Daily Archives: March 18, 2016

Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia

Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia

TUZLA ISLAND, CRIMEA— President Vladimir Putin, marking the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, on Friday exhorted workers building a bridge between the Black Sea peninsula and…

EU Migrants to Turkey

EU Migrants to Turkey

Published March 18, 2016 European Union leaders are meeting Friday with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to present a draft deal for the transfer of tens of thousands of migrants…

UN Deplores 'Awful' Carnage in Yemen From Saudi Coalition Airstrikes

UN Deplores 'Awful' Carnage in Yemen From Saudi Coalition Airstrikes

WASHINGTON— The United Nations has condemned recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which have killed more than 100 civilians this week alone. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the…

March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016

1 Pere Miro (R), Deputy Director General of Relations with the Olympic Movement, Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations, talks to Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini (L) during a joint…

Vaccinations Needed to Stop Yellow Fever Outbreak in Angola

Vaccinations Needed to Stop Yellow Fever Outbreak in Angola

GENEVA— The World Health Organization reports that an outbreak of yellow fever in Luanda, the capital of Angola, has now spread to seven other provinces as well as to the…

In India, Biometric Data Storage Sparks Demands for Privacy Laws

In India, Biometric Data Storage Sparks Demands for Privacy Laws

NEW DELHI— In India, calls for strict privacy laws are growing after this week’s passage of a measure that allows federal agencies access to biometric data of the…

Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

NAIROBI— Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality…

DC Eaglet Hatches

DC Eaglet Hatches

The eaglet has hatched. Early this morning, the first of two eaglets broke halfway through its shell, according to the American Eagle Foundation, and by 8:30 it was completely…

Runaway Lion Claws Man on Nairobi Street

Runaway Lion Claws Man on Nairobi Street

Video  In Malawi, Urine Grows Crops and Wealth In Malawi, farmers around the capital are using human urine on their crops instead of costly imported chemical fertilizers. It’s the…

Ahead of War Crimes Verdict, Karadzic's Divisive Bosnia Legacy Endures

Ahead of War Crimes Verdict, Karadzic's Divisive Bosnia Legacy Endures

SARAJEVO— The verdict that a U.N. tribunal will hand down next week in Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s trial for genocide has re-opened old wounds for…