Sleepy Alpine town tackles protesters as G-7 begins in Germany

A fairy-tale German Alpine town of 26,700 dwellers swelled with thousands of protesters seeking to rankle world leaders hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The activists were descending on Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Saturday

The Buzz | German driver unscathed after crash with British tank

Police in western Germany say a novice driver escaped unharmed but her car was crushed after she inadvertently turned into the path of a convoy of British tanks. Lippe police spokesman

TRAVEL | Decaying factories transformed into culture center in Warsaw

The space once housed weapons and motorbike factories. Today, it is Warsaw’s Soho Factory, a hip new space of exhibitions, offices and restaurants. Taking inspiration from SoHo and the Meatpacking District

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N KOREAN space agency officials say the country is developing a more advanced Earth observation satellite and are defending their right to conduct rocket launches whenever they see fit, despite

Ukraine | Poroshenko warns of large-scale separatist invasion

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday warned of a possible large-scale offensive by separatist forces in the east, one day after a major battle erupted on the western edge of the

Ghana | Flooding sparks gas station blast, killing at least 73

Flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities

Egypt | Mubarak to be retried over killing of protesters

Egypt’s highest appeals court yesterday ordered the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges that he failed to stop the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising

This Day in History | 1944 – Celebrations as Rome is liberated

Rome is the first of the three Axis powers’ capitals to be taken and its recapture will be seen as a significant victory for the Allies and the American commanding

Offbeat | Israel army scraps punishment for soldier over pork sandwich

The Israeli military on Tuesday scrapped a punishment for a U.S.-born Israeli soldier who had caused a stink by violating the military’s kosher rules by eating a pork sandwich while

The Buzz | ‘Suffragette’ to open London Film Fest

Historical drama “Suffragette,” starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep as votes-for-women campaigners, will open this year’s London Film Festival. Organizers say the film’s European premiere will kick off the 59th annual

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JAPAN-PHILIPPINES The Philippine president is on his sixth visit to Japan in less than five years, signaling his country’s deepening ties with Tokyo amid increasing concerns by both sides about

Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video

Four days after the video lit up social media, the English Premier League club’s owners in Thailand had yet to comment on it, despite mounting pressure to publicly reprimand their

Gov’t surveillance | Obama signs bill remaking NSA phone records program 

Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday (yesterday, Macau time) to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency’s disputed bulk phone-records collection program affecting millions

USA | Terror suspect shot dead lunged at police officer, FBI agent 

Police said they have video showing a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators lunging with a knife at a Boston police officer and an FBI agent before

Greece | Tsipras heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal 

Greece’s prime minister was heading to high-level meetings in Brussels yesterday to try to persuade the country’s creditors to accept a proposal that might unlock much-delayed bailout loans and save the

This Day in History | 1989 Massacre in Tiananmen Square

Tanks rumbled through the capital’s streets late on 3 June as the army moved into the square from several directions, randomly firing on unarmed protesters. The injured were rushed to hospital

Offbeat | UK theme park shut after roller coaster crash injures 4

The owners of Britain’s Alton Towers said yesterday that they don’t know when the amusement park will reopen after four people were seriously injured in a crash between two roller

The Buzz | Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck to be remembered

Amid rain and wind, South African and American researchers held a memorial service for slaves who died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank while sailing

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MALAYSIA Two Malaysian boys whose father was a passenger on the jetliner that vanished last year secured an out-of-court settlement in the first legal case against Malaysia Airlines and the

South Africa park where lion killed American stays open

The South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is “operating as usual,” an official said yesterday. The park was open to tourists and

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