Month: May 2019

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo Declares Victory in Re-Election Campaign

    (JAKARTA, Indonesia) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he has won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory. Widodo, after meeting with parties in his coalition, told reporters that the leaders of Malaysia, Singapore, […]

  • Death Toll in Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings Rises to 359 as More Suspects Are Arrested

    (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said Wednesday, as the country’s leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks.U.S. Ambassador Alaina Teplitz, meanwhile, told reporters that “clearly there was some failure in the system.” […]

  • Electrical Short-Circuit Likely Caused Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, French Official Says

    (PARIS) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A judicial police official told The Associated Press that investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral Wednesday […]

  • North Korea Criticizes National Security Advisor John Bolton on State Media

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders’ summit. North Korea’s criticism appears to be a continuation of its frustration at deadlocked nuclear negotiations […]

  • Sri Lankan Authorities Warned of Possible Church Attacks Almost Two Weeks Ago

    (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — The warning in the April 11 letter was plain: A local group was planning a suicide terror attack against churches in Sri Lanka. Priyalal Disanayaka, the deputy inspector general of police, signed the letter addressed to the directors of four Sri Lankan security agencies. He identified Mohammed Zaharan as the leader […]