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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
- Alleged Nazi Labor Camp Guard Deported To Germany
The White House says that Jakiw Palij was a guard at a Nazi labor camp in occupied Poland and that he lied about his past when he immigrated to the U.S. For years, no country would accept him.
- Protesters Demand Release Of Uganda's Leading Opposition Politician
Uganda's opposition legislator has been in detention for more than a week after leading a demonstration against longtime ruler President Yoweri Museveni. His supporters are rallying for his release.
- 2nd Overboard Case In Less Than 2 Months For Norwegian Cruise Lines
It is not clear how the woman went overboard from the Norwegian Star, but the Adriatic's warm water is credited with helping keep her alive for 10 hours until rescue arrived.
Monday, August 20, 2018
- Venezuelan Refugees Face Violence And Closed Borders As They Try To Flee
Over the weekend an angry mob attacked Venezuelan migrant camps in a Brazilian town near the border. Ecuador has declared a state of emergency, and closed its borders to those without passports.
- Emus Swarm Town As Australia's Drought Worsens
The tough conditions are drying up huge swathes of land, leaving farmers struggling. Groups of thirsty emus recently showed up in an outback mining town looking for water.
- Greece's International Bailout Ends, But That Doesn't Mean Immediate Improvements
The international bailout of Greece officially ends Monday, but after years of austerity, many Greeks will not see an immediate improvement in their lives.
- After Massive Flooding And Landslides, Southern India Gets A Break From Rain
Torrential rain has triggered landslides and floods that have killed more than 350 people in India's southern state of Kerala.
- Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed Chairman Over Interest Rate Hikes
It was the second time in a month that President Trump had taken aim at the Fed. In a Reuters interview, he also accused China and Europe of manipulating their currencies to gain leverage in trade.
- iPad Battery Malfunction Leads To Apple Store Evacuation In Amsterdam
Local media said the battery exploded, releasing chemical fumes. Firefighters were called to the scene as a precautionary measure, and three employees were treated for respiratory issues.
- Uganda Police Open Fire On Protesters Demanding Release Of Opposition Lawmaker
In Uganda, protests are growing over the continued detention of pop singer and opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine. Security forces opened fire against demonstrators seeking Wine's release.
- Venezuela, Racked With Hyperinflation, Rolls Out New Banknotes
The country is responding to its currency's alarmingly rapid devaluation with an unlikely solution — by devaluing it further. But many economists are not impressed.
- The 'Queen' Of Saharan Song, Khaira Arby, Has Died
The singer and songwriter from Mali died Sunday at age 59. She was revered across west Africa and beyond for her raw, rootsy sound and her embrace of the many cultures in her beloved city, Timbuktu.
- Knife-Wielding Man Attacks Officer At Police Station In Spain
The man approached the police station in the town of Cornella de Llobregat and charged at the officer who opened the door. Police say they are treating it as a "terrorist incident."
- PHOTOS: Separated North And South Koreans Meet For 1st Time In Decades
Tens of thousands of South Koreans have registered to meet with long-lost relatives in the North. For years the reunions were on pause, but now they have resumed, with scores of reunions this week.
- PepsiCo Breaks Out The Bubbly With $3.2 Billion Deal For SodaStream
It's the latest foray into more-healthful offerings for the food and beverage giant, which has shifted from soft drinks toward products such as juices, hummus and oatmeal.
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