UK minister: Russia cyberattacks actions of a ‘pariah state’

Europe 10/04/18, 03:26

Britain's defense minister says a series of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia are the actions of a "pariah state" and that the U.K. and its NATO allies will expose such activities in the future.Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said Thursday that "where Russia acts in an indiscriminate and reckless way, where ...

All Blacks restore big guns for Springboks test

Africa 10/04/18, 02:34

New Zealand restored regulars such as captain Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, and Owen Franks for the test with South Africa in the last round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.All three were rested last weekend for the test against Argentina in Buenos Aires, where an experimental side dispatched the Pumas ...

Key battle in Yemen’s war risks tipping country into famine

World 10/04/18, 02:30

With American backing, the United Arab Emirates has resumed an all-out offensive aimed at capturing Yemen's most vital port, Hodeida, where Shiite rebels are digging in to fight to the last man. Thousands of civilians are caught in the middle, trapped by minefields and barrages of mortars and airstrikes.In this ...

Update: Palu airport to reopen after quake and tsunami

World 10/04/18, 02:08

The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local):1 p.m.Indonesian military personnel help distribute relief aid at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city of Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living in tents ...

Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street

Asia & Pacific 10/04/18, 02:03

Shares fell Thursday in Asia despite a strong day on Wall Street that was spurred by encouraging signs on U.S. hiring and growth in the service sector.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index sank 1.8 percent to 26,597.23 and Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 percent to 23,955.80. The Kospi ...

Berlin nightclub patrons urged to get meningitis test

Europe 10/04/18, 00:49

Berlin authorities on Thursday urged patrons of a famed nightclub in the German capital to immediately visit a doctor to be checked for bacterial meningitis after a visitor was hospitalized for the illness.The patient likely contracted meningitis at the downtown club on Saturday, officials said.The KitKatClub is renowned for its ...

India wins toss, 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw gets test cap

Asia & Pacific 10/04/18, 00:41

India won the toss and decided to bat in the first cricket test against West Indies on Thursday after handing 18-year-old batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw his maiden test cap.At 18 years, 329 days, he is the second-youngest Indian test cricketer after Vijay Mehra, who made his debut at 17 years, ...

Saudis insist missing Post contributor left Turkey consulate

Europe 10/04/18, 00:01

Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul is insisting a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post left its building before disappearing, directly contradicting comments by Turkish officials who say they believe he is still there.FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press ...

Germany’s Merkel tours Israel’s Holocaust museum

Europe 10/03/18, 23:15

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off the second day of her two-day visit to Israel on Thursday with an emotional tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum.Israel was established three years after the end of World War II, and the German government has paid billions in reparations to ...

Little but uncertainty in Indonesian city hit by disasters

World 10/03/18, 22:41

Life is on hold for thousands living in tents and shelters in the Indonesian city hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.The body of a tsunami victim waits for evacuation at a village heavily damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. ...

Indian court allows deportation of 7 Rohingya to Myanmar

World 10/03/18, 22:36

India's top court on Thursday allowed the first deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar since the federal government ordered their identification last year.The Supreme Court rejected a plea by defense attorney Prashant Bhushan to let seven Rohingya live in India as they feared reprisal in Myanmar. They were arrested in ...

Malaysia ex-PM’s wife to face money laundering charges

World 10/03/18, 21:28

The detained wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak has arrived in court where she will face money laundering charges in a graft scandal at the 1MDB state investment fund.Rosmah Mansor was detained by the anti-graft agency Wednesday after it questioned her a third time over alleged theft and ...

South Koreans visiting Pyongyang for summit anniversary

World 10/03/18, 20:35

A South Korean government delegation flew to North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a 2007 summit and to possibly hold further peace talks.Seoul's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said before departing that the visit will be an opportunity to strengthen "reconciliation, cooperation and peace" between ...