Daily Archives: December 28, 2016

Former Uruguayan Dictator Alvarez Dies at 91

Former Uruguayan Dictator Alvarez Dies at 91

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY —  General Gregorio Alvarez, the last leader of Uruguay’s brutal dictatorship of the 1970s and ’80s, died Wednesday at age 91 while serving a sentence for…

Boko Haram May Have Used Chibok Girls as Shields During Attack

Boko Haram May Have Used Chibok Girls as Shields During Attack

LAGOS —  Boko Haram fighters fleeing an attack on their base last week may have used some of the girls kidnapped in 2014 from northeast Nigeria’s Chibok as human…

Romanian Social Democrats Propose Leftist Veteran for PM

Romanian Social Democrats Propose Leftist Veteran for PM

Romania’s Social Democrat party (PSD), victor of a general election two weeks ago, on Wednesday proposed former telecommunications minister Sorin Grindeanu, a veteran leftist politician, for prime minister…

December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016

2 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, second from right, toss flower petals into the Wishing Well at the USS Arizona Memorial, part of…

Kenya’s Senate Moves Cautiously on Contentious Election Bill

Kenya’s Senate Moves Cautiously on Contentious Election Bill

NAIROBI —  In Kenya, a controversial amendment to the electoral law is now before the Senate. The bill would give the electoral commission a workaround if biometric voting equipment fails, but…

Clinton, Obama ‘Most Admired’ Americans

Clinton, Obama ‘Most Admired’ Americans

She may have lost the election, but Hillary Clinton remains the most admired woman in the U.S. for the 15th year in a row, according to Gallup’s list…

Venezuela Military Trafficking Food as Country Goes Hungry

Venezuela Military Trafficking Food as Country Goes Hungry

PUERTO CABELLO, VENEZUELA —  When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets last summer in protest, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country&#8217…

Russia’s Sukhoi Says Superjet Defects Will Be Repaired by End of January

Russia’s Sukhoi Says Superjet Defects Will Be Repaired by End of January

MOSCOW —  Russian plane maker Sukhoi will repair defects in its Superjet 100 aircraft by late January, the company said after problems detected by airlines including Russia’s Aeroflot and…

Apple Leads Holiday Device Activation Pack

Apple Leads Holiday Device Activation Pack

Apple devices were the most popular electronic gifts this holiday season, according to a new report. Mobile marketing research firm Flurry said 44 percent of all electronic items activated during…

Syrian Cease-fire Agreement Reached with Russia

Syrian Cease-fire Agreement Reached with Russia

ISTANBUL —  News reports out of Turkey say Ankara and Russia have prepared a cease-fire agreement for all of Syria, but Russia is refusing to comment on the reports and…