Pope Francis: ‘World at war,’ but religion not the cause

July 28, 2016 7:04 pm

KRAKÓW, Poland: Pope Francis said Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a Catholic priest in France. “We must not be afraid to … Read more »

Turkey shakes up military, closes media after coup bid

July 28, 2016 7:04 pm

ANKARA: Turkey’s top military commanders will decide Thursday on one of the most radical shake-ups in the history of the country’s armed forces, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown after a failed coup. The … Read more »

Peru’s new President takes office amid economic woes

July 28, 2016 7:04 pm

LIMA: Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru’s President on Thursday, seeking to kick start a slowing economy and unite a country deeply torn by a photo-finish election. Since winning the runoff race by a razor-thin … Read more »

Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns

July 28, 2016 7:03 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch … Read more »

US Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick

July 28, 2016 7:03 pm

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice-presidential candidate Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), completing the party’s ticket for the November election. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, was nominated by … Read more »

Obama to Democrats: ‘We’re going to carry Hillary to victory’

July 28, 2016 7:03 pm

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Democrats to carry onetime rival Hillary Clinton to victory in November as America’s first woman President, while savaging her Republican opponent Donald Trump for fueling hate and division. The two-term President rallied … Read more »

Trump encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails

July 28, 2016 7:02 pm

MIAMI: Donald Trump sensationally challenged Russia on Wednesday to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails as a furious Democratic campaign accused the Republican nominee of inviting foreign spies to meddle in the US presidential election. At a wide-ranging news conference, the … Read more »

Classmate recalls Clinton, politically astute at 20

July 28, 2016 7:02 pm

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Many of Hillary Clinton’s university classmates have traveled to Philadelphia to witness her historic Democratic presidential nomination, including Nancy Wanderer, who recounts how the candidate caught the political bug at Wellesley in the 1960s. Clinton was elected student … Read more »

UN alarmed at looming executions in Indonesia

July 28, 2016 6:59 pm

CILACAP, Indonesia: The United Nations expressed alarm on Wednesday at the looming execution of 14 drug convicts in Indonesia, urging Jakarta to put an end to the “unjust” practice of capital punishment. A group of drug convicts, including foreigners, has … Read more »

NKorea math student seeks asylum in HK – reports

July 28, 2016 6:58 pm

HONG KONG: A North Korean student in Hong Kong for an international math contest is seeking asylum in the city, media reports said on Thursday. The 18-year-old male student, who was not identified, took refuge at the South Korean consulate … Read more »