China Cracks Down on the 'Sport for Millionaires' - New York Times
New York Times China Cracks Down on the 'Sport for Millionaires' New York Times HONG KONG — President Xi Jinping's crackdown on vice and corruption in China has gone after drugs, gambling, prostitution, ill-gotten wealth and overflowing banquet tables. Now it has turned to a less obvious target: golf. In a flurry of recent ... China's Crackdown on Corruption Targets Those Who Like to Tee Off NDTV all 1 news articles »

South African President Jacob Zuma promises to end xenophobic attacks
South African President Jacob Zuma canceled a state visit to Indonesia Saturday to deal with a wave of domestic anti-immigrant violence and promised peace to foreign nationals who wished to ...

Harvest of history - San Angelo Standard Times
San Angelo Standard Times Harvest of history San Angelo Standard Times The project, supported by a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, will grow and develop and into a vast collection of evidence revealing the personal, human remembrances of American wars and conflicts and those involved and ...

Australian police foil ISIS terror plot on WWI centenary event
MELBOURNE, Australia - Police in Australia have announced the discovery and prevention of an ISIS-inspired plot to carry out a terrorist attack on a World War One centenary event in Melbourne. ...

Several dozen dead as suicide blast destroys Afghan bank
JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Several dozen people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a suicide bomb blast in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to local reports. The explosion ...

Carly Fiorina: 'Hillary Clinton Must Not Be President of the United States' - Breitbart News
Breitbart News Carly Fiorina: 'Hillary Clinton Must Not Be President of the United States ' Breitbart News “Not that we have seen examples ever of a man's judgment being clouded by hormones, including in the Oval Office,” Fiorina joked. “Hillary Clinton cannot be president of the United States , but not because she is a woman.” Fiorina contrasted her own ... and more »

Saudi Arabia pledges to supply all Yemens aid needs amid escalating crisis
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide exactly the amount of emergency aid to the country as called for in a UN appeal. The official Saudi news agency said the country's king ...

President Putin says Russia must engage more with United States
MOSCOW, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday in a television interview that Moscow has key common interests with the United States and needs to work with it toward common goals. ...

Greece will use all remaining cash reserves to pay government wages in April
ATHENS, Greece - Greek officials have said that the country will need to use all its remaining cash reserves to cover a US $2.16-billion shortfall needed to pay civil service wages and pensions at ...

Johannesburg Stock Exchange climbs to record high despite SA crises
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange's performance this year continues to be in stark contrast to a range of crises faced by the South African economy, which have sparked a ...

Vietnam-Norway joint communiqué - VietNamNet Bridge
Thanh Nien Daily Vietnam -Norway joint communiqué VietNamNet Bridge PM Nguyen Tan Dung praised Norway for its economic growth in recent years, while PM Erna Solberg congratulated Vietnam on the impressive results the country has made in reducing poverty and carrying out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Norway, Vietnam pledge to reach FTA soon Shanghai Daily (subscription) all 7 news articles »

Vietnam vets reunite 47 years later - Monitor
Monitor Vietnam vets reunite 47 years later Monitor PHARR, Tx- Posting of the colors by 2369 Color Guard during the 47th Annual Vietnam Reunion Saturday April, 18 2015. Soldiers from as far away Arizona attended the ceremony. All those who served as seen in the background. Photo by Delcia Lopez ...

Vietnamese Culture Night Tackles Domestic Violence and Support - Daily Sundial
Daily Sundial Vietnamese Culture Night Tackles Domestic Violence and Support Daily Sundial After the intermission, traditionally Vietnamese performances were performed by CSUN student Trammy Nguyen, and her VSA group members in-between scenes from "Bonds," on Friday, April 17 at the Nordhoff Campus Theatre. Photo credit: Sean Thomas.

Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city
Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

SLIDESHOW: United States Army Golden Knights parachute over Louisville - WDRB
WDRB SLIDESHOW: United States Army Golden Knights parachute over Louisville WDRB The Golden Knights are members of the United States Army Parachute team with a history that dates back to 1959. “Assist in the development of modern parachuting techniques, provide world class competition parachutists, and to do what we're doing here ...

Wildwood Vietnam vets induct singer Bobby Rydell - Press of Atlantic City
Press of Atlantic City Wildwood Vietnam vets induct singer Bobby Rydell Press of Atlantic City Bobby Rydell (right) talks with Legion members Joe Orlando of Wildwood Crest and Wildwood mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. Friday April 17 2015 Entertainer Bobby Rydell is inducted into the Vietnam Veterans of America for his work with the USO at the American ... and more »

Will Indonesia become a 'dry' country? - Malay Mail Online
Malay Mail Online Will Indonesia become a 'dry' country? Malay Mail Online April 19 — If Indonesian Parliament has its way, sipping a beer can land you in jail, thanks to a Bill on Alcoholic Beverages. Yes, the Bill, which is proposed by Parliament, wants to turn Indonesia into a teetotal country, an alarming sign of the ... Indonesia's New Alcohol Ban The Diplomat Drinking Beer Just Got a Lot More Difficult in Indonesia Munchies_ Food by VICE Indonesia Indicator For April 17 Wall...

Commentary: 60 Years On, Indonesia Looking to Repeat Bandung Success - Jakarta Globe
Zambia Daily Mail Commentary: 60 Years On, Indonesia Looking to Repeat Bandung Success Jakarta Globe In addition, through intensive discussions with the delegation of Chinese Foreign Minister Zhou Enlai, Indonesia was also able to settle the thorny issue of dual nationality with China, in essence forcing Beijing to give up its traditional claim that ... Inonge expected in Indonesia for Asia-Africa summit Zambia Daily Mail Indonesia's Asian African Conference marks 60th anniversary CCTV-Am...

4Life Convention 2015 7000 From 70 Countries
SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2015) - Today marks the final day of Convention 2015: Bring Dreams Home. The four-day, international event hosted at the Salt Palace Convention Center in ...

Sale of US Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States - New York Times
New York Times Sale of US Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States New York Times The United States has long put restrictions on the types of weapons that American defense firms can sell to Arab nations, meant to ensure that Israel keeps a military advantage against its traditional adversaries in the region. But because Israel and ... and more »

Asean Today: US Troops Barred from Bars; Singapore Frees 'Extremists ... - Phuketwan
Asean Today: US Troops Barred from Bars; Singapore Frees 'Extremists ... Phuketwan Asean Today: US Troops Barred from Bars; Singapore Frees 'Extremists'; Second Maid Beheaded. By Phuketwan Reporters. Sunday, April 19, 2015. Today Around Southeast Asia. PHUKETWAN recognises the importance of Asean with the Economic ...

Najib the least of Mahathir's concerns - Free Malaysia Today
Free Malaysia Today Najib the least of Mahathir's concerns Free Malaysia Today It began with the differences between Singapore and Malaysia i.e. the differences between Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir. The latter fears that Malaysia will become more like Singapore if Pakatan Rakyat seizes the reins of power in Putrajaya from the ruling ... Dr M, the great man of irony The Malaysian Insider all 2 news articles »

Batang Kali killings: Britain in the dock over 1948 massacre in Malaysia - The Independent
The Independent Batang Kali killings: Britain in the dock over 1948 massacre in Malaysia The Independent Detectives were poised to interview more Malaysian witnesses when the inquiry was closed in 1970. The investigating officer concluded: “At the outset this was politically flavoured.” The decision to terminate mid-investigation, he wrote, “was due to a ... and more »

U.S. commander: Russia wouldn't dare take on NATO - UPI.com
UPI.com U.S. commander: Russia wouldn't dare take on NATO UPI.com WARSAW, Poland, April 18 (UPI) -- The commander of the U.S. Army in Europe on Saturday warned that the continent must make every effort to stand united in the face of Russian aggression -- which he called a "real threat" -- as Washington moves live ... Europe faces a 'real threat' from Russia , warns US army commander Telegraph.co.uk all 11 news articles »

China's ties with Vietnam viewed through rose-tinted glasses - South China Morning Post (subscription)
South China Morning Post (subscription) China's ties with Vietnam viewed through rose-tinted glasses South China Morning Post (subscription) China sent 200,000 soldiers into Vietnam to "teach their comrades a lesson" after about 250,000 ethnic Chinese had fled persecution there, with Hanoi allied with Russia, its Soviet socialist big brother. This war led to the loss of ten of thousands of ...

Russia-Iran relationship is a marriage of opportunity - Washington Post
CNN Russia -Iran relationship is a marriage of opportunity Washington Post MOSCOW — The ink on the multinational framework agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program was barely dry before Russia announced last week that it would send Tehran sophisticated air-defense missiles, withheld in deference to the West when sanctions ... Obama downplays Russia weapons system sale to Iran CNN Say What? Obama 'Frankly Surprised' It Took This Long For Russia to Sell Arms ... IJ Review Russ...

China steps up pressure on journalists - CBS News
CBS News China steps up pressure on journalists CBS News BEIJING -- A 71 year old Chinese journalist named Ga Yu is now looking at seven years in prison after being found guilty of "revealing state secrets." She denied accusations that she published a document detailing the Communist Party's plans to ... China condemned for jailing 71-year-old journalist for seven years Hindustan Times all 39 news articles »

Japan's Maglev Train Breaks World Speed Record - Sky News
Wall Street Journal (blog) Japan's Maglev Train Breaks World Speed Record Sky News By comparison, Britain's HS2 rail line will run at just 224mph. Maglev trains use a magnetic charge to lift and move the train cars above a guideway. Japan is hoping to export the technology to the US and has even offered to part-cover the costs of a ... Japan's Maglev Train Hits World Record 590 Kilometers Per Hour Wall Street Journal (blog) Japan's Maglev Bullet Train Sets New Speed Record At ...

Vietnam beats Philippines as best destination for BPO - Gulf Times
Gulf Times Vietnam beats Philippines as best destination for BPO Gulf Times The list is not ranked by overall value or turnover of a particular market, whereby in this case India remains the world's largest BPO market with 2.8mn people employed and approximately $19bn export value of BPO services in 2014, and the Philippines ...

Lukashenka Declines Invitation To Moscow Victory Day Parade
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says he will travel to Moscow to participate in events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on May 7 and 8, but he will not ...

IS Claims Deadly U.S. Consulate Blast In Iraq
The militant group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an April 17 bombing near the U.S. consulate in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region that killed two Turks. IS said in a daily audio ...

Djokovic cruises past Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Open final
World number one Novak Djokovic secured a convincing straight sets win over 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Open final on Saturday. Despite losing the initial two ...

Philippines military open to peace talks with communists - www.worldbulletin.net
Rappler Philippines military open to peace talks with communists www.worldbulletin.net The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is behind the longest-running communist insurgency in Asia, but its numbers have dwindled from a peak of 25,000 armed regulars in the 80s to its current number of about 4,000 members in 69 of the Philippines ... NDF proposes 6-month, time-bound peace talks Rappler all 6 news articles »

Putin Russia Ready to Work with US
In what appears to be a softened rhetorical tone, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia needs to work with the United States on a common agenda. In an interview Saturday with the ...

Israel to Transfer Frozen Tax Funds to Palestinians
JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - Israel said on Saturday it would transfer $470 million of withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority following talks between a senior Israeli military ...

Iraqi Forces Retake Most of Baiji Refinery
BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces retook most of the country's largest refinery from Islamic State on Saturday, officials said, reversing gains by the militants who seized parts of the sprawling complex in ...

Australia-Cambodia Resettlement Agreement Raises Concerns
BANGKOK - The United Nations Children's Fund is voicing concern about the decision by Australia to transfer asylum seekers detained on the Pacific Island of Nauru to Cambodia, possibly as early as ...

Australia Arrests 5 in Suspected Terror Plot
Australian police Saturday arrested five teenagers suspected of plotting a terrorist attack inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group. "The act that we believe was in preparation involved attacks ...

Pope Calls for International Help on Migrants
Pope Francis is calling for more international help to deal with the growing number of migrants fleeing instability in Africa. Following his meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on ...

Thousands Rally in Germany Against US-EU Trade Deal
Thousands of people across Germany demonstrated Saturday against a planned free-trade deal between Europe and the United States. The protests, billed as a "Global Day of Action," came ahead of a new ...

IMF Committed to More Robust Economy
The International Monetary Fund warned Saturday that while economic growth in advanced countries has strengthened, some emerging economies are facing weaker commodity prices and exports. In a ...

UN envoy on Middle East peace welcomes release of Palestinian tax revenues
18 April 2015 - The United Nations official charged with coordinating the Middle East peace process has welcomed the announcement that an agreement has been reached on the release of Palestinian ...

DOHA At UN conference UN agencies urge Member States to act on new standards for eliminating violence against children
18 April 2015 - United Nations officials gathered at the UN Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar, today called on Member States to take action and implement the new international standards on ...

Vietnamese and Italian universities seek partnerships - University World News
Vietnamese and Italian universities seek partnerships University World News The conference was organised by the Italian ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Education, Universities and Research, and the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy. Addressing the event, the Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long, who once pursued ...

Afghanistan Senior UN official condemns brutal suicide attack in Jalalabad
18 April 2015 - United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan "imonovi230;, has strongly condemned the "brutal" suicide attack that reportedly killed at least 35 people and ...

In Washington D.C. UN chief urges public finance leaders to plant seeds of post-2015 agenda
18 April 2015 - Financing will be key for the creation and unveiling of an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as he stressed that ...

UN official condemns outbreak of violence in Libyan capital amid ongoing political talks
18 April 2015 - The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino Le"n has strongly condemned the renewed outbreak of violence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli amid ...

Promise fulfilled: Israeli medical team in Japan - Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News Promise fulfilled: Israeli medical team in Japan Jerusalem Post Israel News Sato was now the mayor of Kurihara City, Miyagi prefecture, in northern Japan . Now a mature man in his late 60s, he had a series of impressive political achievements under his belt – working as a chief of staff to a prominent member of the Japanese ...

The wedding photos that captivated China
Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China

​Merkel says free trade zone with Russia possible - RT
RT ​Merkel says free trade zone with Russia possible RT German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that a free trade zone with Russia is possible in the future, despite the current political tensions with the West. “In the long view it is possible to create a large free trade zone, including with Russia ... Merkel Says Free Trade Zone Between Germany, Russia Possible Sputnik International all 4 news articles »

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