May 3, 2019

Jared Kushner expresses hope for breakthrough in Middle East peace plan

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Speaking about the administration’s much-anticipated Middle East peace plan at the Washington Institute in the nation's capital Thursday night, Jared Kushner said the administration has developed a "detailed" document that looks to address the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while providing an economic vision. Kushner said the administration’s plan avoids using traditional, "high-level" terms as a way to try..
May 3, 2019

Beluga whale with Russian harness appears to ‘defect’ to Norway

iStock(OSLO, Norway) -- The mystery surrounding the beluga whale alleged to have come from a Russian military facility continues, with the marine mammal refusing to leave Norwegian waters, leading to jokes the whale has "defected." "The last days, the whale has still been observed in the same area," marine biologist Jorgen Ree Wiig, an inspector for the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, said in a statement. "Hopefully it will swim away further north in the Arctic where it belongs and join a po..
May 2, 2019

Egyptian man climbs Great Pyramid of Giza and throws stones at security

Pakhnyushchyy/iStock(CAIRO) -- An Egyptian man climbed to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, removed parts of a wooden mast put in place in the late 19th century to measure the actual height of the pyramid and threw stones at security forces, an official said. Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the man, who he had not identified, approached the Khufu pyramid Wednesday as an ordinary visitor before catching a security guard cold. "The security for..
May 2, 2019

Venezuela’s Maduro makes show of force with military as US-backed opposition uprising hits a wall

Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Two days after Venezuela's U.S.-backed opposition said they were finally ready to oust socialist president Nicolas Maduro, their efforts seemed to have stalled. That would leave the Trump administration back at square one, even as it says it continues to consider "all options," including the use of the U.S. military. At least four people died in the two days of protests, the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict, a human rights group, to..