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19 March 2017

Bing’s Propaganda

The German defense minister on Sunday pushed back on President Donald Trump’s …

NATO

Three U.S. Army soldiers were shot and wounded Sunday when an Afghan Army soldier …

Afghanistan

President Trump reiterated on Sunday that he believes North Korea and its leader, Kim …

North Korea

Canadian school teacher Maggie MacDonnell raises the Global Teacher Prize with one of her …

Teacher Prize

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announced the ground test of a “high-thrust” rocket engine, …

North Korea

Iran’s conservatives have been vocal in their criticism of President Hassan Rouhani, dismissing his outreach to the West as naive and the nuclear deal he championed as an economic failure. But when it comes to challenging the moderate Rouhani for …

Rouhani

The U.S. military launched an airstrike at a building in northern Syria targeting what it says were senior Al Qaeda militants and is investigating reports that scores of civilians were killed or injured in the attack, the Pentagon said Friday. Photos and …

Syria

Taiwan’s government, worried about being used as a pawn by China and the United States, said on Monday the self-ruled island must protect its own interests as concerns in Taipei rise ahead of an expected meeting of U.S and Chinese leaders. China has never …

Taipei

East Timor is voting for a new president in an election that will test Asia’s newest and poorest nation. Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres, a former guerrilla leader from the leftist Fretilin party, is up against seven other candidates Monday. He and the …

East Timor

(CNN)For years, it’s been held up as a rare diplomatic success story between rivals India and Pakistan. But last year a long-standing river pact that governs how the two countries share crucial water resources came under threat as violence flared in the …

Pakistan

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip – The young Palestinian women substitute Islamic headscarves for baseball caps and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime. They are trying to bring baseball to the Gaza …

Gaza

The U.S. Declaration of Independence inscribed as a fundamental right “the pursuit of happiness,” but Norway has taken that goal most to heart. The Scandinavian nation of 5 million, known for its spectacular fjords, reindeer and “Midnight Sun,” ranks No …

happiest country

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s president met Sunday with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimize damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market.

foreign countries

The man shot dead at Paris’s Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, the results of an autopsy showed. Ziyed Ben Belgacem was shot dead on Saturday as he tried to seize the weapon of a female soldier at the …

Orly airport

BEIJING (AP) — China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports — including such low-risk items as …

Beijing

Ukraine on Sunday said the International Monetary Fund has postponed a board discussion on disbursing a new $1-billion loan tranche after Kiev cut trade links with Russian-backed rebel eastern regions. “The IMF board of directors has postponed for a short …

IMF

MINNEAPOLIS — The son of a 98-year-old Minnesota man sought by Polish authorities in connection with a Nazi massacre reiterated Saturday that his father is innocent and asked that evidence against him be released. A court in Poland issued an arrest …

evidence

SEOUL, South Korea — It was a dog-eared manuscript, 743 pages bound in string. But for Do Hee-youn, an activist campaigning for human rights in North Korea, it was nothing less than stunning. In 2013, Mr. Do got hold of what he believed was the first …

North Korea

(CNN)Germany’s defense minister has rejected claims from US President Donald Trump that her country owes NATO “vast sums of money.” In a statement released on Sunday, Ursula von der Leyen said “there is no debt account in NATO. To relate the 2% defense …

NATO

In this July 24, 2016 file photo, a U.S. military personal stands guard during a graduation ceremony for Afghan troops, in Lashkargah, capital of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier opened fire Sunday inside a …

Afghan soldier

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeated his brusque denouncement of Kim Jong Un, telling reporters as he left his resort home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida on Sunday that the North Korean leader was “acting very, very badly.” Trump’s comments follow a weekend on …

North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, have held talks in Beijing and sent out a message that they would work to strengthen ties between their countries. After the meeting in the Chinese capital on Sunday, Xi said he …

North Korea

The land is lush in this river-fed region of eastern Afghanistan. The highway that leads to the Pakistan border, 60 miles away, passes fields of ripening wheat, cucumber and cauliflower. The nearby city of Jalalabad is bustling, with crowded sidewalks and …

Pakistan

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. 1. The world’s …

Europe

TOKYO — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial …

territorial dispute

ROME — Italy’s president, whose brother was murdered by Cosa Nostra, traveled on Sunday to an organized crime stronghold to honor hundreds of Italians slain by the country’s crime clans over the past decades. President Sergio Mattarella also praised …

Italian president

Even before the U.K. leaves the European Union, its Parliament may need to pass as many as 15 new bills and thousands of pages of “secondary legislation” covering immigration, trade and agriculture to name but a few. These are among the findings of an …

United Kingdom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a concerted effort to defend free trade, saying global markets can be both open and fair. Two days after U.S. President Donald Trump and Merkel held inconclusive talks at the …

Japan

TSHIMBULU, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – The increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters last month were dumped …

Mass Graves

On October 9, 1983, a large delegation of senior South Korean government officials assembled at a mausoleum across the street from Burma’s gleaming Shwedagon Pagoda, located in what was then the city of Rangoon. They were in Burma for a state visit, and …

North Korea

Rex Tillerson concluded his first trip to Asia as secretary of state, sounding optimistic about the prospects for U.S. cooperation with China on the North Korean nuclear issue. The upbeat notes he struck in Beijing contrasted with his remarks on Friday in …

North Korea

Prosecutors in Ukraine are seeking to question former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrounding a corruption probe in the country, according to CNN. The network reported that Ukrainian authorities have made “repeated requests” to American …

Manafort Wanted

European leaders breathed a sigh of relief last week when Dutch voters denied the far-right populist party headed by Geert Wilders the election breakthrough many had feared. Instead, it was Prime Minister Mark Rutte whose liberal conservative party …

Future

BEIRUT/AMMAN, March 19 (Reuters) – Syrian rebels launched a major offensive on Sunday that brought them close to the heart of the Old City of Damascus, and government forces responded with intense bombardments of rebel-held areas. The escalation, reported …

Syrian rebels

An Afghan soldier was shot dead after opening fire and wounding three U.S. soldiers inside a base in Afghanistan. Afghan army spokesman Col. Mohammad Rasoul Zazai said the soldier who opened fire had made a “mistake” and had not shot the troops deliberately.

Afghan Soldier

JAKARTA, March 20 (Reuters) – The Indonesian government plans to issue US-dollar sukuk as well as euro- and yen-denominated conventional bonds in the first half of this year, a Finance Ministry official told reporters on Monday. “For foreign currency …

global sukuk

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri smiles during the opening of a new legislative session in Buenos Aires Thomson Reuters BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – More Argentines disapprove of President Mauricio Macri than approve for the first time since he took office …

Argentines disapprove

PARIS (AP) — The Socialist candidate for the French presidency and his far-left rival have a big obstacle blocking their route to the presidential Elysee Palace: each other. Benoit Hamon and Jean-Luc Melenchon proved this weekend they both can pull …

Hamon

Last week (Mar. 16), Somali pirates finally released a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that they seized off the coast of Somalia a few days earlier. They agreed to forego their demand for ransom after learning that a Somali businessman had hired the ship to …

Somali pirates

Somalia is in dire need of international assistance amid a catastrophic drought that claimed over 100 lives in just two days. The calamity inspired Colin Kaepernick to help the East African nation. Kaepernick joined the #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia effort …

Colin Kaepernick

Determined to downplay their differences, most pundits now consider Friday’s face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to have been an awkward affair. Fresh off the heels of a dust-up with Britain …

NATO

Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine! The wife of Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall was asked to leave the lower bowl of Bankers Life Fieldhouse on …

NCAA Tournament

March 19 (UPI) –At least three U.S. Army soldiers were shot and wounded by an Afghan Army soldier in “insider attack.” The Afghan Army solider opened fire during a military exercise at a base in southern Afghanistan. “Coalition security forces on the base …

Army soldiers

When Urvi Bhandare decided to leave her native Mumbai to study for an MBA overseas, the 23-year-old management consultant’s first instinct was to apply for one of the top US schools. But Ms Bhandare was dissuaded from chasing her American dream by …

Indian students

White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended President Donald Trump Donald Trump McConnell touts GOP healthcare plan ahead of Trump visit to Kentucky Trump: North Korea ‘acting very, very badly’ Spicer: Trump didn’t hear Merkel’s handshake …

Trump

“He called me at seven, eight in the morning and said, ‘There you go, Papa.’ He was extremely angry, even his mother couldn’t understand him,” the man identified as the father said on Europe 1. “He told me: ‘I ask for your forgiveness.

Paris airport gunman

Clemson graduate transfer cornerback Adrian Baker (Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna) said he will officially visit UCF Monday and Tuesday. He officially visited Oklahoma State, his leader, March 4. Baker said he’s still planing to officially visit Arizona …

Clemson grad transfer

With fires crackling in the peat soils, smoke billowing up and hot ash raining down just a stone’s throw from his house, farmer Arif Subandi chokes up as he surveys the scene. “Now our land is burned, our environment neglected,” he says, sobbing.

Peat Fires

China has maintained a cool head regarding President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies, according to a former People’s Bank of China member. “China tries to watch what kind of policies President Trump can implement, rather than what he promised,” Li …

China

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke up for free trade at a major technology fair on Sunday with jabs clearly pointed at an increasingly protectionist United States. Continue Reading Below …

Merkel

MOSUL, Iraq — The fight for the western half of Mosul could be one of the deadliest yet for civilians. More than 750 civilians have been killed or wounded since the fight for western sector began a month ago, front-line medics say, a number they expect …

Mosul

A Ghanaian soccer star may be in the doghouse after giving an awkward live TV interview where he mistakenly thanked his wife and girlfriend. Mohammed Anas, who plays for South Africa’s Free State Stars, had just been named “man of the match” when he …

Live TV

On Feb. 21, Kelly Magsamen, who served at the State Department, National Security Council Staff and Department of Defense, published a piece for Foreign Policy titled, “Trump’s NSC, State Department, and Pentagon Need to Play Together.” “Secretary …

united front

CASIMIRO DE ABREU, Brazil (AP) — This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and said they were investigating several other possible cases. Health authorities this week …

yellow fever

Interior minister Bruno Le Roux has previously said Belgacem was known to French intelligence services. He had several times previous convictions for violence and theft, including a five-year stint behind bars beginning in 2009, according to Paris …

New York Post

Sir, Further to the letters about trends (March 6 and 13): An actuary is flying in an old-style 4-prop plane to the annual meeting. Partway through the flight one engine fails. The pilot comes over the intercom to advise the passengers that one engine is …
BEIRUT (AP) — Demonstrators in downtown Beirut pelted Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s car with water bottles on Sunday as protests against new taxes and a stagnant public wage scale jolted the city. Hariri got out of his armored convoy behind the …

Tax hike

Italy’s Mount Etna is still fired up. The Sicilian volcano has been spewing lava and belching ash on and off for nearly three months now. After the latest eruption on March 16, fiery-hot lava began flowing down the volcano’s slopes. The video shown above …

Mount Etna

U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas has sentenced a Colombian man to more than five years in the federal penitentiary as part of a drug-trafficking case that drew international attention because it involved the transportation of tons of cocaine …

Coast Guard

President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to have a tense first meeting, based on their interaction – or lack thereof – in front of reporters on Friday. In a photo op after their Oval Office meeting, the two leaders sat next …

Photo Op

LONDON (AP) — British police in inflatable powerboats stormed a River Thames cruise boat Sunday as part of an exercise simulating the hijacking of a tourist vessel in London. The Metropolitan Police force said Sunday’s training exercise involving more …

tourist boat hijacking

We’d never want to replace Justin Trudeau, but this Dutch politician just might be the “new” him. Green Party leader Jesse Klaver looks like he could be the Canadian Prime Minister’s younger brother — and the internet is going crazy. The 30-year-old …

Justin Trudeau

Less than 24 hours after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Germany for shirking on its defense payments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United States. “Despite what you have …

Donald Trump

Since President Donald Trump took office, he hasn’t given up on his promise to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep undocumented immigrants out. This week, he proposed cutting large swaths of the federal budget in order to pay for it …

Hungary

How does one do Paris like a British royal? Well, one can’t — not really. Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made a two-day visit that included several official engagements and appearances, as well as stunning photo ops that most of us …

Duchess Kate

March 18, 2017 —A report by a United Nations body accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians has ignited a fracas at the UN, prompting the withdrawal of the report – and the subsequent resignation of the senior official …

Israel

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey on Sunday accused Germany of supporting the network of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric it blames for last year’s attempted coup, comments likely to aggravate a diplomatic feud between the two countries. Germany and Turkey have been …

Germany

(Reuters) – Germany has raised its alert level against cyber attacks to “heightened readiness” ahead of parliamentary elections, saying government websites are already subjected to daily assault, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said. “We are noticing …

alert level

Bouts of unsettled weather will continue to target the United Kingdom into at least Monday. Following bouts of wind and rain the past few days, a new depression will swing across the U.K. on Monday, bringing additional rain and wind. The strongest wind …

United Kingdom

Standing beside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Trump pushed back Friday against the perception in Europe that he was pursuing isolationist trade policies, declaring that he was a “fair trader.” “I don’t believe in isolationist policy.

President Trump

China’s willingness to pressure North Korea into backing off of its nuclear ambitions is a key to getting results on the volatile Asian peninsula, Korea watchers said — as tough-talking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to raise the issue …

North Korea

The last large coal-fired power plant in Beijing has suspended operations, with the city’s electricity now generated by natural gas The last large coal-fired power plant in Beijing has suspended operations, with the city’s electricity now generated by …

power plant

“We are about to run an experiment,” the international-relations scholar Robert Jervis recently observed of the Trump presidency. Scholars of international politics, he wrote, “bemoan the fact that our sub-field cannot draw on the experimental method.”

North Korea

“What’s that battleship over there? I thought ours were miles away,” asked the British officer eating a sandwich on the bridge of the light cruiser HMS Orion. He was right. The battleship wasn’t British. It was Italian, and promptly began hurling …

Royal Navy

About 4,000 people have demonstrated in St. Petersburg to protest the handover of the city’s landmark St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the control of the Russian Orthodox Church. The cathedral was taken over by the state during Soviet times and run as a museum.

Orthodox Church

New demands for another referendum on Scottish independence make some sense politically. For the Scottish economy, not so much. Recent polls show Scotland is decidedly in favor of European Union membership, and Britain’s decision to leave the E.U. only …

Scottish Independence

As desperate Syrians flee the devastating war in their country, some are finding refuge in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. One imam from Aleppo, Abdul Ghani Bandenjki, first visited Ghana in 2006 after being invited to officiate at prayers during the …

Syrians

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Friday refused to disown claims, highlighted by his White House, that British intelligence tapped his phones following a request by President Barack Obama last year, risking a deepening rift with America’s key ally.

Trump

The British pot is meeting the Scottish kettle. While London works to extricate itself from the European Union, Scotland is readying for yet another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. And Scotland’s leaders are turning the Brexiteers …

Scotland

Next month, Nepal will mark the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and reduced to rubble more than 600,000 houses. But many Nepalese need no reminder, as they are still struggling with the after-affects.

Nepal

Scratching at the legends around revolutionary heroes stands to become a civil offense in China. Anyone who slanders or otherwise harms the image of Communist Party heroes and revolutionary martyrs could face legal liability under a clause lawmakers added …

Civil Code

Google’s Propaganda

World

North Korea’s Test of Rocket Engine Shows ‘Meaningful Progress,’ South Says

New York Times  – ?1 hour ago?
Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, inspecting the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae launching station in Tongchang-ri, in a photograph released by the North’s official news agency.

President Trump’s approval rating sinks lower than Obama’s

New York Daily News  – ?5 hours ago?
President Trump’s approval rating sank to a new low of 37% on Sunday, according to the latest Gallup poll. While 37% of Americans approve of the job the President has done since taking office Jan. 20, 58% disapprove.

Ex-NC Police Chief Says He Faced ‘Unreasonable Detention’ at JFK

NBCNews.com  – ?6 hours ago?
After a four-day trip to Paris to celebrate his mother’s 80th birthday last weekend, Hassan Aden was eager to get back to Alexandria, Virginia – to his wife, his two sons and the law enforcement-focused consulting business he runs there.

Hindutva vs Hinduism: Adityanath’s appointment shows BJP has little faith in its development plank

Yahoo News  – ?20 minutes ago?
The Bharatiya Janata Party must be applauded for appointing Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. It has resisted the temptation of mistaking its spectacular victory in the state Assembly elections as a reflection of popular

China’s Xi, Tillerson urge cooperation as North Korea tests rocket engine

CNN  – ?5 hours ago?
Beijing (CNN) North Korea marked the final day of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Asia visit Sunday by claiming to have tested a new type of rocket engine, underlining the country’s defiance of recent calls for calm on the Korean Peninsula.

Crocodile attacks Australian teen who jumped into river on dare

Fox News  – ?1 hour ago?
BRISBANE, Australia – An Australian teen who was attacked by a crocodile after jumping into a crocodile-infested river on a dare was recovering from serious wounds to his arm, officials said Monday, as authorities recovered the body of another man who …

The toxic mystery behind Kim Jong-Nam’s assassination

Yahoo News  – ?Mar 18, 2017?
More than a month after Kim Jong-Nam was murdered in Kuala Lumpur, experts are struggling to make sense of Malaysia’s findings that the lethal nerve agent VX was used to kill him without apparent harm to anyone else.

Hawaii judge rejects Trump administration request to revise ruling against travel ban

Los Angeles Times  – ?9 hours ago?
The Hawaii judge who brought a national halt to President Trump’s new travel ban last week has rejected the government’s request to limit his ruling.

No, Germany doesn’t owe America ‘vast sums’ of money for NATO

Washington Post  – ?Mar 18, 2017?
Fresh off the heels of a dust-up with Britain, President Trump attacked another key ally – Germany. At a news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump “reiterated” his “need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share for the cost

Canadian school teacher wins $1M global teacher prize beating out thousands of applicants

CBS News  – ?2 hours ago?
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most high-profile awards for teaching excellence.

Police: Two burned bodies found in car belonging to ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star

WLS-TV  – ?3 hours ago?
Michele Ryerson and Thurston Anderson would give the world to hear from their son Aaron Anderson right now, but they fear that he is gone.

Germany’s defense minister to Trump: No, we don’t owe NATO money

CNN  – ?2 hours ago?
(CNN) Germany’s defense minister has rejected claims from US President Donald Trump that her country owes NATO “vast sums of money.

Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border, according to contract notices

The Denver Post  – ?1 hour ago?
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing

Germany’s Merkel and Japan’s Abe urge free trade with jabs at US

Reuters  – ?9 hours ago?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend the opening ceremony of the CeBit computer fair, which will open its doors to the public on March 20, at the fairground in Hanover, Germany, March 19, 2017.

Clashes break out in Damascus after a surprise attack

CNN  – ?5 hours ago?
(CNN) Syrian rebel groups launched a surprise attack on regime forces on the eastern outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, according to opposition groups, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian state media.

Why Israelis think Netanyahu is threatening to bring down the government

Jewish Telegraphic Agency  – ?20 minutes ago?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon during the weekly Cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, February 19, 2017.

New Zealand expels US diplomat after police probe stymied

Yahoo News  – ?4 hours ago?
A US diplomat has been expelled from New Zealand after Washington refused to waive diplomatic immunity so police investigating a serious crime could question him, officials said Monday.

Martin Schulz, Merkel Rival, Wins His Party’s Nomination With 100 Percent of Vote

New York Times  – ?3 hours ago?
Martin Schulz after he was elected leader of the Social Democrats on Sunday in Germany. Credit Tobias Schwarz/Agence France-Presse – Getty Images.

3 US soldiers shot in Afghanistan ‘insider attack’

Fox News  – ?15 hours ago?
Three U.S. Army soldiers were shot and wounded Sunday when an Afghan Army soldier opened fire on them inside a base in southern Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Province, officials told Fox News.

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