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The Artist Who Is Bringing Icebergs to Paris

On a clear day with little wind, in early October, a tugboat set out from the harbor of Nuuk, in southern Greenland, in search of a dozen icebergs for an installation in Paris called “Ice Watch,” by the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the geologist Minik Rosing. The installation, a circle of …

Paris, Berlin disagree over Assad role in political transition

French and German officials can't agree on the status Syrian President Assad could have in a political transition. While Paris is ready to consider …

Middle East

New York Times calls for gun control in first front-page editorial since 1920

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent spate of mass shootings has moved The New York Times to a measure it has not taken since 1920: a front-page editorial.<p>In it, the news organization makes an impassioned call for firearms regulations in an editorial titled, "End the Gun Epidemic in America." In the print version, …

Guns

Tens of thousands rally against South Korea president | South Korea News

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the South Korean capital on Saturday accusing President Park Geun-hye of pushing pro-business labour laws and attacking personal and political freedoms.<p>The march was organised by labour, farming and civic groups opposing what they called the president's …

South Korea

Dans Sinjar libéré

Les Kurdes ont chassé Daech de la ville du Kurdistan irakien. Mais, après le soulagement, les règlements de comptes commencent.<p>Debout à l’arrière du …

Constructive criticism of destructive passion: some A-League fans should stay banned

And behaving like idiots at a football match makes you my enemy, not my friend.<p>Populism rules the day at times like these, if you ask me. Especially …

Disability

Malaysia's anti-graft agency questions Najib over multi-million dollar deposits | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian anti-corruption officials questioned Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday in an investigation into deposits of funds totaling 2.6 billion ringgit ($615.53 million) into his bank accounts that have prompted calls for his resignation.<p>Malaysia's Prime Minister …

Economic Development

Islamic State broadcast says followers of the group carried out California attacks | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State said in an online radio broadcast on Saturday that two followers of the Islamist militant group had carried out Wednesday’s attack on a social services agency party in California where 14 people were killed.<p>Ammunition confiscated from last Wednesday's attack in San …

San Bernardino County

In French elections, clashing visions of Muslim identity

The fledgling Union of French Muslim Democrats faces an uphill struggle in Sunday's regional elections. The party emphasizes that it wants to get …

Terrorism

New York Times, in rare front-page editorial, calls for outlawing some rifles | Reuters

(Reuters) - The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in nearly a century, on Saturday called for outlawing the kinds of rifles used in the California shooting massacre this week that left 14 people dead.<p>An SUV with its windows shot out that police suspect was the getaway vehicle from …

Guns

Nuclear waste returned to Australia, raising concerns about future dump site

A ship carrying 25 tonnes of radioactive waste from France to Australia is greeted in Wollongong by Greenpeace protesters<p>A ship carrying 25 tonnes of radioactive waste arrived in Australia on Saturday, and was met by activists who warned Australia risked becoming a nuclear dumping ground.<p>About a …

Australia

United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen's lone US plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has gained a significant first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South, easily winning a vote by skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. factory to have the UAW negotiate their collective bargaining agreements.<p>The workers …

Employment

India bolsters Chennai flood relief, residents criticize slow response | Reuters

CHENNAI, India (Reuters) - India deployed hundreds of extra soldiers and relief workers to the flooded city of Chennai on Saturday, as residents said the government has been too slow to respond to the havoc wrought by the heaviest rains in a century.<p>A man carries his family on a rickshaw cart as he …

India

Samsung willing to pay Apple $548M over patent claims, but fight drags on

The companies have finally agreed to a dollar figure for damages in the years-old case, but they can't seem to bury the patent hatchet.<p>Samsung and Apple have finally settled on the amount of money the former owes the latter for damages in a long-running patent case. But the battle continues.<p>In a …

Intellectual Property

Why does the British Royal Family visit Saudi Arabia but not Israel?

Members of the Royal family regularly visit authoritarian Arab states, but they have never made an official trip to Israel<p>When Prince Charles threaded through the hallways of last week’s climate change conference in Paris, he swapped ideas with world leaders on how to confront the dangers of a …

Israel

Controversial nuclear waste shipment arrives in Port Kembla

"We are very concerned our place, our region, is being used to do other people's dirty work," South Coast Labour Council secretary Arthur Rorris said.<p>…

Australia