Home » International News (page 2935)

International News

John Yates resigns

John Yates announced his resignation as one of Britain’s top police officers today after coming under mounting pressure over his handling of the phone hacking scandal. The Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner told Metropolitan Police Authority chairman Kit Malthouse this afternoon that he was standing down. The move came after Sir Paul Stephenson resigned as Metropolitan Police Commissioner last night. Scotland ...

Read More »

Egypt PM delays swearing-in of new cabinet

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Monday postponed the swearing-in of a new cabinet intended to deflect anger over the pace of reform. Sharaf, who heads a caretaker government after a revolt toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak in February, had hoped the sweeping reshuffle would persuade the protesters to end a 10-day-old sit-in at Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square. But the protesters ...

Read More »

EU to toughen Syria sanctions

BRUSSELS – The European Union could toughen sanctions on Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad’s government in days over his crackdown on pro-democracy protests, EU foreign ministers said on Monday. The EU has already imposed asset freezes and travel bans on Assad and other officials and targeted military-linked companies over the crackdown in which rights groups say more than 1,400 civilians ...

Read More »

Israel has detained 835 Palestinian minors in five years, says report

A nine-year-old boy who was blindfolded and interrogated was among the children held for throwing rocks at soldiers Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City last year. Photograph: Dan Balilty/AP Over the past five years, Israel’s military has detained more than 800 Palestinian youths and children for pelting Israeli soldiers with rocks, and ...

Read More »

Cameron Calls Emergency Session of Parliament

LONDON — Britain‘s top police official resigned on Sunday, the latest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal engulfing British public life, just hours after Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International, was arrested on suspicion of illegally intercepting phone calls and bribing the police. Such is the severity of the crisis swirling around the Murdoch empire, British ...

Read More »

Judge rejects Berlusconi objections in sex case

Milan, Italy (CNN) — The judge in Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s trial on charges of sex with a minor rejected all defense motions Monday and scheduled the next hearing for October 3. Judge Giulia Torri dismissed defense motions one by one in a hearing attended by neither Berlusconi nor the woman at the center of the accusations, dancer Karima ...

Read More »

The US love affair with drones

One of the pleasures of traveling through the developing world is that things develop. They change. There’s always something new. Afghanistan is, depending on one’s point of view, developing, deteriorating, or doing both at once. Example: Last August found me and two fellow Americans in a hired taxi zooming past bombed-out fuel trucks through Taliban-held Kunduz, a city in northern ...

Read More »

7,500 earthquakes hit shattered New Zealand city

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP): It’s been 10 months since the first big earthquake struck New Zealand’s second-largest city. It’s been nearly five months since a far more devastating one killed 181 people and crippled the downtown. But it’s been just a few hours since yet another aftershock startled Christchurch residents during the night. “I stop breathing,” said Sheridan Cattermole, a ...

Read More »

Zimbabwe ‘Egypt uprising’ activists in treason trial

The trial of six Zimbabwean activists charged with treason for attending a lecture in February about the Egyptian uprising is due to open in Harare. The seminar by a university lecturer…

Read More »

MP, top Karzai aide feared killed: police official

KABUL (Reuters) – Gunmen killed a top advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a member of the country’s parliament in a residential district of Kabul on Sunday, just days after the president’s brother was gunned down at home, officials said. The spokesman for Kabul’s police chief…

Read More »