May 21 2018 Judge: Teen Must Repay $37 Million for Starting Oregon Fire

A teenager who started a massive fire in the northwestern U.S. state of Oregon has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution over the next decade.
The 15-year-old admitted earlier this year that he threw two fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon on Sept. 2. The fast-spreading fire caused evacuations, an extended shutdown of a [...]

 

May 21 2018 Judge: Teen Must Repay $37 Million for Starting Oregon Fire

A teenager who started a massive fire in the northwestern U.S. state of Oregon has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution over the next decade.
The 15-year-old admitted earlier this year that he threw two fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon on Sept. 2. The fast-spreading fire caused evacuations, an extended shutdown of a [...]

 

May 21 2018 Should Afghan Government Wait for Taliban Response?  

As the Taliban’s fight against Afghan forces continues, and after the group’s threat to launch more attacks, some experts offer divided opinions on whether Kabul should hold to its peace offer and wait for a response from the insurgent group. 
In February, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offered unconditional peace talks to the Taliban, in addition to [...]

 

May 21 2018 Should Afghan Government Wait for Taliban Response?  

As the Taliban’s fight against Afghan forces continues, and after the group’s threat to launch more attacks, some experts offer divided opinions on whether Kabul should hold to its peace offer and wait for a response from the insurgent group. 
In February, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offered unconditional peace talks to the Taliban, in addition to [...]

 

May 21 2018 US, South Korea Presidents to Discuss Threat to Scrap Trump-Kim Summit

Amid increasing skepticism of the chances for success for a summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea and doubts the meeting will take place as planned, President Donald Trump on Tuesday is to meet South Korea’s leader at the White House.
Moon Jae-in, during Tuesday’s scheduled two hours of talks, is to try [...]

 

May 21 2018 US, South Korea Presidents to Discuss Threat to Scrap Trump-Kim Summit

Amid increasing skepticism of the chances for success for a summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea and doubts the meeting will take place as planned, President Donald Trump on Tuesday is to meet South Korea’s leader at the White House.
Moon Jae-in, during Tuesday’s scheduled two hours of talks, is to try [...]

 

May 21 2018 Saudi Activists Targeted as Driving Ban Nears End

The Saudi Arabian activist who helped start a women’s right-to-drive campaign in the kingdom said she is receiving death threats now that the driving ban is about to be lifted.
Manal al-Sharif was jailed in 2011 after she uploaded a video of herself driving in Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world that banned women [...]

 

May 21 2018 Saudi Activists Targeted as Driving Ban Nears End

The Saudi Arabian activist who helped start a women’s right-to-drive campaign in the kingdom said she is receiving death threats now that the driving ban is about to be lifted.
Manal al-Sharif was jailed in 2011 after she uploaded a video of herself driving in Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world that banned women [...]

 

May 21 2018 Little Progress on South Sudan Peace Talks

After four days of closed-door negotiations at the high-level peace talks in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a South Sudan government official said warring parties in South Sudan have made some progress on security issues but admits there has been little headway on governance and other big sticking points. 
“On security arrangements, people have agreed on the [...]

 

May 21 2018 Little Progress on South Sudan Peace Talks

After four days of closed-door negotiations at the high-level peace talks in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a South Sudan government official said warring parties in South Sudan have made some progress on security issues but admits there has been little headway on governance and other big sticking points. 
“On security arrangements, people have agreed on the [...]

 
 
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