07102020

Serbia to scrap curfew plan after violent protests, imposes ban on large gatherings instead

Serbian officials scrapped plans to implement a curfew in Belgrade and instead banned gatherings of more than 10 people on Thursday after two nights of violent protests in the city capital. VIOLENT CLASHES ERUPT IN SERBIA AFTER NEW CORONAVIRUS [...]

Philippines' largest TV network has license renewal rejected

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, one of the critical news agencies the president has repeatedly threatened, in a move that shut down a major news [...]

WHO boss forms coronavirus response panel with former Liberia, New Zealand leaders in charge

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will head a new World Health Organization panel tasked with giving “an honest assessment” of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, [...]

ICE deports illegal immigrant linked to El Salvador terror groups

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday deported an illegal immigrant who was wanted in El Salvador on charges of terrorism and leading terrorist organizations. Saul Alberto Benavides, 35, was flown on a charter flight coordinated [...]

Bolivia's interim president, high-ranking Venezuelan leader test positive for coronavirus

Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin [...]

Taliban, despite 'peace' talks, led the world by far in 2019 terrorist attacks, study finds

Almost 8,500 terrorist attacks took place in 2019, killing more than 20,300 people – some 5,460 were known perpetrators and 14,840 were victims, according to a report released this week by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium [...]

American student accused of killing Italian cop in drug bust gone wrong claims he was beaten, spat on by police: leaked transcript

An American student on trial in Italy for allegedly stabbing a plainclothes police officer to death last summer in Rome claimed he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, according to a leaked transcript of a recording requested by the [...]

Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search

June 5, 2014: Park Won-soon, then-candidate for Seoul city mayor of the main opposition party New Politics Alliance for Democracy celebrates his victory in the Seoul mayoral election at his office in Seoul, South Korea. (AP [...]

Mexico cartel behind brazen attacks emerges as ‘most urgent threat’ to country’s national security

A drug cartel with a penchant for launching brazen attacks — including a recent assassination attempt on Mexico City’s police chief – has now emerged as the most powerful criminal organization in Mexico following the fall [...]

Seoul mayor reported missing, search underway, South Korean police say

The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and search operations are underway on Thursday, police said. Police officers said they are looking for Mayor Park Won-sun at Seoul’s Sungbuk neighborhood where his mobile [...]