News : World

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

Sunday  20:50,   23 september 2018

It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. Load...[...]

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

Sunday  09:25,   23 september 2018

A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], [...]

Annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich with beer, lederhosen, sausages

Sunday  08:05,   23 september 2018

Thousands of visitors, many of them dressed in traditional lederhosen or dirndl corseted dresses, descended on Munich on Saturday for the start of the annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival.(Pictured) Numerous rides at the...[...]

Australia kills two sharks after tourist attacks

Sunday  07:25,   23 september 2018

Two large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {...[...]

Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

Saturday  14:25,   22 september 2018

The Vatican has announced a breakthrough "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, an issue that for decades has caused tensions between the Holy See and Beijing. Beijing's long-held insistence that it must approve...[...]

Cambodia's pardon of Australian filmmaker ends 'nightmare', says family

Saturday  09:51,   22 september 2018

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the "nightmare" came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his...[...]

Suspected Hezbollah financer arrested in Brazil

Saturday  04:50,   22 september 2018

Brazilian police on Friday arrested a Lebanese citizen on suspicions of raising funds for Lebanon-based Shiite military group Hezbollah, which the United States considers a terrorist group. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function...[...]

Canada hosts first meeting of women foreign ministers

Saturday  04:25,   22 september 2018

Women foreign ministers from around the world kicked off a first-of-its-kind meeting on Friday, bringing together more than half of the world's top women diplomats in Montreal. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function...[...]

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

Friday  17:50,   21 september 2018

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {...[...]

Yemeni children brave new school year as war rages on

Friday  13:25,   21 september 2018

The walls are crumbling, the windows shattered, and the boys sit three to a desk. But by being enrolled in classes at all, the pupils are among the luckiest children in war-torn Yemen. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function...[...]

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

Friday  04:50,   21 september 2018

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil. The "Vox Patris" bell, four metres (13 feet) in...[...]

Thousands support bus driver who slapped teen

Thursday  13:50,   20 september 2018

More than 290,000 people have signed a petition in support of a Paris bus driver facing disciplinary action after he was filmed slapping a teenager. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {...[...]

A Five-Letter Adjective Is Shaking Up Politics in Eastern Europe

Thursday  12:50,   20 september 2018

Macedonia is set to vote on a name change. The process is turning out to be surprisingly fraught—even drawing Russian interference.Load...[...]

'Record' cocaine production in Colombia

Thursday  02:35,   20 september 2018

UN statistics show the total cocaine production area rose to its highest recorded level in 2017.The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the acreage under coca cultivation rose to 171,000 hectares in 2017, a 17% increase from...[...]

US says terrorism deaths decreased 27% last year

Thursday  01:52,   20 september 2018

The number of deaths and attacks attributed to terrorism significantly decreased in 2017 according to a new report by the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],...[...]