April 24, 2019

ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings that killed over 300

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a wave of coordinated bombings at churches and high-end hotels across Sri Lanka. The terrorist organization offered no evidence to support that assertion, which was initially announced in a statement in Arabic published by its Amaq news agency on Tuesday, saying the attackers were "among the fighters of the Islamic State," according to a translation by SITE Intelligence Group, a company that tracks ext..
April 23, 2019

Poem comparing migrants to rats draws condemnation in Austria

iStock/Poligrafistka(NEW YORK) -- The deputy mayor of an Austrian village has caused an uproar across the country's political spectrum after he published a poem that seemed to compare migrants to rats. Christian Schilcher of the village Braunau am Inn, and a member of the Freedom Party, a far-right populist party, published a poem on Monday in the party’s local newspaper titled “The Town Rat.” "Just as we live down here, other rats who [came] as guests or migrants, including the ones we d..
April 23, 2019

Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as North Korea pivots to Russia for help

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A month and a half after President Donald Trump ended his summit with Kim Jong Un without a deal, the young North Korean leader is preparing to step out again on the world stage. This time, it will be for his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit comes at a critical time with the relationship with Russia increasingly important, according to analysts, as Kim seeks to maintain his nuclear weapons stockpile while loosening the economi..
April 23, 2019

Amal Clooney, Angelina Jolie speak out as US weighed vetoing UN resolution on rape as weapon of war

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney added their voices in the calls to support a new United Nations Security Council resolution that included a mechanism to investigate sexual violence as a weapon of war. The resolution also called for full services for victims, including sexual and reproductive health care. But the U.S. mission to the U.N. opposed a draft version of the resolution because of that language on sexual and reproductive rights, according to a U.N...