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French police kill ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker

French police on Saturday shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”).

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 NYC police officers killed in ambush shooting

Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The two New York City police officers who were ambushed and shot to death in their vehicle Saturday were “quite simply, assassinated,” and the suspect had made Instagram posts that were very anti-police, the police commissioner said.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican shines with Christmas symbols of lights, hope, love


The Christmas lights came on at the Vatican on Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of “light, hope and love” at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Coffee delivery to Germany includes huge sack of cocaine


A coffee roasting company in Berlin received its normal shipment of beans from Brazil with an unexpected addition: a sack brimming with cocaine, police said Thursday.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US-led aircraft bombing ISIS in Iraq since Monday

In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornets leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq, as part of U.S. led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State group and other targets in Syria. AP

US and allied warplanes have carried out 61 air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq since Monday, including dozens in support of Kurdish forces, the military said Wednesday.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »