January 16th, 2017

World News

UK’s May signals EU clean break: no ‘half-in, half-out’

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

LONDON – Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out,” Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc’s single market. In her most detailed speech on the U.K.’s exit strategy, May will promise to ... Read More »

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88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste

By Raf Casert, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

BRUSSELS – The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date. With her Rekub team, she followed it up with an app that brings thousands of ... Read More »

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Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate’s bodyguard

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

BOGOTA – Authorities on Monday arrested the former bodyguard of a Colombian presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being part of the assassination plot. Former rebel leader Carlos Pizarro was killed in 1990 when an assailant opened fire on him during a flight. ... Read More »

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UN chief: Consider sanctions on those thwarting Mali peace

By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the U.N. Security Council to consider imposing sanctions on key players in Mali who are obstructing implementation of a 2015 peace agreement if there are no immediate results on the ground. The new U.N. chief said in a report to the council circulated Monday that progress in implementing the peace ... Read More »

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US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

By Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

HAVANA – The Obama administration and Cuba’s Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement co-operation with President Raul Castro’s government. The State Department signed the memorandum of understanding Monday with the Cuban Interior Ministry, which is responsible ... Read More »

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Parents of girl charged in ‘Slender Man’ stabbing speak out

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The parents of one of two Wisconsin girls who were 12 when they allegedly stabbed another girl 19 times to impress the fictional internet character “Slender Man” say they were as shocked as anyone by the 2014 attack. In an interview Monday with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Bill and Kristi Weier, parents of ... Read More »

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Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured

By Ayse Wieting And Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

ISTANBUL – A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported. The broadcaster said ... Read More »

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Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK’s son

By Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

NEW YORK – Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism. Trump on Monday met with one of King’s sons on the ... Read More »

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Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

ISTANBUL – A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was caught in a special operations police raid on a house in a housing complex in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, private ... Read More »

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Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

By Seth Borenstein And Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, his family said. He was 82. Cernan was with his relatives when he died at a Houston hospital, family spokeswoman ... Read More »

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Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

By Eric Tucker, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI on in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San Francisco Bay area and is facing charges ... Read More »

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