Society

Hundreds of flights grounded after German security workers strike - 01/16/2019

Frankfurt - By Joern Bender, - Some 20,000 air passengers faced travel disruptions on Tuesday due to strike action at eight German airports, including the country's biggest in Frankfurt.  ...

Frankfurter Allgemeine: Improved ties with Copts in al-Sissi's Egypt - 01/08/2019

Frankfurt (dpa) - The conservative German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) sees the inauguration this month of a Coptic cathedral in the Egypt's new capital outside Cairo as symbolic of...

Saudi teenager fleeing abuse to be deported, Thai immigration says - 01/07/2019

Bangkok - By Hathai Techakitteranun, - An 18-year-old Saudi woman who says she is fleeing domestic abuse back home is being held in Thailand awaiting deportation, a Thai immigration official told dpa...

Man arrested for rape of British tourist in Goa - 12/21/2018

New Delhi (dpa) - A man has been arrested for raping and robbing a British tourist in a beach village in India's south-western tourist hotspot of Goa, police officials said Friday.   The...

Court denies extension of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's detention - 12/20/2018

Tokyo (dpa) - A Japanese court on Thursday denied an extension of pre-trial detention for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, a court spokeswoman told dpa.   Ghosn, his aide Greg Kelly and the...

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos freed on bail - 12/02/2018

Manila – Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos on Friday posted bail and temporarily walked free despite her conviction for corruption while an anti-graft court deliberated on her petition to...

Turkish court rejects opposition politician's plea for release - 11/30/2018

Istanbul (dpa) - An Ankara court has rejected a leading pro-Kurdish opposition politician's appeal for release despite a top European court's ruling that he must be freed, one of his lawyers told...

Syrian sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for preparing attack - 11/30/2018

Hamburg - A Syrian man has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for preparing an Islamist terrorist attack in Germany.   The sentence was handed down to the man, identified under...

Report: Discrimination against black people 'pervasive' in EU - 11/28/2018

Vienna (dpa) - Black people face "pervasive" discrimination throughout the European Union, according to a report released on Wednesday by the EU Agency for Fundamental Fights.   People of...

US closes border crossing in California amid pressure from migrants - 11/25/2018

Washington - By Gretel Johnston, - The US border patrol on Sunday closed a border crossing to vehicles and pedestrians at San Ysidro, California, the US city opposite Tijuana, Mexico, where thousands...
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