Author: Caroline Biscotti

Friend: Saudi journalist ‘killed‘ at consulate in Istanbul

Friend: Saudi journalist ‘killed‘ at consulate in Istanbul

By MEHMET GUZEL, SUZAN FRASER and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press ISTANBUL — A friend of a prominent Saudi journalist who went missing in Istanbul said Sunday that officials told him to “make your funeral preparations” as the Washington Post contributor “was killed” at the Saudi Consulate. A Turkish official separately told The Associated Press that authorities believe Jamal Khashoggi was […]

Several killed in Haiti earthquake

Several killed in Haiti earthquake

Several killed in Haiti earthquake © Hector Retamal, AFP | An aerial picture taken on September 27, 2018 shows Jalousie neighborhood in the commune of Petion Ville during the sunset, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. An earthquake that struck off the northern coast of Haiti late on Saturday killed at least 11 people and injured more than a hundred when […]

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after bitter confirmation battle

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after bitter confirmation battle

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after bitter confirmation battle © Fred Schilling, Supreme Court of the United States, AFP | Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, (Retired) administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the Justices’ Conference Room, Supreme Court Building, October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The US Senate voted 50 to 48 to confirm embattled […]

Mbappé leads record-breaking PSG to 5-0 win over Lyon

Mbappé leads record-breaking PSG to 5-0 win over Lyon

Mbappé leads record-breaking PSG to 5-0 win over Lyon © Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP | Paris Saint-Germain‘s Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring against Lyon on October 7, 2018 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Kylian Mbappe tore Lyon to shreds on Sunday with four goals as a 5-0 thrashing at the Parc des Princes saw Paris Saint-Germain set a […]

Interpol chief probed by China over suspected ‘law violations’, quits agency

Interpol chief probed by China over suspected ‘law violations’, quits agency

Interpol chief probed by China over suspected ‘law violations’, quits agency © Roslan Rahman, AFP file picture | Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, gives an address at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore on July 4, 2017 China on Sunday said it was investigating Interpol‘s President Meng Hongwei, who went missing in September, over “suspected law violations”. […]

Cameroon presidential poll marked by deadly separatist violence

Cameroon presidential poll marked by deadly separatist violence

Cameroon presidential poll marked by deadly separatist violence © Marco Longari, AFP | Electoral officials leave onboard of a truck with polling materials ahead of deployment in Buea, southwestern Cameroon, on October 7, 2018 Cameroon voted on Sunday in a presidential election marked by deadly violence in the country‘s English-speaking regions and the cancellation of voting in at least one […]

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro opens big lead in first round of Brazil vote

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro opens big lead in first round of Brazil vote

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro opens big lead in first round of Brazil vote © Mauro Pimentel / AFP | Brazil‘s Jair Bolsonaro after casting his vote during the general elections in Rio de Janeiro on October 7, 2018. Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro took a commanding lead in Brazil‘s presidential election on Sunday, but the contest was likely to go to a second […]