News archive from 9 April 2017, page 2

Egypt state media: Bombing at church in Nile Delta

CAIRO –  Egypt state media says a bomb has gone off in a church in the Nile Delta, causing casualties. The MENA news agency attributed the report to unnamed Interior Ministry officials, who provided no further details. The explosion took place in the...

 

Ship hijacked off Yemen coast is owned by Lebanon company

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  A United Nations agency confirms that a ship hijacked off the coast of war-torn Yemen is a cargo vessel owned by a company registered in Lebanon. The hijacking is the latest in a resurgence of piracy on in the waters off...

 
7 years later, Poland still wrestles with plane crash trauma

7 years later, Poland still wrestles with plane crash trauma

WARSAW, Poland –  It's been seven years since Poland lost its president in a plane crash in Russia. His twin brother, who effectively runs the Polish government today, remains in mourning, only wearing black suits and black ties in public — and...

 

Uganda police arrest academic who rebuked the first family

KAMPALA, Uganda –  Ugandan police have detained an academic who has been critical online of what she calls "despotic family rule" in this East African country. Police spokesman Asan Kasingye said Sunday that Stella Nyanzi was arrested Friday...

 

Norway's security service takes over explosive device case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark –  Norway's security service has taken over an investigation into an explosive device found overnight by a busy subway station in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, prompting police to evacuate nearby bars and restaurants. Oslo police...

 

The Latest: Sweden to move attack memorial as fence sags

STOCKHOLM –  The Latest on the attack on shoppers in Stockholm that left four people dead Friday and 15 wounded (all times local): 11 a.m. The Swedish TT news agency says Stockholm city officials are planning to move thousands of flowers at a...

 

Berlin to see its first Jewish campus after the Holocaust

BERLIN –  Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal doesn't get much sleep these days, but says it's well worth it. The community rabbi and head of the Jewish outreach group Chabad in Berlin has been campaigning relentlessly to turn his dream of creating a Jewish campus...

 

The Latest: Death toll from Egypt church bombing rises to 21

CAIRO –  The Latest on a church bombing north of the Egyptian capital (all times local): 11 a.m. An Egyptian official says a church bombing north of Cairo has killed 21 people and wounded another 38. Magdi Awad, the head of the provincial ambulance...

 

Egypt church bombing kills at least 21

CAIRO –  A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 21 people and wounding 38 others, officials said. The attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was the latest in a series of assaults on...

 

North Korea vows to bolster its defenses, says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

North Korea vowed to bolster its defenses to protect itself against airstrikes similar to the ones President Donald Trump ordered on Friday against a Syrian airbase. North Korea called the strikes "absolutely unpardonable,” saying they prove its...

 

Worshippers throng to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday

JERUSALEM –  Christians in the Holy Land are celebrating Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that leads up to Easter. Crowds of faithful gathered at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and...

 

Pope on Palm Sunday decries suffering from war, terrorism

VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis has blessed palm fronds and olive branches in St. Peter's Square at the start of Holy Week celebrations. The pontiff in his Palm Sunday homily decried suffering in the world today, citing those who "suffer from slave...

 

Fierce clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

SIDON, Lebanon –  Security forces have clashed with Islamic extremists for the third consecutive day in a Palestinian camp in Lebanon. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Sunday that at least two people have been killed since the clashes...

 

Canada commemorates the centenary of the Vimy WWI battle

PARIS –  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among the dignitaries commemorating the centenary of the World War I battle of Vimy, in northern France. About 20,000 people, including many Canadians, are expected to attend the ceremony Sunday,...

 

France expels Swiss Islamic preacher with extremist views

PARIS –  France's interior ministry said it has expelled a Swiss Islamic preacher with extremist views to his home country. The ministry said Hani Ramadan was arrested Saturday in Colmar, in eastern France, as he was taking part in a conference, and...

 
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