Home » International News (page 3023)

International News

Guatemala troops claim innocence at massacre trial

GUATEMALA CITY – Three former Guatemalan soldiers and an officer have claimed innocence on the first day of trial for a 1982 massacre in which hundreds of men, women and children were killed. The defendants say they were not in the village of Dos Erres the day it was stormed by soldiers. They stand accused of killing 201 farmers. At ...

Read More »

Obama to address nation as debt fight rages

US President Barack Obama scheduled a rare prime-time speech to the nation Monday as polarized lawmakers failed to rally behind a plan to avert a disastrous debt default perhaps just one week away. The prospect of the world’s richest country running out of cash to pay its bills come August 2 sent stocks sliding and gold soaring while the IMF ...

Read More »

Mass rallies for Norway victims

Norwegians have been holding mass rallies across the country to remember the victims of Friday’s twin attacks by Anders Behring Breivik. Crown Prince…

Read More »

Norway gunman warns of ‘more cells’

The man who has confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 93 people dead in Norway will be held for at least eight weeks, half of that in complete isolation, after a closed hearing in which he said his terror network had two other cells. Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty to one of the deadliest ...

Read More »

Philippines to build up military capability amid Spratlys row

Manila – The Philippines is building up its military capability to protect its territories in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday. Aquino said his administration plans to purchase more patrol craft, helicopters and weapons to upgrade the country’s ill-equipped armed forces. ‘We do not wish to increase tensions with anyone, but we must let the ...

Read More »

Somalia famine: Minister warns of starvation in rebel controlled areas

The vast majority of people in insurgent-controlled areas of Somalia may starve to death unless aid reaches them in the next few weeks, said Mohamed Ibrahim, Somalia’s deputy prime minister. Ibrahim’s blunt warning came at an emergency summit in Rome organised by France, the current president of the G20, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) as the world community ...

Read More »

The ‘Hostile Imagination’ and Oslo Bombing

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.” -Eric Hoffer, “The Passionate State of Mind.” On the same day of the horrific and devastating bombing and deadly shooting spree in Oslo, I received an email from a personal acquaintance entitled: “Obama’s College Classmate Speaks Out.” It started with a ...

Read More »

Train collision in China kills 35, injures 191

LOUISE WATT Associated Press= BEIJING (AP) — A bullet train crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said Sunday. It was the first derailment on China’s high-speed rail ...

Read More »

Norway gunman faces court hearing

The man blamed for Friday’s twin terror attacks in Norway is due to make his first appearance in court. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, admits carrying out a massacre on an island youth camp and a bombing in the capital Oslo in which at least 93 people…

Read More »

4 teens badly hurt in attack by brown bears in Alaskan wilderness

(CNN) — A brown bear and her cub mauled a group of teenage boys deep in the Alaskan wilderness, forcing rescuers to scramble early Sunday to help the injured. Two of the teens, participating in a survival skills course, suffered life-threatening injuries, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. The injuries to two others were described as “serious, but ...

Read More »