General News

Rain hampers search for Indonesian landslide victims, 7 dead

Feb 23, 2018

Heavy rains are hampering the search for victims of a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java as authorities raise the death toll to seven

China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms

Feb 23, 2018

Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the greatest atrocities of the war

BMW looking at Chinese-made electric MINI

Feb 23, 2018

BMW says it is talking with a Chinese automaker about a possible partnership to produce electric versions of its MINI cars for the world's biggest auto market

Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

Feb 23, 2018

'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, and other issues

The Latest: Ban proposed on young buying assault rifles

Feb 23, 2018

President Donald Trump endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons _ a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association

AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

Feb 23, 2018

President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

Feb 23, 2018

President Donald Trump has endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons _ a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association

UK taxpayer-owned RBS reports first profit in a decade

Feb 23, 2018

Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its first profit in a decade but warned that 2018 results may be hit by a pending settlement with U.S. officials

US envoy summoned after Duterte named in threat report

Feb 23, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says the government has summoned the U.S. ambassador to discuss a global threat assessment by American intelligence agencies that mentioned Duterte along with the leaders of Cambodia and Thailand

French army says several jihadis killed in Mali operation

Feb 23, 2018

France's armed forces spokesman says that French soldiers killed "around 10" jihadis last week in Mali in an operation near the Niger border

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