Sat, 22 Sep 2018

136 dead after ferry sinks in world's largest tropical lake

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - In one of the year's worst disasters, about 136 people were confirmed dead and several ...

Ensure my safety: Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify

WASHINGTON, U.S. - It has been less than a week since 51-year-old research psychologist from northern California, Christine Blasey Ford ...

Kim Jong Un wants second meeting with Trump

SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean President Moon Jae In, who just concluded his third meeting with the North ...

Ferry in Tanzania capsizes, hundreds feared dead

UKORA, Tanzania - About 42 people were confirmed dead after a ferry capsized on Africa's largest lake - Lake Victoria ...

North Korean leader vows to shut main missile testing site

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hailing the progress made in inter-Korean relations at the end of the third summit held between ...

Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

Woman Blinded by IS Blast Bakes to Support Family

WASHINGTON / MOSUL - Iraqi mother Ibstisam Muhammad, 51, has a full-time job making bread to support her family even ...

UN: We Are 'Losing Fight Against Famine' in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N.'s humanitarian chief warned Friday that aid workers are "losing the fight against famine" in war-torn ...

US Offers Condolences at Death of Vietnamese President

U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed condolences to the Vietnamese people at the death of their president, Tran Dai Quang, ...

Pompeo: U.S. Preparing 'Actions' Against Venezuela

WASHINGTON - The United States is preparing a 'series of actions' in the coming days to increase pressure on the ...

China's Top Uyghur Official Comes Under Probe

Nur Bekri, the highest ranking ethnic Uyghur in the Chinese government but seen as highly unpopular among his people, has ...

Violence Creates 'Zones of Fear' in Schools Globally

About half of students age 13 to 15 worldwide have experienced violence in school, including bullying, corporal punishment, school shootings ...

Rising Oil Prices Haven't Hurt US Economy

DALLAS - America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices ...

(Im)migration News Recap, Sept. 16-22

Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, why and how it could impact your life, family or business, ...

Macedonian PM Seeks US Support in Quest to Join NATO, EU

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says he expects his countrymen will vote for a deal that will rename the country ...

Dangers, Opportunities for Turkey in Idlib Deal, Analysts Say

ISTANBUL - Ankara is signaling its readiness to use force against radical groups in the Syrian Idlib enclave as part ...

Australian Filmmaker Granted Pardon in Cambodia

Cambodian authorities pardoned Australian filmmaker James Ricketson on Friday, clearing the way for his release from a six-year prison term ...

Regional CSOs Boycott Mekong River Forum Over Opposition to Lao Dam

Thai and Cambodian civil society organizations rejected an invitation from the Lao government to attend a regional stakeholder forum on ...

The Week's Best: RFE/RL Stories You May Have Missed

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Red Sox could set club wins record against Indians

CLEVELAND -- Two teams that have won their respective divisions three years in a row will meet Saturday night at ...

Martinez to retire as Tigers host Royals

Victor Martinez's playing career will come to an end on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers face the Kansas City Royals. ...

UCLA backup QB Modster announces he will transfer

UCLA backup quarterback Devon Modster announced Friday that he is transferring. Modster, who entered the season as a candidate for ...

White Sox cause trouble for division-leading Cubs

The Chicago White Sox know that their sub-.500 season rapidly is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean they ...

NFL notebook: QB Rodgers will practice on Saturday

While the game plan will change, the Green Bay Packers are sticking with the same blueprint for Aaron Rodgers this ...

Decision on Titans QB Mariota (elbow) expected Saturday

Head coach Mike Vrabel said on Friday that quarterback Marcus Mariota's right elbow injury is getting better, but that the ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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