By Will Dunham, Reuters on Aug. 11, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Greenland shark, a big and slow-moving deep-ocean predator that prowls the frigid waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic, can claim the distinction of being the planet’s longest-living vertebrate, with a lifespan perhaps reaching about 400 years. Its extremely sluggish growth rate, about four-tenths of an inch …
By Philip Pullella, Reuters on Aug. 10, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail.
By Angel Krasimirov, Reuters on Aug. 10, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
It may be just a tiny gold bead — 4 mm in diameter — but it is an enormous discovery for Bulgarian archaeologists who say they have found Europe’s — and probably the world’s — oldest gold artifact.
By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:17 p.m.
BERLIN — Germany’s top Nazi hunter has identified four men and four women suspected of serving as guards, secretaries and telephone operators at a concentration camp near Gdansk, and prosecutors will examine if they can be charged as accomplices to murder. Jens Rommel, the head of Germany’s Central Office for …
By Olesya Astakhova and Nick Tattersall, Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:15 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG — Russia and Turkey took a big step toward normalizing relations Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West. President Vladimir Putin received his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in a …
By Crayton Harrison and Brooke Fox, Bloomberg on Aug. 09, 2016, at 3:45 p.m.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings cut its forecast for profit this year and next as the cruise industry continues to grapple with the effects of terrorism, the Zika virus and Brexit.
By Grant Smith, Bloomberg on Aug. 09, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
Oil traded near the highest close in two weeks as investors weighed OPEC’s plans to hold informal talks next month.
By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
Yuri van Gelder, the Dutch gymnast who earned the nickname “Lord of the Rings” for his world-champion performance on that apparatus, will leave Rio de Janeiro, possibly with a new social-media driven moniker: “Lord of the Drinks.”
By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
It’s still unclear what caused the malfunction. Delta attributed it to a power outage, though Georgia Power said it is was mostly likely an internal computer glitch.
By Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
BRASILIA — A Brazilian priest mentioned in the Catholic clergy sex abuse film “Spotlight” was found dead in a prison cell after he was arrested again for suspected pedophilia, authorities said Monday. Father Bonifacio Buzzi, 57, hanged himself with a sheet in a jail in the state of Minas Gerais …
By Gul Yousafzai, Reuters on Aug. 08, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
A suicide bomb blast in southwestern Pakistan tore through a mourning ceremony led by lawyers honoring a colleague shot dead earlier Monday, killing at least 63 people in a region that hosts a range of Islamist and rebel factions.
By Reuters on Aug. 08, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
A Philippine lawmaker is seeking to permanently ban U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from visiting the Southeast Asian nation after the billionaire called it one of the “terrorist nations.”
By Brian Murphy, The Washington Post on Aug. 07, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
Iran has executed a nuclear scientist who mysteriously turned up in the United States six years ago and returned to Tehran a few months later, authorities said Sunday, in the first official confirmation of the researcher’s fate since he arrived back in his homeland. Iranian officials offered no details about …
By Reuters on Aug. 06, 2016, at 7:57 p.m.
The attacker was shot by a third officer and subsequently died of his wounds, but the police officers were out of danger, police said.
By Joshua Partlow and Chico Harlan, The Washington Post on Aug. 06, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.
The four-hour Opening Ceremonies had a gutted budget but a soaring feel as the stadium in this seaside city pulsed with lights, fireworks, circus-like acrobatics and a samba singalong that embraced the nation’s partying style.
By Caroline Stauffer and Daniel Flynn, Reuters on Aug. 06, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.
Also on Saturday a bomb squad detonated an unattended backpack near the end of the cycling course.
By Reuters on Aug. 06, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday.
By Anna Driver and Malathi Nayak, Reuters on Aug. 05, 2016, at 7:40 p.m.
Viacom Inc., Netflix Inc. and Discovery Channel all say they are bracing for a hit to ad sales or subscriptions during the Games.
By Yuji Nakamura and Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg on Aug. 03, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
Bitcoin plunged, then erased losses Wednesday as one of the largest exchanges halted trading because hackers stole about $65 million of the digital currency.
By Leah Schnurr, Reuters on Aug. 03, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
“The national inquiry is an important step in our journey of reconciliation,” Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett said.