August 17, 2018

US says number of Muslim minorities in Chinese internment camps may be ‘in the millions’

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- The U.S. is expressing alarm that China may be detaining "millions" of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in a "worsening crackdown" in the country's inaccessible western region Xinjiang. The new number comes one week after a United Nations panel reported that an estimated 1 million Uighurs are being held in "counterextremism centers" with millions more detained in "re-education camps for political and cultural indoctrination." The Uighurs are a majority-Musli..
August 17, 2018

Italy opens investigation into Genova bridge collapse that killed at least 38

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Italian government announced it has opened a probe into the collapse of a bridge in Genoa that killed at least 38 people, and is putting pressure on the country's largest toll-road operator to prove that it met its contractual obligations in maintaining the viaduct. The Italian transport ministry has also demanded that the private contractor, Autostrade, whose parent group Atlantia is controlled by the influential Benetton family, complete the bridge’..
August 17, 2018

Investigation opened into Italy bridge collapse that killed 38 amid desperate search for missing

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Italian government announced it has opened a probe into the collapse of a bridge in Genoa that killed at least 38 people, and is putting pressure on the country's largest toll-road operator to prove that it met its contractual obligations in maintaining the viaduct. The Italian transport ministry has also demanded that the private contractor, Autostrade, whose parent group Atlantia is controlled by the influential Benetton family, complete the bridge’..
August 17, 2018

Pompeo launches Iran task force as US tries to shore up support for its pressure campaign

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is launching a new task force to focus on Iran, highlighting the threat from the country as a top foreign policy priority. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his team would spearhead the Iran Action Group to coordinate all "Iran-related activity" across his department and the federal government. The group, led by the new Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, "will drive daily progress" toward the administration's goal of ..