World Topics

Aug 15, 2014

Canadians charged with polygamy

Two leaders of a community that practice a fundamentalist form of Mormonism have been charged with polygamy in a case expected to test the limits of religious freedoms in Canada. The charges against Winston Blackmore and James Oler of Bountiful in British Columbia were ...

Aug 15, 2014

Police have 'leads' in search for two Amish girls

Police have received “numerous leads” concerning two Amish girls abducted at a roadside stand in northern New York, where searchers scoured the countryside near the Canadian border for the missing children, authorities said Thursday. Deputies, state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents ...

Aug 14, 2014

Giant bronze statue to French WWI soldiers is stolen

A memorial to soldiers killed in World War I has been stolen from its pedestal in a French town. Veterans Minister Kader Arif said Wednesday that the theft of the monument in the northern town of Craonne in the Aisne region is an “insult ...

Aug 14, 2014

Couple accused of abusing children arrested after five-year manhunt

A couple accused of leaving their severely injured 2-year-old daughter at a hospital and keeping their other adopted children in putrid conditions were arrested after a five-year manhunt, authorities said Wednesday. The search for Janet and Ramon Barreto began when they skipped bail in ...

Aug 14, 2014

Florida man pleads guilty in global toxin shipping scheme

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to making deadly toxins and shipping them to customers across the globe, among them a British woman plotting to kill her mother, a London magistrate, U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. Jesse Korff, 19, of LaBelle, northwest of Miami, ...

Aug 13, 2014

'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from U.S. prison

Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, returned home Tuesday, vowing “political revenge” after spending more than four years in a U.S. prison for selling marijuana seeds by mail across the border. The ardent advocate of legalizing marijuana was met by his wife, Jodie, ...

Social media firms back Facebook in dispute over warrants

Aug 12, 2014

Social media firms back Facebook in dispute over warrants

Facebook’s fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users’ postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said Monday they were seeking to join the clash on Facebook’s ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.N. names panel to investigate alleged war crimes in Gaza

The United Nations on Monday named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. William Schabas, a Canadian professor of international law, will head ...