Monday, August 20, 2018

World

Launch of wind tracking satellite delayed _ by adverse winds

The launch of a European satellite that will be the first to directly measure wind speeds around the world has been delayed _ because of bad weather
Updated: 2 hours ago
Frustration rules as Venezuela unveils new currency

Frustration rules as Venezuela unveils new currency

Venezuelans are bracing for dramatic economic measures the government has announced, including a more-than 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage
Updated: 2 hours ago

Brazil rules out closing border to Venezuelan immigrants

Brazil says it won't close its border with Venezuela despite tensions that led to attacks on migrants who had fled to the border town of Pacaraima
Updated: 2 hours ago
Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

Pope Francis vows "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse in the Catholic Church, but gives no indication he will take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester
Updated: 2 hours ago
UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise ship

UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise ship

The rescuers of a British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night say it's a miracle that she's alive
Updated: 2 hours ago
Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent

Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent

Experts determined last February that corrosion of the metal cables encased in pressed concrete had reduced by 20 percent the strength of the highway bridge that collapsed last week
Updated: 3 hours ago
Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 dead

Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 dead

Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy's civil protection agency said
Updated: 3 hours ago
12 dead, including 1 solder, in shootouts in Rio de Janeiro

12 dead, including 1 solder, in shootouts in Rio de Janeiro

At least 11 suspects and 1 soldier have been killed during shootouts involving military personnel and police in Rio de Janeiro
Updated: 3 hours ago
The Latest: Sex abuse victim says pope offering no solutions

The Latest: Sex abuse victim says pope offering no solutions

Sex abuse victim says pope's letter offers no solutions
Updated: 3 hours ago
2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

Two suspects have been detained after shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, an attack that comes during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies
Updated: 4 hours ago