{FD} German ban on full-face veils for public servants goes ahead

The German Parliament has approved a government proposal that would ban the wearing of full-face veils for public servants while they are at work. Continue reading

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{FD} German ban on full-face veils for public servants goes ahead

The German Parliament has approved a government proposal that would ban the wearing of full-face veils for public servants while they are at work. Continue reading

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{FD} China convicts Christian lawyer of subverting state power

A Chinese court says it has convicted a prominent Christian human rights lawyer of subverting state power and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment, suspended for four years. Continue reading

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{FD} China convicts Christian lawyer of subverting state power

A Chinese court says it has convicted a prominent Christian human rights lawyer of subverting state power and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment, suspended for four years. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany passes controversial security agreement with Egypt

Germany’s Parliament has approved a measure for closer cooperation with Egypt on security issues to fight terrorism, which rights organizations say could make Germany complicit in Egyptian human rights abuses. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany passes controversial security agreement with Egypt

Germany’s Parliament has approved a measure for closer cooperation with Egypt on security issues to fight terrorism, which rights organizations say could make Germany complicit in Egyptian human rights abuses. Continue reading

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{FD} No motive in Delaware trooper’s fatal shooting, standoff

About 20 hours after he fatally shot a state trooper, a Delaware man was shot to death after an overnight standoff with police, but authorities haven’t given a motive for his actions. Continue reading

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{FD} China won’t confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

China’s foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. Continue reading

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{FD} China won’t confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

China’s foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. Continue reading

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{FD} Spain’s economy keeps up positive run with Q1 growth

Spain’s statistics agency says the economy grew 0.8 percent in the first quarter, keeping it as one of the fastest growing in the European Union. Continue reading

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{FD} Spain’s economy keeps up positive run with Q1 growth

Spain’s statistics agency says the economy grew 0.8 percent in the first quarter, keeping it as one of the fastest growing in the European Union. Continue reading

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{FD} New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for investigations after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria says 15 suspected Boko Haram fighters shot dead

Nigeria’s military says at least 15 gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamic extremists have been shot dead during a battle with soldiers. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Macedonian president calls emergency meeting

The Latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian police reveal they broke new metadata laws

Australian police have revealed that an officer has broken the country’s contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist’s phone records to identify an anonymous source. Continue reading

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{FD} EU foreign ministers assess way ahead for Turkey relations

European Union foreign ministers are assessing the bloc’s relations with membership candidate Turkey as ties between the two have sunk to their lowest level in years. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea disputes Trump’s remarks on trade, missile defense system

South Korea announced Friday that it has no plans to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or to pay for the U.S. missile defense system being deployed in the region, disputing recent remarks made by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea disputes Trump’s remarks on trade, missile defense system

South Korea announced Friday that it has no plans to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or to pay for the U.S. missile defense system being deployed in the region, disputing recent remarks made by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Le Pen’s party in new turmoil over alleged Holocaust denial

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s far-right party is in new turmoil — its temporary leader is stepping down over allegations he expressed doubt about Nazi gas chambers. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic State suspect arrested in western Germany

German authorities have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian on suspicion of membership in a terror organization for allegedly fighting for the extremist Islamic State group in his homeland. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies after Stockholm truck attack; death toll now 5

Swedish authorities say a woman in her 60s injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, raising the death toll to five. Continue reading

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{FD} EU: Violence in Macedonia amid political crisis unacceptable

The European Union has condemned the violence that swept Macedonia’s parliament and said that the cornerstones of democracy should be respected. Continue reading

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{FD} The 4 inmates put to death in Arkansas over 8 days

Arkansas executed a fourth inmate in eight days. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer calls to investigate Arkansas execution after inmate convulsed before dying

The lawyer for the Arkansas death row inmate who was killed by lethal injection on Thursday has called on an investigation into the execution after it was reported that his client lurched and convulsed after he was administered the fatal drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} MORNING BRIEF: Tillerson says China threatens North Korea with sanctions

China has threatened Pyongyang with sanctions if the rogue government continues to disregard calls to stop conducting nuclear tests, which are seen as a provocation to its regional neighbors and the U.S, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Continue reading

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{FD} China threatens North Korea with sanctions if nuclear tests persist, Tillerson says

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China is threatening North Korea with sanctions if it continues to conduct nuclear tests. Continue reading

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{FD} China bans list of Islamic names in Xinjiang region

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland. Continue reading

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{FD} ASEAN expresses alarm over NKorea nuclear tests, missiles

Southeast Asian nations have expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear tests last year and subsequent ballistic missile launches that have racheted tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God’s name. Continue reading

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{FD} Human rights group demands India prosecute attacks over cows

A human rights group has expressed concern over rising brutal attacks in India by self-appointed “cow protectors” against Muslims and lower castes over rumors that they sold, bought or killed cows for beef. Continue reading

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{FD} Honda reverses into quarterly profit on lower recall costs

Honda Motor Co. is reporting a 95.9 billion yen ($864 million) profit for January-March, a reversal from the 93.4 billion yen loss it racked up a year earlier, as the Japanese automaker recovers from costs for a massive air-bag recall. Continue reading

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{FD} UK police shoot 1, arrest 4 others in counter-terror raids

British counter-terror police have shot a woman and arrested four people in raids in London and southeastern England. Continue reading

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{FD} Jerusalem mayor: City’s diverse residents ‘all my children’

Fifty years after Israel conquered east Jerusalem, the city’s mayor says the upcoming anniversary is a time to celebrate, despite the deep rifts and occasional bursts of violence that disrupt daily life in the volatile city. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai police say pursuing arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Police in Thailand say they have begun the process of requesting an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemen’s president fires minister, Aden governor

Yemen’s internationally backed president has fired a Cabinet minister and the governor of the southern port city of Aden, two figures known to be close to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen s… Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline of latest Arkansas execution from AP reporter

Witnesses say an Arkansas inmate who was the last in the state to be put to death before one of the state’s lethal injection drugs expires lurched and convulsed on the gurney before he died Thursday night. Continue reading

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{FD} British police shoot 1, arrest 4 others in counter-terror raids

British counter-terror police have shot a woman and arrested four people in raids in London and southeastern England. Continue reading

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{FD} Malaysia’s leader: ASEAN seen growing to 4th-largest economy

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says Southeast Asia’s 10-member grouping could comprise the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2030, but countries must work to ensure integration, bring down rising tariff barriers and expand e-commerce to benefit s… Continue reading

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{FD} Secret jail in Philippine station linked to drug war abuse

Philippine police relieved a station chief and his staff on Friday after human rights representatives discovered a secret jail cell inside the Manila station where a dozen detainees complained they were being held for extortion. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea: No plan to fix US trade deal or pay for THAAD

South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or pay for the U.S. missile defense system. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at 11 victims of suspected gang violence

Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. Continue reading

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{FD} Violent street gang MS-13 puts Long Island towns in its grip

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to visit one of the suburbs on New York’s Long Island that is in the grip of fear from a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13. Continue reading

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