International News

The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops also plans to seek a wider Vatican investigations into abuse allegations against former Washington archbishop Theodore McCarrick. […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Washington Post – World

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart have signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats. […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Washington Post – World

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Washington Post – World

Russia has warned that the latest U.S. sanctions against a Russian company accused by Washington of breaching international restrictions on North Korea could undermine denuclearization talks with Pyongyang. […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Washington Post – World

Earlier this month, Facebook announced it had detected and shut down more than 30 Russia-linked fake pages created as part of a campaign to influence the U.S. midterm elections. In case there was any doubt, Russia’s effort to influence American politics continues.The Russian government has one overriding objective with regard to the United States: to weaken America so that it loses its will and ability to counter Russian objectives, including establishing a sphere of influence in eastern Europe. To that end, the Kremlin actively exploits and deepens political, cultural, economic, racial, and other societal rifts in America. If Americans are […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – International

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The legendary soul singer, pianist, and performer Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday, surrounded by family and friends, at the age of 76. The Queen of Soul will be remembered for countless songs and performances throughout her life, and is eloquently memorialized here by our own Spencer Kornhaber. Below, a collection of images of Franklin’s amazing career, spanning the past five decades.
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Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – International

It’s no secret Steve Bannon has his sights set on Europe. The former White House chief strategist announced last month that he would be moving to Brussels to start a new movement—a think tank called The Movement—to support Europe’s right-wing populist parties ahead of the European Parliament’s elections next spring. His goal, Bannon told the Daily Beast at the time, is to create a “supergroup” of united right-wing populist lawmakers within the chamber—a feat that will require the involvement of at least 25 lawmakers representing at least seven European Union member states.But Europe’s right-wing populist parties may not share his […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – International

China has reportedly begun deploying flocks of drones disguised as birds to surveil its citizens. The drones have wings that flap so realistically they’re difficult to distinguish from actual birds. In fact, animals on the ground often can’t make the distinction, and even real birds in the sky sometimes fly alongside the drones. The robotic birds can mimic 90 percent of the movements of their biological counterparts, and they’re also very quiet, which helps them avoid detection.The operation’s codename is “Dove”—but there’s reason to doubt whether these machines come in peace. Yang Wenqing, a member of the team behind Dove, […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – International

The Justice Ministry announces says 45 Gaddafi-era militiamen will be executed for 2011 killings. […]

Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: BBC – Middle East

South Africa is gripped by the mysterious death of an ex-policeman who exposed an alleged paedophile ring in the former regime. […]

Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Source: BBC – Africa