• Afghanistan Mar 5, 2020

    International Court OKs Probe of Alleged War Crimes by US Military, Taliban in Afghanistan

    International Criminal Court judges have authorized a far-reaching investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Afghanistan government forces, the Taliban, American troops and U.S. foreign intelligence operatives.

  • Netherlands Nov 30, 2019

    Dutch Police Continue Hunt for Attacker Who Stabbed 3 Teens

    Dutch police on Saturday continued looking for an attacker who stabbed three teens on a street in The Hague that was crowded with Black Friday shoppers. The victims, two 15-year-old girls and a 13-year-old boy, were treated in a hospital and released late Friday. Police said in a statement that they did not know one another. The victims have spoken...

  • NBC News Sep 15, 2019

    Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

    Fridays for Future school strikes — a movement led largely by teenage girls — has eclipsed the quiet, solitary protests started by its founder, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, in August 2018. Now upward of 2 million supporters from The Hague to Kampala, Uganda, regularly skip class on Friday and take to the streets to protest government inaction on climate change....

  • Canada Aug 16, 2019

    Dutch Princess Christina, Sister of Former Queen, Dies at 72

    Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, died Friday after a battle with bone cancer. She was 72. Christina, the youngest of four daughters of the late Queen Juliana and her German-born husband Prince Bernhard, died at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, according to the Dutch Royal House. In a tweet, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and...

  • Congress Nov 15, 2018

    Mexican Citizen Executed in Texas for Killings of Wife, Kids

    A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago.

  • ACTRESS Oct 26, 2018

    Amber Heard Says She Is Happy to Have Moved on With Her Life

    Actress Amber Heard has a movie coming out this weekend that will be new to theaters and mass audiences, but for her it’s actually quite old. “London Fields,” an adaptation of a 1989 Martin Amis mystery, has been in some stage of development for almost 20 years. Heard didn’t get involved until 2013, with music video director Matthew Cullen at...

  • JUDGE Nov 22, 2017

    Unrepentant Serb General Convicted of Genocide for Bosnia Horrors

    An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers’ bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Defiant to the last, Mladic was ejected from a courtroom at...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 6, 2017

    Syrian Government Launched April Sarin Attack: UN Probe

    U.N.-mandated investigators said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force conducted a sarin-gas attack in the spring that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory U.S. strike. The investigators also appealed to the U.S.-led coalition to better protect civilians as it strikes at Islamic State militants in the east. The latest report by the Commission of Inquiry...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 5, 2017

    US, Europeans Want More Pressure on Syria Over Sarin Attack

    The United States and European governments are urging tougher international pressure on Syria over a sarin gas attack and stepped-up efforts to find the perpetrators. The international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW held a special meeting on Wednesday in The Hague, after confirming in a recent report that sarin was used in the April attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun....

  • NBC Aug 9, 2016

    CSIS Says Satellite Images Show China Reinforced Spratly Hangars in South China Sea

    Recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the disputed South China Sea, NBC News reports. Pictures taken in late July show the hangars constructed on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly islands have room for any fighter jet in the Chinese air force, the Center for Strategic and...

  • texas Jul 1, 2016

    Mexican Man's Death Row Appeal Rejected

    A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Mexican man on death row in Texas for the slayings of his wife and two children at their Rio Grande Valley home more than 24 years ago.

  • United States Jan 22, 2016

    Schlumberger Reports Big 4Q Loss, Says Cut 10,000 More Jobs

    Schlumberger said Thursday that it lost more than $1 billion and slashed another 10,000 jobs in the fourth quarter as tumbling energy prices took their toll on the world’s largest oilfield services company.

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