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Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

RIPOLL, Spain — A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized a group of young men in northeastern Spain.

  • | Posted: Feb 6 2017 - 12:05am

    BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — In some Israeli schools, fourth-graders learn computer programming while gifted 10th-graders take after-school classes in encryption tactics, coding and how to stop malicious hacking. The country even has two new kindergartens that teach computer skills and robotics.

  • | Posted: Feb 6 2017 - 12:05am

    PARIS — An Egyptian man suspected of charging soldiers at Paris’ Louvre museum with a machete was questioned by French investigators Sunday for the first time since the attack.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2017 - 12:05am

    LYON, France — Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday, envisioning a thriving nation “made in France,” with its citizens first in line for state services and the state unshackled by the rules-laden European Union.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2017 - 12:05am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The cave squeaker is back.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2017 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — In his debut abroad as the first retired general to lead the Pentagon in more than half a century, Jim Mattis found that in Japan and South Korea his experience in uniform is seen as an asset.

  • | Posted: Feb 3 2017 - 12:05am

    AMONA, West Bank — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday vowed to establish the first new West Bank settlement in over two decades “as soon as possible,” promising to make up for the court-ordered demolition of an illegal settler outpost.

  • Posted: Jan 31 2017 - 12:05am

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand received a record 32.59 million foreign visitors last year, with revenue beating expectations and likely to exceed previous forecasts this year by growing 10 percent or more, officials said Monday.

  • | Posted: Jan 31 2017 - 12:05am

    QUEBEC CITY — A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism against Muslims. Police initially arrested two men but later said just one is being charged.

  • | Posted: Jan 30 2017 - 12:05am

    MONTREAL (AP) — Five people were killed in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers, the president of the center said Sunday. Authorities reported two arrests in what Quebec’s premier and Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism.

  • | Posted: Jan 29 2017 - 12:05am

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey and Britain signed a deal to jointly build fighter jets during Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Ankara on Saturday, even as the British leader called on Turkey’s government to uphold democracy and abide by human rights standards.

  • | Posted: Jan 28 2017 - 12:05am

    MANILA, the Philippines — Philippine troops have launched airstrikes and ground assaults that reportedly wounded one of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted militant suspects who is trying to establish a new base for an alliance backing the Islamic State group, officials said Friday.

  • | Posted: Jan 28 2017 - 12:05am

    HONG KONG — Today marks the start of the lunar Year of the Rooster and families in China will reunite for festivities, fireworks and food. While tradition calls for feasting on “auspicious” foods, many will also munch on staple snacks like “phoenix claws,” the Chinese name for chicken feet.

  • | Posted: Jan 28 2017 - 12:05am

    HONG KONG — Today marks the start of the lunar Year of the Rooster and families in China will reunite for festivities, fireworks and food. While tradition calls for feasting on “auspicious” foods, many will also munch on staple snacks like “phoenix claws,” the Chinese name for chicken feet.

  • | Posted: Jan 27 2017 - 12:05am

    VIENNA — Heavily armed SWAT teams supported by hundreds of other officers detained 14 people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group in early-morning raids on Thursday, Austrian officials said.

  • | Posted: Jan 24 2017 - 12:05am

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.