December 9, 2019

At least five dead, many more missing after New Zealand volcano erupts

Echinophoria/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- At least five people were killed and many more remain missing after a volcano erupted on a small island in New Zealand on Monday, officials said. New Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims told reporters that 23 people, including those with injuries, have been rescued from White Island, also known as Whakaari, which is home to the country's most active cone volcano. Tims said the death toll is "likely" to rise. An unknown number of peopl..
December 9, 2019

Finnish minister Sanna Marin to be world’s youngest prime minister at 34

Derek Brumby/iStock(HELSINKI, Finland) -- The world's youngest prime minister is a woman. Sanna Marin is expected to be confirmed this week as prime minister of Finland by the country's Parliament. The 34-year-old was named prime minister by Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party after its leader, Antti Rinne, stepped down from the position, according to the BBC. Marin has been a lawmaker since 2015 and was most recently the minister of transport and communications of Finland...
December 8, 2019

Russia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit in years next week

Fredex8/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Russia and Ukraine will hold peace talks at a summit in Paris on Monday, the first time in three years there have been high-level talks between the two countries focused on ending the war in eastern Ukraine. The talks are taking place in the so-called "Normandy Format," with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angel Merkel mediating the negotiations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet for the fir..
December 7, 2019

2nd teen escapee wanted for murder, back in police custody

iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A third teenager, who was among the four which escaped from a juvenile detention center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, has been captured -- leaving only one escapee on the loose, police said Saturday. The teenager was arrested Friday night at a gas station with his mother, Tewanna Keesee, and brother, Rashon Keesee, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. The suspect's relatives were charged with being accessories in helping the teen evade authorit..