JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian court found the Christian governor of the country’s capital, Jakarta, guilty of blasphemy against Islam on Tuesday, sentencing him to two years in prison in a case widely seen as a test of religious tolerance and free speech.
“US forces operate in the Asia-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea,” US Navy Commander Gary Ross told the South China Morning Post newspaper in an email.
SEOUL South Korea’s new liberal President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the difficult tasks of addressing North Korea’s advancing nuclear ambitions and soothing tensions with the United States and China.
A since-deleted tweet posted to an Israeli Pizza Hut account read: “Barghouti, if you’re going to break a strike, why not pizza?” It appeared along with a doctored image of Barghouti’s cell with a slice of pizza and a Pizza Hut box visible.
The man allegedly screamed, “You Jews run away from here before I kill you” at school girls inside a Hackney Kosher food shop while holding a meat cleaver. .@MPSHackney@Shomrim#Clapton footage from the person threatening jews with a meat cleaver and large knife pic.twitter.com/gzidLgxMo1 — London 999 Feed (@999London) May 9, 2017
ANKARA Turkey urged the United States on Wednesday to reverse a decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) in Syria, saying every weapon supplied to the YPG militia constituted “a threat to Turkey”.
The world’s most popular cryptocurrency surged to $1,747 on Tuesday, adding over $1 billion to its market cap. So far this year, bitcoin has gained nearly 70 percent against the greenback.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University computer science Professor Wu Xiaolin said that the Google scientists read something into the research that simply isn’t there and started their “name-calling,” the South China Morning Post reported.
Sterling has been this year’s best-performing Group of Ten currency, rising against most of its major peers. It was up 0.09 percent against the dollar at $1.2945 as of 10:50 am GMT on Wednesday, gaining over five percent on the greenback this year.
Plattsburgh, N.Y. Cab driver Curtis Seymour got the call at 3:30 a.m. to pick up a passenger at the Greyhound bus station in Plattsburgh, New York, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Canadian border.