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Ukraine to cooperate with FBI on Manafort

Ukraine to cooperate on Manafort probeA Ukrainian report says the national prosecutor is ready to cooperate with the FBI's investigation of the activities of Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump.

Manafort and associate Rick Gates were indicted Monday on charges including working as unregistered foreign agents for Ukraine and its former Russia-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych.


Up to 200 killed at North Korea's nuclear test site: report

NKorea test site explosion kills 200Up to 200 workers could have been killed after a tunnel collapsed at North Korea’s nuclear test site, according to a media report.

Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi said around 100 people were trapped when the unfinished tunnel caved in at the Punggye-ri site, which lies south of the Mantapsan mountain, 50 miles from the border with China.


Jewish Canadian sues over wines labelled 'Product of Israel'

Grapes harvested in West Bank settlement

A Canadian university lecturer and radio broadcaster has filed a suit in federal court challenging the inaccurate labelling of wines made in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and exported to Canada as a "Product of Israel".

David Kattenburg, a 62-year-old Winnipeg resident and son of Holocaust survivors, had previously submitted a complaint in late March to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) about its labelling procedures, indicating that the grapes used were grown in the occupied West Bank and processed in wineries outside of Israel's formal borders.


The CIA offered big bucks to kill Cuban communists. For Fidel himself? Just two cents

Fidel Castro targeted by CIA

How much was the life of a Cuban communist worth in 1962? Depending on their rank within the party and the government, it could be worth up to a million dollars.

But there was one for which the CIA would only pay two cents: Fidel Castro.

The CIA considered giving rewards to those who murdered informants, officers, foreign communists and members of the Cuban government in a plan called “Operation Bounty,” detailed in one of the 2,800 documents declassified Thursday by the National Archives, related to the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Somalia police end night-long siege of hotel, 23 dead

Somali hotel siege ends: 23 deadIn the wake of a night-long assault on a Mogadishu hotel in which 23 people were killed, Somalia's government has fired the police and intelligence chiefs Sunday.

The Cabinet voted to sack the chiefs in response to a recommendation by Somalia's security minister Mohamed Abukar Islow after two serious extremist attacks in the capital this month.

Early Sunday Somali security forces brought an end to the siege at the Nasa-Hablod by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon.


IAEA's Yukiya Amano: Iran is living up to nuclear deal

Iran in compliance with deal: 2017What would have been a routine visit by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) became a public relations opportunity for the Iranian government.

Yukiya Amano was in Tehran on Sunday, his first visit since US President Donald Trump told Congress that Iran is not complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the 2015 nuclear deal.


Spain officially takes over Catalan, fires leaders

Spain officially takes over CatalanSpain's central government officially took control of Catalonia on Saturday, one day after announcing the dissolution of the regional Parliament.

In an official state bulletin, Spain dismissed the leaders, handing control to Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria. Also, Spain's interior ministry took charge of Catalonia's police and fired senior police officials.


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