November 16, 2018

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi remembered in funeral service as controversy over murder continues

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Friends and family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi gathered in the rain at Istanbul's Fatih Mosque, one of the city's oldest and most magnificent, to conduct funeral prayers over a bier that remained symbolically empty. More than a month after the writer's murder inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, his remains have yet to be found by investigators, so prayers were held "in absentia." Istanbul newspa..
November 16, 2018

Unexploded World War II bomb found in London’s Hyde Park

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- One of London’s busiest parks was cordoned off Friday after an unexploded World War II mortar was discovered in a lake just yards from Kensington Palace. Police responded to reports of a suspicious object in Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake, which was found to be an unexploded mortar round. The device poses no danger to the public and has been removed, authorities said. "Police are dealing with reports of a possible unexploded ordnance device partially submerged in T..
November 16, 2018

North Korea announces weapons test; will release detained American

iStock/Thinkstock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea announced that its leader Kim Jong Un observed a “successful” and “highly significant” test of an “ultramodern tactical weapon,” according to state media Friday. While the report did not say what kind of weapon it was, the announcement comes amid some renewed tensions with the U.S. and an impasse in talks over its nuclear weapons program. Just last week, North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator abruptly canceled a trip to New York to meet Se..
November 16, 2018

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears to have ‘been charged’ in federal court

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears to have “been charged” with a federal crime, according to newly discovered court documents filed by federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of Virginia. The revelation was inadvertently included in documents filed in an unrelated case in August. It was not immediately clear what Assange has been charged with. U.S. Attorney Kellen Dwyer filed a motion to seal a criminal complaint in a sex crime case in August. ..