Indonesia rejected a clemency plea submitted by A convicted Australian drug trafficker on Thursday (January 22), a step that could further strain the tense relations between the two countries. Andrew Chan was convicted of drug trafficking in Indonesian and sentenced to death in 2006. He was arrested along with Myuran Sukumaran, in 2005. Sukumaran was also sentenced to death. His clemency appeal was rejected last month. Both were members of the so-called Bali 9, a […]
(Reuters) – It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for which Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million ransom this week. Yukawa was captured in August outside Aleppo. Goto, who had returned to Syria in late October to try to help his friend, had been missing since then. For Yukawa, who dreamed of becoming a military contractor, traveling to […]
In Washington, the Republicans have no plans to offer full support to President Barack Obama’s policies, saying that they may support some aspects of it but not all.
BY DMITRY ZHDANNIKOV AND NOAH BARKIN DAVOS, Switzerland Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:08pm EST Ukrainian servicemen fire their weapons during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Pesky village, near Donetsk January 21, 2015. CREDIT: REUTERS/OLEKSANDR KLYMENKO (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe […]
It’s “time to turn the page” from recession and war… That was U.S. President Barack Obama’s message during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999.” Obama touted his “middle-class economic” policies for trimming the jobless rate to 5.6 percent…. U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “This is good news people (laughter)” …and urged the […]
In his second-to-the-last State of The Union Address, President Barack Obama called on the Congress for authorization of the use of force against ISIS.
In Scotland, two friends dressed as “Robin” and “Joker” saved a family from their burning home.
The Shi’ite rebels in Yemen won against the Presidential Guards and succeeded in taking over the country’s presidential palace but Yemen’s president is not in the said building.
The Europe Union and drugmakers pledged to invest 280 million euros ($350 million) in Ebola research. Malou Francisco reports from The Netherlands.
A storm hits Hawaii with rain, winds, floods and snow. Des Acenas reports from Hawaii
A Philippine Church in California celebrates its 38th anniversary by giving back to the community – Don Orozco reports from San Jose, California.
More than two million Catalans defied a Spanish court and voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence — cutting ties with Spain. Angela Garcia reports from Spain.