Richard Lugar has died; Foreign policy expert and former senator dies at age 87, cause of death was complications from CIDP

Indianapolis — Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday. He was 87. The Lugar Center issued a statement saying Lugar […]

Putin-Kim Jong Un summit in Russia on North Korea nuclear program kicks off today

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un attend an official reception following their talks in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. SPUTNIK/REUTERS Vladivostok, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday they had good talks about their joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang’s […]

Cyclone Kenneth to hit Mozambique just 6 weeks after Cyclone Idai left a high death toll and destroyed infrastructure

Johannesburg — A powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest countries and Cyclone Idai wiped out crops in the southern African nation’s breadbasket on […]

Sri Lankan bombings suspects still at large as defense secretary steps down today and spice tycoon questioned

Colombo — Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches suspended all public services over security fears on Thursday and Muslims were urged to avoid gathering for Friday prayers. Both religious groups were still nervous as thousands of troops joined the hunt for suspects in the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 253 people — a revised death toll the […]

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn released on $4.5 million bail, restricted from contacting wife Carole

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was released Thursday from a Japanese detention center after posting a $4.5 million bail. Japanese prosecutors on Monday indicted Ghosn on new allegations of financial misconduct. A Tokyo court restricted Ghosn’s contact with his wife, who is allegedly link to the latest allegations.  Tokyo — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was released […]

Emperor penguins in Antarctica colony experience “total breeding failure” according to new scientific study

A study published Wednesday says penguins in the world’s second largest emperor penguin colony have experienced three years of almost total breeding failure — a pattern scientists called “unprecedented.” The emperor penguin colony at Halley Bay in Antarctica has been studied by researchers since 1956. It is the largest emperor penguin colony in the region […]

Striving to save a species

He was the LAST OF HIS KIND … or maybe not the last, after all. From Africa, Jonathan Vigliotti has a cautionary tale: Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on Earth, looks as if he traveled here from prehistoric times. And, in fact, these mighty creatures have been around for millennia. With their super-sized […]

Paris’s crumbling Notre-Dame Cathedral hopes wealthy Americans will help save it

For 13 million visitors per year, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris soars in splendor. But beyond its façade, look closely, and you’ll see that the majestic medieval monument is falling apart. Now, a foundation in France hopes Americans will donate money to help save the place that’s home to some of Catholicism’s most important relics, including […]