Friday, November 24, 2017

Calling an election will by no means resolve the Catalan conundrum

When Catalans vote for a new regional government on 21 December, truncheon-wielding riot police should be absent and the results will clearly be valid,...

North Korea threats at ‘unprecedented, critical’ level, Japan official says

The threat of nuclear war posed by North Korea has grown to an “unprecedented” level amid escalating tensions with the rogue regime and now...

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

Spain is to start suspending Catalonia's autonomy from Saturday, as the region's leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate...

120 child sex traffickers arrested, 84 kids rescued in FBI sting

A three-month-old baby and her five-year-old sister were among 84 sexually exploited juveniles rescued by the FBI during a nationwide sting. Some 120 child...

Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ dissolves, but ideology, operations spread around world

With the Islamic State’s two main pillars of its so-called caliphate now in the hands of the U.S.-backed coalition, the terrorist group is looking...

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Top investigative reporter killed by car bomb in Malta

A prominent journalist who played a major role in the Panama Papers case has been killed in Malta. Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose investigative work focused...

Austrian Vote Paves Way for Nationalist Party to Enter Government

Austrian voters paved the way for the nationalist Freedom Party to enter government, heralding a shift to the political right that’s likely to make...

US, S. Korea begin major navy drill

Seongnam (South Korea) (AFP) – The United States and South Korea on Monday launched a joint naval exercise in a fresh show of force...

PETER CHOWKA