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Reuters Demands Myanmar Release Two Arrested Journalists

– BANGKOK – Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release two of its journalists who were arrested for possessing “important secret papers” obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 630,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. The […]

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Plane Carrying 25 Crashes in Western Canada, Miraculously There Were No Fatalities

– SASKATCHEWAN – A plane carrying 25 people crashed early Wednesday evening in northern Saskatchewan. RCMP said the plane crashed shortly after taking off at around 6:15 p.m. CT at the Fond du Lac airport. Police said it crashed approximately one kilometer from the airport. There was no explosion or fire. Sgt Embree said: “With […]

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Journalist Stinging after Mistakes Made in Stories Involving President Donald Trump

  – NEW YORK – Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising questions about whether news organizations need to peel back the curtain on how they operate. The president tweeted six attacks on what he calls “fake news” over the […]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

American on the Run after Busting Out of Bali Prison

– BALI – Indonesian police are hunting for an American citizen who escaped Monday from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Head of Kerobokan prison Tonny Nainggolan said Chrishan Beasley, 32, is believed to have escaped at around 4 a.m. by sawing through a ceiling and then climbing over […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

U.S. to Restrict Visas For Cambodians Who Are ‘Undermining Democracy’

– WASHINGTON DC – The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will restrict visas for Cambodians “undermining democracy” in the Southeast Asian nation following the dissolution of the main opposition party and a crackdown on independent media. The State Department said it was a direct response to “anti-democratic actions” by the Cambodian government but did not […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

US Envoy Joseph Yun, Heads to Japan, Thailand to Discuss North Korea

– WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and Thailand next week to discuss how to increase pressure on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile test, the U.S. State Department said Friday. North Korea, formally called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), last week tested its most powerful […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

European Union takes Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland to Court for Refusing Refugees

– BRUSSELS – The European Union announced Thursday that it is taking the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to court for failing to accommodate their fair share of refugees under a plan agreed to by the 28-country bloc two years ago. EU nations agreed in September 2015 to relocate 160,000 refugees from Italy and Greece […]

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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