Zimbabwe army controls broadcaster, says Mugabe, wife safe

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster...


What the parasites in a defector's stomach tell us about North Korea

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The North Korean defector had sped across the demilitarized zone in a stolen jeep, then crawled south as the men who had been his comrades moments ago shot at him with handguns and AK-47 rifles. South Korean soldiers found the defector under a pile of leaves, bleeding...


New Zimbabwe leader could be enforcer known as the Crocodile

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country’s leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa...


102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

Israel Holocaust Reunion

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in...


Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigning after 37 years: Official

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is resigning after nearly four decades in power, according to an official close to the talks on his departure, in an extraordinary end for the world’s oldest head of state who had vowed to rule until death. The news came hours after the...


Donald Tusk says Poland is doing the Kremlin's work as EU row escalates

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. European Council President Donald Tusk has lashed out at Poland, suggesting the ruling Law & Justice party is forwarding Russian interests in what is an unprecedented attack by an EU leader on a member state’s sitting government. “Strident dispute with Ukraine, isolation in the...


Israel fires 'warning shot' amid Syrian border activity

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a “warning shot” after the Syrian military carried out construction along their frontier. The military says Syria violated the 1974 cease-fire agreement on the Golan Heights again Sunday by using heavy tools to...


Zimbabwe's ruling party dismisses Mugabe as its leader in another blow to his presidency

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - On Sunday, the party that Robert Mugabe helmed for nearly four decades dismissed him as its leader, another blow to the longtime Zimbabwean president, whom the military detained last week. The party also told Mugabe that he must resign by noon on...


Israel denies pardon for soldier who killed wounded attacker

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president has denied a request for pardon by an imprisoned soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker. A statement from President Reuven Rivlin’s office Sunday says he rejected the request by Elor Azaria because it would...


Yemen is on the brink of a horrible famine - here's how things got so bad

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. It’s been called the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world:” Nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s population is food insecure; millions are teetering on the edge of famine. The situation - described as critical for nearly two years - has grown even worse since early...


A sign of hope from Argentina's vanished submarine: seven mysterious signals

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Argentine authorities received a few blips of hope in their effort to find a three-decade old submarine - and 44 crewmen - that suddenly stopped communicating during a routine mission on Wednesday. That hope came in the form of seven signals to a satellite, which...

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