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Trial of 'El Chapo' begins in federal court

(NEW YORK) -- His nickname means "shorty," but the list of crimes attributed to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman -- including drug trafficking, murder and torture -- is lengthy and spelled out in a 17-count indictment that forms the backbone of a trial that started Tuesday in a Brooklyn, New York…... Read More

Even if we did hack the DNC, they can’t sue us: Russia

(WASHINGTON) -- The Russian government recently argued that even if it were true that its cyber spies were responsible for the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, U.S. law should protect Russia from a civil suit filed by the DNC. The hypothetical argument appears to be the closest…... Read More

UK police arrest 'Ross from Friends' look-alike

(LONDON) -- The "Ross Gellar look-alike" wanted by a regional English police force has been found after a weeks-long search."Do you recognize this man?" Blackpool Police asked in a Twitter post, appealing to the public to help identify a man caught on CCTV camera and wanted in connection with a…... Read More

Saudi Arabian official 'shocked' by audio recording of Khashoggi's murder: Erdogan

(ISTANBUL) -- A Saudi Arabian intelligence official was "shocked" after listening to an audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder during a recent visit to Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Erdogan described the content of the recording as a "calamity" and insisted that Riyadh take decisive…... Read More

Less than 1% of migrant caravan may reach border near San Diego in five days

(NEW YORK) -- Approximately 100 of an estimated 11,000 migrants, less than 1 percent of those U.S. officials are tracking across four groups, may reach the U.S. border south of San Diego on Sunday.The overwhelming majority of those from Central America fleeing hardship on foot are hundreds of miles away,…... Read More

Khashoggi recordings being used as 'political game,' French foreign minister says

(WASHINGTON) -- A diplomatic dispute broke out between France and Turkey after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Ankara of playing political games in the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post writer, Jamal Khashoggi.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed over the weekend that Turkey gave tape recordings related…... Read More

Amid stalled talks, North Korea keeps developing secret ballistic missile sites

(WASHINGTON) -- Newly-released commercial satellite imagery suggests North Korea is continuing to develop ballistic missile sites at more than a dozen locations, amid stalled discussions over the country's nuclear weapons program between North Korea and American diplomats.The images, taken earlier this year, of the Sakkanmol missile operating base were released…... Read More

10 Palestinian militants, Israeli commando killed in Gaza following botched Israeli military operation

(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- Seven Palestinians and an Israeli commando were killed when an Israeli special forces operation that appeared to go terribly wrong in the Gaza strip Sunday night. After hours of calm, a barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza into Israel on Monday afternoon.The Israeli military says…... Read More

Thousands raised for homeless man who intervened in Melbourne terror attack

(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for a homeless man in Melbourne, Australia, after a video showed his attempt to help police officers during a violent attack last week by running towards a knife-wielding man with a shopping cart. The man, who has been identified…... Read More

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron show liberal unity on Armistice Day

(PARIS) -- As Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron stood hand in hand at Compiegne just outside Paris, it was the first time German and French leaders had publicly gathered at the spot where the Armistice was agreed upon a century ago.“United,” the single word in a tweet by President Macron…... Read More

10,000-torch display in London marks 100th anniversary of WWI's conclusion

(LONDON) -- An installation commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I has opened in London. Called "Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers" and featuring approximately 10,000 torches, each illuminated every evening by more than 250 volunteers, is an act of remembrance for the lives lost…... Read More

Couple weds in a maximum-security prison to draw attention to repression in Honduras

(NEW YORK) -- The bride wore red, the color of the resistance movement. The groom wore the gray pants and white T-shirt required of inmates at La Tolva, the maximum-security prison where he has been held since January for protesting against repression in Honduras, the country from which the majority…... Read More

80 years after Kristallnacht, a somber tour in Berlin to commemorate the tragedy

(BERLIN) -- More than 100 people came to Charlottenburg on Saturday for a free, historical walking tour.Under overcast skies, they gathered in the central Berlin neighborhood for a unique visit: to mark the 80th anniversary of anti-Jewish Kristallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass,” pogrom -- the first coordinated, nation-wide…... Read More

NASA astronaut Anne McClain feels 'confident' flying aboard Russian Soyuz

(NEW YORK) -- Just weeks after a Soyuz booster failed and a crew was rocketed to safety the Russians are ready to return to manned flight, and Army Lt. Col. Anne McClain will be the first to sit atop that rocket since the accident.Officials that investigated the failed October 11th…... Read More