World Weather Terminal   
Add Us to Your Google Toolbar
Current News Source Image

Current News

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

In this photo taken from Loudlabs News video, firemen stand over the wreckage of a vehicle accident on Friday, May 27, 2016, in West Covina, Los Angeles, California, that officials say killed Taiwanese businessman Wang You-theng, former chairman of the China Rebar Group. Taiwan's foreign ministry has confirmed a report that the former tycoon Wang, wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud, was killed in the car accident. He had been hiding for years in the United States. (Loudlabs News, via APTN) MANDATORY CREDITBEIJING (AP) — A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the United States.


American charged with 4 murders on trial in Czech RepublicPRAGUE (AP) — An American man charged with murder over the killing of four of his relatives has gone on trial in the Czech Republic.Scandal-hit Volkswagen sees profits fall in 1st quarter

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo a Golf Volkswagen car is presented to media inside a delivery tower prior to the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen will announce its first quarter earnings on May, 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year as it grappled with a costly scandal over cars it had equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests.


EU drug agency: Ecstasy is making a comeback among the youngLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ecstasy is becoming popular again in the European Union, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users, the EU drug agency said Tuesday.Brent crude lower on strong Middle East oil output

A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey ShaleBrent crude prices fell on Tuesday on rising output from the Middle East and ahead of an OPEC meeting later this week, while U.S. crude edged higher as the summer driving season began. Brent crude oil futures were down 40 cents at $49.36 a barrel by 0839 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures traded 10 cents higher at $49.43 a barrel. Iraq will supply 5 million barrels of extra crude to its international oil company partners in June, industry sources familiar with the issue said, joining other Middle East producers by lifting market share.


Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition driveWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister is reviving an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case.The Latest: Tarps back on all courts at French Open

A few spectators wander around on center court of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, May 30, 2016. French Open organizers have announced the cancellation of all matches Monday at Roland Garros because of persistent rain forecast to last all day. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French Open (all times local):


Activists say at least 23 died in overnight Syria airstrikesBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists have raised the death toll from the late night airstrikes on the northwestern city of Idlib, saying at least 23 people were killed.Shares set for monthly gains, dollar buoyed by Fed outlook

Businessman is reflected in an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Anirban Nag LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares steadied at one-month highs on Tuesday, on track for a third straight month of gain, while the dollar held strong near two-month peaks on expectations the U.S. interest rates could rise next month. "In an environment of dollar strength, the People's Bank of China may well be forced to further depreciate the renminbi, risking the possibility of a one-off currency intervention." In the commodities sphere, moves in crude oil futures were limited before Thursday's meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.


Djokovic on center court at French Open after washout

A few spectators wander around on center court of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, May 30, 2016. French Open organizers have announced the cancellation of all matches Monday at Roland Garros because of persistent rain forecast to last all day. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — With more bad weather expected Tuesday, French Open organizers are trying to get as many matches as possible out of the way before the rain.


French rail workers' strike raises Euro 2016 fears

Demonstrators block a road to protest against the government's planned labour law reforms, on May 31, 2016 in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northwestern FranceStriking railway workers were set to disrupt transport throughout France just 11 days before Euro 2016, as President Francois Hollande refused to back down over a labour dispute that has sparked months of protests. The transport strike adds to problems still being caused by last week's blockade of fuel depots which left motorists queuing at many petrol stations. The rolling train strike called by the powerful CGT union is expected to affect around half of national and regional train services.


Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back

Shi'ite fighters and Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near FallujaBy Maher Nazeh and Saif Hameed CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fought back vigorously overnight and parried an onslaught by the Iraqi army on a southern district of the city of Falluja, the group's bastion near Baghdad, officers said on Tuesday. An aid official warned of a "human catastrophe" unfolding in the city, with residents unable to escape. Soldiers from the elite Rapid Response Team stopped their advance overnight about 500 meters (yards) from the al-Shuhada district, the southeastern part of city's main built-up area, an army commander and a police officer said.


Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko sings the national anthem during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Savchenko appeared for her first session at the Ukrainian parliament as a lawmaker in former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's party on Tuesday. The poster reads: "Freedom to Nadezhda Savchenko".(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, was sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament on Tuesday.


Director: Zoo safe despite shooting of gorilla to save boy

A boy brings flowers to put beside a statue of a gorilla outside the shuttered Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Cincinnati. A gorilla named Harambe was killed by a special zoo response team on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and it was concluded his life was in danger. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit.


VW profit gains as carmaker battles to overcome crisis

A VW sign is seen outside a Volkswagen dealership in LondonVolkswagen posted a surprise increase in first-quarter operating profit as the carmaker is pushing steps to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. Europe's biggest automaker is counting on a deal with U.S. authorities and car owners next month over its rigging of diesel emissions tests while pushing a strategic overhaul across its 12-brand group. Operating profit rose to 3.4 billion euros ($3.8 billion) from 3.3 billion a year earlier, including 300 million euros of "currency-related adjustments" to provisions for the emissions crisis, VW said on Tuesday.


Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

In this Monday, May 30, 2016 photo, an Afghan girl sits on the ground of her temporary home in a camp for internally displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amnesty International said Tuesday, May 31, that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.


North Korea missile launch failed, says South Korean military

The UN bans North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, although it regularly fires short-range missiles into the sea off its east coastNorth Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland. South Korea's defence ministry detected the dawn launch effort, which Japan condemned as an unacceptable and "provocative" act. The ministry declined to speculate on the missile type, but military sources cited by local media said it was a powerful, medium-range "Musudan" that has already undergone three failed launches this year.


AP FACT CHECK: Some Clinton email misstatements

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Over the months, Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department’s inspector general reported this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week.


Tokyo museum exhibits Issey Miyake's constant innovations

Pieces of designer Issey Miyake's collection are displayed at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Although he’s behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not of that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion. What he has pursued since he started in the 1970s is more timeless. His down-to-earth clothing is meant to celebrate the human body. And it’s anyone’s or everyone’s body _ any race, build, size or age. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — Although he's behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion.


Volkswagen 'satisfied' with Q1 despite profit slump

Volkswagen's net profit slumped by 20.1% to 2.31 billion euros in the period from January to March, on a 3.4-percent decline in sales to 50.96 billion eurosEmbattled German auto giant Volkswagen said Tuesday that it was satisfied with business in the first quarter, despite falling sales and profits, and it would stick to its targets for the whole year. "The VW group put in a solid performance in the first three months," the statement said. "In view of the many challenges we're currently facing, we're satisfied overall with the start we made into what will undoubtedly be a challenging year," said chief executive Matthias Mueller.


Poland restarts procedure to extradite Polanski to US

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski is still wanted by the US for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Geimer after a photo shoot in Los AngelesPoland on Tuesday relaunched a procedure to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing over a 1977 case of statutory rape. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro announced he would appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn a previous decision that Polanski should not face extradition. A lawyer for the 82-year French-Polish director, Jerzy Stachowicz, told AFP that the minister's announcement did not come as a surprise.


Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in northern Afghanistan: officials

Afghan security personnel pictured during an operation against Taliban militants in Kunduz province in April 2016The Taliban killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others on Tuesday after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week. The Taliban have so far not commented on the incident in Aliabad district in the volatile province of Kunduz, where the insurgents briefly overran the provincial capital in a stunning military victory last year. "The Taliban shot dead 16 passengers and they are still holding more than 30 others," said Sayed Mahmood Danish, spokesman for the governor of Kunduz province.


Chad's ex-leader Habre, Cold War-era ally of West, gets life in prison for atrocities

Former Chad President Habre raises his fist in air as he leaves court in Dakar, SenegalBy Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) - Former Chad president Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule. The verdict capped a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former strongman to justice in Senegal, where he fled after being ousted in a 1990 coup. Habre, 73, was sentenced to life in prison by the Special African Chamber (CAE), a tribunal created in 2013 by Senegal and the African Union.


Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo, Annette Page, left, and her sister Sharee Page, pose for a photograph at Sharee's home during an interview, in Farmington, Utah. The two Utah sisters have received a breast cancer diagnosis within about two weeks of one another, a coincidence that doctors say is extremely rare, but gives them the chance to undergo chemotherapy together, shave each other's heads and discuss their identical symptoms. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.


Animal rights activists briefly disrupt Sanders' rally in California

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Santa BarbaraBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - At least five animal rights activists on Monday rushed the stage as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland, video posted online showed. The protesters were led away by several Secret Service agents before they were able to reach the Democrat, whose speech was briefly interrupted by the disturbance, a video posted by CNN showed. A Secret Service agent rushed to Sanders' side, grabbed him and wrapped his arms around the presidential candidate during the ruckus.


After San Bernardino, counselor faces other side of crisis

In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo, a framed photo of Mandy Pifer with boyfriend Shannon Johnson is seen as Pifer pats her cat in her apartment in Los Angeles. Nearly six months ago, Johnson was one of the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. She was a couples therapist who also volunteered with the mayor's crisis response team but hadn't returned since the shootings. Now she is returning to her work, intent on paying forward the support she’s received. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Pifer drove to the Los Angeles Police Department last week and prepared to face a fresh wave of grief.


In Egyptian village, attack on Christian grandmother fuels angerBy Ahmed Aboulenein and Omar Fahmy ALKARM, Egypt (Reuters) - Soad Thabet's house no longer has a door. Then come the reconciliation sessions, processes informally backed by the government that see local Coptic priests and Muslim clerics attempt to mediate a communal peace without resorting to the legal system.Warriors rally from 3-1 deficit after in-flight meeting

Former NBA player Rick Barry, center left, watches as Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, center, Stephen Curry, right, and their teammates celebrate after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. The Warriors won 96-88. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A heart-to-heart was in order.


Libyan oil guard says captures coastal town from Islamic State after clashesBy Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A force that controls oil terminals in eastern Libya said it had captured the town of Ben Jawad from Islamic State, pushing the militant group back along a coastal strip they control east of their stronghold of Sirte. Spokesman Ali al-Hassi said five Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) fighters had been killed and 18 wounded in fierce clashes in the coastal town, and that fighting was continuing in the nearby town of Nawfiliyah. A Ben Jawad resident told Reuters that PFG forces had entered the town and were combing the area to secure it.Nigeria's Buhari to visit restive Niger Delta region this week

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in AbujaBy Felix Onuah and Anamesere Igboeroteonwu ABUJA/ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit the Niger Delta region, rocked by attacks on oil and gas facilities, for the first time since taking office a year ago, an official said on Monday. The visit was announced as the Niger Delta Avengers militant group, which has claimed a string of recent attacks, issued a warning to oil firms in the southern region that their "facilities and personnel will bear the brunt of our fury," according to a statement. Buhari said on Sunday said the government would hold talks with leaders in Nigeria's main oil-producing region to address their grievances, in a bid to stop a surge in pipeline attacks.


LEADING OFF: Arrieta goes for 10-0, Wright may face DL stint

New York Mets' David Wright celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, May 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)A look at what's happening all around the majors today:


Coincidence leads to an Arlington burial for WWII Marine

This undated photo shows Pfc James B. Johnson in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Johnson's remains, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Pfc Johnson, 19, of Poughkeepsie, NY, died sometime on the first day of battle on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll in an attempt to secure the island from the Japanese, Nov. 20, 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When Jim Johnson's quest to find out more about his namesake uncle killed in World War II led him to Mark Noah, the two men discovered they lived on the same island in the Florida Keys and even frequented the same bar.


17 killed in India army ammunition depot fire

A fire at a massive military ammunition depot in Nagpur has killed at least 17 people and injured 19 moreA fire at one of India's largest military ammunition depots Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured scores more, officials said, as footage showed flames lighting up the night sky. The blaze broke out overnight at the high security depot stockpiling tonnes of weapons and ammunition near the city of Nagpur in central India. Nineteen are injured but are out of danger," Smita Patil, superintendent of Wardha district police, told AFP by phone from the scene.


If Captain Cook's ship is found, whose is it? Rhode Island's

FILE - In this April 17, 2005 file photo, the Endeavour, a replica of Captain James Cook's ship of discovery, lies at anchor in Botany Bay at Sydney, Australia. Researchers believe the wreckage of the ship Cook used to explore around the world is submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor. If it is the Endeavour, the ship would belong to the state of Rhode Island, because of the state's legal maneuver in maritime court nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.


Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally in OaklandOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium.Warriors beat Thunder to book NBA title showdown with Cavs

Stephen Curry hit five of the Warriors' 10 second-half three-pointers as the reigning champions rallied to oust the third-seeded ThunderStephen Curry scored 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 96-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder and into an NBA title rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors, trying to cap a sensational season that included a record 73 regular-season victories with a second straight title, sealed the 4-3 series victory in the Western Conference finals on their home floor in Oakland, California -- clawing back after trailing 3-1 in the series. The Warriors, who became the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series, host LeBron James and the Cavaliers in game one of the finals on Thursday.


Saudi says intercepts and destroys ballistic missile from Yemen

File photo of smoke billowing from a military arms depot after it was hit by a Saudi-led air strike on the Nuqom Mountain overlooking Yemen's capital SanaaSaudi Arabia has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen and a Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement late on Monday it may be forced to reconsider a truce that has been place since April. Saudi Arabia, leading a coalition of Arab states, intervened in Yemen in March last year mainly with air strikes to try to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Houthis, backed by forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, had advanced on Hadi's temporary headquarters in the southern city of Aden, forcing him to flee the country.


Chacin wins duel with Verlander, Angels top Tigers 5-1

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, right, is congratulated by catcher Carlos Perez after the Angels defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1 in a baseball game, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Over the first 4 1/2 innings at Angel Stadium, Jhoulys Chacin and Justin Verlander retired all 27 batters they faced. They kept trading zeros deep into the eighth inning of a scintillating pitchers' duel.


Leaked audio claims second Brazilian minister

Civil servants of the former Conptroller General demonstrate to demand the dismissal of Brazilian Minister of Transparency, Monitoring and Control Fabiano Silveira in Brasilia on May 30, 2016Brasília (AFP) - The government of Brazil's acting president Michel Temer took a fresh hit on Monday as the anti-corruption minister resigned after a recording revealed him criticizing a probe into graft at state oil giant Petrobras, officials said. Fabiano Silveira was the second minister to exit in the span of a week from Temer's government, which has only been in power for 18 days following the suspension of Dilma Rousseff for an impeachment trial. In audio released by Globo television on Sunday night, Silveira was heard talking to Senate President Renan Calheiros and Sergio Machado, the president of Petrobras subsidiary Transpetro, both of whom are being investigated in the embezzlement probe.


Penguins edge Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino, center, celebrates his game-winning goal against the San Jose Sharks with Phil Kessel (81) and Kris Letang (58) during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a living in tight spaces, putting his body in places on the ice that aren't for the meek.


Search World News