Analysis | Sri Lanka’s bloody Easter puts spotlight on a new terror threat

Published: 2019-04-22 17:59:00 UTC

[The Washington Post] Experts suspect the deadly series of bombings can't just be the work of "local" actors.

The Latest: Sri Lanka says 6 attacks were suicide bombers

Published: 2019-04-22 06:18:21 UTC

[Associated Press] COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):11:45 a.m.A Sri Lankan government forensic crime analyst tells The Associated Press...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Published: 2019-04-22 06:13:34 UTC

[Associated Press] Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects accumulated...

Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

Published: 2019-04-22 06:04:20 UTC

[Reuters] The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the cost of living are the top concerns ahead of next month's elections.

Asia stocks slip, oil near six-month peak as US prepares to tighten Iran sanctions

Published: 2019-04-22 06:01:15 UTC

[Reuters] Asian shares slipped on Monday, weighed down by underperforming Chinese stocks, while oil prices rallied on news the United States is likely to ask all importers of Iranian oil to end their purchases or face sanctions.

Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

Published: 2019-04-22 06:00:24 UTC

[Reuters] Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide.

Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

Published: 2019-04-22 05:58:48 UTC

[Reuters] Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over disruptions to the city's landmarks rose above 830.

Sri Lanka lifts curfew as death toll from attacks rises sharply

Published: 2019-04-22 05:49:27 UTC

[Reuters] Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about 500, but there were warnings more attacks were possible.

U.S. prepares to end exemptions on Iran sanctions, and oil prices soar

Published: 2019-04-22 05:37:36 UTC

[Reuters] The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far.

Carlos Ghosn Indicted on New Charges of Misappropriating Funds

Published: 2019-04-22 05:30:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Carlos Ghosn was indicted on charges that he misappropriated Nissan funds, clearing the way for him to seek release on bail.

Mexico warns of 'deep concern' over armed groups on U.S. border

Published: 2019-04-22 05:23:00 UTC

[Reuters] Mexico said on Saturday it had "deep concern" about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing.

FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico

Published: 2019-04-22 05:23:00 UTC

[Reuters] The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico.

Ex-Nissan Chairman Ghosn indicted on aggravated breach of trust charge

Published: 2019-04-22 05:17:58 UTC

[Reuters] Japanese prosecutors indicted former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday on a charge of aggravated breach of trust, a Tokyo court said, bringing a fourth charge against him on the day his detention period was set to expire.

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

Published: 2019-04-22 04:45:37 UTC

[BBC News] The group had been missing since last Wednesday whilst climbing Howse Peake in Banff National Park.

Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum

Published: 2019-04-22 04:23:37 UTC

[Associated Press] MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no...

AP sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

Published: 2019-04-22 04:14:00 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue...

Nissan Files Criminal Complaint Against Ghosn for Use of Company Funds

Published: 2019-04-22 04:09:00 UTC

[Bloomberg]

Giuliani says not wrong to take information from Russians

Published: 2019-04-22 04:08:02 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats...

Tesla investigating China car explosion

Published: 2019-04-22 04:07:29 UTC

[BBC News] A video circulating on Chinese social media appears to show a parked Tesla car erupting into flames.

Possible intel failures to be examined in Sri Lanka blasts

Published: 2019-04-22 03:54:46 UTC

[Associated Press] COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka said Monday the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of...

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