Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Jan 17, 2015

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terrorism raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists. As anxiety soared in the wake of last week’s bloody spree ...

Cartoons and tears at funerals of Charlie Hebdo victims

Jan 16, 2015

Cartoons and tears at funerals of Charlie Hebdo victims

Five victims of last week’s attack on France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine, including two cartoonists, were laid to rest Thursday after emotional final tributes in words, drawings and music. Georges Wolinski and Bernard Verlhac, two of France’s best-loved cartoonists, were buried in separate funerals attended ...

South Korean activist arrested after making pro-North remarks

Jan 14, 2015

South Korean activist arrested after making pro-North remarks

Days after deporting a Korean-American woman for praising North Korea, South Korean authorities on Wednesday arrested a fellow activist and former leftist politician on similar charges. Both women fell foul of South Korea’s strict National Security Law (NSL), enacted in 1948 to protect the ...

Jan 14, 2015

Multiple arrests in Canada were over 'serious' terrorism threat

Canada arrested three men on terrorism-related charges in as many days because they represented a “serious” potential threat, the country’s top public safety official said Tuesday. “If accusations are laid, it’s because there’s a serious reason to believe they are potential terrorists,” Public Safety ...

'Little Miss Thong' pageant sparks heated debate in Colombia

Jan 14, 2015

'Little Miss Thong' pageant sparks heated debate in Colombia

A children’s beauty pageant in Colombia, dubbed “Little Miss Thong,” sparked outrage online Tuesday, but local officials are defending the contest, which features a parade of eight-year-old girls wearing skimpy swimwear. In the pageant, held Sunday in the northeastern town of Barbosa, young girls ...