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Aid trickling in as Indonesia death toll passes 1400
PALU, Indonesia — For some who survived the massive earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island last week, the memories and the horror from a disaster that has left more than 1,400 people dead are both hard to erase and understand. Nature ...
President Trump holds Mississippi campaign rally
President Trump is set to speak at a campaign rally in Mississippi Tuesday night in support of GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who's fighting to retain her seat. The Republican lawmaker, who is up against multiple opponents in the Nov. 6 special election ...
Helicopter jailbreak gangster Redoine Faid recaptured in France
Notorious French robber Redoine Faid was apprehended during the night in the Oise region north of Paris. (Supplied). AFP, Paris Wednesday, 3 October 2018. Text size A A A. A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak has been arrested ...
Stars and Stripes
Mattis cancels China trip after Chinese, US Navy destroyers nearly collide
Stars and Stripes
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that U.S.-Chinese relations have not worsened despite canceling his visit to the rival nation one day after a Chinese ship veered within 45 yards of a U.S. Navy destroyer. The Navy described the ...
New York Times
France Ties Iran to Bomb Plot, and Freezes Spy Agency Assets
New York Times
PARIS — France publicly linked Iran's intelligence services to a foiled bomb plot that targeted a June meeting near Paris of an Iranian opposition group, and announced that it would freeze the assets of the Iranian spy ministry. A plot of “such ...
Iraq's president to take office, independent tapped as PM
BAGHDAD — Iraq's new president is set to take office after tapping an independent Shiite lawmaker for the post of prime minister. Barham Salih, a longtime Kurdish politician, will assume power in a formal handover ceremony on Wednesday, a day after ...
Trump's ambassador to NATO sets off diplomatic incident with a nuclear edge
BRUSSELS — The U.S. ambassador to NATO set off alarm bells Tuesday when she suggested that the United States might “take out” Russian missiles that U.S. officials say violate a landmark arms control treaty. Although Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison's ...
Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely
One of the world's most popular beaches, made famous by the 2000 film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is to be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the damage caused by millions of tourists. The golden sands and crystal blue water of ...
Melania Trump Visits Africa, Drawing Fresh Contrast With Husband
As they settled into the White House together, First Lady Melania Trump drew a firm line with President Donald Trump: the oft-televised Oval Office was his to decorate, and the private residence was hers, according to people close to them. The first ...
Pompeo to return to North Korea in bid to revive stalled nuclear talks
Los Angeles Times
In a bid to revive efforts to dismantle North Korea's nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is scheduled to return to Pyongyang on Sunday for meetings with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. The State Department said Pompeo will also ...