Category: News

Were these six Chinese trespassers confused tourists or spies? The FBI wants to know.

On a Wednesday afternoon in mid-December, a Chinese woman entered the grounds of President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida through a service entrance and snapped photos on her cellphone. “Who is Mar-a-Lago?” she said in court following her arrest. Eight days later, a Chinese student walked around a perimeter fence at a U.S. […]

Coronavirus challenges $45 billion cruise industry

Coronavirus concerns have pushed the $45 billion cruise line industry to cancel trips and reroute ships as it struggles to contain the impact from fearful travelers. But experts say the industry will bounce back after the outbreak is contained. “Business is soft, people are scared to travel,” Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line […]

U.S. prosecutors to lay out case against Julian Assange at extradition hearing

The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents. A judge at Woolwich Crown Court will begin hearing arguments from lawyers for U.S. authorities, who want to try Assange on espionage charges […]

Auschwitz Memorial criticizes new Amazon Prime show ‘Hunters’

The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon Prime’s new show about Nazi hunters Sunday, calling its depiction of the Holocaust “dangerous foolishness.” “Hunters,” starring Al Pacino, premiered Friday and chronicles a group of people trying to stop Nazis living in 1970s New York City. In one scene, the show features a human chess game in a Nazi […]

Kobe Bryant memorial: What you need to know

Thousands of mourners are expected to assemble at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday to honor the lives of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died along with seven other people in a helicopter crash in late January. Vanessa Bryant, the Lakers superstar’s wife, described the memorial service as “a Celebration […]

At least 9 dead in Turkey after magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes northwest Iran

Nine people died and hundreds of buildings collapsed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said. Three of those killed were children and 37 Turkish people were injured, including nine critically, Turkey’s health ministry said. The […]

Lockdowns to curb coronavirus epidemic lead to a rise in mental health issues

Zhang Meng, a college student from Changchun, in China’s eastern Jilin province, was concerned that her sudden weight loss was related to fear and anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country. So she called a hotline offering mental health assistance. “The doctor patiently answered my questions and gave me some useful suggestions,” Zhang said. […]