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Michelle Gisin of Switzerland wins Olympic gold in women’s combined; Mikaela Shiffrin gets silver; Vonn skis out

WASHINGTON POST - 7 min 39 sec ago
Michelle Gisin of Switzerland wins Olympic gold in women’s combined; Mikaela Shiffrin gets silver; Vonn skis out.

Russian lawmaker expects difficulties in arranging presidential election vote in Ukraine

TASS [Russian State News] - 8 min 22 sec ago
The lawmaker does not rule out that provocations may take place in Ukraine during Russian presidential election

Fear war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

BBC - 12 min 25 sec ago
Abbas Araqchi says Iran's presence in Syria is not aimed at creating a new front against Israel.

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

WASHINGTON POST - 25 min 39 sec ago
Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers fear their stay in Israel is coming to an abrupt end.

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

AP - 31 min 37 sec ago
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police. 2018-02-21T20:20:00-05:00 2018-02-22T01:20:41-05:00

Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Syria’s Latakia

TASS [Russian State News] - 35 min 58 sec ago
Thursday marks two years since the establishment of the Russian Center for Reconciliation

Sen. Menendez probes whether U.S. officials helped Trump Jr. on speech, India trip

WASHINGTON POST - 42 min 37 sec ago
The president's son is on a private business trip to India to promote real estate projects.

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

AP - 44 min 37 sec ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures. 2018-02-21T19:03:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:03:36-05:00

Blinded investigator to Indonesia graft fighters: Stay brave

WASHINGTON POST - 46 min 34 sec ago
An anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to “stay brave” as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment.

The world sits by as another massacre unfolds in Syria

WASHINGTON POST - 48 min 37 sec ago
"We in Ghouta have been getting hit by airstrikes for more than five years ... But we have never seen anything like this."

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

AP - 48 min 37 sec ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. 2018-02-21T16:28:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:28:23-05:00

South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement

REUTERS - 52 min 10 sec ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.

Andre Myhrer of Sweden wins Olympic gold medal in men’s slalom

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 7 min ago
Andre Myhrer of Sweden wins Olympic gold medal in men’s slalom.

Colombia boosts security after looting at stores with ties to FARC

REUTERS - 1 hour 16 min ago
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security after mobs broke windows and stole food at 16 supermarkets in Bogota and other cities that the government said are a front for hiding assets of former FARC rebels.

Russia's UN envoy reminds Nikki Haley Russia has legally elected government, not ‘regime’

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 17 min ago
Syria has a legitimate government as well "whether someone likes it or not", the Russian diplomat stressed

Indonesian president puts off signing law protecting parliament

REUTERS - 1 hour 20 min ago
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country's democracy.

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 37 min ago
With two months to go before Venezuela’s presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures.

Amnesty says Rohingya crisis consequence of society 'encouraged to hate'

REUTERS - 1 hour 40 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Philippine rebels reject terror tag but still open to talks

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 46 min ago
Communist guerrillas say a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people and add they’re “heaven and earth” different from extremists notorious for beheadings and other atrocities.

First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 56 min ago
What’s it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next?

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

BBC - 1 hour 59 min ago
An assailant threw an explosive device into the embassy compound before killing himself.

Germany suspends visas for Cambodian government members over crackdown

REUTERS - 2 hours 28 min ago
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Germany said on Thursday it has suspended preferential visas for private travel by members of Cambodia's government, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, following a government crackdown on the opposition.

Explosive device thrown at U.S. embassy building in Montenegro

REUTERS - 2 hours 31 min ago
PODGORICA (Reuters) - An unknown person threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday.

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 37 min ago
Greece’s parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal.

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

AP - 2 hours 49 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. 2018-02-21T18:00:00-05:00 2018-02-21T23:00:17-05:00

Greek parliament decides to probe politicians in alleged drug bribery case

REUTERS - 2 hours 50 min ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's parliament voted early on Thursday to set up a committee that will investigate politicians, including former prime ministers, over allegations of bribery by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis.

China says fire in sacred Tibetan monastery not arson

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 58 min ago
Chinese authorities say they’ve ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most sacred sites.

Mexican candidate: government erred in not going after arms

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 58 min ago
Ruling-party presidential candidate Jose Antonio Meade says the government made a mistake by focusing more on seizing drugs headed for the United States than on weapons heading into Mexico.

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 7 min ago
A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country.

Australian leader to raise China, Trans-Pacific trade deal in Trump talks

REUTERS - 3 hours 11 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's rising power and a resurgent trans-Pacific trade pact will be at the top of the agenda when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump meet in Washington this week, an Australian official said on Thursday.

Explosive device thrown at U.S.embassy building in Montenegro: report

REUTERS - 3 hours 26 min ago
PODGORICA (Reuters) - An unknown man threw an explosive device at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, media in the city said.

6 teens in Australian hospital after drug overdose at school

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 49 min ago
Six boys remain in an Australian hospital after suffering drug overdoses at a private school.

Russia’s State Duma may adopt statement on Donbass reintegration law

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 51 min ago
The document has not yet been officially included in the agenda, but it is possible that it can be introduced "with a vote"

Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

AP - 3 hours 59 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said they would boycott unless steps are taken to ease fears it's rigged. 2018-02-21T13:43:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:43:55-05:00

US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

AP - 3 hours 59 min ago
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term "Polish Holocaust" to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing some comments about the Holocaust. 2018-02-21T13:20:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:20:48-05:00

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 8 min ago
Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel.

50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 17 min ago
About 50 girls have been missing since Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that has a girls’ boarding school, provoking fears they may have kidnapped like those from the town of Chibok nearly four years ago.

Colombia arrests cop who got Escobar for money laundering

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 17 min ago
The Colombian cop who commanded the operation that killed drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been arrested for laundering money on behalf of a demobilized right-wing militia.

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

AP - 4 hours 25 min ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. 2018-02-21T14:17:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:17:56-05:00

How Venezuelans stave off hunger amidst a food crisis

BBC - 4 hours 28 min ago
Food has become so scarce in Venezuela after the economy collapsed that people are getting desperate.

Israel foiled 'plane terror plot' in Australia

BBC - 4 hours 29 min ago
PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation halted an "unimaginable slaughter" last year.

South Korea splurges on sister of Kim Jong Un; drops his name from border broadcasts

REUTERS - 4 hours 29 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a government official said on Thursday.

Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal

AP - 4 hours 38 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers were voting early Thursday, following an 18-hour debate, on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. 2018-02-21T15:40:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:40:37-05:00

Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 59 min ago
Greek lawmakers were voting early Thursday, following an 18-hour debate, on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal.

UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 19 min ago
Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded.

The Latest: Slalom shock as favorite Hirscher skis out

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 19 min ago
The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war?

BBC - 5 hours 19 min ago
The increasing tension between the different countries with a stake in the Syrian conflict poses a real threat to the region.

What will Brexit mean for Britain's overseas territories?

BBC - 5 hours 20 min ago
Brexit will have profound consequences for the 250,000 people in the UK's overseas territories.

Venezuela evangelical candidate pushes Christian values in midst of crisis

REUTERS - 5 hours 31 min ago
CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan evangelical pastor who is running for president said on Wednesday that religious leaders have earned the right to enter politics in Latin America due to the failure of politicians in the region, where Protestant candidates are on the rise.

Mexico judge rules arrest of alleged cartel boss was illegal

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 38 min ago
A judge in Mexico has ruled that the arrest earlier this week of an alleged drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal.

Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

REUTERS - 5 hours 43 min ago
DHAKA/BHASAN CHAR/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there.

Magnitude-4.8 quake strikes off Greek island of Zakynthos

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 49 min ago
Greek authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck off the western island of Zakynthos, but no injuries or damage have been reported.

Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 59 min ago
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV.

Palestinian envoy pushes forward, estranged from White House

AP - 6 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:36:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:36:25-05:00

Ferry blast injures passengers in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 18 min ago
An explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday, hurting as many as 25 people, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 18 min ago
Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days.

UK improves offer to return devolved powers after Brexit, Scotland wants more

REUTERS - 6 hours 37 min ago
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's government has made a "considerable offer" to ensure all devolved powers transfer back to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after Brexit, it said on Thursday, but a Scottish minister said it was not enough.

Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 38 min ago
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV.

Palestinian envoy estranged from White House, still working

AP - 6 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:04:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:04:18-05:00

White House intends to meet with leading veterans groups amid drama at VA

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 43 min ago
The meeting would appear to be a platform to address anxiety there is a desire by some of President Trump's political appointees to oust VA chief David Shulkin.

Vucic points to progress in Russian-Serbian economic relations

TASS [Russian State News] - 6 hours 46 min ago
The Serbian leader noted the special importance of energy in the relations between the two countries

U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

REUTERS - 6 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act.

EU demands to follow anti-Russian sentiments are short-lived - Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - 6 hours 50 min ago
We know that the ЕU proposes, within the framework of the negotiating chapters on Serbia's accession to the EU, a number of conditions, related to joining the sanctions against Russia, Lavrov said

Meet the farmer who found happiness in an ancestral way of life

BBC - 6 hours 50 min ago
French farmer Jean-Bernard Huon has rejected modern techniques such as machinery and chemicals, relying instead on traditional methods.

DoD Highlights Achievements, Celebrates Engineers Week

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 6 hours 54 min ago
During the 13th Annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon, officials highlighted cutting-edge developments in medicine and technology to infrastructure projects in the U.S. and around the globe as innovative Defense Department engineers deliver solutions.

Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott

BBC - 7 hours 30 min ago
Nicolás Maduro calls for more elections to be added to April's vote amid an opposition boycott.

Nigeria rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack, others missing

REUTERS - 7 hours 32 min ago
BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village, three parents, a resident and a local government official told Reuters.

School shooting survivor's tearful plea

BBC - 7 hours 37 min ago
Sam Zeif, who survived the Florida school shooting, has called for new laws to stop such a tragedy happening again.

South Korea's Moon says relations with U.S. are 'rock solid': media

REUTERS - 7 hours 38 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said relations with the United States are "rock solid" and "as strong and robust as ever" in a media interview, as his administration gears up for a possible summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

BBC - 7 hours 51 min ago
The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he backs calls for improved background checks.

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:56
The car giant says US chief Raj Nair's actions were "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct".

Dua Lipa, Stormzy win as Brit Awards join 'Time's Up' call

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:53
LONDON (AP) — Hometown London stars Dua Lipa and Stormzy were both double winners Wednesday at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards, where many guests wore white roses to symbolize the fight against sexual harassment and assault. 2018-02-21T12:49:00-05:00 2018-02-21T17:49:50-05:00

In Chavez-era throwback, Venezuela seizes part of a golf course

REUTERS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:52
CARABALLEDA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have seized part of a coastal golf course in a move reviving memories of late leader Hugo Chavez's threats against the "bourgeoisie" but angering residents who worry officials' plan to build a school there will be abandoned.

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:46
Cassiday Proctor, a morning radio presenter, gave birth by Caesarean section live on air.

Father of Florida shooting victim to Trump: 'I'm pissed'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:46
President Trump held a listening session at the White House where he was urged by parents to act.

Nigerian military rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack: residents

REUTERS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:43
ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village, three parents, a resident and a local government official told Reuters.

Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $830M Fluor contract nears end

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:36
Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of an $830 million federal contract are leaving as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria.

Champions League Round of 16: Shakhtar and United with slight advantage

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:22
Champions League Round of 16: Shakhtar and United with slight advantage Shakhtar Donetsk needs to draw away at Roma to pass through to the last eight of the Champions League, while Manchester United has to beat Sevilla FC at home. Not easy for either sides. Wednesday February 21

Russia ready to join expanded talks between Belgrade, Pristina, says Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:21
In the course of a visit to Russia last December, President Vucic said Serbia hoped for Russia’s mediation in the dialogue with Pristina

Serbia intends to adhere to policy of military neutrality - President

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:20
Vucic told TASS earlier that Belgrade intends to purchase from Russia at least six military transport helicopters, as well as air defense systems

Serbian president hands letter for Putin to Russian foreign minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:18
"It is remarkable that we have never confronted each other throughout 180 years, which is a rare case in the history of any nation around the world," Vucic said

Netanyahu aide 'agrees to turn state's witness'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:58
It is being seen as a blow to the Israeli PM as he faces several corruption allegations.

Argentina truckers gridlock traffic to protest Macri reforms

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:47
Tens of thousands of Argentines joined a demonstration on Wednesday organized by truckers and other labor unions in the first major protest so far this year against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity measures.

At least 44 die in Peru after bus plunges into ravine

REUTERS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:35
LIMA (Reuters) - At least 44 people died in Peru on Wednesday when a bus hurtled some 100 meters into a ravine in the mountainous south in the country's second major bus crash this year, a local official said.

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:17
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. 2018-02-21T11:03:00-05:00 2018-02-21T16:03:19-05:00

Moment policeman catches falling child

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:06
He was guarding a bank in Asyut, Egypt, when he spotted the boy three floors above.

Ferry explosion injures 18 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:06
Mexican authorities say an explosion on a ferry has hurt 18 people in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen, but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

Mexico finds illegal avocado plantation in Monarch reserve

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:57
Mexican environmental inspectors say they’ve found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations in the Monarch butterfly wintering grounds west of Mexico City.

50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:57
About 50 young women remained missing Wednesday after Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fears that they may have met the same fate as those kidnapped from the town of Chibok nearly four years ago.

President Vucic says Serbia will not introduce sanctions against Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:51
Serbia’s president also has wished success to Russia in holding the presidential election

Serbia fascinated by Russian pilot’s valor - President Vucic

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:44
Serbian leader have written a letter on behalf of the Serbian people to the family of Russian officer Roman Filipov

Israeli intelligence helped Australia stop airliner attack: Netanyahu

REUTERS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:42
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israeli intelligence services had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging international intelligence-sharing but gave no details.

Militants hamper evacuation efforts in Eastern Ghouta - Russian center

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:39
The negotiations seeking to find a peace solution to the Eastern Ghouta crisis had been derailed, Russian officers said

Hundreds of drones create spectacular light show

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:38
Three hundred drones created a stunning light show in the night sky during Olympic medal ceremony.

Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea's Moon on Olympics trip: official

REUTERS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Venezuela opposition demands fair presidential election

WASHINGTON POST - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:25
Venezuela’s opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it’s rigged.

Latvia's reputation at stake after corruption allegations

REUTERS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:20
RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's central bank chief has been suspended pending an investigation into bribery allegations, and the Baltic country's third biggest bank has sought emergency support following U.S. accusations of money-laundering and sanctions-busting.

Evangelist Billy Graham in his own words

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:19
The US evangelist has died aged 99. He was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century.

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