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Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have decided to return to Norway for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will facilitate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication that the negotiation track is gaining momentum after months […]
Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced she would step down as UK Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest within the party to choose Britain’s next prime minister. On a sunny Friday morning in London and in an emotional speech, May said she will continue as caretaker prime minister until a new […]
British Prime Minister Theresa May always looks polished and professional, even when debating with her political opponents in Parliament and as she goes about her job. Her love for fashion shines through in the way she personalizes the staid suits she wears with brightly colored oversized necklaces. May’s penchant for necklaces has shone the spotlight […]
An American soldier and his friends were shocked when a restaurant charged them $935 for 6 plates of calamari, 6 beers, 3 salads, water, and a tomato juice.
NEW DELHI—Indian police said on May 25 they had filed a culpable homicide case against three people as ...
The European Union, the United States and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania’s opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country’s political deadlock. The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition was staging a protest Saturday, demanding that Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama resign and a […]
Human rights violations include executions, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and looting and seizure of property
The new strategy will provide better security for patients and health workers, wider access to vaccination, and present a more humane face
New president tells the crowd in Pretoria he envisions a country free from graft and 'resources squandered' as he calls for the nation to end poverty in a generation
An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said Saturday. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said 10 insurgents were also killed in the Friday night attack in Sherzad district. The civilians’ vehicle was exiting the area […]
Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called “yellow” or “white” by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race. “I am black, that’s what I thought, but then I am always made to feel otherwise,” said the 18-year old who was crowned Miss […]
Whale snot and a drone - innovative research monitors whale health in Australia
A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and also free the 24 sailors it detained. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea issued its order at its Hamburg headquarters following a hearing earlier this month. Russia stayed away from both […]
The worldview that nations should promote their interests over those of the international community poses a challenge for Germany, a country built on partnerships.
Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed. He is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. During an audience Saturday with participants of a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, Francis said opposition to abortion isn’t a religious issue but a human […]
The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Terry Branstad also “expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government’s interference in Tibetan Buddhists’ freedom to organize and practice their […]
The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May hasn’t officially begun — but the field of contenders is quickly growing. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have announced. May said she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and remain as a caretaker […]
French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon. Police issued an appeal for witnesses Saturday with a photo of a man with a bike caught on video surveillance. They describe the suspect, wearing light-coloured shorts and a long-sleeved dark […]
Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s president. He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria. It followed his ruling African National Congress party’s 57.5% victory in this month’s election. It was the party’s weakest election […]
The two contestants in Lithuania’s runoff election for a new president have one thing in common: They want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former finance minister, are vying to succeed the popular Dalia Grybauskaite, who has called Russia […]