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Ariana Grande concert: 22 dead in blast

Manchester, United Kingdom — Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years. Screaming fans, many of them teens, fled the venue in panic after the bomb blast at the end of […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 in World | Read More »

Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured


LOS ANGELES — Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate and was crossing a service road when the plane’s right wing tip “acted like a hook,” lifted the rear […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2017 in World | Read More »

Macron takes power as French president


PARIS — Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest-ever president on Sunday, promising at his inauguration to restore the country’s lost confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, took the reins of power from Socialist Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace a week after his resounding victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Thousands in Madrid demand end to Spain’s bullfighting


MADRID — Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain’s long tradition of bullfighting. The march went through the Spanish capital’s city center, with several groups united under one clear-cut message: “Bullfighting is violence and you can stop it.” Animal rights activists say the gory fights are among […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in World | Read More »

CIA forms special unit on North Korea threat


WASHINGTON — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Wednesday it had formed a special unit dedicated to assessing North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat. The CIA created its first single country-focused mission center, pulling together resources from a range of units to collect and analyze information on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missile technology […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in World | Read More »

PH drug war under fire at UN rights council


GENEVA — The Philippines came under global pressure Monday over its deadly drug war, facing calls for action following an alleged wave of extrajudicial killings. Diplomats from all continents raised concern over the surge in deaths during President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called anti-drug campaign, which has claimed thousands of lives since he took office last year. […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Macron wins French election


PARIS — French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is laying the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for his political movement and an appearance Monday with the man whose job he assumes. Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday’s presidential vote, and now must […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Nepali man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber


KATHMANDU, Nepal — An 85-year-old Nepali man died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who was at the base camp, […]

Posted: May 7th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Health care a privilege, not a right


WASHINGTON—In 1944, president Franklin Roosevelt urged Congress to pass a “second bill of rights.” Number six on the list was “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.” Seventy-three years later, despite the passage of many health care reforms, his dream remains as controversial as it was back […]

Posted: May 6th, 2017 in World | Read More »

US issues travel alert for Europe


The United States State Department has issued a travel alert for Americans visiting Europe this summer, warning that terrorist and extremist attacks could go off with little or no warning. The Europe travel alert urges Americans to be alert to the possibility of an ISIS-led attack, following a string of incidents reported in France, Russia, […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 in World | Read More »