Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

Iraqi Forces Punch to Tigris, as IS Mounts Attacks Elsewhere in Iraq

Iraqi Forces Punch to Tigris, as IS Mounts Attacks Elsewhere in Iraq

Iraqi leaders say they doubt their forces will oust Islamic State fighters from Mosul — the terror group’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq — before Easter, despite a spurt of…

January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017

A look at interesting photos and the best news photos from around the world. http://www.voanews.com/a/january-9-2017-day-in-photos/3669070.html…

Russia Denounces as ‘Amateurish’ US Claims of Election Meddling

Russia Denounces as ‘Amateurish’ US Claims of Election Meddling

The Kremlin is denouncing as baseless and amateurish U.S. intelligence claims it meddled in the U.S. presidential election to help Donald Trump win a four-year term in…

Pope Condemns Radical Islamist Attacks As ‘Homicidal Madness’

Pope Condemns Radical Islamist Attacks As ‘Homicidal Madness’

VATICAN CITY, ROME —  Pope Francis condemned militant Islamist violence as “homicidal madness” on Monday and said leaders should improve social conditions that serve as fertile ground for fundamentalism…

iPhone Turns 10

iPhone Turns 10

Smartphones are everywhere, so it is hard to believe the iconic iPhone from Apple was launched just 10 years ago today. That day Apple co-founder Steve Jobs took the…

Trump Praises Ford, Fiat Chrysler for US Investments

Trump Praises Ford, Fiat Chrysler for US Investments

WASHINGTON —  U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is praising Fiat-Chrysler after the automaker announced plans to spend $1 billion on new manufacturing operations in the U.S. industrial heartland…

Britain Debates Adoption of ‘Magnitsky’ Legislation for Human Rights Abusers

Britain Debates Adoption of ‘Magnitsky’ Legislation for Human Rights Abusers

British lawmakers are debating legislation similar to the Magnitsky Act in the United States, which allows courts to impose visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials allegedly involved in…

4 Pakistani Activists Critical of Government, Radicalism Missing

4 Pakistani Activists Critical of Government, Radicalism Missing

Human rights groups in Pakistan are demanding that authorities immediately find four missing social media activists who have been critical of the government’s counter-extremism efforts. Relatives say…

Ugandan Rolex: East African Breakfast Wraps Rolled with a Vegan Omelette Inside

Ugandan Rolex: East African Breakfast Wraps Rolled with a Vegan Omelette Inside

I’ve always been slightly bitter that I could never appreciate the beauty of a breakfast burrito. Don’t worry, I most certainly haven’t fallen off the vegetarian bandwagon…

World Powers OK Natural Uranium Shipment to Iran

World Powers OK Natural Uranium Shipment to Iran

VIENNA —  Two senior diplomats say that the six world powers that negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran have approved a large shipment of natural uranium to the country as compensation…