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 2018-01-17 16:03 

Washington Post

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite...

China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms....

 2018-01-17 16:03 

Deutsche Welle

Romania: Viorica Dancila set to become first female prime minister...

A European Parliament lawmaker has been tapped by the president to lead Romania's government. Her predecessor resigned in the wake of a fallout with leadership within his own Social Democratic party....

 2018-01-17 16:00 

Al Jazeera

Here be monsters: Trump's "white working class"...

Is the 'white working class' really responsible for the rise of right-wing populism in the US?...

 2018-01-17 16:00 

AP

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite...

BERLIN (AP) — China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms....

 2018-01-17 16:00 

Euronews

Catalan parliament holds first meeting, voting in separatist MP as speaker...

In a sign of strength for the parties seeking a split from Spain, Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected pro-independence politician Roger Torrent as speaker of...

 2018-01-17 15:57 

Reuters Africa

Kidnappers abduct American, Canadian in Nigeria, two police killed - police official...

Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, police said on Wednesday....

 2018-01-17 15:57 

Al Jazeera

Saudi to inject $2bn in Yemen to halt currency collapse...

Announcement comes a day after Yemen's PM offered to resign if it meant it could help lead to an investment of funds....

 2018-01-17 15:57 

Washington Post

After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations...

The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States....

 2018-01-17 15:57 

AP

New eurogroup chief urges speed in strengthening euro...

BERLIN (AP) — The eurozone finance ministers' new leader says Europe needs to use a "unique window of opportunity" in the coming months to strengthen the continent's common currency....

 2018-01-17 15:57 

Fox News

[ World ]

New eurogroup chief urges speed in strengthening euro...

The eurozone finance ministers' new leader says Europe needs to use a unique window of opportunity in the coming months to strengthen the continent's common currency....

 2018-01-17 15:56 

NBC News

[ Health ]

Maternal health statistics staggering for black women...

50,000 women suffer complications during pregnancy and black women are three to four times more likely to die than white women during pregnancy....

 2018-01-17 15:54 

Reuters Africa

In Lebanese dog shelter, Masoud the baboon dreams of home...

Masoud, a Hamadryas baboon, was kept as a pet in a house near a highway in south Lebanon until 10 days ago, when an animal activist rescued him....

 2018-01-17 15:54 

Fox News

[ World ]

After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations...

The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States....

 2018-01-17 15:53 

AP

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremo......

 2018-01-17 15:49 

Reuters

[ World ]

Physician burnout takes a toll on U.S. patients...

(Reuters Health) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors feel burned out, depressed, or both and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape....

 2018-01-17 15:47 

Radio Free Asia

China Seeks to Export Growing Repression, Lack of Freedom at Home: Freedom House...

The ruling Chinese Communist Party now sees itself as a beacon for authoritarian practices around the world, according to a new report....

 2018-01-17 15:44 

Washington Post

Czech PM facing fraud charges says he might not head govt...

Populist billionaire Andrej Babis has acknowledged he might not be in the new Czech government even though his centrist ANO movement won October's parliamentary election....

 2018-01-17 15:41 

Fox News

[ World ]

Czech PM facing fraud charges says he might not head govt...

Populist billionaire Andrej Babis has acknowledged he might not be in the new Czech government even though his centrist ANO movement won October's parliamentary election....

 2018-01-17 15:40 

CBS News

[ World ]

Nazi "Accountant of Auschwitz" Oskar Groening loses clemency bid Germany media say...
 2018-01-17 15:36 

Washington Post

Cape Town is running out of water...

The South African city of Cape Town is facing its worst drought in a century and Day Zero - when taps are due to run dry - has crept forward to April 22....

 2018-01-17 15:31 

Fox News

[ World ]

US ramps up airstrikes in Afghanistan under Trump administration...

The U.S. military dropped more bombs in Afghanistan in 2017 than in 2012 when the U,S, military had nearly 100,000 troops on the ground, according to newly released airstrike figures from the Air Force....

 2018-01-17 15:29 

Al Jazeera

North and South Korea to field joint ice hockey team...

North and South Korea to form first joint Olympics team and march together under one flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics....

 2018-01-17 15:29 

Reuters Africa

Police search offices of Belgian company supplying passports to Africa...

Police on Wednesday searched the headquarters of Belgian company Semlex, which supplies passports to various African countries, and the home of its CEO, Albert Karaziwan. About a dozen officers arrived at Semlex's office in Brussels and at Karaziwan&#...

 2018-01-17 15:26 

Reuters Africa

Trump's ex-aide Bannon strikes deal to avoid grand jury testimony - CNN...

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to be interviewed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team instead of appearing before a grand jury, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to Bannon....

 2018-01-17 15:26 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west...

Police are deploying extra forces to western France as the government prepares to decide whether to build an airport that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests....

 2018-01-17 15:26 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

The Latest: Helicopters, church burned ahead of pope's visit...

Pope Francis is preparing to celebrate Mass in an area that represents a centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples and thatwe was used as a torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship....

 2018-01-17 15:23 

Euronews

European parliament debates "problem" of Russian propaganda...

State-run Russian media has been expanding its footprint for years - increasingly focused on Western audiences. From Moscow's perspective, RT and Sputnik are no different than Voice of America - winning hearts and minds, one article at a time....

 2018-01-17 15:22 

Radio Free Asia

Hong Kong Court Jails Former Student Leader Joshua Wong Over 2014 Protests...

Joshua Wong and Raphael Wong are handed jail terms of three months and four-and-a-half months respectively for ignoring a court order....

 2018-01-17 15:21 

USA Today

Britain gets first-ever 'minister for loneliness' to tackle isolation...

The government said about 200,000 seniors have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in over a month....

 2018-01-17 15:18 

Reuters Africa

Palestinian teen ordered held until end of Israeli military trial...

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl, hailed as a hero by Palestinians for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers outside her home, will remain in detention until the end of her trial for alleged assault, an Israeli military court ruled on Wednesday....

 2018-01-17 15:17 

Al Jazeera

Muslim guardians of Jerusalem's holy sites...

A symbol of religious coexistence in the Holy Land includes a centuries-old tradition found in the hands of Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini....

 2018-01-17 15:17 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

New Footage Shows Final Hours Of Slain Ukrainian Lawyer...

Ukrainian authorities share the last images of slain activist lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska in a case that is testing Ukraine's rule of law....

 2018-01-17 15:17 

Washington Post

AP PHOTOS: Peru prisoners build chairs for papal visit...

Prisoners convicted of crimes like robbery and drug trafficking at a prison in the Peruvian Amazon are using their time behind bars to build simple wooden chairs that indigenous leaders will use while meeting with Pope Francis....

 2018-01-17 15:17 

Euronews

After years of 'fake news attacks' across Europe—EU responds...

Russia has been accused of meddling in the "democratic processes" of European countries, something Russian leaders have dismissed as "absurd" or "pulled out of thin air"....

 2018-01-17 15:15 

Al Jazeera

How can Tunisia rebuild its economy?...

Some blame an IMF loan as the main reason Tunisia's government included strict austerity measures in its 2018 budget....

 2018-01-17 15:14 

Fox News

[ World ]

'Ghost ship' washes up on Japan's coast with skeletal remains of suspected North Koreans...

The remains of eight people suspected to be from North Korea were reportedly uncovered after a "ghost ship" washed ashore on Japan's coast last week containing a badge depicting former North Korean leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung....

 2018-01-17 15:13 

AP

AP PHOTOS: Peru prisoners build chairs for papal visit...

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Prisoners convicted of crimes like robbery and drug trafficking at a prison in the Peruvian Amazon are using their time behind bars to build simple wooden chairs that ......

 2018-01-17 15:13 

Fox News

[ World ]

AP PHOTOS: Peru prisoners build chairs for papal visit...

Prisoners convicted of crimes like robbery and drug trafficking at a prison in the Peruvian Amazon are using their time behind bars to build simple wooden chairs that indigenous leaders will use while meeting with Pope Francis....

 2018-01-17 15:12 

USA Today

North and South Korea agree to form first unified Olympic team...

The agreement came during a third round of talks between the rival Koreas....

 2018-01-17 15:12 

NBC News

93-year-old WWII vet sworn in as mayor of New Jersey town...

Vito Perillo, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, is the newest mayor of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Perillo was elected in November and sworn in earlier this month....

 2018-01-17 15:10 

News24

Officers help deliver baby in New York City traffic...

Two New York Police Department traffic officers have helped deliver a baby after being flagged down by the baby's father....

 2018-01-17 15:09 

Washington Post

Bulgarian court opens trial for 2012 bus bombing...

A Bulgarian court has opened the trial of two men charged with terrorism for their alleged involvement in a 2012 suicide bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and their bus driver and injured 35....

 2018-01-17 15:07 

Fox News

[ World ]

Bulgarian court opens trial for 2012 bus bombing...

A Bulgarian court has opened the trial of two men charged with terrorism for their alleged involvement in a 2012 suicide bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and their bus driver and injured 35....

 2018-01-17 15:06 

Washington Post

Hungary seeks sanctions against helpers of illegal migration...

The Hungarian government is proposing a set of laws that would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups who assist illegal migration and receive foreign funding....

 2018-01-17 15:03 

Fox News

[ World ]

Hungary seeks sanctions against helpers of illegal migration...

The Hungarian government is proposing a set of laws that would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups who assist illegal migration and receive foreign funding....

 2018-01-17 15:01 

Reuters Africa

South African forward markets bet on central bank rate cut...

South Africa's central bank is most likely to cut interest rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, forward markets showed on Wednesday, as the rand currency continues its rally and political tensions ease....

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