April 23, 2019

New IRA apologizes for murder of Irish journalist Lyra McKee

PSNI via Getty Images(DUBLIN) -- The paramilitary organization New Irish Republican Army (New IRA) apologized for the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, as a third person was arrested in connection with the death. McKee was killed by a "single gunmen" who fired shots during riots in Creggan, Derry/Londonderry on April 18, Northern Irish police said. "In the course of attacking the enemy Lyra McKee was tragically killed while standing beside enemy forces," the New IRA said in a statemen..
April 23, 2019

Radical Muslim group blamed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings, 1 of 4 American victims identified

Stringer/Getty Images(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) -- Members of a radical Muslim group have been identified as suspects in a series of Easter suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka. Coordinated explosions erupted near simultaneously Sunday morning across the island nation off the southern tip of India, killing nearly 300 people, including at least four Americans, and injuring at least 500. The attacks left government security officials scrambling to explain why warnings of an im..
April 22, 2019

US ends waivers for Iran oil sanctions, tightening economic pressure on regime

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. will no longer grant any waivers to countries to purchase Iranian oil, fully implementing the sanctions that President Donald Trump reimposed nearly a year ago when he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. The end of waivers means that those countries that continue to buy Iranian oil will face sanctions, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with the goal to get Iranian oil exports to zero and to get Iran to the negotiating table. "We've made clea..
April 22, 2019

Buckingham Palace responds to report Prince Harry, Meghan may move to Africa

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for the birth of their first child, a new report claims the couple may raise their child for some time outside of the U.K. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly considering heading on a “sabbatical” for six months. Their likely destination is Africa, a place close to both of their hearts. “I think they're looking to go abroad for extended periods of time, most likely to Africa, to take roles overseas ..