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German authorities raid over 200 sites of Islamic group

BERLIN (AP) — A German news agency says hundreds of police officers are searching more than 200 offices, mosques and apartments of members and supporters of the Islamic group “The true religion” that is best known for distributing free copies of the Quran across the country. The dpa agency says …

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Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen

Riyadh, Nov 15, 2016 (AFP) -Saudi air defence forces on Tuesday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards the kingdom, the Riyadh-led anti-rebel coalition said. The missile was fired towards the Najran region but was shot down, said a coalition statement published by the official Saudi Press …

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Mexico to discuss deportations with Trump team

Mexico City, Nov 14, 2016 (AFP) -Mexico’s government said Monday it will discuss with US President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration his plan to jail or deport millions of undocumented migrants with criminal records. President Enrique Pena Nieto has given instructions to his ministries to consider any “contingencies” in case Trump …

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US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan: ICC prosecutor

The Hague, Nov 14, 2016 (AFP) -US military forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel and violent” interrogation of detainees mostly between 2003-2004, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday. There was a “reasonable basis to believe that, in the …

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Unfinished nuclear power plant sold for $111 million

HOLLYWOOD, Ala. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has sold an unfinished nuclear power plant in northeast Alabama for $111 million. Nuclear Holdings LLC purchased the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant at auction Monday. The sale price was more than three times the minimum bid of $36.4 million. The company plans to …

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Boko Haram leader warns Trump ‘war has just begun’

Kano, Nigeria, Nov 14, 2016 (AFP) – The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that “the war has just begun” against the West. “Do not be overwhelmed by people like Donald Trump and the …

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Austrian police claim bust of big Chinese prostitution ring

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they have arrested six people suspected of running a large-scale prostitution ring with young Chinese women who were recruited with promises of jobs as masseurs or au pairs. A police statement says six Chinese nationals have been detained and a seventh is being sought …

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Myanmar says 34 people killed after they attacked troops

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s government says 34 people were killed after they attacked government troops in western Rakhine state over the weekend, but villagers belonging to the Muslim Rohingya minority say the victims were unarmed civilians. The government has been conducting counterinsurgency operations since nine police officers were killed in …

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Samsung Electronics buys auto-systems maker Harman for $8B

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Monday it has agreed to acquire auto-systems maker Harman for $8 billion as the South Korean giant eyes the growing market for connected cars. Samsung will pay $112.00 per share in cash for the Stamford, Connecticut-based company, making the acquisition Samsung’s biggest …

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Seven Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian shelling – Pakistan military

ISLAMABAD, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian shelling across the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region overnight, Pakistani’s military said on Monday. The military media wing, ISPR, said in a statement the seven soldiers were killed in the Bhimber sector on the “Line of Control” …

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