More medical trouble for a famous world leader; A doctor is charged with leading a ring of physicians who killed instead of cured; And North Korea keeps threatening the outside world, but who is Pyongyang really talking to?
Police found a large assortment of weapons in the home of Adam Lanza, the young man who murdered 20 first graders and six teachers at a school in Newtown, Connecticut in December. And newly released papers say the young killer was able to fire 155 bullet in five minutes, using semiautomatic weapons with extended clips.
Mortar fire killed at least 15 students at the University of Damascus in Syria’s capital. The government was quick to blame rebels, who’ve been increasing the use of mortars as fighting in Damascus gets worse.
Gay Rights have been before the Untied States Supreme Court this week, and initial indications are that the controversial law defining marriage as between one man and one woman may be struck down, opening the door to Marriage Equality in the USA.
Federal authorities in Mexico have agreed to investigate a local police chief after fed-up villagers formed an enormous posse and took over a town in the southwest.
The exasperated head of Italy’s Center-Left bloc can’t reach a deal to form a new government, leading him to declare that “Only a mentally ill person could have a burning desire to govern right now."
A new study says commonly used pesticides disrupt brain function in Honey Bees in Europe and North America. The research backs up the idea that pesticides are, at the very least, a component of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
Moscow is stepping up its swing to the authoritarian right. Russian police raided the offices of Human Rights Watch, Greenpeace, and others in its crackdown on so-called “foreign agents” that have been critical of Vladimir Putin’s increasingly oppressive Kremlin.
China is admitting one of its navy ships fired on a Vietnamese fishing boat, but insists it was just firing flares. Hanoi says the boat has severe fire damage in the latest provocative maritime confrontation between China and its neighbors.
An Argentine software company is undoubtedly annoying some in the UK with its new release: A video game showing the Argentine police recapturing the Falkland Islands from British “terrorists”.
Japan and Australia are planning to sanction North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank as part of the international crackdown on money going to fund Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
A Russian-born teen is reopening wounds over American adoptions of Russian kids, now banned in the Motherland. He left his adoptive parents in America and returned to his birth family in a provincial town on the Volga River.
Toronto’s Conservative mayor Rob Ford is lashing out against reports he’s got a drinking problem, and it makes him prone to public drunkenness and embarrassing behavior. Allies and the mayor’s brother are rising to his defense.
Italy’s Supreme Court chose double jeopardy and reversed the acquittal of American college student Amanda Knox in the former of her former roommate, Meredith Kercher. Knox is vowing to fight the charges.
Representatives from Syria’s opposition have replaced the regime of Bashar al-Assad at the table of the Arab League Summit in Qatar. It’s a major blow to Assad’s legitimacy in the 2 year civil war.
The government of Scotland has given its approval to a A$333 Million wind farm project. The decision immediately angered American real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump who claims the turbines will spoil the view from a golf course.
The Pentagon is condemning North Korea for ordering its artillery and rocket units to prepare to target US bases in Hawaii, Guam, and the United States mainland. The threats come as new economic sanctions against the North kick in.
The President of the European Parliament says the Cyprus bailout deal was negotiated in a way that “lacked transparency, democratic accountability and were badly communicated.” Martin Schultz says this "is no way to do business in Europe."
A hunger strike is spreading at America’s most-notorious military prison; No foul play in a Russian tycoon’s death, but plenty of dead fowl in China; Brazilian Grocery store take a stand to protect the dwindling rain forest.