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By Apeldoorn Nieuws | Buitenland

The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Operating from St. Petersburg, they churned out falsehoods on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. They promoted Donald J. Trump and denigrated Hillary Clinton. They stole the identities of American citizens. They organized political rallies in several states, and …

Russia

'China's gift to Africa': How China spied on the African Union via donated computers

For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some network administrators at the AU’s headquarters discovered it …

Addis Ababa

These Chinese military innovations threaten U.S. superiority, experts say

BEIJING — The Chinese New Year began with the traditional lighting of firecrackers on Friday, but the country's military has been working on incendiaries on an entirely different scale.<p>Over the past year, the nation that invented gunpowder has been rolling out an array of high-tech weapons that …

Military

Sweden says open to leading UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said Sweden will provide troops only when both Russia and the West agree. Western officials are considering …

Russia

Police calls reveal frantic search for Florida gunman

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>For 78 minutes, from the time the first 911 call came in to the arrest, officers frantically searched for Nikolas Cruz after he fatally shot 17 people Wednesday at his former high school in Parkland, Florida.</i><p><i>Here are some of the communications among Broward County sheriff's officers during</i> …

Nikolas Cruz

Florida high school coach hailed a hero after 'shielding students from bullets'

A football coach at the Florida high school where a gunman killed at least 17 people is being hailed a hero after reportedly throwing himself in front of students to protect them.<p>Aaron Feis was taken to hospital in critical condition after the alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory …

Guns

Cruiseschip ’from hell’ meert aan na dagenlange gevechten

Passagiers die aan boord waren gegaan voor een idyllische vakantie in de Zuidelijke Stille Oceaan beschreven drie dagen chaos. De amok begon in de …

Organisator seksfeesten verstoten door familie

„En dat doet pijn”. De 68-jarig Van Hauwermeiren (68) schuilt nu in een kustplaatsje van België. Hij woont er alleen, de topman scheidde in …

Oxfam chief at centre of sex scandal hits out at 'lies and exaggerations'

Roland Van Hauwermeiren, the former Belgian Oxfam CEO at the centre of the burgeoning sex scandal that has rocked the charity sector, has claimed that allegations he hosted sex parties with prostitutes were “lies and exaggerations”.<p>“A lot of people, including the international media, will feel …

Oxfam

Nicholas Cruz: Florida shooter 'had been flagged as a threat' and 'talked of using guns'

The gunman who allegedly opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday was reportedly a former student who had been flagged as a possible threat.<p>Police identified the suspect as Nicolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who used to attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.<p>Frightened students ran out onto …

Crime

Florida school shooting causes 'numerous fatalities'

Several people have been killed and others injured in a school shooting in Florida. A suspect has been taken into custody.<p>A shooter rampaged through …

Guns

Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President

JOHANNESBURG — President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, a master tactician who survived a string of corruption scandals and harsh court judgments during his nearly nine-year presidency, agreed on Wednesday night to step down, repudiated by the governing African National Congress Party, threatened by a …

South Africa

Stop de verborgen vernietiging van het Amazonewoud ‘A perverse system’

De regering houdt vol dat er sprake is van kleinschalige vernietiging, maar <b>Avaaz-leden hebben een onderzoek met satellietbeelden gefinancierd</b> en dat …

Critics aghast at former first lady Michelle Obama's official portrait

Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle unveiled their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery to a very mixed reception.<p>Speaking at the unveiling of the official portraits, the former first lady said she hopes the painting of her will serve as an inspiration to young …

Michelle Obama

Black Panther team accused of breach of copyright by British-Liberian artist

The team behind Black Panther, a new Marvel film featuring the first black superhero, has been accused of breach of copyright by British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor.<p>The artist has claimed that her work was used without her permission in a music video for the film's soundtrack, 'All the Stars', …

Kendrick Lamar

Suspected Poacher Eaten By Lions In South Africa

South African police say a suspected poacher was eaten by a pride of lions at a big game park in the province of Limpopo.<p>The animals "ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains," Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP. "It seems the victim was poaching in the …

Wildlife

London City Airport cancels all flights after discovery of huge WWII bomb

LONDON — Harried commuters here have heard it all. Delays due to nasty weather, terrorist attacks, endless repairs. But here's a fresh one: All flights to and from London City Airport were canceled Monday after an unexploded World War II bomb was found buried in the muck of the River Thames near …

Royal Navy

Kim Jong Un’s sister heads home after whirlwind visit to South Korea

A North Korean delegation led by a political princess was set to head home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat …

North Korea

’Vliegtuig neergestort in Rusland'

Een Russisch vliegtuig met aan boord circa zeventig mensen is neergestort. De autoriteiten hebben dat bevestigd. Het Russische persbureau Tass meldt …

Passenger plane with 71 aboard has crashed near Moscow, Russian officials say

MOSCOW — A regional airliner flying out of one of Russia’s busiest airports crashed Sunday outside Moscow, killing all 71 people aboard, officials said.<p>Saratov Airlines Flight 703, heading from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport to the city of Orsk on the Kazakhstan border, was carrying 65 passengers and …

Airplanes

In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Untold millions will be cheering on Olympic athletes from around the world as they compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But while those athletes are skating and skiing and curling their way into Olympic history, not far away, something sinister is happening: Dogs are being slaughtered for …

South Korea

Israel launches 'large-scale' attack in Syria after fighter jet crashes

Military spokesman says four Iranian targets near Damascus were destroyed in retaliation<p>Israel has launched what it described as a large-scale air raid in Syria after one of its F-16 fighters crashed while under Syrian anti-aircraft fire.<p>Twelve sites, including four “Iranian targets” near the …

Middle East

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents<p>California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters …

Rights & Freedoms

Raketlancering Falcon Heavy kan geschiedenis schrijven

Meer dan 50 jaar nadat de Saturn V raket mensen naar de maan stuurde, is lanceerplatform 39A bij het NASA's Kennedy Space Center mogelijk weer het …

Bezoek dit verlaten monument in het Balkangebergte

Tegenwoordig kan het grauwe gebouw nog steeds worden bezocht, op een berg waar vanaf bezoekers een panoramisch uitzicht over het Balkangebergte …

Coffee and karaoke in south-east Asia's secret corner

The Mekong should be on everyone’s travel bucket list, and your first glimpse of it - through the stilts of a floating village or between the trunks of a coconut palm forest - stays with you forever.<p>Its journey from China to Vietnam is as wild as you’d expect, winding through tight jungle and rice …

Vietnam

Sexy verrassing Kim Jong-un in Pyeongchang

29 min geleden in BUITENLAND<p>Noord Korea steelt vandaag de show in Pyeongchang. Dictator Kim Jong-un heeft bijna 300 sexy cheerleaders de grens over …

3 Colorado deputies have been shot dead since New Year's Eve

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three Colorado sheriff's deputies have been killed in separate shootings over a span of 37 days -- and the state's governor says he's had enough.<p>Gov. John Hickenlooper pleaded for a stop to the violence, which also has seen other officers and bystanders wounded.<p>"With the recent loss of now …

CNN