Category Archives: FOREIGN NEWS

Total Solar Eclipse Ends In America

The Great American Eclipse completed its journey across the United States Monday, with the path of totality stretching coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. Totality began over Oregon at about 1716 GMT and ended at 1848 GMT

Spanish Police Shoot Dead Barcelona Attack Fugitive, Abouyaaqoub

Members of TEDAX-NRBQ (Technician Specialist in Deactivation of Explosive Artifacts) on the site where Moroccan suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub was shot on August 21, 2017 near Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, south of Barcelona. LLUIS GENE / AFP Spanish police on Monday shot

Millions In U.S. Get Set For Rare Total Solar Eclipse

A man tests special solar glasses after getting them outside the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum on the National Mall before an eclipse August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC./ AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski Millions of sky-gazers staked out viewing

Angola Vote Marks New Era As Dos Santos Ends 38-Year Reign

Angolan President and The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos addresses supporters during the closing campaign rally in Luanda, on August 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI Angola goes to the polls

S.Korea, U.S. Drills Not Beneficial For Peninsula, Says China

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying  China’s Foreign Ministry said that military exercises between South Korean and U.S. forces were not beneficial to the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula. In a press briefing, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

One Dead After Car Hits People At Marseille Bus Stop

A white sheet is erected as a body of a victim is evacuated to a waiting ambulance while French forensic police officers search the site following a car crash on August 21, 2017, in the southern Mediterranean city of Marseille. Photo:

South Korea, U.S. Set For Divisive Military Drills

Moon Jae-In South Korea and the United States are conducting annual military drills despite appeals to halt the exercise. President Moon Jae-In assured that the joint military exercises kicking off today (Monday) with U.S. Forces do not intend to raise

Finnish Court Identifies Turku Stabbing Suspect

People bring candles and flowers to the makeshift memorial for the victims of the stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland on August 20, 2017. Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva / AFP Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in last week’s

Ten Missing After U.S. Warship, Tanker Collide Near Singapore

Ten sailors are missing and five were injured after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday. The U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than

U.S. Warship Indianapolis Found 18,000 Feet Deep In Pacific Ocean

Photo: Wikimedia Commons More than seven decades after a Japanese torpedo sank the U.S.S. Indianapolis, researchers have located its wreckage at the bottom of the Pacific. The U.S. Warship was hit as it was returning from its mission to deliver

South Africa Grants Immunity To Grace Mugabe Despite Assault Claim

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa with her husband President Robert Mugabe, according to state media. Pursued by demands she should face prosecution over the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model last week. The 52-year-old landed

Pope Prays For Victims Of Violence In Burkina Faso, Spain, Finland

Pope Francis asked everyone to pray with him on Sunday for all the victims and their families of the attacks in Burkina Faso, Spain, and Finland. Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid

Spanish Royals, PM Attend Mass For Barcelona Attack Victims

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia on Sunday joined Spanish and Portuguese political leaders at architect Antoni Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia church, for a mass in honour of the victims of the Barcelona van attack at Las Ramblas. Spain’s Prime

Finnish Stabbings: Suspect ‘Targeted Women’ – Police

Finnish police said on Saturday (August 19) that an 18-year-old Moroccan man arrested after knife attacks that killed two people in the city of Turku appeared to have specifically targeted women and that the spree was being treated as terrorism-related.