A high-voltage cable that fell on a parade float in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday caused a stampede that killed at least 20 people on the second day of Carnival celebrations. Continue reading
A ceasefire imposed Saturday night on Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatists was largely holding Tuesday, except in the strategic railway town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Continue reading
Egypt retaliated against Islamic State targets with airstrikes after the militant group released a video Sunday showing the decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. The vice president of the Libyan General National Congress expressed condolences for the deaths, but condemned Egypt’s military action. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, authorities in Copenhagen arrested two men they believe helped the shooter who carried out the worst terror attack in Denmark in decades. Also, fighting broke out between Ukrainian troops and Russian-back separatists a day after a cease-fire went into effect. Continue reading
The murder of Egyptian Christian hostages by the Islamic State in Libya raises the alarm that the militant group is expanding from its territory in Syria and Iraq. Gwen Ifill talks to Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Continue reading
Britain’s largest bank, HSBC, published a full-page apology letter in several U.K. newspapers Sunday, following allegations that the company’s Swiss private banking arm helped clients dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. Continue reading
The cannonade ceased and guns fell suddenly silent across eastern Ukraine at midnight Saturday as a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels took effect. As of Sunday afternoon, the truce held in much of the country, but rebels had … Continue reading
The Danish Prime Minister said the country was still on “high-alert” on Sunday after police in Copenhagen shot and killed a 22-year-old man they believe was responsible for the double terror attack at a cafe and synagogue on Saturday and early Sunday morning that left two dead and five others wounded.
The Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show the beheading of a group of 21 Egyptians captured in Libya.
Celebrations around the world are already underway for the Chinese New Year, which begins next Thursday, Feb. 19 and lasts until March 5. Often marked by fireworks and family feasts within China, customs and observances of 2015’s Year of the Goat vary widely, ranging from traditional festivals to underwater dragon dances.