World Dec 3, 2019

Prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect leave the country

Russia deliberately allowed a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to leave the country, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, calling it a breach of a European extradition treaty. Prosecutors announced that Volodymyr Tsemakh is considered a suspect in the shooting down of ...

Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths

World Dec 2, 2019

Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Sunday defended itself following outrage over cartoons about a deadly military helicopter crash in Mali, the day before a memorial service for the 13 dead soldiers. The magazine, which was itself the target of a devastating attack by Islamic ...

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

World Nov 29, 2019

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

Islamic State group-linked fighters claimed responsibility Thursday for a helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers earlier this week, while France said it will reassess its military operation in West and Central Africa after its deadliest toll in nearly four decades. The Islamic State in ...

Asia Pacific Nov 28, 2019

New Zealand apologizes for 1979 Antarctic plane disaster

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized on Thursday for the then-government's handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country's worst peacetime disaster. On Nov. 28, 1979, Air New Zealand Flight 901 was ...

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

World Nov 26, 2019

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa's Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global ...

Last Hindenburg survivor dies at 90

World Nov 16, 2019

Last Hindenburg survivor dies at 90

The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner, who suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs before his mother managed to toss him and his brother from the burning airship, has died. Doehner, the last among 62 passengers and crew ...