Thursday, May 26, 2016

News - World

  • May 26, 2016 | State Panama initiates process to seek extradition of ex-president

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's top court has initiated a process to seek the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli from the United States on charges related to illegal wiretaps against dozens of opponents while in office.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Colombia blames rebels for disappearance of journalists

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government on Thursday blamed the country's second-largest rebel group for the disappearance of three journalists in a lawless border region.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.

  • May 26, 2016 | State New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Chile police say 2 churches burned in Mapuche conflict zone

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two Roman Catholic churches were burned in a southern region that the Mapuche indigenous group claims as its ancestral territory, police said Thursday.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Militants shut down Chevron's Escravos, onshore in Nigeria

    WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron's Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major's onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun

    DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors.

  • May 26, 2016 | State France sending search ship to find EgyptAir black box

    PARIS (AP) — A French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last week, killing all 66 aboard.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Obama: Allies 'rattled' by Trump; Trump blasts Obama

    SHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Some allies of Bolivia's leader cool to him seeking new term

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales is finding that some of his biggest allies are cool to the idea of letting him try again to amend Bolivia's constitution so he could run for re-election.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Puerto Rico senators override veto, halt tax increase

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has lost a battle to increase a business-to-business tax and impose a transition to a value-added tax system amid an economic crisis.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters

    PARIS (AP) — French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the fast-food company.

  • May 26, 2016 | State At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts

    BONN, Germany (AP) — Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain.

  • May 26, 2016 | State Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin

    DUBLIN (AP) — A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot a jihadi gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.

  • May 26, 2016 | State UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations committee voted Thursday to deny consultative status to the Committee to Protect Journalists, effectively keeping the press freedom group from accessing U.N. bodies and processes.

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