After Brexit, why Austria’s

On Friday, Austria’s highest court threw out the results of the May election, citing irregularities with ballot counting, and calling for a re-do of the vote. New elections will be held between the two men, who are now again vying for leadership, this time in a post-Brexit Europe. Across Europe, nationalist and far-right parties have gained political traction in a … Continua a leggere

Australians swing against

Australia was headed for a hung parliament or a minority government with more than half the votes counted in a national poll on Saturday, potentially blocking Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ability to enact key economic reforms. Official electoral data for the House of Representatives showed a 3.2 percent swing away from the Liberal-led coalition government as officials clocked off for … Continua a leggere

Emergency call log details horror

After a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida this month, police dispatchers fielded calls from people inside who screamed of being shot, begged for help and spoke in hushed voices of the bloody scene around them. The 911 operators’ notes, made public on Tuesday, are part of an Orlando Police Department incident narrative that began at 2:02 … Continua a leggere

JFK airport terminal briefly evacuated

Police temporarily evacuated a terminal at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday as they investigated a report of a suspicious package, authorities said. A Homeland Security K-9 unit was checking into an unattended bag at about 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT) in the departure area of Terminal Five, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port … Continua a leggere

Facebook’s political

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality – an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge. Recent studies have shown the site has extraordinary influence. According to research scheduled to be published in August in the Journal of Communication, when … Continua a leggere

British political turmoil

Britain’s shocking decision to remove itself from the European Union brought more political turmoil Sunday as Scotland’s leader threatened to block the move and the opposition Labour Party’s leader faced a coup attempt from his own legislators. The sense of unease spread as European leaders stepped up the pressure on Britain to begin its complex exit from the 28-nation EU … Continua a leggere

US parades celebrate

Hundreds of thousands of people from New York to San Francisco marched to celebrate gay pride, honor those killed in the Florida gay nightclub massacre, and promote tolerance. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, buoyed by a double digit poll lead over Republican Donald Trump in the race for the White House, joined the tail end of the parade in New … Continua a leggere

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections

Colombia’s decades-long conflict moved closer to an end last week as President Juan Manuel Santos and the commander of the country’s Revolutionary Armed Forces shook hands to celebrate a disarmament agreement. Cuban President Raul Castro cheered on Santos and rebel chieftain Rodrigo Londono as they marked the accords in Havana. People in Colombia took to the streets to celebrate a … Continua a leggere

New archbishop may

In the mid-1970s, a recently ordained priest trekked the Cuban countryside, defying the communist government by distributing hand-printed religious pamphlets to townspeople bold enough to open their doors. At the height of Cuba’s anti-religious sentiment, the man known as Father Juanito was tolerated thanks to his soft-spoken manner and unbending will, say those who followed his rise. His admirers say … Continua a leggere