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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Obama gets Iran deal win from US Senate Democrats
U.S. President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as U.S. Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.
2nd video emerges of deadly shooting by police: prosecutor
A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between law enforcement officers and an American who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish construction workers in Baghdad
Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.
At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after al-Shabab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia on Tuesday, according to Western military officials.
Migrants chant defiant slogans as Hungary blocks train for 2nd day
Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other wealthy European Union countries.
Guatemalan prosecutors wasted no time in pressing their corruption investigation of President Otto Perez Molina, persuading a judge to bar him from leaving the country just hours after a historic congressional vote to strip his immunity from prosecution.
A car bomb exploded Wednesday in a square in the Syrian port city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25, the official Syrian news agency SANA said.
Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday at the foot of Paris' famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. Some died leaping out of windows to flee what appeared to be the deadliest blaze in the French capital in a decade.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, a member of President Obama's Democratic Party became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark victory for Obama over ferocious opposition from opposition Republicans and the government of Israel.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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