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Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Jul 24, 2016

Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Disgraced Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity, has requested a pardon due to ill health. The 77-year-old has been in and out of the hospital in recent months for a series of health problems. “Alberto ...

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

| Jul 24, 2016

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria is drawing questions over Russia’s intentions from skeptics in the U.S. government, European nations in the coalition against the Islamic State and the main Syrian opposition groups. ...

Munich gunman was fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

Jul 24, 2016

Munich gunman was fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. The 18-year-old, born and raised locally, opened fire near a busy shopping mall on ...

Jul 24, 2016

Thai police charge 8-year-old girls under junta law

Two 8-year-old girls have been charged under a draconian Thai junta law for tearing down voter lists for an upcoming referendum, police said Saturday, as authorities go to increasingly bizarre lengths to muzzle dissent. The junta is determined to see a charter it drafted ...

Hungary PM becomes first EU leader to endorse Trump

Jul 23, 2016

Hungary PM becomes first EU leader to endorse Trump

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a “better option” for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton. “I am not a Donald Trump campaigner. I never thought it would ...

Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown

Jul 23, 2016

Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown

In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also sharply criticized Western countries ...

Dolly's legacy: Are you eating cloned meat?

Jul 23, 2016

Dolly's legacy: Are you eating cloned meat?

Two decades after Scotland’s Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat from cookie-cutter cows or their offspring. The simple answer — “probably.” The fact is, there is no way to know ...