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17:12, 2019-07-21

Taliban Attack Security Checkpoint and Hospital in Pakistan At least nine people were killed, including six police officers, and 30 others wounded in a two-pronged assault in the northwest of the country, officials said....
16:45, 2019-07-21

Philip Hammond, U.K. Finance Chief, Says He’ll Quit Rather Than Serve Boris Johnson Mr. Hammond, the chancellor of the Exchequer in Theresa May’s cabinet, has been a prominent opponent of leaving the European Union without an agreement....
16:45, 2019-07-21

Factbox: Strait of Hormuz: the world's most important oil artery Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday, a day ahead of an expected response from the UK which could include fresh sanctions on Tehran or other steps after its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
16:15, 2019-07-21

Iran's recent clashes with the West over Gulf shipping, nuclear plans Tensions between Iran and the West have escalated since U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports took full effect in May and British naval forces seized an Iranian supertanker....
16:15, 2019-07-21

Sink-or-swim showdown beckons for Italy's fractious coalition Italy's fractious coalition partners are gearing up for a showdown this week that is likely to determine if the government will collapse, triggering autumn elections, or survive to the end of the year....
16:15, 2019-07-21

Japan's Abe says upper house election win shows support for constitution debate Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his ruling coalition's solid win in an upper house election on Sunday showed that voters supported debate over his proposal to revise the post-war, pacifist constitution....
16:15, 2019-07-21

UK finance minister to quit over no-deal Brexit if Johnson becomes PM British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal....
16:15, 2019-07-21

Thousands of human bones found in crypt by investigators trying to unravel mystery of missing girl Emanuela Orlandi Thousands of human bones have been unearthed in a cavernous underground space near a Vatican cemetery by investigators trying to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of a teenage girl who vanished in the Vatican City in 1983....
15:45, 2019-07-21

Nine people killed in attack involving female suicide bomber At least nine people have been killed and 30 others were injured in Pakistan after a complex attack involving a suicide bomber, believed to be a woman wearing a burqa....
15:30, 2019-07-21

Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for release of its oil tanker Happiness 1: Fars Iran said on Sunday it appreciated Saudi Arabia's efforts in the return of an Iranian ship that had docked at Jeddah port because of technical problems in May, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying....
15:30, 2019-07-21

Hong Kong's black-clad protesters deface Beijing's Liaison Office Thousands of protesters descended on China's representative office in Hong Kong on Sunday, as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city's political masters in Beijing....
15:30, 2019-07-21

German military rejects dozens of candidates over extremist links The German army has turned down 63 applicants over the past two years after they failed security checks. Islamists, far-right, alt-left supporters and ex-offenders were all excluded....
15:15, 2019-07-21

Cruise ship rescues 111 migrants off Greece The Marella Discovery picked up 111 migrants, including 33 children, near Greece's Peloponnese peninsula. Despite a large fall in migrants crossing the Mediterranean, six people die each day making the journey....
15:15, 2019-07-21

Lufthansa resumes flights to Cairo after safety suspension The German carrier had canceled its flights to the Egyptian capital over unspecified safety concerns. British Airways flights to Cairo remain suspended due to a "heightened risk of terrorism."...
15:15, 2019-07-21

Japan PM Abe's party favorite to win upper house Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is expected to hold on to its majority in the upper house. But it's unclear if he'll win enough support to revise the country's post-war pacifist constitution....
15:15, 2019-07-21

Man dies at Germany's Open Beatz Festival after Ferris wheel fall A man has succumbed to his injuries in hospital after plummeting from a Ferris wheel at a major German electronic music festival. Police are investigating what caused the fall....
15:15, 2019-07-21

Future relationship with EU can be changed, Ireland's Coveney tells new UK PM The European Union would be willing to change parts of the political declaration, or agreement on a future relationship with Britain, when the new British prime minister is elected, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Factbox: Key facts and numbers to watch in Japanese election Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito party, look set to retain a solid majority in parliament's upper house in Sunday's election, media surveys show....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Japan ruling bloc to keep simple majority in upper house, may get 2/3- NHK exit poll Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc will keep a solid majority in parliament's upper house in Sunday's election and has a shot, together with allies, at keeping the two-thirds majority needed to keep his dream of revising the pacifist constitution alive, an NHK exit poll showed....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Iran's Zarif calls for 'prudence and foresight' as tensions mount Iran's top diplomat said on Sunday that only "prudence and foresight" could alleviate tensions between his country and Britain after Tehran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
15:00, 2019-07-21

British warship warned Iranian forces against seizing tanker A British warship radioed an Iranian patrol boat to warn against interfering with the Stena Impero as the oil tanker passed through the Strait of Hormuz, according to a recording obtained by Reuters....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Air France, Emirates maintain Cairo flights after British Air suspension Air France , Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa suspended services to Egypt's capital....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Hong Kong's black-clad protesters target Beijing's representative office Thousands of protesters descended on China's representative office in Hong Kong on Sunday, as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city's political masters in Beijing....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Zelenskiy seeks broader mandate as Ukraine holds snap parliament election Ukrainians voted in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday that is expected to strengthen President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's hold on power, handing the novice politician a broader mandate for driving change in a nation at war....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Drone strike near Tripoli kills seven fighters loyal to Haftar: military source At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar were killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli, a military source said....
15:00, 2019-07-21

UK finance minister to quit over no-deal Brexit if Johnson become PM British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Japan's ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get 2/3: NHK exit poll Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is set to keep a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday and with allies could seal the two-thirds majority needed to keep alive his dream of revising the pacifist constitution, an NHK exit poll showed....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Timeline: Iran's recent clashes with the West over Gulf shipping, nuclear plans Tensions between Iran and the West have escalated since U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports took full effect in May and British naval forces seized an Iranian supertanker....
15:00, 2019-07-21

Hong Kong protesters continue past march’s end point Hong Kong protesters have pressed on past the designated end point for a march in which tens of thousands repeated demands for direct elections and an independent investigation into police tactics used in previous demonstrations...
14:00, 2019-07-21

The Latest: Exit polls show Abe’s ruling bloc wins elections Exit polls show Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house elections...
14:00, 2019-07-21

Shunned by West and Wary of Russia, Belarus Gets Help From China A Chinese battery plant has raised the ire of some residents, but Belarus, like Russia, needs the economic lifeline and cannot expect much help from Europe....
13:45, 2019-07-21

UK finance minister Hammond to resign on Wednesday over no-deal Brexit Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office....
13:15, 2019-07-21

Mediterranean gets new NGO migrant rescue ship Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee says it has relaunched migrant rescues off Libya, seven months after it was forced to abandon its activities. The new mission comes after a standoff between Italy and Sea-Watch 3....
13:00, 2019-07-21

Australian Woman Allegedly Beheads Mother, Leaves Head Outside House An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a neighbour's house....
12:30, 2019-07-21

Probe Into Seized British Ship Depends On "Crew Cooperation", Says Iran Iran said on Sunday that the speed of its investigation into a British-flagged tanker depends on the cooperation of its crew, after ignoring calls to hand back the vessel....
12:30, 2019-07-21

UK Says "Looking At Options" To Respond To Iran After Tanker Seized Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering......
12:30, 2019-07-21

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Including 2 Cops In Pakistan A female suicide bomber killed six people -- including two policemen -- in Pakistan's restive northwest Sunday in an attack claimed by the Taliban, officials said....
12:30, 2019-07-21

U.S. wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape: TV The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Iran says it is ready for any scenario, warns of escalating UK tension Iran's envoy to Britain on Sunday urged the UK to contain "domestic political forces" which he said wanted to escalate tension between the two countries amid the capture of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf by Iran....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Pompeo to meet with Mexico's foreign minister to discuss immigration, trade U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday to discuss migration and trade, amid heightened bilateral tension ahead of a deadline on a deal that removed tariff threats on Mexican exports....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Britain considering options to respond to Iran's seizure of tanker Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering putting sanctions on Tehran....
12:15, 2019-07-21

A 'shy, talented drawer' - mourner remembers friend lost in Japan arson attack The two men, friends since high school, were in touch on social media a week ago about getting together for a drink. But on Sunday, one was mourning the other, a victim of the arson attack on a Japanese animation studio that has claimed 34 lives....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Britain should not become U.S. 'messengers' over Iran: Labour's Burgon Britain should not become the "messengers" for U.S. President Donald Trump over Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged tanker, Richard Burgon, justice spokesman for the opposition Labour Party, said on Sunday....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Hong Kong on security alert as thousands march in fresh wave of protests Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong on Sunday as anti-government protests show no signs of let-up, with anger over an extradition bill morphing into a fresh front against what many see as an erosion of freedoms....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Female suicide bomber kills eight in northwest Pakistan A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday, local officials said....
12:15, 2019-07-21

New Zealanders hand over 10,000-plus guns and weapons parts in buy-back scheme New Zealanders have handed over more than 10,000 guns, weapons parts and accessories in the first week of a buy-back scheme prompted by the country's worst peacetime mass shooting, police figures released on Sunday show....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Iran says tanker incidents have not impacted its oil exports: SHANA Iran's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that the country's oil exports had not been impacted so far by the recent tanker incidents in the Gulf....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain "domestic political forces" intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
12:15, 2019-07-21

Hong Kong protesters back on streets after explosives discovery For the seventh weekend, tens of thousands of people are protesting and demanding more autonomy from China. Two more people have been arrested in connection with a huge explosives find linked to a pro-independence group....
11:15, 2019-07-21

| Britain urges Iran to free seized tanker Britain has urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a UK-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
11:00, 2019-07-21

'Alter your course': Audio of moment Iranians warn UK-flagged tanker New audio has been released of both the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the HMS Montrose giving instructions to a British-flagged tanker before it was "illegally" seized by Tehran....
11:00, 2019-07-21

Hong Kong Protesters Demand Inquiry Into Police Violence Antagonism is growing between protesters and the Hong Kong police force, which is accused of using excessively violent tactics at antigovernment demonstrations....
10:00, 2019-07-21

Indian-Origin Comedian Dies On Stage; Audience Thought He Was Performing An Indian-origin stand-up comedian died on stage due to high level of anxiety while performing his act in front of a packed audience here, according to a media report....
09:45, 2019-07-21

Shinzo Abe On Course To Retain Majority In Japan Upper House Election Japanese voters cast ballots Sunday in an upper house election, with Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc looking to protect its majority and keep on track plans to amend the country's pacifist constitution....
09:45, 2019-07-21

Hindu Priest Attacked Near Temple In US A Hindu priest was attacked by a 52-year-old man while he was walking down the street in his religious garb near a temple in Floral Park, New York, according to a US media report....
09:45, 2019-07-21

London Police's Twitter Account Was Hacked. Then Trump Got In The Act The London police force's official Twitter feed, which has 1.2 million followers, normally pushes out updates on arrests or appeals for information. In the event of a terrorist attack, the police use......
09:45, 2019-07-21

Boyfriend of e-scooter crash victim Emily Hartridge reveals she was making her way to fertility clinic when she was killed The distraught boyfriend of YouTuber and presenter Emily Hartridge, who died in an e-scooter crash in London, has revealed his partner was making her way to a fertility clinic scan when she was killed in a crash....
09:45, 2019-07-21

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchange emerges of Royal Navy frigate warning off Iranian ships An audio recording has emerged of the radio exchanges between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed forces vessels prior to the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf....
09:45, 2019-07-21

Thousands gather in Hong Kong in latest protest against controversial extradition bill Thousands of people have gathered in sweltering heat in Hong Kong for the latest in a series of mass protests over the extradition bill that sparked crisis and violent clashes....
09:45, 2019-07-21

US concerned over China’s ‘interference’ in South China Sea The U.S. says it’s concerned by reports of China’s interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam says Beijing violated its sovereignty...
09:30, 2019-07-21

Twin attacks in Pakistan kill 6 police Police in Pakistan say gunmen opened fire on a police post and then bombed the entrance to a hospital as the wounded were being brought in, killing a total of six policemen and wounding another 10 people...
09:30, 2019-07-21

Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio...
09:30, 2019-07-21

Mayfair restaurant Quaglino's overhauls menu in sustainability drive A leading central London restaurant has overhauled its food and drinks menus ahead of its 90th anniversary in a bid to enter its next decade sustainably....
08:30, 2019-07-21

Hundreds of firefighters combat Portugal wildfires Several firefighters have been injured while working to contain wildfires in central Portugal, with the blazes exacerbated by strong wind. Authorities have deployed a small army contingent to help combat the fires....
08:30, 2019-07-21

Britain calls Stena Impero oil tanker seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture London has denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act." German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Europe is trying to prevent an "uncontrollable military escalation."...
08:30, 2019-07-21

Iran's Tanker Seizure Presents U.K. With Policy Dilemma Britain’s decision to seize an Iranian tanker off the coast of its overseas territory of Gibraltar earlier this month is fast snowballing, dragging the country deeper into an escalating crisis between Iran and the West....
08:15, 2019-07-21

Iran's actions are an 'illegal interference' - UK tells UN Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz "constitutes illegal interference", the UK has said in a letter to the United Nations Security Council....
07:30, 2019-07-21

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged tanker Britain warned Friday there would be "serious consequences" if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, the latest confrontation in the increasingly tense standoff in the important shipping route....
07:00, 2019-07-21

Why mayor blocked plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper London's mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked plans for a controversial tower known as the Tulip, saying the structure would be of "limited" public benefit and "detrimental" to the capital's skyline....
07:00, 2019-07-21

A $61 billion trade. Record-breaking busts. Rock-bottom prices. The meth crisis is spiraling out of control Deep in the jungle in Thailand's northern Chiang Mai province, a unit of armed border officers were on duty late last month when they stumbled on a cave stuffed with drugs....
07:00, 2019-07-21

For Boris Johnson’s Clan, Blood Is Thicker Than Political Conviction Cast as something between the Kennedys and the Kardashians, the relatives of the pro-Brexit juggernaut likely to become the next U.K. prime minister don’t always share his views....
06:45, 2019-07-21

Heat Wave Bakes Central, Eastern US; Residents Go To "Cooling Centres" A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Washington a heat index of 106 degrees F (41 C) with......
06:15, 2019-07-21

Houston Celebrates Exact Moment Neil Armstrong Set Foot On Moon Houston's Space Center counted down Saturday night to the exact moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon, marking one of humanity's greatest......
06:15, 2019-07-21

Bosnia buries 86 victims of 1992 massacre It was one of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian war. In August 1992, Bosnian Serb forces lined up Muslim prisoners on the edge of a cliff and opened fire. More than 20 years on, the victims are being laid to rest....
06:00, 2019-07-21

Is a US-led war with Iran on the horizon as troops head to Saudi Arabia? The US is sending troops to Saudi Arabia amid concerns that it is preparing for a war with Iran. It will be the first deployment of American forces in the kingdom since the US toppling of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime....
06:00, 2019-07-21

Three die in Germany as plane slams into hardware store Three people have died after a small plane crashed into a building in southwestern Germany. The aircraft, which appeared to be attempting an unscheduled landing nearby, slammed into a hardware store....
06:00, 2019-07-21

Renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at 90 Agnes Heller, a dissident under Hungary's communist regime, was a fierce critic of current Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his nationalist politics. The Holocaust survivor lost most of her family in concentration camps....
06:00, 2019-07-21

Petronas Towers architect Cesar Pelli dies Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli — the creator of several of the world's tallest towers — has died at the age of 92. The designer of Malaysia's Petronas Towers, Pelli leaves a legacy that spans continents....
06:00, 2019-07-21

British Airways, Lufthansa cancel flights to Cairo over security concerns British Airways has suspended flights to Cairo for seven days over what Britain's Foreign Office has called a "heightened risk of terrorism." Lufthansa has also temporarily canceled its flights to the Egyptian capital....
06:00, 2019-07-21

Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis vows growth Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said Greece will ease taxes on its citizens while upholding austerity targets set by foreign lenders. The new premier vowed growth plans would be a "pleasant surprise for Europe."...
06:00, 2019-07-21

US heat wave: Millions suffer as hot weather intensifies Nearly 150 million people from the Midwest to the Atlantic coast are sweating through scorching temperatures, with New York declaring a heat emergency. At least three people have died, and many events have been canceled....
06:00, 2019-07-21

Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbor says The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometers from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and had "terrified" his neighbor just days earlier....
05:45, 2019-07-21

Zelenskiy's party in spotlight as Ukraine holds snap parliament election Ukrainians vote in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday that could consolidate the power of new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and hand the novice politician a stronger mandate for driving change in the war-scarred nation....
05:45, 2019-07-21

Panama to withdraw flag from oil tanker towed to Iran after disappearance Panama began the flag withdrawal process on Friday after an investigation determined the tanker had "deliberately violated international regulations" by not reporting any unusual situation....
04:45, 2019-07-21

Leader of moderate Islamist party to stand for parliamentary elections in Tunisia Rached Ghannouchi, the influential leader of Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party, will stand in the next parliamentary elections in October, a move widely seen as an attempt to seek a leadership position in the country....
04:15, 2019-07-21

Wildfires hit central Portugal, 1,000 firefighters mobilized More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early on Sunday, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a village and leaving one person with severe injuries....
04:15, 2019-07-21

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14....
04:15, 2019-07-21

Pacifist constitution reform at stake as Japan goes to polls Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday that could determine whether his dream of revising the post-war, U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution can be kept alive....
04:15, 2019-07-21

Persian Gulf tanker incidents could cut traffic, raise shippers’ costs: experts On Friday, Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the narrow passageway that carries one-fifth of the world's crude exports and a second Liberian-flagged ship was briefly detained....
03:30, 2019-07-21

Explosives seized by police in Hong Kong as rival camps rally Police in Hong Kong discovered a stash of a powerful homemade explosive as the semi-autonomous Chinese city readied for another major pro-democracy protest on Sunday following a pro-Beijing rally that attracted thousands....
03:30, 2019-07-21

Migrants hurt in North Macedonia after driver jumps from moving truck Police in North Macedonia said on Saturday that 34 Afghan migrants have been injured in a highway accident after the driver of a truck carrying them north toward Serbia jumped from the moving vehicle attempting to escape a police patrol....
03:15, 2019-07-21

Britain mulls sanctions in response to Iran tanker seizure: The Telegraph British ministers are making plans aimed at targeting Iran with sanctions in the aftermath of the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported....
03:15, 2019-07-21

Irish, EU governments sound out Johnson to avoid no-deal Brexit: Sunday Times Ahead of Boris Johnson's likely election next week as Britain's prime minister, EU countries are secretly wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brexit plan that would avoid a no-deal disaster, the Sunday Times newspaper reported....
03:15, 2019-07-21

U.S.-South Korean military exercise to proceed: top South Korean official A top South Korean official on Saturday said a U.S.-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang's charges that holding it would breach an agreement made between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
03:15, 2019-07-21

Britain says Iran approached tanker in Omani waters: letter to U.N. Britain told the United Nations Security Council on Saturday that a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran was approached by Iranian forces when it was in Omani territorial waters and the action "constitutes illegal interference."...
03:15, 2019-07-21

Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident....
03:15, 2019-07-21

U.S. adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade dispute....
03:15, 2019-07-21

UK Says Iran's Seizure Of Oil Tanker Is "Tit-For-Tat Situation" London on Saturday urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a British-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
02:00, 2019-07-21

Twitter Suspends Accounts Of Iranian State Media Outlets A day after Twitter suspended the accounts of several Iranian state media outlets, the social networking service said Saturday it acted after harassment of people linked to the Baha'i faith....
02:00, 2019-07-21

Hellcat Miata This Is Not a Drill I’ll confess I’m not all that interested in or impressed by burnouts but, uh, there’s no denying the pure majesty of a 2,580-pound car putting 685 horsepower to its wheels....
01:45, 2019-07-21

Thousands protest in Moscow after opposition figures barred from city council ballot As many as 25,000 protesters turned out in central Moscow Saturday to protest the refusal by city election officials to allow several opposition figures to run for the Moscow city council.        ...
01:30, 2019-07-21

Countdowns, ceremonies and MoonPies: How the U.S. is marking 50 years since the lunar landing At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, cars were backed up for miles outside the visitor complex at opening time. In Armstrong's hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, nearly 2,000 runners competed in "Run to the Moon" races....
01:30, 2019-07-21

American crocodiles, once endangered, are thriving outside a nuclear plant in Florida Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more are expected to emerge soon....
01:30, 2019-07-21

‘Unprecedented’ wildfires in the Arctic emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year Wildfires in the Arctic last month emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as all of Sweden does in a year, according to the World Meteorological Organization....
01:30, 2019-07-21

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo over unspecified security concerns When asked for more details about why flights had been suspended and what security arrangements the airline was reviewing, a spokeswoman for British Airways responded: "We never discuss matters of security."...
01:30, 2019-07-21

Man Jumps On Plane Wing As It Prepares For Takeoff In Nigeria A man climbed onto the wing of a plane as it prepared for takeoff at an airport in Nigeria's Lagos city, causing panic among passengers, authorities said....
01:00, 2019-07-21

Iran Says British Oil Tanker "Violated Rules", UK Hits Back A day after it seized a British-flagged tanker, Iran on Saturday said that Stena Impero vessel was violating maritime rules and regulations by using an exit lane to enter the Strait of Hormuz....
01:00, 2019-07-21

Expert says Vatican space holds bones of dozens amid bid to solve girl’s 1983 disappearance A genetics expert hired by the family of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared in 1983 said Saturday that an underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds thousands of "adult and non-adult" bones that appear to be from dozens of individuals....
00:15, 2019-07-21

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move....
00:15, 2019-07-21

Nigeria president condemns latest killings in northwestern Sokoto state Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in the northwestern state of Sokoto, his spokesman said in a statement....
00:15, 2019-07-21

| Trump says Johnson would do 'great job' as British PM US President Donald Trump said that Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, would do a "great job" in the post after the pair had a telephone conversation....
00:00, 2019-07-21

| 'El Chapo' enters US supermax prison in Colorado Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, where he will spend the rest of his days....
00:00, 2019-07-21

| Anime studio fire 'an arson attack', Japan police say The horrifying fire at a renowned anime firm which killed dozens in Kyoto is being treated as arson and murder, Japanese police have said, with scores of detectives investigating the deadliest violent crime for decades in the famously safe country....
00:00, 2019-07-21

Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert says A genetics expert retained by the family of a Vatican girl who went missing in 1983 said a cavernous underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds thousands of bones that appear to be from dozens of individuals both “adult and non-adult”...
00:00, 2019-07-21

Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days Egyptian officials say Cairo’s international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days...
00:00, 2019-07-21

Boris Johnson, Britain’s likely next prime minister, is a hack — a journalist who has reached the pinnacle of power The key to understanding Johnson, say his biographers, lifelong observers, friends and enemies in a dozen interviews with The Washington Post, is to see him first as a hack — the self-deprecating but not pejorative Britishism for a working journalist shoveling reams of copy to his masters on deadlin...
00:00, 2019-07-21

Hong Kong police make 'largest seizure' of explosives Hong police have made the "largest seizure" of explosives on the eve of the latest protests of extradition bill allowing some extradition to mainland China....
23:15, 2019-07-20

World-renowned architect Cesar Pelli dies at age 92 Cesar Pelli, an architect known for some of the most famous skyscrapers, including one in Malaysia, which was once the world's tallest structure, has died....
23:15, 2019-07-20

Detained British-flagged tanker must go through legal process: Iran foreign minister The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero must go through a legal process because it violated maritime regulations, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in a phone call on Saturday, the Iranian news agency ISNA reported....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Owners of seized tanker preparing formal request to visit crew in Iran Stena Bulk, the Swedish-based owners of the UK-flagged tanker detained by Iran, said on Saturday they were preparing a formal request to visit its 23 crew members....
22:45, 2019-07-20

UK warship tried to prevent Iran from stopping tanker: Revolutionary Guards A British warship escorting the detained UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero tried to prevent Iran's Revolutionary Guards from stopping the ship, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, a Guards spokesman, said on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency....
22:45, 2019-07-20

New German defense minister sees public support wane German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has seen her public support dip since she took over as defense minister on Wednesday, an opinion poll showed on Saturday....
22:45, 2019-07-20

'Boris blimp' takes to the London skies in pro-EU protest Opponents of Britain's exit from the EU hoisted a "Boris blimp" portraying the UK's likely next prime minister as a crying child as they demonstrated outside parliament on Saturday....
22:45, 2019-07-20

'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan animation studio mourns bright, young staff Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company president said on Saturday, as the death toll climbed to 34....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Iran guards post video of troops rappelling onto British-flagged tanker Iran's Revolutionary Guards posted a video online on Saturday showing speedboats pulling up alongside the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero and troops wearing ski masks and carrying machine guns rappelling to its deck from a helicopter....
22:45, 2019-07-20

U.S. State Department says concerned by reports of Chinese interference in South China Sea The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, including Vietnam's long-standing exploration and production activities....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Italian magistrate who led 'Clean Hands' graft probes dies Francesco Saverio Borrelli, the Italian magistrate who headed the "Clean Hands" corruption investigations in the early 1990s that swept away an entire political class, has died, his family said on Saturday....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Iran tanker seizure raises serious questions for international shipping: UK's Hunt Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker raises very serious questions for British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists and plunged the city into crisis....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Iranian ship repaired in Saudi Arabia heads back to Iran An Iranian ship which had gone to Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia because of technical problems in May is heading back to Iran, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Saturday....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Saudi Arabia says evacuated crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman: SPA Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship who was previously evacuated for medical reasons from a vessel off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, to Oman....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Pompeo expresses disappointment over Turkey's acquisition of Russian missiles U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Turkey's Foreign Minister on Saturday and expressed disappointment over the country's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile system, the U.S. State Department said in a statement....
22:45, 2019-07-20

UK calls seizure of ship a 'hostile act'; Iran releases video of capture Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Pakistan's former tribal regions vote in first provincial election Voters in the turbulent former tribal zones of northwestern Pakistan went to the polls on Saturday in the first provincial elections since the region lost the semi-autonomous status it had held since the British colonial era....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Brazil's Bolsonaro says government must cut another 2.5 billion reais President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that Brazil's federal government will need to cut its budget by 2.5 billion reais ($667 million) next week, website UOL reported, as weak economic growth continues to squeeze revenue....
22:45, 2019-07-20

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days: statement British Airways abruptly suspended flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what had prompted the move....
22:45, 2019-07-20

Ford Secretly Directed Dealers to Fix Faulty Transmissions for a Week: Report Ford directed dealers to fix, for free, faulty transmissions the automaker knowingly sold customers if owners noticed a problem and got their vehicles into a dealership by July 19, the Detroit Free Press reports....
22:15, 2019-07-20

New footage by Iran purportedly shows commandos rappelling onto UK-flagged oil tanker Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, but the regime insists it was a “reciprocal” measure amid economic sanctions....
22:00, 2019-07-20

Vatican begins examination of bones found in cemetery in a bid to solve mysterious disappearance of girl The Vatican is making yet another effort to solve the mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee after bones were found at a Vatican City cemetery last week....
22:00, 2019-07-20

Hungary backs Trump on asylum crackdown as it touts its own border success Hungary is backing President Trump in his crackdown on migrants claiming asylum at the southern borders -- as the government touts its own success in drastically reducing the influx of migrants into the country....
22:00, 2019-07-20

Why The 2020 Corvette C8 Really Is a Bigger Deal Than Every Other Car Right Now Impressive engineering, relatively low list price and striking looks aside the 2020 Corvette C8 really is one of the most significant things to happen in cars in a long time. If you disagree, I’m going to change your mind....
21:45, 2019-07-20

The Moment When You Commit to Driving Down a Flight of Stairs We’re all trying to get more exercise, but most of us don’t bring our Acura SUVs along for the ride. A woman attempting to leave the fancy Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in Vancouver on Friday morning ended up getting her steps in, but scrapped the hell out of her SUV in the process....
20:45, 2019-07-20

Putin Says Russians and Ukrainians Are ‘One People’ MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes Russians and Ukrainians constitute one nation and that the countries should find a way to integrate. Putin made the comments in an interview with the American film director Oliver Stone on June 19; material from the interview was used ...
20:15, 2019-07-20

Man Dies At Tomorrowland Electro Fest In Belgium A man attending Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, one of the world's biggest electronic music events, collapsed and was later declared dead in hospital, organisers and medical sources said Saturday....
20:15, 2019-07-20

Pak Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway In Gilgit Airport; Passengers Safe A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying 48 passengers skidded off the runway while landing at the Gilgit airport on Saturday, officials said....
20:15, 2019-07-20

Iranian state media releases footage of oil tanker seizure Footage showing the moment Iran's Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has been released - with the UK describing the incident as a "hostile act"....
19:30, 2019-07-20

Tour de France: Home riders Alaphilippe and Pinot on a roll French riders are thriving in the picturesque Pyrenees mountains. Thibaut Pinot has dragged himself back into contention after a major setback, while overall leader Julian Alaphilippe powers on....
19:30, 2019-07-20

Japan fire: Suspect in fatal fire that claimed 34 lives 'accused animation studio of stealing novel' A suspect accused of setting a fire that killed 34 people in an animation studio in Japan accused the company of 'stealing novels,' according to police....
19:15, 2019-07-20

#CheerUpCharlie: West End stars send touching messages to schoolboy bullied over his love of musicals West End stars have rallied round to send messages of support to a nine-year-old boy who was being bullied at school for his love of musical theatre....
19:15, 2019-07-20

Iran tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt vows British shipping 'must and will be' be protected after tanker is boarded Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed British shipping "must and will be protected" following the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz....
19:15, 2019-07-20

Donald Trump 'blames Sadiq Khan' for Metropolitan Police Twitter hack US President Donald Trump has escalated his feud with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan by appearing to suggest he is to blame for a hack on the Metropolitan Police's Twitter account....
19:15, 2019-07-20

UK pro-EU campaigners hold 'No to Boris' march in London Anti-Brexit campaigners have marched through central London in a show of opposition to Britain's exit from the EU. Among the attractions was a giant balloon effigy of Britain's likely next prime minister, Boris Johnson....
18:45, 2019-07-20

Here's the Backstory on That Blue Maxima From the Fast and the Furious If you watch The Fast And The Furious today, the Nissan Maxima that rips a ridiculous burnout out of the barbeque scene might seem a little random. But if you were into cars when the movie was new, I bet you remember these getting driven hard. The one in the flick got picked for sheer convenience of...
18:45, 2019-07-20

The Case Against the Apollo 11 Moon Mission On July 13, 1969, just a few days before Apollo XI lifted off into the sky, newspapers across the country ran a syndicated column by Drew Pearson, an infamous figure in mid-century American journalism. Perhaps most famously, he broke the story about General George S. Patton slapping a soldier during...
18:45, 2019-07-20

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs Several thousand people have attended a mass funeral service in northwestern Bosnia for 86 Muslims who were slain by the Serbs in one of the worst killings of the country’s 1992-95 war...
18:15, 2019-07-20

Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South Asia The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries...
18:15, 2019-07-20

Polish city’s first LGBT pride parade disrupted Police in eastern Poland say they detained a number of people who verbally abused and tried to block participants in the first LGBT pride parade held in a city that hosted far-right marches in the past...
18:15, 2019-07-20

Hifter calls on youth to help with battle for Tripoli Commander of self-styled Libyan National Army has called on young people in Tripoli to joint its offensive to capture the capital from the U.N.-backed government based there...
18:15, 2019-07-20

The London Police Twitter feed was hacked. Then Trump got in the act. LONDON -- The London Metropolitan Police’s twitter account started acting very strange. The London police force’s official twitter feed, which has 1.2 million followers, normally pushes out updates on......
18:15, 2019-07-20

Russians rally for independent candidates to stand in elections Thousands of people have turned out in Moscow to protest the non-registration of independent candidates for local elections. This issue is one of the rare cases that has united Russia’s usually divided opposition....
18:15, 2019-07-20

Uganda: One year of social media tax The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups. And today, even some of the staunchest supporters of the tax are no longer convinced....
18:15, 2019-07-20

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen The Vatican has opened two burial chambers in an attempt to solve the case of an Italian teenager who vanished 36 years ago. In a twist, experts are also looking for the remains of two 19th century German princesses....
18:15, 2019-07-20

Opinion: A political bombshell in Kosovo Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has surprisingly resigned after being requested to face a special war crimes tribunal in The Hague. This will have far-reaching political consequences, says Vilma Filaj-Ballvora....
18:15, 2019-07-20

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: June 20-21, 2019 Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?...
17:00, 2019-07-20

This Is a Very Creative Twist on Classic SUV Restoration I’d been following Coolnvintage on Instagram thinking it was just some random account posting nice-aesthetic-stuff, but no, it’s a real vintage 4x4 restoration outfit in Portugal and it’s actually doing some of the most beautiful work in old-truck-decoration right now....
17:00, 2019-07-20

Iran Says Its Seizure of British Ship Was a ‘Reciprocal’ Move TEHRAN, Iran — A powerful council in Iran said Saturday the country’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz was in response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier. Spokesman of Iran’s Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Ka...
16:45, 2019-07-20

Netanyahu Becomes Israel's Longest-Serving Premier Amid Political Storm Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu becomes the country’s longest-serving premier on Saturday with his legacy under scrutiny and his political future on the line ahead of a tough election....
16:15, 2019-07-20

Protesters against German neo-Nazi rally gather in Kassel Thousands of people came into Kassel to start a counter-protest against a planned demonstration by a neo-Nazi party. The rally comes several weeks after the killing of one of the city's prominent pro-migrant politicians....
15:30, 2019-07-20

Italy's Etna volcano erupts on Sicily, disrupting flights Italy's Mount Etna began spewing hot ash and lava overnight, forcing authorities to close two airports in eastern Sicily. Experts detected "lively spattering" at the volcano last month....
15:30, 2019-07-20

BREAKING: Girl, 18, 'gang raped' in filmed Majorca attack – suspects in court TOURISTS accused of gang raping and filming a horror attack on an 18-year-old girl in a Brit holiday hotspot on Majorca have claimed the "sex was consensual"....
15:15, 2019-07-20

Britain warns Iran of 'serious consequences' if British-flagged oil tanker not released Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker potentially marks a major escalation in tensions between Iran and the West since they began rising in May.        ...
15:00, 2019-07-20

Morning Coffee Results in a $1,000 Fine and Expulsion From Venice Two German tourists set up a travel stove by the Rialto Bridge, one of the city’s main landmarks. The move fell afoul of rules to preserve “decorum” in the city center....
14:45, 2019-07-20

Suspect in Kyoto Fire Had Criminal Record and Trouble With Neighbors With the police and the public searching for explanations of a devastating crime, experts said they feared people with mental illness would be vilified....
14:45, 2019-07-20

Trump renews racist criticism of Democratic congresswomen In the face of widespread criticism, US President Donald Trump has defended his racist attacks against four Democratic congresswomen. One of the president's targets said he was "spewing fascist ideology."...
14:30, 2019-07-20

US: New York man charged with training 'Islamic State' members A 42-year-old former New York resident who was a sniper for the "Islamic State" has been detained without bail. He faces terrorism charges for attempting to recruit and train members for the militant group....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Opinion: Boris Johnson in Brussels — visibly invisible Boris Johnson's ubiquity these days can be tiresome. But as a newspaper hack in Brussels he preferred to keep a low profile. Jim Gibbons recounts the many faces of the man who could be the UK's next prime minister....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report Germany’s parched forests are nearing ecological collapse, foresters and researchers warn. More than 1 million established trees have died since 2018 as a result of drought, winter storms and bark beetle plagues....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Turkish banker jailed over Iran sanctions scheme released from US prison Mehmet Hakan Atilla was arrested in 2017 after a witness said he helped organize a multi-billion dollar scheme to bypass US oil sanctions against Iran. The case had implicated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Saudi-led alliance launches airstrikes on Yemen's rebel capital Rebel military camps belonging to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been targeted by an aerial bombardment. The operation follows last week's attempts by the United Nations to restart stalled peace talks....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Iceland: Tourists find 50 pilot whales dead on beach A group of American tourists spotted the whales during a helicopter tour over the west coast of the Nordic island. Although the huge aquatic mammals are notorious for beaching, the sheer number has surprised experts....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Ukraine parliamentary vote: Fresh start or a U-turn? This weekend's parliamentary vote in Ukraine will mark a turning point for the country. The legislature may gain many new young faces — or see pro-Russia elements receive a boost in support....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Germany and France condemn Iran's seizure of British tanker Germany and France expressed "solidarity" with the United Kingdom after Iran seized the Stena Impero on Friday. The incident came amid already deteriorating diplomatic relations between Iran and several Western powers....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Germany: Merkel commemorates Hitler assassination plot 75 years after 'Operation Valkyrie' On July 20, 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg tried to kill Adolf Hitler by placing a suitcase bomb next to him during a meeting of senior Nazi officials. Merkel said he and his co-conspirators were "true patriots."...
14:30, 2019-07-20

China gas factory blast kills at least 12 At least 12 people have died in a powerful explosion that ripped through a gas plant in central China. Reports said the force of the blast shattered windows and blew out doors as far as 3 kilometers away....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Hong Kong police seize huge explosives cache ahead of rallies One man has been arrested after "very powerful" explosives were found at a storage unit used by a pro-independence group. Weeks of sometimes violent protests spurred a fresh rally calling on police to restore order....
14:30, 2019-07-20

Britain warns of 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release seized tanker as regime insists it was 'reciprocal' move Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, but the regime insists it was a “reciprocal” measure amid economic sanctions....
14:15, 2019-07-20

18 Inventory-Recommended Things to Buy From Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Suffice to say, there’s a lot to sift through at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, happening now. But don’t stress; we’ve pulled out just a few of our favorite pieces for you to peruse as you look to update your wardrobe for fall....
14:15, 2019-07-20

Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move A powerful council in Iran says the country’s seizure of a British oil tanker was in response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier...
13:45, 2019-07-20

Saudi king reportedly approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency reported Friday....
12:30, 2019-07-20

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to those who were executed for trying, but failing, to assassinate the Nazi dictator...
12:30, 2019-07-20

Spain’s Socialists ‘convinced’ new government deal is near The No. 2 for Spain’s Socialist Party says she is optimistic that caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will be able to strike a last-minute deal with the far-left United We Can party to form a coalition government before next week’s confidence vote...
12:30, 2019-07-20

‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right The American journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, Brazilian Congressman David Miranda, have rattled Bolsonaro’s Brazil — earning praise and scorn....
12:00, 2019-07-20

U.K. Voters’ Frustration High as 99% Are Sidelined in Prime Minister Election With less than 1 percent of registered voters making a consequential decision at a critical time, many are questioning the foundations of their democracy....
12:00, 2019-07-20

Cuba says fuel shortage, blackouts are temporary, being fixed Cuban authorities sought to reassure jittery citizens this week that recent power outages and a fuel shortage were due to temporary problems that were being fixed rather than a broader decline in the economy under heavier U.S. sanctions....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance security in the region: SPA Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday....
11:45, 2019-07-20

U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, facing extradition from the United States as part of a corruption investigation, was deemed a flight risk by a U.S. judge on Friday and ordered held in jail....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Two more Iranian ships may be stranded in Brazil as sanctions bite Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left without enough fuel, as Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras refuses to provide them with bunker fuel due to U.S. sanctions....
11:45, 2019-07-20

UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations....
11:45, 2019-07-20

U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional deterrent" in the face of "emergent, credible threats."...
11:45, 2019-07-20

César Pelli, Argentine architect behind the Petronas Towers, dies aged 92 César Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said on Friday, marking the passing of one of the contemporary architectural greats....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Saudi-led coalition starts operation to target military positions in Sanaa The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Saturday....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Ahead of U.S. deadline, Mexico minister has fulfilled migration enforcement pledge Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico has followed through on its commitment to the United States to reduce migration from Central America, as a deadline in a bilateral pact approaches....
11:45, 2019-07-20

U.S. should reject 'prejudice' on China religious rights: state media The United States should reject "prejudice" and respect facts instead of vilifying China's record on religious rights, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily said on Saturday after fresh criticism of China's treatment of ethnic Muslims....
11:45, 2019-07-20

'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan studio mourns bright, young staff Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company president said on Saturday, as the death toll climbed to 34....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region rose again....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Britain will be considered but robust toward Iran: Hunt British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said London would respond in a considered but robust way to the seizure of a British tanker by Iranian guards, and warned that Tehran would be the biggest loser if freedom of navigation is restricted....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route....
11:45, 2019-07-20

UK's Hunt says Iran may be on 'dangerous path' after seizing tanker British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that he was worried that Iran had taken a "dangerous path" after it seized a British-flagged tanker on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Iran says tanker 'ignored distress call,' taken to Bandar Abbas port Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz to a nearby port, where the vessel and its crew will remain while an accident it was involved in is investigated, Iran's Fars news agency said on Saturday....
11:45, 2019-07-20

With Splayed Wingtips, Fanned Tail, Airbus Tries "Biomimicry" Technology Airbus on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with "biomimicry" technology that could eventually lead to......
11:45, 2019-07-20

"Not My America Or Your America. Our America": Michelle Obama to Trump Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying "there's a place for all of......
11:45, 2019-07-20

After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker, UK Warns Ships To Avoid Hormuz Strait London on Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
11:45, 2019-07-20

Iran warned of 'serious consequences' over seizure of UK-flagged tanker Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face "serious consequences" if it does not release a British-flagged oil tanker which was detained in the Strait of Hormuz....
11:15, 2019-07-20

| Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz....
10:30, 2019-07-20

| Hong Kong's expat police become focus of protester rage A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong's colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: A dwindling band of expat police officers now vilified for doing the bidding of the city's pro-Beijing leaders....
10:30, 2019-07-20

Pakistan’s northwest tribal areas hold 1st local polls Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas are holding their first-ever provincial elections, in a region along the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups...
10:30, 2019-07-20

Merkel stands with congresswomen attacked by Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that US President Donald Trump's racist comments about four Democratic Congresswomen "undermine America's strength" and that she stands in "solidarity" with the women....
10:00, 2019-07-20

'There will be serious consequences': ministers' pledge after Iran seizes British oil tankers in Persian Gulf Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" response, says No10 Donald Trump says Iran's actions are "nothing but trouble"...
09:15, 2019-07-20

Here's A Detailed Look At The 2020 Corvette C8's Impressive Engineering The 2020 Corvette C8 is here, and by now you’ve probably seen exterior and interior photos, and read about all the performance figures. That’s great, but what you really want is to learn about the hardware, so here’s what I got from an interview with a Corvette engineer and through sifting through G...
08:00, 2019-07-20

Ditching 672 Pounds Can Turn the Most Boring Car Into a Fun Time Even the most boring little commuter daily driver hatchback can be turned into a riot of a good time by removing the weight of a particularly large Grizzly Bear. When your tiny four cylinder economy car only has to haul around 2/3rds of the car’s original weight, it can breathe a little easier and m...
08:00, 2019-07-20

Thank God Formula One is Ditching High Degradation Tires Oh joyous day! With the new regulations set to appear for the 2021 season of Formula One comes a new set of wheel and tire specifications. The sport is reportedly going to be switching to an 18" wheel package for all cars. With this new switch, the FIA will apparently be asking Pirelli for a mo...
08:00, 2019-07-20

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran Senior American defense officials said some U.S. troops and Patriot air defense missile systems have already arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, south of Riyadh....
07:45, 2019-07-20

Thousands marched on Puerto Rico governor’s residence demanding he quit The march on Governor Ricardo Rossello's official San Juan residence was the latest in a week of sometimes violent protests over the messages attacking political adversaries, some of which were misogynistic and homophobic....
07:45, 2019-07-20

Black lawmaker says white man told her to ‘go back where you came from’ "And this white man comes up to me and says, 'You lazy son of a bitch,'" Erica Thomas said, "He says, 'You lazy son of a bitch; you need to go back where you came from.'"...
07:45, 2019-07-20

The hidden cost of fast shipping Free rush shipping can come with a cost to the environment — and retailers are doing a careful dance to try to mitigate it without turning customers away....
07:45, 2019-07-20

UK lawmakers threaten to drag Queen Elizabeth into Brexit chaos Senior members of the United Kingdom's ruling Conservative party are so concerned about the country leaving the European Union without a deal that they are planning to go over the new Prime Minister's head and appeal directly to the Queen....
07:45, 2019-07-20

Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter account Late on Friday night, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service began tweeting unusual announcements. "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN SCOTLAND," it proclaimed, alongside the challenge: "what you gonna do call the police?"...
07:45, 2019-07-20

Iran's seizure of UK oil tankers 'unacceptable', says Hunt Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face "serious consequences" if it does not release a British-flagged tanker after two ships were seized in the Gulf....
05:30, 2019-07-20

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests...
05:00, 2019-07-20

Intruder detained after jumping on wing of Nigeria plane prior to takeoff A man climbed onto the wing of an airplane preparing to take off from Nigeria's largest city Friday, sparking panic among passengers inside the aircraft, authorities said....
05:00, 2019-07-20

This Is How Maryam Sharif Is Protesting Her Father Nawaz Sharif's Arrest Maryam Nawaz Sharif has found an unusual way to put forward her demand for the release of her father, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from jail....
04:30, 2019-07-20

Iran Says It Captured British Oil Tanker; UK Hits Out, Claims 2 Seized Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international......
04:30, 2019-07-20

Boris Johnson To "Straighten Out" Theresa May's Brexit "Bad Job": Trump U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit....
04:30, 2019-07-20

"Who Knows Better..": Trump Pits NASA Chief Against Apollo 11 Astronauts President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House Friday, using the occasion to tell his space chief he would prefer to go straight to......
04:30, 2019-07-20

"I Looked At Hell": Eyewitness Of Japan Anime Studio Fire That Killed 34 Details emerged Friday of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach the roof, but the motive for the suspected arson......
04:30, 2019-07-20

Buzz Aldrin, Second Man On Moon, "Disappointed" Over US Space Exploration When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second human ever to walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States' current ability to operate in space 50 years after the Apollo 11......
04:30, 2019-07-20

"Bigger Problems" Than Plastic Straws, Says Donald Trump Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are "bigger problems" than plastic drinking straws -- the day after his reelection campaign manager......
04:30, 2019-07-20

Drug Lord El Chapo Begins Life Term In Colorado 'Supermax' Prison Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of......
04:30, 2019-07-20

Saudi King Approves Hosting US Troops In Bid To Boost Regional Security Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday....
04:30, 2019-07-20

Lockheed Martin Gets $1.48 Billion Saudi Missile Contract: Pentagon Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defence system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday....
04:30, 2019-07-20

"Patriots": Trump On Supporters Who Told Congresswoman To 'Go Back' President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his......
04:30, 2019-07-20

"You Can't Talk That Way About Our Country": Trump To Congresswomen President Donald Trump broadly declared Friday that no one should criticize the United States while he is president, part of a renewed attack on four minority congresswomen whom he has targeted as......
04:30, 2019-07-20

Hafiz Saeed's Arrest Is "Window Dressing", Made No Difference Before: US The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan's intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying......
04:30, 2019-07-20

Indians Among 23 Crew Members Aboard British Tanker Seized By Iran Indian nationals are among the 23 people who were onboard the British-flagged oil tanker which was seized by Iran on Saturday, said cargo vessel owner Stena Bulk....
04:30, 2019-07-20

New York Man Charged With Being ISIS Sniper 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....
04:30, 2019-07-20

Ice Covering Arctic Ocean Disappearing Faster Than Normal, Say Scientists Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the second-lowest level recorded for this time of year after July temperatures spiked in areas around the North Pole....
04:30, 2019-07-20

Remembering the German Resistance Who were the people who risked their lives to resist the Nazis in Germany? A visit to the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin provides some answers — 75 years after the 20 July assassination plot....
04:15, 2019-07-20

Algeria win the African Cup of Nations, beating Senegal 1-0 Algeria are champions of Africa thanks to an early goal and an enormous deflection. As with so many major finals, it wasn't a match to remember. But surely it was a night the Algerian squad will never forget....
04:15, 2019-07-20

El Chapo: True drug bosses are still at large The punishment meted out to El Chapo gives the impression that justice has been done. But the really important questions were not asked during his trial, says DW's guest columnist Anabel Hernandez....
04:15, 2019-07-20

Ex-NSA contractor jailed for 9 years over stolen documents A former US contractor who stockpiled secret National Security Agency data at his home has been jailed for nine years. The case is another embarrassment for the NSA after Edward Snowden leaked classified info in 2013....
04:15, 2019-07-20

Israeli security company reportedly has tool that spies on Apple, Google and Facebook cloud data An Israeli cybersecurity company has reportedly developed spyware that can scrape data from the servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft products....
03:30, 2019-07-20

Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces seize British ship in Strait of Hormuz, escalating tensions Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British ship in the Strait of Hormuz, adding to escalating tensions between Tehran and the U.S.        ...
03:30, 2019-07-20

El Salvador files graft charges against ex-justice minister Prosecutors in El Salvador are accusing an ex-minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and seeking restitution of over $1 million in allegedly misappropriated government funds...
02:15, 2019-07-20

Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migration Mexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people to leave for the United States...
02:15, 2019-07-20

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz; denies Trump’s claim that drone was brought down  The latest incident comes as tensions rise again in the Persian Gulf, a month after Trump threatened to attack Iran for destroying an American drone....
02:15, 2019-07-20

The Quick Read About… the New President-elect of the European Commission What Happened This Week: Europe has a new president! Sort of. Germany’s former defense minister Ursula Von der Leyen became the new president-elect of the European Commission (EC) this week following a close vote in the European Parliament. Why It Matters: Whoever leads the European Commission...
01:00, 2019-07-20

Iran Seizes Two Vessels, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. Says (LONDON) — Britain’s foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling an escalation in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said one of the...
01:00, 2019-07-20

England cricketer Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year - despite helping his team defeat the Black Caps in the cricket World Cup final....
00:15, 2019-07-20

A$AP Rocky prison latest: Rapper detained in Sweden for six more days over aggravated assault probe US rapper A$AP Rocky has been remanded in custody in Sweden for another six days while prosecutors investigate a fight which took place in Stockholm....
00:15, 2019-07-20

James Goddard admits harassing MP Anna Soubry after calling her 'Nazi' during pro-Brexit protest Self-styled "Yellow vest" protester James Goddard has admitted harassing Anna Soubry MP by calling her a "Nazi" during a pro-Brexit protest outside Parliament....
00:15, 2019-07-20

Strait of Hormuz incident: Jeremy Hunt 'extremely concerned' over Iranian seizure of two oil tankers in Gulf UK-registered Stena Impero was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz Second seized oil tanker, the Liberia-flagged Mesdar, was later allowed to continue voyage Incident follows on from recent heightened tensions in the Gulf involving Iran, the US and UK...
00:15, 2019-07-20

Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces seize British and Liberian-flagged ships in Strait of Hormuz Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized two ships in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian, British, and U.S. officials said Friday.        ...
23:30, 2019-07-19

This Is the Only Chevrolet C8 Corvette Interior Any of You Should Be Getting Now that the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is real, we can spend the next few days and weeks poring over the specs, engaging in debates and looking at pictures of it. I spent most of last night looking at the pictures and I can confidently return to you and say there is only one interior scheme any of ...
23:30, 2019-07-19

What It Was Like to Go 170 MPH in BMW's Swankiest Super Sedan Last month, I drove the 2020 Alpina B7–a 600-horsepower evolution of the BMW 7 Series made by one of the company’s most prominent tuners–near its headquarters just outside of Munich. We stretched its legs on the Autobahn and frankly, I’ve never felt like more of a baller....
23:30, 2019-07-19

Show Us the 2007 Mid-Engine Corvette Prototypes, GM When a car company comes out with a long-anticipated debut, it tends to show all the cards it was holding close to the chest during development. It happened when Toyota showed off the Supra and told us how it did the deed with BMW, and now it’s happening again with GM and the mid-engine Corvette....
23:30, 2019-07-19

Uber and Lyft Are Trying to Compete with Google Maps For Some Reason When you’re trying to figure out how to get somewhere, the odds are pretty good your first move is opening Google Maps. But Uber and Lyft each want to change that. To them I say: good luck....
23:30, 2019-07-19

Iran seizes two British-linked tankers in Strait of Hormuz The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced Friday that they seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the same region where the United States says one of its ships shot down an Iranian drone earlier this week....
23:15, 2019-07-19

North Carolina woman, Australian boyfriend murdered along remote Canadian highway Police in Canada are investigating after a 24-year-old North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend were found murdered along a remote stretch of highway in Canada....
23:15, 2019-07-19

Spanish politician arrested for alleged underground marijuana operation A Spanish politician from the conservative Popular Party (PP) resigned Thursday after being arrested on charges of running an underground marijuana-growing operation....
23:15, 2019-07-19

Drone targets base of Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq Iraqi security officials announced Friday that an unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people....
23:15, 2019-07-19

Kosovo Leader Resigns After Being Called to War Crimes Court Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a former commander of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army, urged President Hashim Thaci to call an early parliamentary election....
23:00, 2019-07-19

Iran Seizes Two Tankers in Persian Gulf, Britain Says Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that the Iranian authorities had seized “a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel” in the Strait of Hormuz....
23:00, 2019-07-19

| 'Hell' of Japan fire that killed dozens at anime company Details emerged of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach the roof, but the motive for the suspected arson remained unclear....
22:45, 2019-07-19

| WATCH: Is Boris Johnson Britain's Donald Trump? Donald Trump backed Boris Johnson to be the UK's next prime minister, which looks very likely to happen. With their shock of blond hair and populist politics, the two men are often likened. So is this the start of a very "special relationship"?...
22:45, 2019-07-19

| Huge blast rocks gas plant in China, 'many injured' - state media A huge explosion rocked a gas plant in central China, causing many injuries and shattering windows and doors of buildings in a 3km radius, state media said....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Gottfried Keller at 200: An enduring literary legacy Revealing the suffering of the "bourgeois outsider," the Swiss poet and novelist is considered one of the 19th century's great European literati whose works are highly relevant today....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Young Euro Classic launches a new season Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the world's largest parade of youth orchestras has music by Beethoven in its sights – but audiences can also expect surprises....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Austrian, German tourists fined in Italy for hammock, coffee incidents Italy has been clamping down on anti-social or unwanted behavior in its tourist centers. In Trieste it involved a hammock, in Venice a camping stove and a cup of coffee by the ancient Rialto bridge....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Bulgaria makes biggest military acquisition since fall of communism Bulgarian lawmakers had to widen the budget deficit by 1.6% of GDP to pay for advanced US F-16 fighter jets. But officials have justified the price tag, saying they give Bulgaria a way out of "a technological stalemate."...
22:45, 2019-07-19

Franz Beckenbauer probe to be split from World Cup investigation Swiss prosecutors plan to separate Franz Beckenbauer's case from the broader investigation into corruption in Germany's successful 2006 World Cup bid. It's not clear why, though Beckenbauer has been in poor health....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Russian suspect in tainted oil scandal seeks asylum in Lithuania After huge amounts of Russian crude oil were found to be tainted, Russian authorities detained several suspects over the scandal. Roman Ruzhechko, the man charged with the alleged conspiracy, sought refuge in Lithuania....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Iran reports seizure of British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf The British Foreign Office has confirmed a second naval vessel has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian authorities. The news came after Iran's Revolutionary Guard announced the seizure of a British oil tanker....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Switzerland celebrates rare wine festival Dubbed a once-in-a-generation spectacle, Swiss and tourists alike are flocking to a Lake Geneva town to celebrate the region's winemakers. Organizers said the festival "highlights the work on the vineyard."...
22:45, 2019-07-19

Apollo 50 Festival: Washington celebrates the moon landing Space fans can learn all about the moon, Mars and NASA at a three-day event in the US capital. Whether you want to know about satellite imaging or be run over by a Mars rover — it's all there!...
22:45, 2019-07-19

Facebook's Libra puts 'unregulated cryptocurrencies' into focus The G7 ministers said this week they want to clamp down on cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra, arguing new and untested digital coins risk destabilizing international monetary systems. But can they and should they?...
22:45, 2019-07-19

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Final: Senegal vs. Algeria live After weeks of competition in Egypt, it's time to find out who will win this year's AFCON. Will it be Algeria's first win since 1990, or Senegal's first ever tournament triumph? Follow live updates on DW!...
22:45, 2019-07-19

French court rejects claim against German shipbuilder for 1994 Estonia ferry disaster Survivors and their relatives were seeking multi-million damages against the French agency which certified the Estonia ferry seaworthy, and the German shipbuilder. Instead they were ordered to pay the companies' costs....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Iran Dismisses Trump Report That US Navy Downed "Provocative" Drone Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the US Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern that......
21:45, 2019-07-19

Donald Trump Says Boris Johnson Would Do "Great Job" As British PM US President Donald Trump said Friday that Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, would do a "great job" in the post after the pair had a telephone conversation....
21:45, 2019-07-19

The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as ‘different kind of guy’ U.S. President Donald Trump has waded back into British politics, expressing enthusiasm for the likelihood of Boris Johnson becoming the U.K.’s next prime minister and panning outgoing leader Theresa May’s handling of Brexit...
21:30, 2019-07-19

US stocks wobble as companies turn in mixed earnings reports U.S. stock indexes sloshed between small gains and losses Friday after Microsoft, American Express and other big companies offered up a mixed set of earnings reports...
21:30, 2019-07-19

The Latest: UK official says tanker seizure an ‘escalation’ UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti says the seizure of a British oil tanker by Iranian forces represents an escalation in tensions in the Persian Gulf that makes it clear more protection for merchant vessels is urgently needed...
21:30, 2019-07-19

Could Queen Elizabeth Stop a ‘No Deal’ Brexit? Can Queen Elizabeth stop Brexit? The question has been dismissed as pure fantasy by those on both sides of the Brexit debate in the past. But according to a new report by the BBC’s Newsnight program, rebel lawmakers have drawn up a plan to ask Britain’s constitutional head of state to ta...
21:15, 2019-07-19

Magnitude-5.3 Earthquake in Greece Causes Athenians to Run Into the Streets (ATHENS, Greece) — A strong earthquake centered northwest of Athens shook Greece on Friday, causing frightened residents to run into the capital’s streets and damaging several buildings. Authorities said four people were hospitalized with injuries, none of them serious. The Athens Instit...
21:15, 2019-07-19

U.S. Offers $7 Million Reward for Hezbollah Operative on Anniversary of Jewish Center Attack That Killed 85 (WASHINGTON) — The United States is targeting a senior operative of the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group with sanctions as part of its pressure campaign against Tehran. The government is also issuing a $7 million reward for information leading to the capture of the operative, Salman Rauf S...
21:15, 2019-07-19

U.S. and Iran Clash Over Claim U.S. Warship Downed Iranian Drone (WASHINGTON) — Iran and the United States emphatically disagreed Friday over Washington’s claim that a U.S. warship downed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf. American officials said they used electronic jamming to bring down the unmanned aircraft, while Iran said it simply didn̵...
21:15, 2019-07-19

A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June on Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating ‘a New Normal’ As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on record, following the hottest June on record. These types of heatwaves are expected to become more frequent throughout the world as global warming continu...
21:15, 2019-07-19

Let's Configure Your 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray As we may soon be saying about the 2020 Corvette Stingray itself: damn, that was fast. Though the car just debuted last night, the configurator is already online so you can spec it out to the fullest extent of your desires. Let’s go!...
21:15, 2019-07-19

BMW, Toyota, Everyone Is Deepening Ties with China There’s a mid-engine Corvette out in the world now, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the auto industry has stopped working. There’s a lot of development in China and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, July 19, 2019....
21:15, 2019-07-19

Here's a First Look at the New C8 Corvette Convertible “We are just getting started with Corvette,” said GM President Mark Reuss at the 2020 Corvette’s reveal just before a video montage of apparently future Corvette variants began playing on the screen behind him. Among those variants was this: the Corvette Convertible....
21:15, 2019-07-19

Expect Sexier F1 Cars in 2021, Whatever that Means Formula One will have a different set of rules come its regular overhaul interval of 2021, and we’ve had an idea of what those rules will entail for a while now—mainly, because it’s obvious what needs to change. But F1 gave some more detailed ideas this week, with the goals of more competition for l...
21:15, 2019-07-19

How the Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Became the Automotive Industry's Biggest Urban Legend A true, production mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has been perpetually imminent, for decades and across generations. Until last night, it was always something that was said to be on its way but never showed up—a cautionary tale of automotive rumors that never panned out, no matter how many times the ...
21:15, 2019-07-19

How to Find the 2020 Corvette C8's Hidden Door Handles It’s a big deal that the 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray C8 is moving to mid-engine with coil-sprung rear suspension, but one of my favorite features are the elegantly concealed door handles....
21:15, 2019-07-19

Women Are Dying in Car Accidents Because The Only Female Crash Test Dummy Weighs 110 Lbs. For years, it has been reported that women are significantly more likely to be injured in car crashes than men—Jezebel wrote about the phenomenon back in 2011, when it appeared that seat belts were to blame. Most of the women harmed were, to quote USA Today nearly a decade ago, of “relatively short ...
21:15, 2019-07-19

Read Nixon's Never-Delivered Speech in the Event the Moon Landing Failed It’s been 50 years since American astronauts landed on the moon, and it remains one of the single greatest achievements of modern human history. The moon, as it turns out, is really, really difficult to get to, and the fact that we pulled it off at all in 1969 is incredible. So incredible, in fact, ...
21:15, 2019-07-19

Should I Feel Guilty for Test Driving a Car That I Have No Intention of Buying? As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing free gifts with test drives, dual-clutch transmission worries, and how much of a hit you would take if you bought...
21:15, 2019-07-19

How Much Do Planes Actually Get Cleaned in Between Flights? It’s usually best, in any situation where you end up with your finger touching your eye or grazing your lips, to not think of where it’s been. That goes double when taking any form of public transit, where your hands touch the places all the other hands of people who are just as gross as you have to...
21:15, 2019-07-19

Here Are All the Screw Ups in the Top Gun: Maverick Trailer Already The Top Gun: Maverick trailer is here, and while there is such a thing as “suspension of disbelief” and “it’s just a movie” and “you guys are a bunch of jerks ruining nice things that people enjoy,” there are things in it that are WRONG. Not from a “why is Ed Harris so old” perspective, but somethin...
21:15, 2019-07-19

Why the Corvette C8 Became Mid-Engine and Got a Major Suspension Change We caught up with Josh Holder, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8’s Program Engineering Manager, at the car’s launch party last night to ask the questions a lot of you have had: why did Chevy move the engine behind the driver, and what made engineers finally swap the car’s signature rear leaf springs fo...
21:15, 2019-07-19

Google celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing with new Doodle Google is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a new Doodle and video giving an extensive look at NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission....
20:45, 2019-07-19

Iran airs video of drone shooting; Donald Trump warns Tehran The Iranian government on Friday disputed a claim that the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz -- a position that again brought a steely warning from U.S. President Donald Trump....
20:45, 2019-07-19

Dutch high court holds gov't partly liable for 1995 'Srebrenica massacre' The Netherlands government was 10 percent responsible for the deaths of 350 people in the 1995 Srebrennica genocide in Bosnia, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled Friday....
20:45, 2019-07-19

U.N. officials urge Israel against toppling Palestinian homes in West Bank Top United Nations aid officials are urging the Israeli government to dispense with plans to demolish Palestinian housing properties near East Jerusalem, a move that's already been cleared by the nation's high court....
20:45, 2019-07-19

Last month was hottest June on record, NOAA says After a month of blistering heat waves across Europe, relentless rising temperatures in India and sweltering temperatures in Alaska, last month was the hottest June on record, a new report by the NOAA....
20:45, 2019-07-19

Ex-Russian Arms Tycoon Quietly Wields Influence In British PM Race A former Russian arms tycoon who had connections at the highest levels of the Kremlin is a major donor to Britain's ruling Conservative Party and counts himself a friend of the man expected to be the......
20:30, 2019-07-19

"I'll Rise": US Lawmaker's Reply To "Send Her Back" Chants At Trump Rally Despite a volley of attacks from the White House, death threats and a rally of supporters of US President Donald Trump chanting that she return to Somalia, Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar has......
20:30, 2019-07-19

UK Minister Sajid Javid Recalls "Go Back" Abuse After Trump Tweets Britain's interior minister Sajid Javid on Friday recalled being told "to go back to where I came from" as a child, condemning extremist language after comments by US President Donald Trump....
20:30, 2019-07-19

Trump Meets Apollo 11 Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins In White House US President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House on Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing....
20:30, 2019-07-19

'A revolutionary change': What is Kyoto Animation, the studio hit by arson? Kyoto Animation, the company hit by a suspected arson on Thursday that killed 33 people and injured 36 others also has a unique founding history.        ...
20:15, 2019-07-19

Once Shunned by Trump, Pakistan Now an Ally in Taliban Talks Pakistan is now cooperating with U.S. to help pressure the Taliban to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan, with the aim of extricating the U.S. from its longest war....
20:15, 2019-07-19

Mexican president denounces drug kingpin 'El Chapo' life sentence and 'inhumane' jail conditions Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denounced the life sentence a U.S. judge handed down to drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, who was extradited last year....
19:30, 2019-07-19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticizes Trump for 'go back' remark German Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing alongside a group female congressional Democrats that President Trump criticized over the weekend, saying that the remarks he made were unbecoming of “the strength of America.” ...
19:30, 2019-07-19

Germans who resisted Nazi regime honored on 75 anniversary of plot of kill Hitler Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, honoring those who resisted the Nazi regime. The resisters, who were stigmatized for decades as traitors, will be honored as pillars of the country’s modern democracy amid growing concerns about resurgence of the f...
19:30, 2019-07-19

Man accused of starting fire at Kyoto anime studio held grudge against company, claimed it 'stole novels' The man accused of setting fire to a Japanese animation studio on Thursday, killing 33 people and injuring dozens, reportedly had a grudge against the company who he believed had "stolen novels" from him....
18:45, 2019-07-19

Gibraltar court OKs government request to continue detaining Iran tanker The Gibraltar government has successfully renewed the detention of an Iranian supertanker for another 30 days, under suspicion that it violated European Union sanctions....
18:45, 2019-07-19

Returning to Lac Mégantic, a Scene of Great Disaster As part of a series following up on disasters, The Times returned to Lac Mégantic, Quebec, where a train derailment killed 47 and recovery remains slow....
18:45, 2019-07-19

2 South African Presidents Are Called to Account on Corruption President Cyril Ramaphosa was accused on Friday of misleading Parliament about a campaign donation after his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, was called to testify in a corruption hearing....
18:45, 2019-07-19

Drone drops explosives on base in north Iraq, wounding 2 Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people...
18:30, 2019-07-19

Lebanon lawmakers vote on budget, protesters up the pressure Lebanese protesters rallying against a proposed austerity budget have broken through a security cordon outside parliament, where lawmakers were voting on the controversial draft bill...
18:30, 2019-07-19

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, no injuries A strong earthquake centered northwest of Athens shook Greece on Friday, causing frightened residents to run into the capital’s streets and damaging several buildings...
18:30, 2019-07-19

Angela Merkel says she rejects Trump’s racist remarks, stands ‘in solidarity’ with Ilhan Omar The German chancellor is the latest foreign official to condemn President Trump's comments and show her support for the Somali-born U.S. congresswoman....
18:30, 2019-07-19

Army pulls out of violent Cape Town suburbs after show of force South African soldiers pulled out of gang-ridden suburbs of Cape Town on Friday after a brief show of force, leaving residents uncertain about what to expect next....
17:30, 2019-07-19

Vietnam says Chinese vessel violated its sovereignty in South China Sea Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove all of its ships from Vietnamese waters....
17:30, 2019-07-19

Vietnam says preserved corpse of Ho Chi Minh in great condition The embalmed corpse of Vietnam's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday, a month after the government recruited a team of Russian experts to help preserve the former revolutionary's body....
17:30, 2019-07-19

U.S. will shoot down any Iranian drones that fly 'too close' to its ships, official says The United States will destroy any Iranian drones that fly "too close" to its ships in the Strait of Hormuz and has evidence that it shot down a drone on Thursday, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday....
17:30, 2019-07-19

Kosovo's PM says quits after being called to Hague war crimes court Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday he was resigning after being called to The Hague war crimes court linked to Kosovo's violent independence struggle....
17:30, 2019-07-19

Pak Anti-Corruption Court Dismisses Case Against Nawaz Sharif's Daughter In a relief to jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz, a Pakistani anti-corruption court on Friday dismissed a plea filed against her for submitting a fake document in the......
17:15, 2019-07-19

Fly me to the moon - holidaying in space On July 21, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Soon others could follow — even tourists. Comfort might be low, but the experience would be truly stellar....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Italian-Canadian police operation targets 'ndrangheta mafia clan Police in Canada and Italy have arrested at least 23 suspected members of the 'ndrangheta mafia, in a joint operation. The 'ndrangheta, little known in Canada, had set up operations near Toronto....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Jazz Live: Shake Stew Where do these fabulous musicians come from? Miles Davis' grandchildren? The sound of this Viennese group is addictive. Turn up the volume and join the fun – like visitors at the Jazzfest Bonn did....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Italy: Salvini and Di Maio deny government crisis Both of Italy's populist deputy prime ministers have rejected claims that their coalition is on the brink of collapse. Luigi di Maio nevertheless called for immediate talks to address the coalition's obvious differences....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Turkish jets bomb Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killing Turkish warplanes have struck a mountainous region near the Iraq-Iran border, where a Kurdish separatist group is known to operate. Ankara blames them for Wednesday's killing of a Turkish diplomat in Erbil....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Taiwan open to granting Hong Kong protesters asylum Taiwan's government has said it would provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters on humanitarian grounds. The pledge risks straining the already tense relationship between Taipei and Beijing....
17:00, 2019-07-19

German diplomat's 'likes' of anti-Israel tweets provoke anger Germany's envoy to the Palestinian territories is being probed after he "liked" tweets that criticized the Jewish state. The heart icon was clicked for several posts, including footage of an attack on Israeli soldiers....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Next generation farming: How drones are changing the face of British agriculture Agricultural drones could help farmers take care of their crops and even cut down on pesticides. While there's certainly some buzz, laws and price tags may hinder the industry from taking off....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Angela Merkel: 'I distance myself' from Donald Trump's racist comments In her annual summer press conference, the German chancellor strongly criticized the US President for his recent diatribe against Democratic congresswomen, saying it goes against the strength of America....
17:00, 2019-07-19

EU weighs costs of punishing Poland The EU has given Warsaw two months to show it takes its own judicial independence seriously or risk possible funding cuts in the new EU budget. But would Brussels dare cook a goose that lays the bloc's few golden eggs? ...
17:00, 2019-07-19

Netherlands partially responsible for Srebrenica massacre, court rules The Dutch Supreme Court upheld a ruling that Dutch UN peacekeepers had failed to protect 350 people in Bosnia in 1995. The judges found however that the Dutch government was only 10% liable for the atrocity....
17:00, 2019-07-19

House of Hohenzollern struggles to make restitution claims Since the last German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, unceremoniously abdicated in 1918, the heirs of the Prussian royals have been trying to regain properties and riches expropriated after both wars. But it's complicated....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Climate activist Greta Thunberg in Berlin: 'We will never stop' The Swedish teen activist has praised Germany's young protesters for sacrificing their education for the climate. Thunberg's movement calls on students around the work to skip school every Friday....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Germany returns Nazi-looted painting to Italy's Uffizi Gallery Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has hand-delivered "Vase of Flowers" by Jan van Huysum. It was stolen from the gallery in Florence by a German soldier in 1943....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Imran Khan's US visit — Afghan peace to dominate talks with Donald Trump Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani PM Khan and Trump. But analysts warn that Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plurality in Pakistan....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Greece: Strong earthquake strikes northwest of Athens A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Greece, northwest of the capital. A seismologist appealed for calm but warned residents to be prepared for afterschocks....
17:00, 2019-07-19

China gears up for Nasdaq-style tech market More than 100 firms have applied to list on the STAR market, which is expected to channel billions to the tech sector. China's past failures at creating its own Nasdaq are prompting some investors to tread with caution....
17:00, 2019-07-19

German churches lose 430,000 Catholic and Protestant members in 2018 The Catholic and Protestant churches both lost over 200,000 members last year. The losses have hit the churches hard, as members of both churches pay up to 9% of their taxable income as church taxes....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Bundesliga: RB Leipzig want Timo Werner decision before season starts RB Leipzig have signed a talented French midfielder from PSG but Julian Nagelsmann's side are still fighting to keep hold of Timo Werner. Keep up with all of the Bundesliga moves right here!...
17:00, 2019-07-19

The legal collectives that help German football fans fight their case Match-going fans in Germany used to stand alone against authorities if they had a brush with the law. But with relations between fans and police 'in a bad place' legal collectives have been set up to help supporters....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Will democracy take hold in Pakistan's restive tribal areas? The first-ever democratic election is being held in the restive Pakistani tribal region on the border with Afghanistan. Will democracy help stabilize an area long considered to be a base for Islamist extremists?...
17:00, 2019-07-19

South Africa: Zuma agrees to cooperate with inquiry after threatening to withdraw Jacob Zuma’s lawyers have agreed that he will respond in writing to an inquiry commission’s questions into the 'state capture' corruption scandal. Zuma had initially threatened to withdraw from the proceedings....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Kosovo PM Haradinaj resigns after court summons on suspicion of war crimes Kosovo prime minister and former guerilla commander Ramush Haradinaj gave up his post after being summoned as a war crimes suspect before a special court. He has already been acquitted twice before in the Hague....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Italy’s Government Parties Are Feuding, but Leaders Agree to Talk The League party and Five Star Movement have been increasingly at odds, raising speculation that the coalition might collapse, forcing early elections....
17:00, 2019-07-19

Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel: media A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarized, media said on Friday....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Iraqi militias bombed by unmanned aircraft, one killed: security sources An unmanned aircraft dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-linked Shi'ite paramilitary groups in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least one person, the army and paramilitary sources said....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Vietnam says Chinese oil survey vessels violated its sovereignty Vietnam said on Friday a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts had conducted activities in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf that violated its sovereignty....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation over the next decade and opened the door to other potential partners in a move that could see the Scandinavian country join a planned next-generation UK fighter project....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Bruised but driven, Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving PM Benjamin Netanyahu makes history this weekend by becoming the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, surpassing a record held by the country's founding father David Ben-Gurion....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Lebanese veterans tussle with security forces in budget protest Dozens of Lebanese veterans tussled with security forces in Beirut on Friday as they tried to reach parliament in a protest against any cuts to their benefits in the state budget....
16:45, 2019-07-19

South Africa's Ramaphosa says finding he misled parliament 'deficient' in fact and in law South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday the anti-corruption watchdog's finding that he deliberately misled parliament about donations to his party election campaign was "unfortunate" and "deficient both factually and in law"....
16:45, 2019-07-19

South Africa's graft watchdog finds Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament about a 500,000 rand ($35,900) donation he received for his 2017 election campaign for the leadership of the ruling ANC....
16:45, 2019-07-19

South Africa’s Zuma threatens ANC enemies after graft inquiry adjourns Former South African president Jacob Zuma threatened enemies in his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party on Friday, after securing a concession on how he is questioned at a corruption inquiry....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia's Hawassa city Four protesters died of gunshot wounds suffered in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group based in the southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday....
16:45, 2019-07-19

U.S. Treasury sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Buenos Aires attack The U.S. Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on a senior Hezbollah operative it said coordinated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Germany's Merkel, planning to serve full term, backs under-fire protegee Germany's Angela Merkel threw her weight behind her embattled new defense minister and heir-apparent on Friday, while insisting she herself was fit to carry on serving as chancellor through to the end of her term in 2021....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Italian prime minister says major progress made on bill wanted by League Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday the coalition parties had made great progress towards securing a deal on a reform promoted by the League party that will give greater powers to the regions....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Italy's Salvini to see Di Maio with government's fate hanging in balance Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that the increasingly unwieldy government might collapse....
16:45, 2019-07-19

U.S. vows to shoot down any Iran drones that fly too closely to its ships The United States will destroy any Iranian drones that fly too closely to its ships and has "clear evidence" that it shot down such a drone on Thursday, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in operation in Iraq's north A Turkish soldier was killed and six wounded on Friday in an operation in northern Iraq during clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Turkish defense ministry said....
16:45, 2019-07-19

NGO says staff member, five others, missing after deadly Nigeria convoy attack One Action Against Hunger staff member, two drivers and three other health workers are missing after an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria in which one driver was killed, the aid organization said in a statement on Friday....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Islamist militants kidnap at least one NGO worker in Nigeria, sources say Islamist insurgents have kidnapped at least one person working for an international aid organization, Action Against Hunger, in northeastern Nigeria, sources said on Friday....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Biggest Mafia bust in Ontario, Canada, nets 15 arrests, $33 million worth of homes and cars A Mafia bust—believed to be the biggest in the Canadian province of Ontario—has resulted in 15 arrests and the seizure of homes and sports cars worth $33 million....
16:45, 2019-07-19

5.3 magnitude quake shakes Greek capital, sends residents to the streets in fear A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for people trapped in elevators....
16:45, 2019-07-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams 'send her back' chant at Trump rally as 'completely unacceptable' Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the chant “hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable.”        ...
16:45, 2019-07-19

Central American Migrants Are 'Voting With Their Feet' Despite U.S. Threats Trump administration aid cuts to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador aren’t slowing migration because the billions of dollars in remittances that migrants in the U.S. send back home dwarf any official assistance....
15:45, 2019-07-19

Critics of Philippines' Duterte Hit Back at Sedition Accusations Opposition politicians in the Philippines vowed not to back down in the face of what they call political persecution: a police complaint accusing a broad swath of them—including the vice president—of sedition and libel....
15:45, 2019-07-19

Kyoto Fire Suspect Was Once Jailed for Armed Robbery A man suspected of starting a fire that killed 33 people at a Kyoto animation studio was once jailed for armed robbery and earlier this week threatened a neighbor with violence, according to the neighbor....
15:45, 2019-07-19

Iran Rebuffs Trump Assertion That U.S. Ship Downed Drone Iran denied that the U.S. Navy downed one of its drones in the Strait of Hormuz, a day after several close encounters between American warships and the Iranian military in the vital oil shipping route further raised tensions....
15:45, 2019-07-19

Majority of victims in Kyoto Animation fire were women Twenty of the 33 victims of the Kyoto Animation fire were women. Witness accounts and reports suggested the larcenist had a grudge against the studio.        ...
15:45, 2019-07-19

Strong earthquake hits near Greek capital of Athens, people trapped in elevators A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear.        ...
15:45, 2019-07-19

| Merkel says Trump tweets 'go against what makes America great' German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader's attacks "go against what makes America great"....
15:30, 2019-07-19

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 6, wounds 27 A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 27, according to police and health officials....
15:30, 2019-07-19

Iran denies claim that US warship destroyed Iranian drone Iran on Friday denied President Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an incident that further escalated tensions between the countries....
15:30, 2019-07-19

Japan Fire Killed Mostly Women, at a Studio Known for Hiring Them Kyoto Animation is known for employing more women than most of its competitors do, and that was reflected in the toll from the apparent arson on Thursday....
14:45, 2019-07-19

New Members Flood U.K.’s Conservatives, Yanking the Party Right A party of 160,000 paying members has had roughly 40,000 joiners in the past year. That has raised questions about whether this new wave helped radicalize the party....
14:45, 2019-07-19

AT $7,900, Would You Give This 2013 Fiat 500 an E for Effort? Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Fiat 500e has the dubious distinction of representing a model with the highest depreciation of any electric car sold in the U.S.. Let’s see if that bad rap can be parlayed into what could be considered a shockingly good deal....
14:30, 2019-07-19

| 'My entire world was gone' - floods devastate northern Pakistan Once a small cluster of houses stood along a gentle stream in Pakistani Kashmir. Now only jagged rocks and a few damaged homes remain after torrential rains wreaked havoc on the picturesque mountain village in the Laswa Valley....
14:00, 2019-07-19

Netherlands Was 10 Percent Liable in Srebrenica Deaths, Top Dutch Court Finds The Supreme Court reduced the state’s level of liability for damages in the deaths of 350 men and boys who were ordered out of a peacekeepers’ compound in 1995....
14:00, 2019-07-19

Trump’s Immigration Approach Isn’t New: Europe and Australia Went First Policies as hard-nosed as Mr. Trump’s have curbed migrant arrivals in Europe and Australia, but research suggests they won’t be effective in the long run....
14:00, 2019-07-19

Jacinda Ardern Flies Commercial After Snag Hits Air Force Plane New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit her air force plane, following a two-day trip to Australia, where she spoke......
13:45, 2019-07-19

Caretaker's £100k stress claim after 'rows with super-head caused breakdown' A caretaker who alleges he suffered a breakdown after a personality clash with a headteacher who "turned around" a failing school is claiming £100,000 compensation for work-related stress....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Moon landing 50th anniversary: What was the Apollo 11 mission? Who were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins? "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" – those were the famous words of astronaut Neil A. Armstrong as he took his first step on the moon's surface....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Parents' shock at Pc who bought porn on their TV as he guarded son's body The father of a teenage boy who took his own life spoke of his shock today after discovering a police officer bought pornography while guarding the child's dead body....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Stevenage car crash: Witnesses describe horrific aftermath of car crash that left 17 injured A woman had to be carried to safety by four people after she was left unable to walk after a horror crash during a car meet event in Stevenage, the event's organiser said today....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Pavilion beside oldest cricket green in world wins protection from development threat Players at the world's oldest cricket green were today celebrating after their historic pavilion was awarded protection from the threat of development....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Duchess of York's charity gets £2.8m boost to send thousands more to school The Duchess of York expressed her delight today after revealing that her charity has raised £2.8 million to send thousands of children to school in some of the world's poorest counties....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Emergency declared as US states brace for 40C-plus heatwave More than 200 million Americans were today warned about a "widespread and dangerous" heatwave this weekend with swathes of the country expected be as hot as California's Death Valley....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Borrowing jumps as Theresa May announces pay rises A big increase in Government borrowing was revealed today as Theresa May promised pay rises totalling £2 billion for teachers, police officers and other public sector staff....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Katy Perry suggests impromptu court gig as she fights plagiarism case Pop superstar Katy Perry offered to sing live in the witness box of an LA courtroom as she fought a lawsuit from Christian rappers over one of her chart-topping hits....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Anti-Semitism storm will cost Labour votes in City Hall elections, Corbyn told Labour faces "serious electoral damage" in next year's City Hall elections unless the party urgently tackles anti-Semitism, Jeremy Corbyn was warned today....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Stop spread of hatred, Javid appeals as he warns of worst-ever extremism threat Britain is facing its worst-ever threat from extremism, Sajid Javid warned today as he called for a new nationwide effort to counter the spread of hardline and intolerant views....
13:15, 2019-07-19

We loved her fiercely: Parents of Iris Goldsmith, 15, tell of their 'spectacular' daughter, who wanted to save the world On Wednesday, family and friends of Iris Goldsmith gathered to say goodbye to the 15-year-old who died in an accident this month. Her parents tell Charlotte Edwardes about their extraordinary daughter...
13:15, 2019-07-19

Nightclub bosses vent anger at new tax to pay for policing A borough once known as London's "party capital" has become the latest to propose a night-time tax on bars and clubs, triggering a backlash among nightclub bosses....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Privy Councillors 'could urge Queen not to let Boris Johnson suspend Commons' A plan for dozens of Privy Councillors to lay siege to Downing Street is being considered as a way of stopping Boris Johnson suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Mother's eulogy for daughter Iris Goldsmith, 15, at funeral: 'Love like she loved, and live like she lived' The mother of Iris Goldsmith told mourners at her daughter's funeral how the teenager's death in a tragic accident has left her "shattered into a thousand unfindable pieces"....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Cambodian women face surrogacy charges after Vietnam births A court official says three Cambodian women have been charged with violating surrogacy and human trafficking laws after they gave birth to babies they delivered to Chinese nationals in Vietnam...
13:15, 2019-07-19

Germany’s Merkel criticizes Trump comments on congresswomen German Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments about Democratic lawmakers of color, saying they run counter to what she considers “the strength of America.”...
13:15, 2019-07-19

These twin brothers from Buenos Aires have never lived apart since the day they were born Argentinian photographer Ignacio Colo was driving down the road one day when he saw twin brothers Eduardo and Miguel Portnoy walking down the street. He found them and spent three years with them, telling their story....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Trump row: Javid condemns 'barely-masked racism of nationalism' Home Secretary Sajid Javid has expressed concern about "naked populism" in the US under the presidency of Donald Trump, as he condemned "the barely-masked racism of nationalism"....
13:15, 2019-07-19

Man who raped and killed British teen in Goa jailed for 10 years A man convicted of the rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa, India, has been sentenced to "10 years of rigorous imprisonment"....
13:15, 2019-07-19