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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson honored with Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES: He’s been named “sexiest man alive” and “world’s highest paid film star” — now Dwayne Johnson can celebrate being accepted into the Hollywood establishment with a Walk of ... Read More »

Turkish banker accused of helping Iran launder money seeks mistrial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for a Turkish banker on trial in New York on charges that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions asked a judge on Wednesday to declare ... Read More »

Toronto airport requires extra security checks after ‘customs breach’

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto’s main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through ... Read More »

Dark web drug market growing rapidly in Europe – report

LISBON (Reuters) – The illegal drug trade on the dark web is growing rapidly, despite authorities shutting down major market sites like AlphaBay, as crime gangs diversify and seek new ... Read More »

Actress says Weinstein’s assistant turned blind eye to assault

NEW YORK: A British aspiring actress who has sued Harvey Weinstein over an alleged sexual assault in France suggested Tuesday the disgraced producer’s assistant turned a blind eye to his ... Read More »

EU-Africa summit seeks jobs, stability for exploding population

ABIDJAN: More than 80 African and European leaders will gather in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday to promote jobs and stability for Africa’s exploding population, with some calling for a ... Read More »

Russia seeks two-day ceasefire in Damascus suburb; dozens killed by air strikes

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Russia proposed a two-day ceasefire on Monday in the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus, where warplanes killed at least 41 people in two ... Read More »

Australia police arrest man accused of New Year attack plan

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of planning a New Year’s Eve attack in Melbourne. The police operation is continuing but ... Read More »

Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test – source

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea may be preparing another ballistic missile launch, although such signals are not unusual and satellite images did not show ... Read More »

Nicaragua will join Paris climate pact, leaving U.S., Syria isolated

Nicaragua is set to join the Paris climate agreement, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President Rosario Murillo on Monday, in a move that leaves the United ... Read More »

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