World News Headlines

Fri, Nov 21 2014

U.S., Iran discussing new ideas to break nuclear impasse - sources

Photo

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday.

World, Middle East 21 Nov 2014

Gunmen kill 28 in northeast Kenya bus attack - ministry

NAIROBI - Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.

World, Africa 8:34am GMT

Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role - New York Times

Photo

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

World, Middle East 5:48am GMT

Islamic State targeted in 30 air strikes by U.S., allies

Photo

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies have staged 30 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.

21 Nov 2014

Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin

Photo

KIEV - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russia's behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and said Moscow should abide by a September peace deal and pull its military forces out of the country.

2:22am GMT

U.N. calls for credible Myanmar election, minority protection

Photo

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations called on Myanmar on Friday to continue reforms to ensure credible elections next year and to step up efforts to protect ethic and religious minorities.

21 Nov 2014

Lawyer for bin Laden son-in-law gets 1-1/2 years prison in tax case

Photo

NEW YORK - A prominent New York defence lawyer who recently represented the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden was sentenced on Friday to 1-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to tax offences.

21 Nov 2014

Banker to be named Brazil finance minister - newspapers

Photo

BRASILIA - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will name banker Joaquim Levy as her new finance minister, three leading newspapers reported on Friday, signalling a shift toward more market-friendly policies that could breathe life into a stagnant economy.

21 Nov 2014

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459; Cuban doctor 'stable'

Photo

GENEVA - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

21 Nov 2014

Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

Photo

AMSTERDAM - A Dutch bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, the government said on Friday, prompting inspections at dozens of other farms in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry.

21 Nov 2014