News archive from 1 October 2016, page 5

‘Don’t vote for Trump,’ says USA Today in first presidential endorsement in its history

USA Today broke its 34-year tradition of not endorsing in a presidential race, publishing a scathing argument against voting for Donald Trump. The editorial board unanimously found Trump “unfit for the presidency” and the editorial, published...

 

Iran says new attack drone modeled on captured US aircraft

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iranian media says the Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. drone captured five years ago. The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday that the "Saegheh" drone was built by...

 
Merkel: Germans need to understand their history better

Merkel: Germans need to understand their history better

BERLIN –  Angela Merkel says Germans need to understand their own history better to lay the right foundations for the country's future. The German chancellor said Saturday that understanding the history surrounding Germany's reunification in 1990 and...

 

Egypt arrests 3 reporters conducting street interviews

CAIRO –  Egyptian officials say police detained three journalists who were conducting street interviews about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs. They say the three — Hamdy...

 

Pakistan rattled by 5.5-magnitude earthquake

ISLAMABAD –  A Pakistani official says a 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the country's remote north, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Zahid Rafi, director of Pakistan's Meteorological Department, says the epicenter of the quake...

 
Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

ROME — Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum,...

 
Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts....

 

Historic takeover of Puerto Rico's finances, agencies begins

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico's finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory's history in a bid to haul the island out of an acute economic crisis. The seven-member...

 

US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

HAVANA — A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department. The 16- to 18-year-olds spent 10 days learning about...

 

Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year

BEIRUT — A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused widespread destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday. On Sept. 30 last year,...

 

Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands summoned Russia's ambassador Friday to complain about Russian criticism of the Dutch public prosecutor's office over the probe into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The Russian ambassador was...

 

Cyprus president: No peace deal with Turkish military rights

NICOSIA, Cyprus — An insistence by breakaway Turkish Cypriots to cede Turkey the right to militarily intervene under a hoped-for deal reunifying the ethnically divided island of Cyprus is "excessive and unjustified," the island's president...

 

The Latest: UN urges 48-hour humanitarian pauses in Aleppo

BEIRUT — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The United Nations is again calling for weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses "at a minimum" to allow humanitarian aid into rebel-held eastern Aleppo, evacuate those in critical...

 
Stars line up for debut of Dior's first female designer

Stars line up for debut of Dior's first female designer

PARIS — Rihanna and Natalie Portman dressed to the nines. Jennifer Lawrence opted for jeans. And most of the stars passed unnoticed amid the sea of celebrities awash inside Paris' Rodin Museum on Friday. The great equalizer for them all was a chance...

 

Mexico raises interest rates, cites Trump as risk

MEXICO CITY — The head of Mexico's central bank says U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump represents a "hurricane" sized threat to Mexico. Banco de Mexico Gov. Agustin Carstens told the Radio Formula network Friday that a Trump presidency...

 

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