• United States Jun 22, 2019

    US, Canada Sanction Nicaraguan Officials Over Human Rights

    The Trump administration and Canada’s government imposed sanctions Friday on some Nicaraguan officials, tying them to a tough crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the Central American country in April 2018. The U.S. said it was sanctioning four officials: National Assembly President Gustavo Porras, telecommunications institute director Orlando José Castillo, Health Minister Sonia Castro and Transportation Minister Oscar Mojica....

  • Facebook Oct 5, 2018

    No Signs of Life in Hotel Rubble, Week After Indonesia Quake

    French rescuers on Friday were unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under hotel rubble, a week after the destructive earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing more than 1,550 people and burying hundreds in mud and debris. The five-member International Emergency Firefighters team said late Thursday its sensor “detected the presence of...

  • president Apr 11, 2018

    Death Toll in Crash of Hockey Team Bus in Canada Rises to 16

    The death toll in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team rose to 16 on Wednesday as a woman who worked as trainer for the team died. The family of Dayna Brons said the 25-year-old died in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries sustained in last week’s accident. Her family said she will be remembered for her smile and her...

  • Norway Apr 6, 2017

    Norway Will Build the World's First Ship Tunnel

    Norway plans to build the world’s first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-meter (5,610-feet) passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea. Construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel, which would be able to accommodate cruise and freight ships weighing up to 16,000 tons, is expected to open in 2023. It...

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