Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

US Commander Visits Pakistan Region Deemed ‘Epicenter’ of Global Terrorism

US Commander Visits Pakistan Region Deemed ‘Epicenter’ of Global Terrorism

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN —  The U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan undertook a rare trip to neighboring Pakistan’s North Waziristan border district that until recently was condemned as…

Star Explosion Could Change Night Sky

Star Explosion Could Change Night Sky

There could be some dramatic changes to the night sky if astronomers are correct in their observations. They say it may be possible to see a binary star in the…

Gabon Counts on Football Tournament to Help Boost Economy

Gabon Counts on Football Tournament to Help Boost Economy

OYEM, GABON —  As Gabon gets ready to host this year’s Africa Cup of Nations football (soccer) tournament, local businesses are hoping for a much needed boost to the economy…

China’s Poorest, Trying to Stay Warm, Add Greatly to Smog

China’s Poorest, Trying to Stay Warm, Add Greatly to Smog

QIAN’AN, CHINA —  An overloaded coal truck rumbles down from the steel factory and hits a bump, sending chunks of its black cargo skittering and click-clicking along the…

Defiant Bosnian Serbs Celebrate Their Controversial Holiday

Defiant Bosnian Serbs Celebrate Their Controversial Holiday

Bosnian Serbs are celebrating a contentious holiday in defiance of the country’s other ethnic groups, its constitutional court and the international community. The Jan. 9 holiday commemorates the…

Trial to Resume in Secret for Nigerian Separatist Leader

Trial to Resume in Secret for Nigerian Separatist Leader

ABUJA —  In Nigeria, the trial of Biafran separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu will resume Tuesday, but the judge has ordered the proceedings to continue in secret, sparking further controversy. When Nnamdi…

US Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats Near Persian Gulf

US Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats Near Persian Gulf

PENTAGON —  A U.S. Navy ship fired three warnings shots at Iranian boats near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, a U.S. defense official told VOA. Four Islamic Revolutionary…

Time Runs Out for Venezuela to Elect New President

Time Runs Out for Venezuela to Elect New President

The clock has run out on the Venezuelan opposition’s effort to oust the ruling socialists in a recall vote. The opposition spent 2016 calling for a referendum against…

Pound Slides after May Appears to Signal ‘Hard Brexit’

Pound Slides after May Appears to Signal ‘Hard Brexit’

LONDON —  The pound fell Monday to its lowest level since October after Prime Minister Theresa May suggested the country was heading for a full break from the European Union. The…

Suspected Gunman in Florida Airport Attack to Appear in Court

Suspected Gunman in Florida Airport Attack to Appear in Court

The suspect gunman who carried out last Friday’s deadly shooting at a Florida airport is due to make his first court appearance Monday. Esteban Santiago was charged Saturday…