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Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:10:55 GMT

Pence addressed about 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago on Sunday. The Vice President noted "challenging times" in the Asia Pacific and told the troops the Trump administration was seeking a large increase in military funding.




Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:39:41 GMT

The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday. Gallmann, known for her bestselling book "I Dreamed of Africa," which became a movie by the same name starring Kim Basinger, was patrolling the ranch when she was shot in the stomach, local police chief Ezekiel Chepkowny said.




Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:56:48 GMT

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.




News 21 Mins Ago Ferry slams into breakwater in Canary Islands, 13 injured

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:10:12 GMT

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Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:28:14 GMT

Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white, some walking with their hands up, marched Saturday in a silent protest in homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed. Walking with black bands tied around their arms and carrying signs denouncing President Nicolas Maduro, protesters in Caracas were heading toward the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference, where they were expecting to pray for those killed in the violence.




Icelandic language at risk of being drowned out

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:52:21 GMT

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather." The people of this rugged North Atlantic island settled by Norsemen some 1,100 years ago have a unique dialect of Old Norse that has adapted to life at the edge of the Artic.




French Overseas Territories Kicking off Presidential Voting

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:17:25 GMT

Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election - one day earlier than in the mainland. Political campaigning is banned from Saturday across France, and online, as voters in far-flung areas such as French Polynesia, Guiana, Guadeloupe cast ballots for one of the 11 candidates.




Afghan official: Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:29:07 GMT

Afghan soldiers stand guard at the gate of a military compound after an attack by gunmen in Mazar-e- Sharif province north of kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, April 21, 2017. Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh province, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 11 others, an Afghan government official said Friday.




US will honour refugee deal Trump dubbed - dumb', Pence tells Australia

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:06:52 GMT

US vice president Mike Pence has said America will honour a refugee resettlement deal with Australia that Donald Trump once described as "dumb". Mr Pence told reporters he had reassured Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull that the US would hold up its share of the agreement struck by the Obama administration, even if the US did not "admire" the deal.




Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:21:44 GMT

A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites. Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million in restitution to the business and banks that were the victims of his multiyear scheme.




Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:39:19 GMT

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again Thursday, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in... . An anti-government protester runs with a canister of tear gas fired by police in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017.




William admits struggle to find birthday present for Queen

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:22:39 GMT

The Duke of Cambridge has admitted it is hard to find a present for his grandmother the Queen who has celebrated her 91st birthday with a day at the races. William joked that gifts made by his children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were well received as they were handmade, during a BBC Radio 1 interview.




William and Harry tell Kate: 'We haven't talked enough about losing mother'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:58:14 GMT

The Duke of Cambridge has told his wife that losing their mother at a young age had brought himself and Prince Harry closer together - but the brothers conceded they had not talked enough about their mum. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/william-and-harry-tell-kate-we-havent-talked-enough-about-losing-mother-35642856.html http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article35642855.ece/145cb/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-582ce9f8-b576-43f9-8c2b-f8e39ba8ee84_I1.jpg The Duke of Cambridge has told his wife that losing their mother at a young age had brought himself and Prince Harry closer together - but the brothers conceded they had not talked enough about their mum.




Tim Farron: 'Bogus' Brexit arguments not the reason Theresa May called election

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:58:13 GMT

Theresa May is using "bogus" arguments about Brexit to justify an early election motivated by party-political calculation, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has claimed. Far from being necessary for the success of Brexit negotiations, the June 8 poll has been called because Tories believe they can capitalise on Labour's weakness under Jeremy Corbyn, the Liberal Democrat leader said.




Theresa May vows Tories will keep 0.7% foreign aid spending after election win

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:25:45 GMT

Theresa May has said she will maintain Britain's commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on foreign aid if the Conservatives win the general election. The Prime Minister said the pledge "remains and will remain" and that she is proud of the work the UK is doing abroad, for example in helping to tackle the Ebola crisis in Africa or supporting Syrian refugees.




Queen celebrates her 91st birthday

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:29:04 GMT

After her 90th birthday last year, which saw national festivities held in her honour, the 2017 milestone will seem more subdued. But royal gun salutes will still echo across the capital later, fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company.




After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:13:00 GMT

In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, South Korean army soldiers walk to take their trains at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group.