Minnie Mouse honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:16
Forty years after Mickey, she's been honoured in LA.

Face of Defense: Marine Credits Career to Associations During Upbringing

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:15
As the clock ticked away on her senior year of college, Brietta Larmon knew she had little time to decide what was next. She needed a pursuit that would fit her outgoing personality and military background. By the end of her senior year, she found exactly the adventure she was looking for: the thrill of flying.

Bulgaria ex-spy chief sentenced to 15 years for misappropriation of funds

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:04
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s former intelligence chief Kircho Kirov was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Tuesday for what prosecutors described as the misappropriation of 5.1 million levs ($3.19 million) of public funds between 2007 and 2011.

Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:04
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military on Tuesday arrested former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan, leveling an array of serious allegations against him in what appears to be a calculated move by the armed forces and the incumbent to push him out of the race. 2018-01-23T02:56:00-05:00 2018-01-23T07:56:36-05:00

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:53
For years Naomi Parker Fraley lived quietly while another woman was credited as the famous feminist icon.

Central African Republic hits new high in displaced people

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:53
Conflict-torn Central African Republic is seeing the highest number of displaced people since fighting erupted there in 2013.

Pakistan cleric wanted by US claims doing nothing illegal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:53
A radical Pakistani cleric wanted by the United States and released from detention last year claims he is not involved in any illegal activities and is inviting the United Nations to visit the offices of his charity in Lahore.

Catalan separatist leader stays vague on possible return, Spain on alert

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:52
MADRID/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Spanish authorities are monitoring borders to make sure that fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not sneak back into Spain to take up the presidency of the regional parliament again, a senior minister said on Tuesday.

US Congress sees no need for immediately tightening anti-Russian sanctions — source

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:51
The Capitol Hill insider is confident that the anti-Russian sanctions legislation in the United States "will remain in force for a long time"

IOC bars Russian biathlon racers Volkov, Garanichev from 2018 Olympics

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:51
The upcoming Olympics will take place in South Korea’s PyeongChang on February 9-25

U.N. says Congo forces targeted its officials during deadly protests

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:50
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. monitors were among the targets of violence by Congolese security agents who used deadly force to disperse protests organized by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. human rights spokeswoman said.

Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid movement, dies at 78

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:43
Mr. Masekela, who fused African folk with American jazz, achieved a No. 1 hit in 1968 with “Grazing in the Grass.”

Murdoch blocked from taking over Sky by British regulator fearing ‘too much control’

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:43
It was already the second failed takeover attempt by Murdoch.

Argentine president thanks Putin for assistance in search for San Juan submarine

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:37
Contact with the San Juan diesel-electric submarine, carrying 44 crew members, was lost on November 15, 2017

Northern Ireland militant splinter group says it will end violent campaign

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:35
BELFAST (Reuters) - A small Northern Irish nationalist paramilitary group that has carried out bombings and shootings over the past decade called an end on Tuesday to its armed campaign against British rule of the province.

Lula, once Brazil’s ‘most popular politician,’ faces ruling that could send him to jail

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:34
Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva is still leading in the polls but faces a host of corruption charges.

Naples woman killed in 'mafia ambush'

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:33
A woman is fatally shot in an area near central Naples known for gangland violence.

3 arrested and charged in Poland after expose on neo-Nazis

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:28
Polish state media report that three people have been arrested and charged with propagating fascism after a news program revealed details about a neo-Nazi group in Poland that celebrated Adolf Hitler.

Russia to launch super-heavy rocket to Moon in 2032-2035

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:27
A super-heavy launcher is expected to be used to launch manned cargo spacecraft and other payloads into low near-Moon orbits, including the polar orbit

The Latest: Second Turkish soldier killed in Syria operation

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:26
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2018-01-23T02:17:00-05:00 2018-01-23T07:17:31-05:00