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151 Life Sentences Handed Down at Turkey Coup Trial

151 Life Sentences Handed Down at Turkey Coup Trial

A Turkish court sentenced 151 people to life in prison on Thursday in a trial over a 2016 coup attempt...

Czechs Alarmed as Populist Leaders Take Aim at Public Media

Czechs Alarmed as Populist Leaders Take Aim at Public Media

Czech journalists and media analysts are raising alarm over the “threat” to the country’s public media from mounting pressure on...

Erdogan Does Not Expect US Sanctions on Turkey Over Russia Deal

Erdogan Does Not Expect US Sanctions on Turkey Over Russia Deal

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he did not expect the United States to impose sanctions on Turkey over...

Report: FBI Looking at Deutsche Bank, Money Laundering Controls

Report: FBI Looking at Deutsche Bank, Money Laundering Controls

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining whether Deutsche Bank complied with laws meant to stop money laundering, a...

South African Teens Flying Self-Assembled Plane Across Africa

South African Teens Flying Self-Assembled Plane Across Africa

A group of South African teenagers has assembled a four-seater airplane and is flying it across the continent.  Aviation experts...

High Tech Aquarium Features Virtual Touch Experience

High Tech Aquarium Features Virtual Touch Experience

Going to a museum, zoo or aquarium is no longer just a passive event where guests look at an exhibit...

US Sanctions Russian Firm for Helping N. Korea Evade Sanctions

US Sanctions Russian Firm for Helping N. Korea Evade Sanctions

The United States has slapped sanctions on a Russian financial entity for helping North Korea evade international sanctions. The Treasury...

With Stalin’s Popularity at Record High, Russian Activists Try to Preserve Uncensored History

With Stalin’s Popularity at Record High, Russian Activists Try to Preserve Uncensored History

Built in the foothills of the Ural Mountains, under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in 1940s, Perm-36 is the only surviving...

Investigators Name 4 Suspects in Malaysian Airliner Downing Over Ukraine

Investigators Name 4 Suspects in Malaysian Airliner Downing Over Ukraine

A Dutch-led international team investigating the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 has named...

Netherlands Set to Prosecute Suspects in MH17 Airliner Downing

Netherlands Set to Prosecute Suspects in MH17 Airliner Downing

International investigators are set on Wednesday to launch criminal proceedings against suspects in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight...

Mexican President Pitches Universal Internet in Chat with Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Mexican President Pitches Universal Internet in Chat with Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon...

Spain Arrests 10 Syrians Suspected of Financing al-Qaida

Spain Arrests 10 Syrians Suspected of Financing al-Qaida

Spanish police Tuesday arrested 10 Syrian nationals suspected of financing al-Qaida militants in Syria. Agents carried out raids in Madrid,...