27 de Nov de 2022


World briefs

AMSTERDAM – Engine trouble may be behind the Turkish Airlines crash that killed nine people in the Netherlands, the head of the agency i...

AMSTERDAM – Engine trouble may be behind the Turkish Airlines crash that killed nine people in the Netherlands, the head of the agency investigating the accident said Thursday.

Flight TK1951 from Istanbul crashed about one mile ( short of the runway at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday morning, smashing into three pieces and spraying luggage and debris across a field. It was carrying 134 passengers and crew.

BOGOTA – Three Americans held captive by Colombia's leftist rebels for 5 1/2 years published a memoir Thursday full of wrenching survival stories and unkind words about Ingrid Betancourt, the most famous hostage who shared their jungle prisons.

The most provocative revelation of "Out of Captivity" has one of the Northrop Grumman employees alleging she was haughty and self-absorbed, stole food and hoarded books, and even put their lives in danger by telling rebel guards they were CIA agents.

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela on Thursday condemned a U.S. State Department report on human rights problems in the South American country, saying Washington has no right to pass judgment on its record.

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry said it categorically rejects the U.S. report, which cited a politicized judiciary and harassment of the political opposition and the news media, among other things.

BOGOTA – Colombian President Alvaro Uribe says he's no longer allowing wiretapping by the scandal-ridden domestic intelligence agency.Uribe says he's transferring that power to the national police.

The announcement follows allegations that the spy agency, or DAS, has continued illegal wiretapping of prominent journalists, Supreme Court justices and opposition politicians.

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Mutinous Bangladeshi border guards who seized control of their headquarters completed their surrender Thursday after tanks were sent into the capital as a show of force, the government said.

The guards, who are angry over their pay, had agreed overnight to surrender after the government promised them an amnesty and agreed to look into their demands for better conditions. The death toll rose to 11 after one more body was found near the compound.

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – U. N. judges on Thursday acquitted former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic of ordering a deadly campaign of terror against Kosovo Albanians, and ordered him released from custody.

However, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted five other senior Serbs and gave them prison sentences of between 15 and 22 years.