France holds South Korean tycoon's daughter
Kansas City Star
A French judge has refused a request to free the daughter of a South Korean tycoon who is believed to be the owner of a ferry that sank on April 16, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. The judge said Wednesday that Yoo Somena, who was ...
Fatal Oregon high school shooting: 'This is not a drill'
(CNN) -- When the shooting started at her high school near Portland, Oregon, early Tuesday, student Jaimie Infante didn't recognize the sound of a gunshot. She thought maybe somebody had dropped a book. In reality, a lone gunman had opened fire at the ...
Families wait, hope after Oregon high school shooting
Student killed in shooting at high school outside Portland, Ore.
Oregon Shooting Leaves Student Dead, Teacher Hurt
Scottish independence: JK Rowling donates £1m to pro-UK group
Author JK Rowling has made a £1m donation to help fund the campaign against Scottish independence. The writer of the Harry Potter books, who lives in Edinburgh, has publicly backed the Better Together campaign. Explaining her decision on her website, ...
JK Rowling Donates £1 Million to Oppose Scottish Breakaway
JK Rowling enters the political fray to keep Scotland in the UK
J.K. Rowling Donates $1.7 Million to Stop Scots Independence
The siege of Mosul: What's happening? Why is it significant?
(CNN) -- For a while, Iraq faded from the collective consciousness. But what happened there Tuesday should make people sit up and take notice. Extremist militants have overrun the northern city of Mosul, the country's second-largest. As many as half a ...
From Iraq to Syria, splinter groups now larger worry than al-Qaeda
Iraq crisis: 500000 flee Mosul as al-Qaeda pushes into new town
Iraq official says Mosul "capable" of ousting jihadist militants as Syria offers help
Japan, Australia eye sub deal, closer defense ties
Australia's Defense Minister David Johnston, left, and his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera, right, shake hands during a meeting in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Japan and Australia plan to move ahead with plans to develop a stealth submarine ...
Abe Looks for Speedy Clearance of Japan Defense Change
Japan, Australia agree on stealth technology deal
UPDATE 2-Australia and Japan agree to pursue closer military technology ties
Social media surveillance intensifies debate on freedoms in Egypt
Los Angeles Times
A protester at Cairo's Tahrir Square takes part in demonstrations in 2011, when Egyptians used social media to help overthrow autocratic President Hosni Mubarak. A protester at Cairo's Tahrir Square takes part in demonstrations in 2011, when Egyptians ...
Egyptian Activist, Barred from Court, Gets 15 Year Sentence
Egypt court sentences leading anti-Mubarak activist to 15 years - lawyer
Egyptian president apologizes personally to rape victim
Voice of America
Thai Junta Asks Diplomats to Soften Coup's Image Abroad
Voice of America
BANGKOK — The leader of Thailand's junta gave instructions Wednesday to some of the country's top diplomats to seek international understanding for the coup he carried out last month. Meanwhile, a delegation of military commanders has been dispatched ...
Thai junta gives away film tickets to promote "love and harmony"
The Thai Junta Wants to Its Force Critics Living Abroad to Return Home
Open Letter: The Coup That Nobody Wanted But Thailand Needed
Spanish Lawmakers Clear Way for King's Abdication
New York Times
MADRID — Lawmakers in Spain overwhelmingly approved on Wednesday an abdication law that paves the way for Crown Prince Felipe to ascend to the throne being vacated by his father, King Juan Carlos. But the parliamentary debate also highlighted the ...
Spain's Parliament backs king's abdication
Spanish Parliament Approves King Juan Carlos's Abdication
Spain Felipe: MPs back royal succession
Times of India
S. Korea Police Raid Church in Ferry Owner Search
Thousands of South Korean police officers stormed a sprawling church compound Wednesday in their hunt for a fugitive billionaire businessman over April's ferry sinking that left more than 300 people dead or missing, officials said. Authorities believe the ...
S. Korea Police Raid Compound in Search for Fugitive
SIX THOUSAND police raid South Korean church in search for fugitive billionaire ...
Shout of 'murderer' goes up in packed court as Korea ferry crew face trial