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World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

World welcomes New Year despite terror fears Thu, 31 Dec, 2015

New Year's Eve kicked off in Sydney, but tightened security muted revelries in Europe with Brussels scrapping celebrations and fireworks cancelled in Paris as fears of jihadist threats cast a pall.
Miss Universe mistake crowns Colombia before Philippines

Miss Universe mistake crowns Colombia before Philippines Mon, 21 Dec, 2015

The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year's winner, but for one brief moment Sunday evening, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia.
Miss Spain crowned Miss World 2015

Miss Spain crowned Miss World 2015 Sat, 19 Dec, 2015

Spanish model Mireia Lalaguna was crowned Miss World 2015 after beating out 113 contestants from across the globe on Saturday night at a coastal resort city in south China's Hainan Province.
Pope approves miracle for Mother Teresa's canonization

Pope approves miracle for Mother Teresa's canonization Fri, 18 Dec, 2015

Pope Francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make Mother Teresa a saint, giving the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor one of the Catholic Church's highest honors just two decades after her death.
German chancellor Merkel named Time's 'Person of the Year'

German chancellor Merkel named Time's 'Person of the Year' Wed, 09 Dec, 2015

Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 "Person of the Year" on Wednesday, noting her resilience and leadership when faced with the refugee crisis and turmoil in the European Union over its currency this year.
First of attacked Paris bars re-opens

First of attacked Paris bars re-opens Fri, 04 Dec, 2015

A Paris bar where five people were killed by jihadist gunmen in the attacks three weeks ago became the first to re-open Friday after what its manager called a "nightmare".
Facebook's Zuckerberg to give 99 percent of shares to charity

Facebook's Zuckerberg to give 99 percent of shares to charity Wed, 02 Dec, 2015

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday he is a dad and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a "better place" for baby daughter Maxima and others.
Europe relies on 'queen' Merkel more than ever

Europe relies on 'queen' Merkel more than ever Thu, 19 Nov, 2015

Ten years after she took office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands alone as the leader of a European Union that is grappling with multiple crises, despite the fact she has been weakened domestically, analysts say.
Schools, museums, tourist sites closed in Paris after attacks

Schools, museums, tourist sites closed in Paris after attacks Sat, 14 Nov, 2015

Schools, markets, museums and major tourist sites in the Paris area were closed on Saturday and sporting fixtures were cancelled following the terror attacks on the French capital, local authorities said.
U2 cancel Paris concert after attacks

U2 cancel Paris concert after attacks Sat, 14 Nov, 2015

Irish rock band U2 canceled a Paris concert planned for Saturday following a series of attacks in the French capital which killed more than 120 people.
Kosovo fails in UNESCO membership bid

Kosovo fails in UNESCO membership bid Mon, 09 Nov, 2015

Kosovo on Monday failed in its bid to win membership of the UN cultural body UNESCO, which would have represented a leap forward in its bid for full international recognition.
Romania in mourning after Bucharest club blaze kills 27

Romania in mourning after Bucharest club blaze kills 27 Sat, 31 Oct, 2015

Romania was plunged into mourning on Saturday after 27 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when a fire ripped through an underground nightclub in Bucharest.
Guatemalan comedian wins presidency in landslide

Guatemalan comedian wins presidency in landslide Mon, 26 Oct, 2015

Jimmy Morales, a former TV comedian who has never held office, swept to power in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday after milking public anger over a corruption scandal that deepened distrust of the country's political establishment.
Busan marks 20th anniversary with 100 best Asian film list

Busan marks 20th anniversary with 100 best Asian film list Sun, 04 Oct, 2015

A new list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region's increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan.
Saudi prince facing sex assault charge in Los Angeles

Saudi prince facing sex assault charge in Los Angeles Sat, 26 Sep, 2015

A Saudi prince has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to force a woman to perform oral sex on him at a Beverly Hills mansion.
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