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IS attacker: Germans “won’t be able to sleep peacefully”

Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

ANSBACH, Germany — A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and vowed the nation’s people “won’t be able to sleep peacefully anymore” in a cellphone video before blowing himself up outside a wine bar, wounding 15 people, authorities said Monday.

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    MANILA, the Philippines — A brash and tough-talking mayor who pledged to kill suspected criminals and end crime within six months emerged Tuesday as the likely winner of the presidential elections in the Philippines after securing an unassailable lead in an unofficial vote count.

  • | Posted: May 9 2016 - 1:00am

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Cooler temperatures and light rain have officials optimistic they’ve reached a turning point on getting a handle on a massive wildfire that has devastated parts of Canada’s oil sands town of Fort McMurray.

  • | Posted: May 9 2016 - 1:00am

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Gucci America has quit the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the second defection since the Washington, D.C.-based group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to become a member in April.

  • | Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

  • Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thirteen members of a Pakistani tribal council who allegedly strangled a girl to death and set her body on fire as punishment for helping one of her friends elope will face trial under anti-terrorism laws, police said Saturday.

  • | Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The outspoken city mayor who is the front-runner in the Philippine presidential race drew the largest crowd Saturday as the candidates held their final rallies, despite efforts by the president to block his election bid over fears he could threaten the country’s democracy.

  • | Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Senior members of North Korea’s ruling regime took to the stage on Saturday to praise their party and leader Kim Jong Un at their biggest meeting in 36 years, a much-touted and tightly choreographed event intended to demonstrate Kim is firmly in control despite his country’s deepening international isolation over its nuclear weapons program.

  • | Posted: May 7 2016 - 1:00am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed his country’s recent nuclear test to uproarious applause as he convened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, an event intended to showcase the North’s stability and unity in the face of tough international sanctions and deepening isolation.

  • | Posted: May 6 2016 - 1:00am

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing.

  • | Posted: May 6 2016 - 1:00am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Its capital has been duly spruced up, the masses prepped for their rallies and leader Kim Jong Un appears to be set to take center stage Friday when North Korea pulls back the curtain on what promises to be the country’s biggest political show in years, if not decades: the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980.

  • Posted: May 6 2016 - 1:00am

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials said Thursday they would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north, including 8,000 by air.

  • | Posted: May 5 2016 - 1:00am

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria’s fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.

  • | Posted: May 3 2016 - 1:00am

    HAVANA — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

  • | Posted: May 2 2016 - 1:00am

    LONDON — It’s been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis.

  • Posted: May 1 2016 - 1:00am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.