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German cop in trouble for explosive underwear ‘joke’

BERLIN — A German who found himself in hot water for joking during airport security checks that he had explosives in his underwear turned out on Thursday to be a policeman. The 42-year-old, who has not been named, was briefly taken into custody at Stuttgart airport in south-west Germany on…

British army accused of ‘waterboarding’ Irish prisoners in 1970s

LONDON — Evidence is emerging that the British army used waterboarding during interrogations on prisoners in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, according to a report Tuesday. The technique was allegedly used during at least one interrogation of a prisoner who was found guilty in 1973 of murdering a British soldier,…

Gore: Melting glaciers may deprive over 1 billion of fresh water

Climate guru Al Gore warned UN climate talks Monday that the record melting of glaciers worldwide could deprive more than a billion people of access to fresh water. “There are more than a billion people on the planet who get more than half of their drinking water — many of…

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