A demonstrator in the likeness of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison stripes takes part in a protest against corruption at Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hundreds demonstrate to support Brazil corruption probe

Hundreds of people are demonstrating on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to support a sprawling corruption probe that has ensnared Brazil's top politicians and even threatens to bring down President Michel Temer.

22 Hits

Protesters hold a cardboard cutout poster depicting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at Marsivo Field in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic.

111 Hits

German firefighters look at the debris after a truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead.

Vehicle attacks: Easy success for IS, a challenge for police

In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles.

44 Hits

In this Thursday March 9, 2017 file photo, two young men who left a nearby synagogue watch police activity outside the Jewish Children's Museum following a bomb threat in Brooklyn borough of New York.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism.

51 Hits

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, left, gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia's ability to sway the outcome of the vote.

60 Hits

A flooded neighborhood is seen from the air in Piura, Peru, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband.

83 Hits

Tourists view parliament from across the River Thames, with Westminster Bridge, right, in London, Thursday March 23, 2017, the scene of an attack.

Travelers sigh as latest attack puts London on terror list

Turkey. France. Belgium. Now London. As yet another destination is hit by terror, travelers are sighing with dismay and thinking carefully about personal safety, even while saying the latest attack won't keep them home.

70 Hits

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a media statement outside 10 Downing street in London, Wednesday March 22, 2017, following a terror attack in the Westminster area of London earlier Wednesday.

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

 A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

180 Hits

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan speaks in Vienna, Austria.

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money

The inspections regime put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money, the head of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday.

36 Hits

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi, right, accompanied by a sanitary inspection agent, collect meat products for testing, in a supermarket in Brasilia.

S Africa suspends Brazil meat imports related to scandal

South Africa is partially suspending imports of Brazilian meat, the latest country to do so in the wake of an inspection scandal.

41 Hits

An attacker is treated by emergency services outside the Houses of Parliament London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

443 Hits

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi speaks during a press conference on Brazil's meat scandal, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Brazil's president: meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

Brazil's president said Tuesday that a scandal the over sale of expired meat is an "economic embarrassment" and Hong Kong joined several countries in suspending some meat imports from the South American nation.

55 Hits

In this March 26, 2006, file photo, U.N. troops from Uruguay march during a transitional ceremony at the U.N. Spain base in Forte-Liberte, Haiti.

Updates with details of recommendations made by UN secretary-general

Uruguay will soon pull its soldiers out of a United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti that began operations in 2004 and is facing sharp cutbacks, the leader of the South American country announced Monday.

50 Hits

File - This Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 file photograph provided by the Israeli Ministry of Defense shows a launch of David's Sling missile defense system.

Israel's multi-layer defense system nearing completion

A joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing Israel's multi-layer defense system, a senior Israeli air force official said Monday.

98 Hits

A man watches a TV news program showing an image, published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the country's Sohae launch site, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 19, 2017.

North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program, the North's state media said Sunday.

122 Hits

Crew members wave from aboard the Aris 13 oil tanker, which was released by pirates after negotiations by officials and local elders, during a visit by officials in Bossaso.

Ship hijacked and then freed by Somali pirates, at safe port

The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born," after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia.

61 Hits

An ossuary with an inscription of the Hebrew letters forming the word

In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus' life and death

In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus.

353 Hits

Italian Presdient Sergio Mattarella, right, hugs an unidentified woman at an event to honor victims of Mafia crimes, in the Calabrian town of Locri, southern Italy.

Italy president hugs those like him who lost family to Mafia

Italy's president, whose brother was murdered by Cosa Nostra, traveled on Sunday to an organized crime stronghold to honor hundreds of Italians slain by the country's crime clans over the past decades.

121 Hits

Kurdish women living in Germany chat as they gather on he square in front of the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, March 18, 2017.

German FM: Turkey 'further away than ever' from joining EU

Senior German officials cast doubt Saturday on Turkey's chances of joining the European Union, amid growing tensions with Ankara over human rights and Turkey's claim that it's being treated unfairly by countries in western Europe.

32 Hits

evolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, rebel cleans his weapon at a camp in La Carmelita near Puerto Asis in Colombia's southwestern state of Putumayo.

UN: Rebels turn in first 140 weapons in Colombia peace deal

 Colombia's largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement.

40 Hits

Region

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion is seen on low level cloud while the aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia.

Australian service marks third anniversary of MH370 tragedy

The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet joined victims' families and friends on Wednesday in the east coast city of Brisbane for a memorial service to mark the third anniversary of Flight 370's disappearance.

U.S.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. reacts to a reporters question on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era.

© Samoa Observer 2016

Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia