Montag, 24. Juni 2013

Weltweit News, aus der Sicht der USA

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Pakistanis lament 'tragic' attack on climbers

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Attackers killed 10 foreign climbers and a local guide at a remote area popular with adventure tourists in northern Pakistan on Sunday, according to police and security officials, creating an embarrassing security challenge for the ...

Berlusconi faces verdict in sensational sex-for-hire trial, prosecutors seeking 6 ...

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
MILAN - Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi faces a verdict in his sensational sex-for-hire trial, charges that could bring an end to his two-decade political career.

Israeli warplanes have attacked targets in Gaza after missiles were fired into ...

BBC News - ‎21 minutes ago‎
At least six rockets had been fired from northern Gaza. Two were intercepted, the military said. Hours later, Israeli aircraft hit at least three sites used by militants in the Gaza Strip, Israel said.

Landslides, rain hit rescue operations in Uttarakhand

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
DEHRADUN: Fresh spell of rain and landslides at a number of places including the higher reaches of Pauri, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts on Monday hit rescue operations in Uttarakhand.

Syrian capital rocked by suicide bombers in latest bloodshed from civil war

New York Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
DAMASCUS, Syria - Suicide bombers targeted security compounds in Damascus and a car bomb exploded in a pro-regime district there Sunday, killing at least eight people, the latest in a surge of civil war violence in the capital.

John Kerry aims to boost India ties

BBC News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
It will be his first visit to the country after taking over the position from Hillary Clinton. Issues ranging from nuclear and defence cooperation, to new immigration rules are expected to be on the agenda of the bilateral talks.

Lebanon clashes rage overnight; 12 soldiers dead

Houston Chronicle - ‎31 minutes ago‎
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's military forces battling followers of a hard-line Sunni Muslim cleric closed in Monday on the mosque where they are taking cover in a southern coastal city, the national news agency said.

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to visit Taiwan

Times of India - ‎11 minutes ago‎
TAIPEI: Activist Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest in China and later moved to the US, will arrive today in Taiwan, where he will give several speeches expected to attract the attention of Beijing.

Report: Qatar talks hint at leadership transition

Hilton Head Island Packet - ‎1 hour ago‎
DOHA, Qatar - The Qatar-based network Al Jazeera says the Gulf nation's leader plans meetings with ruling family members to possibly start handing over power to the crown prince.

Obama leaves Kenya off itinerary for Africa trip

KENS 5 TV - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama arrives in Africa this week, there will be one notable omission from his travel itinerary: Kenya, the birthplace of his father and home to many of his relatives.

Saudi Arabia moves to Friday start for weekend

Monterey County Herald - ‎49 minutes ago‎
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia is switching its weekend to begin on Friday to align its banking and business days with most other nations in the region.

Mosque Dream Seen at Heart of Turkey Protests

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL - Three weeks before street protests spread across Turkey, the architect Ahmet Vefik Alp traveled to Sunnylands, the famous Southern California retreat for heads of state, where he presented his blueprint for a project in Istanbul's Taksim Square ...

France says Syrian rebels need to wrest areas from radicals

Reuters - ‎18 hours ago‎
By Yara Bayoumy. DOHA | Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:46am EDT. DOHA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels need to wrest back control of territory held by Islamist militants whose involvement in the conflict gives Bashar al-Assad a pretext for more violence, French President ...

Egyptian Islamist resigns as governor of Luxor - ‎3 hours ago‎
Adel el-Khayat stepped down from his role yesterday in an attempt to stop further “bloodshed” after his appointment a week ago prompted fierce clashes between his supporters and opponents outside his offices.

Palestinian Authority PM Hamdallah resigns

Jerusalem Post - ‎Jun 20, 2013‎
PA source: Abbas wants a yes-man with no powers; Dahlan predicts any new PM will also fail if Abbas refuses to share powers. Prof.

Pope Francis 'snubs' pomp and ceremony of Vatican Beethoven concert - ‎15 hours ago‎
Cardinals and Vatican officials reportedly whispered in embarrassment as the Pope's seat remained empty before the start of Saturday's Beethoven concert, which was organised to celebrate the Vatican's Year of Faith.

Deadly bus plunge in Montenegro

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
A bus has plunged off a bridge over the Moraca river in central Montenegro, killing 16 people and injuring at least 30 others, local officials say.

Calgary's flood battle eases. a little

Montreal Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
While Calgary turned a corner in its flood fight and residents trickled back home, thousands more rushed for higher ground as a surge of high water bore down on communities further to the east.