Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1461)

Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport ‘had no mechanical problems’

The South Korean Boeing 777 which crashed in San Francisco after landing short of the runway was only seven years old and had no known mechanical problems, the Asiana Airlines CEO said Sunday. “We purchased this airplane in March 2006… currently we understand that there are no engine or mechanical…

Toxic radiation detected in groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant

Toxic radioactive substances have once again been detected in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said on Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents at the tsunami-battered complex. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said tests showed that tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen used in…

Edward Snowden : NSA ‘in bed together with’ other Western states

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden said the US National Security Agency operates broad secret spying partnerships with other Western governments now complaining about its programmes, in an interview published Sunday. Snowden said in comments made before his exposure of US espionage practices came to light last month and printed in…

Egyptian militants bomb pipeline to Jordan

Militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula bombed a gas pipeline to Jordan on Sunday, witnesses said, amid a surge in attacks on police and soldiers since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s removal from office. Witnesses told AFP the blast took place near the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish, scene of major…

John Kerry heads back to Israel to continue Palestinian negotiations

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to return to the Middle East later this week to resume efforts to draw Israel and the Palestinians back into direct negotiations, reports said on Sunday. According to the top-selling Yediot Aharonot daily and the left-leaning Haaretz, Kerry was to arrive in Israel…

North and South Korea agree on inspection of joint industrial zone

North and South Korea agreed Sunday to inspect a joint industrial zone shuttered amid high cross-border tension and to hold talks on preventing another closure, reports said. After rare talks which lasted more than 12 hours, officials from both sides agreed to allow Seoul businessmen to visit Kaesong industrial complex,…

Lawmakers’ impasse keeping Poland out of Eurozone

Poland will not be able to join the eurozone for years because of a parliamentary impasse that could last through 2019, Prime Minister Donald Tusk indicated in an interview published Saturday. “We will not enter the eurozone without changing the constitution. We do not have that kind of majority today…

White House rejects ‘false claims’ of interfering in Egypt

Statement says US ‘not aligned with any political party or group’ as Muslim Brotherhood questions ElBaradei reports The White House has rejected “false claims” that it is working with specific parties in Egypt to “dictate” how the country should proceed following this week’s military coup. Breaking its recent silence over…

Costa Rican woman: Pope John Paul II cured my brain aneurysm

With a portrait of John Paul II on the wall behind her and a rosary around her neck, Floribeth Mora faced a roomful of reporters to explain how her brain aneurism was cured by praying to the late pope. “Rise, don’t be afraid!” Mora said John Paul told her. The…

Wettest Midwest spring in 40 years delays crop planting

Year after drought, wettest Midwest spring in 40 years delays crop planting (via The Christian Science Monitor) After scorching temperatures and drought conditions devastated the nation’s crop production last year, farmers across the Midwestern farm belt are now dealing with the reverse side of Mother Nature – too much rain.…

Google+