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How Two Students in the US Turned Their Online Popularity Into Big Money for Famine Aid in Somalia

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How Two Students in the US Turned Their Online Popularity Into Big Money for Famine Aid in Somalia

During a rally for the newly elected president of Somalia at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Liban Adam delivers a speech about the ongoing drought in Somalia. He and others in the diaspora and mobilizing online to help. Credit: Arthur Nazaryan/PRIThis story by Arthur Nazaryan originally appeared on PRI.org on April 21, 2017. It is republished here as part of a […]

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Japanese fighter jets conduct joint drill with U.S. carrier off Okinawa

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Japanese fighter jets conduct joint drill with U.S. carrier off Okinawa

Japanese fighter jets conduct joint drill with U.S. carrier off Okinawathe USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group for joint drills Friday in waters east of Okinawa as the U.S. vessel steamed toward the Sea of Japan amid soaring tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The exercise had earlier been scheduled for Wednesday, but bad weather forced […]

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German minister refers to ‘nepotism’ regarding Ivanka Trump’s role

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German minister refers to ‘nepotism’ regarding Ivanka Trump’s role

 German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday criticised Ivanka Trump’s role as an adviser to her father in the White House, describing it as a form of “nepotism.” “For me there are things that remain strange, like for example the visit of his daughter to Germany which was treated almost like a world event, while […]

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Russia reacts to possible nuclear strike from USA

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Russia reacts to possible nuclear strike from USA

 Russia will be able to give a tough answer to a nuclear strike that the United States may inflict on Russia, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich said, RIA Novosti reports. The senator has thus commented on the statement from first deputy head of the Main Operations […]

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Govt could block Turks from voting in Germany on death penalty

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Govt could block Turks from voting in Germany on death penalty

If Turkey decides to hold a referendum on reinstating the death penalty, Germany could legally block Turks within its borders from voting, according to an official government assessment. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested holding a referendum on whether to bring back the death penalty in his country, a policy change which Germany’s Foreign […]

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France’s defiant abstainers: ‘I won’t be an accomplice to this disaster’

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France’s defiant abstainers: ‘I won’t be an accomplice to this disaster’

Defiant abstainers tell The Local why they will refuse to heed the many calls to block Marine Le Pen’s path to the presidency. Marine Le Pen’s chances of becoming the next president of France appear to hinge on voters refusing to join the so-called Republican Front to vote against her. Abstention for the second round […]

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World War 3: North Korea releases video showing nuclear attack on Washington

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World War 3: North Korea releases video showing nuclear attack on Washington

With tensions rising on the Korean peninsula, North Korea has released a video showing a rocket attack on Washington DC. The video, released by official state media, shows the White House in a gun-style crosshair – and a missile descending on the city and exploding in a giant fireball. Another sequence shows American warships being […]

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Trump wants Korea to pay for anti-missile system, vows to fix or scrap bilateral trade deal

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Trump wants Korea to pay for anti-missile system, vows to fix or scrap bilateral trade deal

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a “horrible” free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billion. Seoul quickly dismissed the comments on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, saying […]

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In Photos: After liberation from IS, scenes of destruction linger at Mosul University

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In Photos: After liberation from IS, scenes of destruction linger at Mosul University

A photo showing signs of destruction at Mosul University. (IraqiNews.com) Photos from Mosul University have shown destruction at one of the region’s oldest universities. With 123 buildings receiving nearly 22.000 students a year, the university, a former major bastion for Islamic State militants, whose labs were used by the group to manufacture chemical weapons, had, […]

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Russia says Israeli strikes on Syria are unacceptable, urges restraint

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Russia says Israeli strikes on Syria are unacceptable, urges restraint

(Reuters)The Kremlin strongly criticised Israeli air strikes on targets inside Syria on Thursday, saying Israel and other countries should avoid any action that heightened tension in the region. Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent […]

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