Student barred from exams at Moscow State University for wearing Jewish hat

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:38
A professor of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov refused to take an exam from a student who was wearing a kippah

Thousands on run, hiding as Turkey keeps up Syria offensive

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:35
BEIRUT (AP) — France's top diplomat and the U.S. defense secretary Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against an enclave controlled by a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, where civilians are reportedly on the run or hunkered down in basements and caves in fear of the advancing Turkish military and allied troops. 2018-01-23T07:27:00-05:00 2018-01-23T12:27:01-05:00

Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:35
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating" because Trump went where no administration had gone before. 2018-01-23T07:33:00-05:00 2018-01-23T12:33:05-05:00

‘I love Trump,’ Uganda’s leader says, despite vulgar remark

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:30
Uganda’s president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words.

Uganda's Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:27
Yoweri Museveni said the continent needs to be spoken to frankly and made to realise it is weak.

Russia invites core U.N. members to Syrian peace Congress: RIA

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:26
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has invited all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council as well as Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to attend a forthcoming peace congress on Syria, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Egypt election: Retired general and candidate Sami Anan arrested

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:23
Sami Anan is accused of violating military code after announcing his bid to run against President Sisi.

Russia and Argentina interested in developing joint energy cooperation

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:21
Earlier on Tuesday, Macri had a working breakfast with representatives of major Russian companies

U.S. takes aim at Russia after suspected Syrian government gas attack

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:17
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave, and he said Russia bore ultimate responsibility.

Germany: Plane and helicopter crash in mid-air, killing four

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:16
The cause of the crash between a small plane and a helicopter is not yet clear.

Russia bars 'extremist' British comedy The Death of Stalin

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:08
A satirical British comedy about the ex-Soviet leader's succession has been pulled by authorities.

Man in mosque attack allegedly scanned far-right messages

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:08
Prosecutors have told jurors that a man accused of driving into worshippers outside a London mosque looked at emails and social media messages written by far-right activists before the attack.

Soldiers Test New Modular Handgun System at Fort Polk

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:08
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade familiarized themselves and qualified with the XM17 handgun at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Exclusive: Looted cash, gold help Islamic State recruit in Philippines

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:06
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks.

Watch a surfer take on a monster wave off the coast of Portugal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:04
German pro surfer Sebastian Steudtner said the waves at Navare made for “a day to remember."

For female journalists, strip searches and segregation mar Pence's visit to Israel

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:04
Female journalists are angry over gender segregation at a holy Jewish site.

Bulgaria’s ex-intelligence chief sentenced for embezzlement

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:04
A military court has sentenced Bulgaria’s former intelligence chief to 15 years in prison for embezzling millions in public funds.

The Latest: US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons use

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:04
The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chemical weapons in Syria (all times local):

UN says Congo forces target its rights workers in protests

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:04
The United Nations human rights office says Congolese security forces targeted U.N. monitors, preventing them from doing their jobs, while using excessive force against demonstrators who were protesting against the government.

Bahamas military detains 70 Haitian migrants from sailboat

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:04
The Bahamas military has detained 70 Haitians crossing the southern portion of the island chain in a sailboat.