U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet

A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet

Italy investigates Maltese prof implicated in Russia probe

Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating suspected embezzlement by a mysterious Maltese academic linked to the U

North Korea Says Denuclearization Off The…

​North Korea's ambassador to the U.N. said denuclearization has "already gone out of the negotiation table."

Russia Can't Compete in the Next 2 Olympics

The official sports world is unanimous: Russia cheats. And as a result, the nation cannot compete in next year's summer Olympics in Japan. In fact, Russia is banned from international sporting events for the next four years, a span that includes the 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2022...

US Lied and Lied About Afghan War: Bombshell…

The Washington Post is out with a damning picture of the 18-years-and-counting Afghanistan war, and it's based on the government's own interviews with key players in the conflict. The upshot: US officials have lied to the public repeatedly since the war began in 2001, "making rosy pronouncements they knew to...

U.S. Military Officials Say Iran Is Stashing…

U.S. military and intelligence officials tell The New York Times that Iran is using supportive militia networks to hide weapons in Iraq.

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Greta asks media to focus on other young climate…

Celebrity environmentalist Greta Thunberg is urging media to pay more attention to other young climate activists

2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 wounded while defusing bomb

Turkish officials say at least two soldiers have been killed and seven others wounded while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device

WHO, CDC Say Measles Cases Spiked Globally Last…

Health agencies estimate that 140,000 people died from measles last year.

Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged…

The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption

Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award…

Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia

London's Fire Chief Resigns Amid Grenfell Tower…

Dany Cotton will officially step down from her role at the end of the year. That's four months earlier than she planned to retire.

EU weighs response to Turkey-Libya maritime…

European Union foreign ministers are mulling their response to a Turkey-Libya maritime border deal that could give Turkey access to more Mediterranean undersea resources

British leaders tour country in final push before…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leaders are pushing for the finish line in the election campaign

Washington Says Iran May Have Killed Over 1,000…

Iranians have protested against the regime's decision to raise gas prices by as much as 300% since November 15.

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Peace in sight? Paris summit seeks solution for…

Ukrainian protesters are camping out in front of their president's office in Kyiv ahead of a long-awaited summit that aims to end the war in eastern Ukraine

US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation…

These are challenging times for many Catholic priests across the United States

China To Waive Tariffs On Some U.S. Pork, Soybean…

China's previously imposed multiple rounds of tariffs on both products. Currently, soybean tariffs stand at 33% and pork tariffs are at 72%.

North Korea calls Trump 'erratic' old man over…

North Korea has again insulted President Donald Trump, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts

Finland to Get World's Youngest Prime Minister

Finland is about to get the youngest prime minister in its history—and 35-year-old Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk is about to lose his title as the world's youngest currently serving leader. Transport minister Sanna Marin, who turned 34 a few weeks ago, has been chosen to lead the Social...

U.S.-France Trade Fight Is The Latest Front In…

The latest U.S.-France trade dispute has its roots in a much broader debate about the tech industry and global taxation.

N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to…

North Korea's announcement that it conducted a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site has caused speculation that it involved a new engine for either a space launch vehicle or a long-range missile

Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported

An earthquake has struck Tuscany north of Florence, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls of homes and damaging at least one church

DOJ Unseals Indictment Against Russian Nationals…

Authorities say the two men hacked a school district, two banks and four companies in the U.S.

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Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red Cross

The Uganda Red Cross says at least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by torrential rains in different parts of the east African country

Traffic jams cripple Paris as pension strikes…

Paris commuters are inching to work through massive traffic jams because of national strikes that have shut down public transport

Mass Strikes Over Macron's Pension System…

Nationwide protests over President Emmanuel Macron's proposed changes to the pension system brought some services in France to a halt Thursday.