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May 8, 2016 9:52 AM Mexican drug boss 'Chapo' moved to jail on U.S. border

Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was moved on Saturday from a jail in central Mexico to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border, a development that appears to bring him closer to extradition to the United States. Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was one of the world's most wanted drug kingpins until his capture in January, six months 8

May 6, 2016 11:26 AM Pope Francis \ Activities

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received the International Charlemagne Prize from a delegation made up of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Martin Schultz and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. In his address, Pope Francis said “if we want a dignified future, a future 53

May 6, 2016 11:12 AM London voters appear ready to welcome first Muslim mayor

LONDON — After a bitter and bruising race, the Labour party’s Sadiq Khan looked set Friday to become London’s new mayor and make history as the first Muslim to lead a major Western capital. The outcome would resonate far beyond a change in city hall: challenging the rise of anti-Islam political rhetoric in the West, and giving another powerful voice 11

May 6, 2016 7:32 AM Scottish Nationalists Win Third Term in Parliamentary Elections

LONDON — The independence-minded Scottish National Party has won a third term to lead the Scottish government after elections to Parliament in Edinburgh, as votes continued to be counted on Friday in contests across Britain, including one that could result in London’s first Muslim mayor. Although the party’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon, called the victory 50 9

May 3, 2016 9:03 PM MUSTAFA AKYOL >Something worse on the Kurdish front

These days, the Turkish parliament has repeatedly become the scene of physical fights, reflecting what a beautifully harmonious nation we are. Fists and feet fly through the air when the heated words of elected deputies are not enough to let off their steam. All this is happening due to deep-seated social and historical problems, for sure, but also due to an ongoing 9

May 3, 2016 7:58 PM May 3rd, 2016Tony Elumelu take on Africa’s Development

It is a perfect complement for his role in getting Africa the best bargain on policy interventions from different countries outside the continent, particularly the United States and the United Kingdom. Outside the main conference room, people curled around him like a ribbon. It was for the usual lobby conversations and networking that Harvard scholars 34

May 3, 2016 6:09 PM Food Theft in Italy May Not Be a Crime, Court Rules

ROME — Stealing food from a supermarket may not be a crime in Italy if you are homeless and hungry, the nation’s highest appeals court has ruled. In a case that has drawn comparisons to “Les Misérables,” the Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the conviction of a homeless man from Ukraine, Roman Ostriakov, who was caught trying to take 4.07 euros — about 10

May 3, 2016 11:00 AM Kenyan toddler survives three days under rubble of building

One-year-old rescued after building collapses in Nairobi on Friday, killing at least 21 people Rescue workers pulled out a one-year-old girl from the rubble of a building in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday more than three days after it collapsed following days of heavy rain. At least 21 people have so far been confirmed dead after the six-storey residential 39

May 3, 2016 9:09 AM Toddler rescued 4 days after Kenya building collapse

Red Cross says the little girl was found "in a bucket wrappe­d in a blanke­t" NAIROBI: Kenyan rescuers pulled an 18-month-old toddler alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed killing 23 people, police said. “Good news!” Kenya Red Cross said. “A child aged about one and half years rescued alive at 0400 hours 14

May 3, 2016 8:15 AM Turkey: A Nation Divided

Visiting Washington, D.C., Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairman of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Unity of Peoples' Party (HDP), felt it difficult to clearly answer the question he was asked when opening the Kurdish Policy Research Center. "Is there a risk of a Turkish-Kurdish [armed] conflict?" Demirtas passed. "I try to speak very carefully on this issue; making 15 1