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Driver working with NBC News killed in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria — A driver working with an NBC News crew in Syria has been killed by an explosive device in eastern Syria, where several media outlets are covering the liberation of the last sliver of territory held by the Islamic State group.


Five-month-old baby dies in Italy after botched home circumcision

Italian prosecutors have launched an investigation into the death of a five-month old baby boy believed to have died from a botched home circumcision in the northern region of Reggio Emilia late on Friday.


Canada's OMERS launches 300 mln euro European venture fund

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) - Canadian pension fund OMERS has launched a 300 million euros ($341 million) venture capital fund to target technology start-ups in Europe. OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of OMERS which manages C$97 billion in assets, said in a statement on Monday it was seeing a


Minimal cost of creation of Russian super-heavy booster is $11.6 billion

MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. The minimal cost of the creation of the Russian super-heavy rocket Yenisei, which is to be first launched in 2028, is 740 billion rubles ($11.6 billion), Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin told journalists.


American Airlines extends cancellation of 737 Max 8 flights

American Airlines has extended its grounding of the 24 Boeing 737 Max aircrafts in its fleet through April 24, the company said in a statement released Sunday. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced an emergency order from the Federal Aviation Administration, which grounded Boeing 737


Women on the frontline: female war photographers – in pictures

There is a long history of female photographers working in war zones, with many playing a decisive role in shaping perceptions of armed conflict. An exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, features about 140 works by acclaimed photographers including Carolyn Cole, Susan Meiselas, Lee Miller and Gerda Tar


China's Hengli Petchem says smooth running of new Dalian oil refinery

BEIJING, March 24 (Reuters) - * China's Hengli Petrochemical Co Ltd says in a filing to Shanghai Stock Exchange on Sunday (bit.ly/2UQAzCc) its unit's new oil refinery in Dalian has successfully produced gasoline, diesel, aviation kerosene and PX.


Fed's rate pause is an 'opportunity' for Indonesia to spur growth, says its finance minister

"For us ... this is an opportunity to actually accelerate the growth, but we really have to be very careful," Indonesia's Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told CNBC at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong on Monday.


Key developments from Thailand's post-coup election

BANGKOK (AP) - A military-backed party appears to have won the most votes in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup after tilting the electoral system in its favor. If the preliminary results hold, it will likely add to nearly two decades of political instability in Thailand. Some key developme


In a vast, dust-swept landscape, Islamic State caliphate ends in rubble and wreckage

Its militants believed they would conquer Rome, Paris and Washington. It sought to smash the century-old borders that defined the Middle East, and create a project whose central slogan was “Enduring and expanding.”


Five opposition parties call on UK to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Five opposition parties in Westminster have called on the UK to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia on the fourth anniversary of the Yemen civil war, saying it has contributed to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.


Military IDs 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province. The men were identified Saturday as Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Colle


The Mueller Probe Was an Unmitigated Success

So much about the rise of Donald Trump defied reason. But in the spring of 2016, he displayed one habit that I found beyond perplexing: He couldn’t stop praising Vladimir Putin. What made his obsequiousness so galling was that it often came in response to questions that warranted moral disdain: What


Pope Francis prays for Nicaragua, victims in African attacks

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country.


Kenyan man with Australian family set to be deported after being called in for visa interview

The wife of a Kenyan man who is due to be deported from Perth on Monday is lobbying the federal government for him to be able to stay in Australia. John Mbuthia Mwangi, 31, was handcuffed and taken into immigration detention on 14 February after being called in for an appointment with his Department


Graham hints at further questioning of Comey in wake of Mueller findings

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) hinted at further questioning of ex-FBI Director James Comey on Sunday after the attorney general released a summary of the key findings from special counsel Robert Mueller 's investigation.


Thailand votes in first post-coup election

Thai voters have taken part in the country's first general election since the 2014 coup. Thailand has been buffeted by political instability for years, largely a battle between supporters of the military and ousted former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.


Russian military officials arrive in Venezuela to discuss 'training and strategy'

Russian military officials have arrived in Venezuela to discuss equipment maintenance and training, and strategy, an official in Caracas has said. The statement came after a Russian-flagged cargo plane and an airliner were spotted at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas guarded by a contingent of Venez


India Bans Most Popular Game Over Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

(Bloomberg) -- India doesn’t have much of a history with popular computer games, unlike the U.S. or Japan. But now one of the industry’s kill-or-be-killed titles has become a smash hit -- and the backlash from the country’s traditionalists is ferocious.


Letter From U.S. Attorney General to Congress on Mueller Report

WASHINGTON — The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election [nL1N21B02H]: