News archive from 12 May 2017, page 6

Kenya: 2 quarry workers killed in suspected extremist attack

NAIROBI, Kenya –  A Kenyan government official says two quarry workers have been shot dead and one is missing in a suspected extremist attack in the northern county of Mandera. Regional Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said Friday the attack took place in...

 

OSCE calls on Albanian opposition to hold peaceful demo

TIRANA, Albania –  The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on the Albanian opposition to refrain from violence in an anti-government protest. Friday's Twitter post from the OSCE's Presence in Albania operation said:...

 
The Latest: Trump insists Russia reports 'fabricated'

The Latest: Trump insists Russia reports 'fabricated'

Piece by piece, the FBI'S Acting Director Andrew McCabe, during Senate testimony Thursday, undermined the White House's explanations about Director James Comey's firing. (May 11) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald...

Chron, 08:49 in Politics
 

Czech finance minister proposes replacement to end crisis

PRAGUE –  The Czech Republic's finance minister says that his centrist movement is offering his deputy to take over his post, possibly paving the way to solving the country's political crisis. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka asked President Milos...

 

Oliver Robinson, under investigation by two agencies, speaks out

Former Alabama Rep. Oliver Robinson, who is under investigation by both state and federal agencies and was the subject of an in-depth story by AL.com this week, responded to questions Thursday to Birmingham's public radio station WBHM. He acknowledged...

 

Oliver Robinson, under investigation by two agencies, speaks out

Former Alabama Rep. Oliver Robinson, who is under investigation by both state and federal agencies and was the subject of an in-depth story by AL.com this week, responded to questions Thursday to Birmingham's public radio station WBHM. He acknowledged...

 

'Almost forgotten disease' caused factory workers' rashes

A mysterious outbreak of an itchy rash among workers at an herbal supplement factory turned out to be caused by an "almost forgotten disease," a new study from Poland finds. The outbreak occurred in Poland in July 2012, when 16 employees...

Fox News, 09:31 in Health
 

The Latest: OECD says new deal will help fight tax avoidance

BARI, Italy –  The Latest on the meeting of finance officials from the Group of Seven nations (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The head of an international organization representing many advanced economies says that a new, multinational tax treaty will be...

 

1 killed at West Bank rally for Palestinian hunger strikers

RAMALLAH, West Bank –  The Palestinian Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed by Israeli fire during clashes at a West Bank rally in support of hunger-striking prisoners. It says a 20-year-old was shot Friday near Ramallah. The military...

 

Historic tomb moved to make way for dam in Turkey

ISTANBUL –  An enormous, 600-year-old tomb in Turkey's southeast has been moved to make way for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said the 15th-century, domed Zeynel Bey Tomb, weighing 1,100 tons, was moved...

 

EU slaps new anti-dumping duties on China steel products

BRUSSELS –  The European Union has slapped anti-dumping duties on more steel products from China to stop them flooding Europe's struggling steel market. The European Commission said Friday that a new investigation had shown that Chinese seamless pipes...

 

Azerbaijan blocks access to independent media websites

BAKU, Azerbaijan –  A court in the Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan has affirmed action by the communications ministry, which has blocked the access to several independent news media websites. The local court in the capital Baku on Friday upheld...

 

Germany: investigation over VW employee rep expenses

BERLIN –  German prosecutors have opened an investigation into suspected breach of trust in connection with expenses for employee representatives at Volkswagen. Prosecutors in Braunschweig on Friday confirmed a report in the local Braunschweiger...

 

J.K. Rowling asks for help after hand-written 'Potter' story stolen

J.K. Rowling needs the help of all you muggles out there. The Harry Potter author tweeted a plea to her fans early Friday morning after a handwritten Potter prequel was stolen in Kings Heath, which is south of Birmingham, England. According to the...

 

258 Nigerians deported from Libya return home, some in pain

LAGOS, Nigeria –  Authorities say hundreds of Nigerians deported from Libya have arrived back home, including one who sustained a gunshot wound. The deputy director of the National Emergency Management Agency, Bandele Onimode, says some of the 258...

 

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