Saturday, May 23, 2015



News - World

  • May 23, 2015 | State Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross on bus

    DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark peace event.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said he is beginning a hunger strike and called for a mass anti-government protest next week in a video leaked Saturday.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."

  • May 23, 2015 | State Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

    VIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Myanmar president signs off on contested population law

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.

  • May 23, 2015 | State CANNES WATCH: Going out In style

    CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entourage from the LA indie "Dope" continuing to wow the fest as anticipation grew for Sunday's Palme d'Or finale.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Defending 100-meter champion Magnusssen out of swim worlds

    SYDNEY (AP) — Defending 100-meter freestyle champion James Magnussen of Australia will miss the July world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, due to left shoulder surgery.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's biggest oil producer.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Japan's push to revise its constitution isn't a bid to deny history, prime minister's ally says

    (c) 2015, The Washington Post.

  • May 23, 2015 | State Many questions in Mexico cartel battle that killed 43

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The call for backup went out to local police after 8 a.m. There was a shootout underway at a ranch in the western reaches of Michoacan state and the federal authorities needed help.


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