Iraqi court sentences wife of slain Islamic State leader to death for crimes against Yazidi women

Iraqi court sentences wife of slain Islamic State leader to death for crimes against Yazidi women

Jul 11 2024

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court issued a death sentence against one of the wives of the late brutal Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, alleging that she was complicit in crimes committed against Yazidi women captured by the militant group, the country’s judiciary announced Wednesday. read more...


French vote splits among left, center and far-right. With no majority, political paralysis threatens

French vote splits among left, center and far-right. With no majority, political paralysis threatens

Jul 08 2024

PARIS (AP) — French voters divided their legislature among left, center and far right, with no single political faction getting even close to the majority needed for form a government. The risk of paralysis loomed Monday for the European Union’s second-largest economy. read more...


New UK Prime Minister Starmer says controversial Rwanda deportation plan is ‘dead and buried’

New UK Prime Minister Starmer says controversial Rwanda deportation plan is ‘dead and buried’

Jul 06 2024

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said Saturday on his first full day in office that he is scrapping a controversial Conservative policy to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda as he vowed to get change in motion, though he warned it will take time. “The Rwanda scheme was dead and buried before it started,” Starmer said in his first news conference. “It’s never acted as a deterrent. Almost the opposite.” read more...


Reformist Pezeshkian wins Iran’s presidential runoff election, besting hard-liner Jalili

Reformist Pezeshkian wins Iran’s presidential runoff election, besting hard-liner Jalili

Jul 06 2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian won Iran’s runoff presidential election Saturday, besting hard-liner Saeed Jalili by promising to reach out to the West and ease enforcement on the country’s mandatory headscarf law after years of sanctions and protests squeezing the Islamic Republic. read more...


UK Labour Party sweeps to power in historic election win. But impatient voters mean big challenges

UK Labour Party sweeps to power in historic election win. But impatient voters mean big challenges

Jul 05 2024

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Labour Party swept to power Friday after more than a decade in opposition, as a jaded electorate handed the party a landslide victory — but also a mammoth task of reinvigorating a stagnant economy and dispirited nation. read more...


A decade after the Islamic State group declared a caliphate, it’s defeated but remains lethal

A decade after the Islamic State group declared a caliphate, it’s defeated but remains lethal

Jun 28 2024

BAGHDAD (AP) — A decade after the Islamic State militant group declared its caliphate in large parts of Iraq and Syria, the extremists no longer control any land, have lost many prominent leaders and are mostly out of the world news headlines. read more...


Biden’s debate performance spurs Democratic panic about his ability to lead party against Trump

Biden’s debate performance spurs Democratic panic about his ability to lead party against Trump

Jun 28 2024

ATLANTA (AP) — Above all, Joe Biden’s allies wanted him to demonstrate strength and energy on the debate stage to help put to rest questions about the 81-year-old Democrat’s physical and mental acuity. But on the biggest stage in U.S. politics on Thursday night, Biden did not meet their modest expectations. read more...


Four US college instructors stabbed in public park in China

Four US college instructors stabbed in public park in China

Jun 11 2024

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have detained a suspect in a stabbing attack on four instructors from Iowa’s Cornell College who were teaching at a Chinese university in the northeast city of Jilin, officials said Tuesday. Jilin city police said a 55-year-old man surnamed Cui was walking in a public park on Monday when he bumped into a foreigner. He stabbed the foreigner and three other foreigners who were with him, and also stabbed a Chinese person who approached in an attempt to intervene, police said. read more...


German chancellor vows to deport criminals following brutal attack by Afghan migrant

German chancellor vows to deport criminals following brutal attack by Afghan migrant

Jun 06 2024

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed Thursday that Germany will start deporting criminals from Afghanistan and Syria again after a knife attack by an Afghan immigrant last week left one police officer dead and four more people injured. The brutal attack in Mannheim, which was captured on video and quickly went viral online, shocked the country. read more...


Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as first woman president

Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as first woman president

Jun 03 2024

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Claudia Sheinbaum, who will be Mexico’s first woman leader in the nation’s more than 200 years of independence, captured the presidency by promising continuity. read more...


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