01172018

Moldovans go to polls, face choice between moving closer to Europe, returning to Russian orbit

CHISINAU, Moldova –  Moldovans have begun voting in elections where they are choosing between parties that want to move closer to Europe and those that want to move back into Russia’s orbit. Sunday’s parliamentary election takes [...]

Iran hospital manager attacked with acid, both eyes damaged

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran’s police say two attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the face of a Tehran hospital manager, the latest in a string of such attacks that have mostly targeted women. In a statement posted on its website Sunday, [...]

Sarkozy chosen as French conservative party leader

Nov. 29, 2014: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his headquarters, in Paris. (AP) PARIS –  Returning from the political wilderness, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken a big step toward a possible re-election [...]

Israeli police say fire damages bilingual Jerusalem school in apparent extremist act

JERUSALEM –  Israeli police say suspected arsonists have set fire to a bilingual Hebrew-Arabic school in Jerusalem. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the fire was set Saturday night to a classroom in the Jerusalem school, which has both [...]

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, eyeing new bid, chosen to lead conservative party

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy votes at a UMP party permanence for the leadership of France’s main opposition party, the UMP (Union for a Popular Movement), in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. France’s main opposition party, the [...]

US Airways kicks disruptive emotional-support pig off plane

A pet pig trying to board a U.S. Airways plane in Connecticut found out that not all pigs can fly. The porky passenger was grounded at Bradley International Airport for turning the cabin into a pig pen and disrupting other passengers. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The [...]

Taking the Kids — aboard the new Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbeans brand-new cruise ship Quantum of the Seas. (Royal Caribbean) A simulated skydiving experience with RipCord by iFLY. (Royal Caribbean) Skaters can cut figure 8’s at the [...]

Why you really don’t want to sit in the aisle seat

New research shows that sitting in the aisle isn’t so great. (iStock) Always choose the aisle seat on a flight? You might reconsider after reading this research. A leader in infectious diseases has said the aisle seat is [...]

No, it’s not too late to spend your holiday on a cruise

While many Christmas cruises are already booked, most lines still have cabins available. (iStock) This year, leave the cooking and party planning to someone else, and spend your Christmas of New Year’s on a cruise ship.  The [...]

Airline employee caught throwing musicians’ fragile baggage

 (Facebook/Thundamentals) Australian hip-hop group Thundamentals are the latest victims of airline luggage mishandling. The trio was flying Virgin Australia last week and captured a video of their instruments being roughly unloaded [...]