World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain appointed a senior judge on Thursday to conduct an inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent turned Kremlin critic whose murder in London in 2006, chilling relations between London and Moscow.
The judge, Robert Owen, will hold a preliminary hearing in September to decide how the inquest will be conducted and whether it will be heard before a jury, Britain's Judicial Office said.
Russia has refused to extradite Andrei Lugovoy, an ex-KGB bodyguard Britain wants to prosecute forLitvinenko's murder by poisoning with radioactive polonium.
The incident sent ties between the countries plunging to a post-Cold War low and led to tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions.
The arrest, the first involving a former premier in Portugal, follows detentions of other prominent people in separate inquiries in the past few months as prosecutors intensify a fight against corruption
The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency recommended the ban last June because the journalists were disrespectful of the president
The clearing operation at the duck farm in Barneveld, will increase the number of animals destroyed since the first infection was discovered last Sunday to 211,000 birds
"Another shipment of building supplies will be allowed into the Gaza Strip next week via the Kerem Shalom crossing," Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh said
The U.S. is supportive "of anything that improves relations between Turkey and Iraq," the State Department said.
The quake caused buildings to shake violently and an elderly woman was killed after being hit by broken glass.
Lack of care for victims and accountability for perpetrators exacerbate the problem as it comes the world's attention on the Child Abuse Prevention Day.
President Obama challenges Republicans to pass an immigration reform bill if they're not happy with his executive action.
Polling stations across Bahrain opened for parliamentary and municipal elections, although the main Shi'ite opposition group is boycotting the vote.
If the train-and-equip program is effective it can allow Syrian opposition groups to clear up and create a safe zone in Syria, says a U.S. official
Former Imam of the Grand Umayyad Mosque in Damascus called Kassig "one of our brothers who sacrificed his life for the sake of God."
Prejudice against the Muslim minority known as Rohingyas is widespread and many have no right to citizenship.
U.S. officials say more than 16,000 Cubans arrived without visas at the border with Mexico in the past year, the highest number in a decade.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year
FBI arrested two men suspected of buying explosives they intended to detonate during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement official said
Tensions have escalated in Mandera County, near the border with Ethiopia and Somalia, in the past year as clashes between clans have displaced hundreds of people.