Netanyahu, Citing Israel’s Security, Tries to Salvage His Government

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel made an impassioned attempt on Sunday to salvage his crumbling government, warning his teetering coalition partners that toppling the government at such a complex time for national security would be “irresponsible.” In a live 10-minute address timed for the main evening television news broadcasts, Mr. Netanyahu drew…

Can Marijuana Save This New Zealand Town?

RUATORIA, New Zealand — As New Zealand prepares to legalize the production of medicinal cannabis, companies are racing to secure the first and biggest slices of a market that has proved lucrative in the United States and Canada. One of those companies is also racing to save the town of Ruatoria, population 750 and falling….

Norway frigate sinking: US Navy sailor on board ship

The Norwegian government’s Accident Investigation Board is investigating the incident and the US has been informed that the American sailor may be part of that investigation. The sailor has not been identified and his exact role on the ship is unknown. A large hole was torn into the side of KNM Helge Ingstad when it…

Macau: Sophia Floersch survives Formula 3 crash

In dramatic video footage which has been shared on social media, Sophia Floersch — who is only 17 years old — can be seen losing control of her Van Amersfoort Racing car and flying over her competitors before slamming into the track fence. On Twitter, Floersch thanked everyone for the messages of support. “Just wanted…

APEC summit wraps with no joint statement amid US-China discord

All 21 APEC leaders at the annual meeting in Papua New Guinea were in agreement except China, a source within the meeting told CNN. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed late Sunday that disagreements on trade stood in the way of a final statement. “There are differing visions on particular elements,” Trudeau said. China may…

Russian vets seek to bring the Kremlin’s mercenaries in from the cold

The veterans agreed to submit an appeal to Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor at The Hague-based court, over Russian civilians being used as private military contractors in hotspots around the globe. The conflict zones include Syria, Libya, sub-Saharan Africa and eastern Ukraine. The Russian government officially does not acknowledge using private military contractors to advance foreign-policy,…

War Crimes Suspect Called ‘Rambo’ Is Turned Over to International Court

AMSTERDAM — A commander in a Central African Republic militia who is known as “Rambo” and is wanted on suspicion of war crimes, including murder, deportation and torture of Muslims, has been handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the tribunal said. Officials from the Central African Republic transferred the commander, Alfred…