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Why Pay for Swiss Trip When You Can Get Paid to Move There?

A tiny village in Switzerland just asked the Italian town of Bormida to hold its beer. Earlier this year, Bormida was offering $2,175 to people willing to move there in an effort to stave off its extinction. Facing the prospect of a similar future, little Albinen may soon significantly...

Jihadist Attack Kills 3 UN Peacekeepers

Suspected jihadists attacked UN peacekeepers carrying out an operation with Malian defense forces Friday killing at least three peacekeepers from Niger and one Malian soldier, and injuring 14 soldiers and one civilian, UN authorities and the Security Council said. The UN mission reported that at least three assailants were killed...

Polish Politician Reads Book About Cats, Spurs Controversy

Poland's most powerful politician openly read a book about cats during a session of parliament Friday, setting off a slew of jokes but also accusations that he was trying to distract voters from a controversial overhaul of the judicial system. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, 68, leader of the country's ruling party and...

Tiger Escapes Circus, Roams Streets of Paris

A tiger was killed Friday in Paris after escaping from a circus in the 15th arrondissement and wandering the streets near the Eiffel Tower, the BBC reports. Residents called emergency services to report the tiger just before 6pm. According to the New York Daily News, the tiger ended up on...

As Number of US, Russia Nukes Falls, Lethality Rises

President Trump's policy goals show he aims to dismantle much of President Obama's legacy, but there's one element of that legacy he's embracing: a nuclear modernization program that Scot Paltrow at Reuters writes is leading to a new arms race. In the lengthy piece, Paltrow explains how: Though the New...

North Korea Makes Changes at Border After Defection

North Korea is trying to make sure that no others will be able to defect the way that a young soldier did last week. The fixes aren't exactly high-tech: North Korean soldiers were seen digging a big trench in the border area where the soldier first drove and then ran...

Japan Trade Minister on New Mitsubishi Scandal: a 'Betrayal'

Last year, Mitsubishi confessed it had fudged fuel tests for the past 25 years. Now a new admission adds to Japan's list of corporate controversies, not just from Mitsubishi, but also from other major manufacturers. CNNMoney reports Mitsubishi Materials admitted in a statement Thursday at least two of its subsidiaries—...

Saudi Crown Prince Blasts 'the New Hitler'

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are creeping ever higher, with the Saudi crown prince referring to Iran's supreme leader as "the new Hitler" in an interview with the New York Times. Mohammed bin Salman also suggested Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's influence in the Middle East needed to be curtailed. "We...

Uproar Leads to Probe of 95-Year-Old 'Indiana Joan'

Her collection of ancient artifacts, worth more than $750,000, includes a Roman dagger, Neolithic ax heads, a mummy mask, and a crucifix from the era of Jesus Christ—treasures unearthed in Egypt, Syria, Israel, and beyond. But her boasts about them have some red with anger rather than green...

Attack on Mosque Leaves 155 Worshipers Dead

Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 155 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's local Islamic State affiliate. Citing official sources, MENA said 120 people were...

Parents in China Outraged at Kindergarten's 'Devil Teachers'

"Demand justice for these children!" That's just one message posted on Chinese social media following allegations that a Chinese kindergarten run by a company listed on the NYSE abused the kids in its charge. Per the New York Times, parents allege teachers at RYB Kindergarten in Xintiandi in eastern Beijing...

Navy Reveals Grim Development in Search for Missing Sub

Hope turned to anger and despair for the families of 44 missing submariners Thursday after the Argentine navy shared news of a grim development. The navy said that a "hydro-acoustic anomaly" detected by the US Navy and a nuclear test-ban monitoring organization soon after the ARA San Juan was last...

8 Men Washed Ashore in Japan Say They Are North Korean

Japanese police are investigating eight men found on Japan's northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down. Akita prefectural police found the men late Thursday after receiving a call that suspicious men were standing around at the seaside in Yurihonjo town,...

Sudan Asks Russia for Protection From US

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the US and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow, the AP reports. Al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort...

Facebook Boosting Workforce to Fight Hate Speech

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech, the AP reports. The company says the staff will work for a service provider called CCC at a new office in the...

Robert Mugabe Gets Immunity From Prosecution

After ruling Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years, Robert Mugabe will be able to live out the rest of his days free of the threat of prosecution. Military authorities, who put the former president under house arrest a little more than a week ago, have granted him immunity...

New Clue Causes U-Turn in Search for Missing Sub

More help is arriving Thursday in the search for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members as concern grows that the vessel's oxygen supply could soon start to run out, reports the AP. Britain's Ministry of Defense sent a special helicopter with emergency life support pods to join the...

3 Navy Sailors Still Missing After Pacific Crash

US and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a US Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier, the AP reports. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2 Greyhound transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon, the Navy...

US: Situation in Myanmar Is 'Ethnic Cleansing

More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August amid reports of a "wave of rape, murder, and arson, entire villages torched by security forces and Buddhist vigilantes," NPR reports. Refugees say men, women, and children have been killed, and UN investigators describe rape, torture, and execution, according...

'Butcher of Bosnia' Going to Prison for Life

A UN court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. The court in the Hague convicted Mladic of 10 of 11 counts in a dramatic climax to...

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