Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | ePaper

News In Brief

  • Print
Germany marks 75th anniv of plot to kill Hitler
AP, Berlin
Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to the conspirators who were executed for trying to assassinate the Nazi dictator.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is on Saturday attending the annual swearing-in ceremony for some 400 troops before addressing a memorial event being held in the courtyard of the building where plot leader Col. Claus von Stauffenberg was executed.

Pompeo rejects North Korean charges on military drills
Reuters, Washington
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rejected charges from North Korea's Foreign Ministry that U.S. plans for military exercises with South Korea are in breach of agreements between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
North Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday Trump had reaffirmed in a meeting with Kim last month that joint exercises would be halted and the U.S. decision to forge ahead with them was "clearly a breach" of the two leaders' agreements at a summit in Singapore last year.

'El Chapo' enters US supermax prison in Colorado
AFP, New York
Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked up Friday at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, where he will spend the rest of his days.
"We can confirm that… Guzman is in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons" at the Administrative Maximum (ADX) site in Florence, central Kansas, read a short email from the prisons bureau.

New York man charged with being ISIS sniper
Reuters, New York
U.S. prosecutors have charged a New York man with fighting for ISIS in Syria and serving as a weapons trainer, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a 42-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Kazakhstan, was charged with providing material support to the terrorist organization, including providing training to terrorist soldiers and attempting to recruit personnel.

More News For this Category

Russia will not allow Turkey, Syria clash

Russia will not allow Turkey, Syria clash

AP, Ceylanpinar, Turkey :Russia will not allow clashes between Syrian and Turkish forces, Russian president's special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said on Tuesday.Speaking to the press in Abu Dhabi,

Delhi pollution 'action plan' comes into force

AFP, New Delhi :New Delhi banned the use of diesel generators on Tuesday as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times.Every winter, New

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

AFP, Tokyo :Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused

Brexit deal with Britain ‘possible this week’: EU's Michel Barnier

Brexit deal with Britain ‘possible this week’: EU's Michel Barnier

AFP, Luxembourg  :EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that a deal with Britain could be reached this week, but warned more tough talks are still needed.British and EU officials

Kids ‘should eat right’ as 1-in-3 are undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

Kids ‘should eat right’ as 1-in-3 are undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

AFP, Paris :A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a

News In Brief

Wildfires burn out of control in Lebanon and SyriaAP, Beirut Strong fires spread in different parts of Lebanon forcing some residents to flee their homes in the middle of the

Any attempt to split China will be ‘crushed’, Xi warns during maiden visit to Nepal

Any attempt to split China will be ‘crushed’, Xi warns during maiden visit to Nepal

PTI, Kathmandu :President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that anyone attempting to "split" China will be "crushed" as he held wide-ranging talks with Nepal's top leadership and the two countries

Kurds announce deal with Damascus as Turkey pushes deep into Syria

Kurds announce deal with Damascus as Turkey pushes deep into Syria

AFP, Qamishli :Syria's Kurds on Sunday announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara pressed a deadly cross-border offensive that

US presidential hopeful Sanders seeks to shrug off heart attack

US presidential hopeful Sanders seeks to shrug off heart attack

US Senator Bernie Sanders may be 78 and recovering from a heart attack, but he is determined to prove he has lost none of his appetite for political battle ahead

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

AFP, London :Britain and the European Union on Monday enter a pivotal week that determines if they are still on course to reach amicable divorce terms - and when Brexit