Category: World

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council despite opposition

Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries...

Haitian funerals turn to protests as mourners, police clash

Police clashed with mourners Wednesday as thousands across Haiti attended funerals for protesters who have died in demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel...

Gunfire in Kashmir leaves 4 civilians dead, others wounded

Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged gunfire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding nearly a dozen others, officials from both...

Climate change’s next target: your natural gas range

Oliver Ta dribbles some chocolate chips into a pot and begins stirring. The engineer with Southern California Edison, the state’s largest electricity supplier, is...

Brexit talks go down to the wire ahead of EU summit

U.K. and EU officials resumed talks to clinch a Brexit deal on Wednesday just a few hours after late-night negotiations wound up, but it was far from clear they would...

Turkey may be held responsible for war crimes over executions in Syria, UN warns

As Syrian forces push further into Kurdish-held territory, capturing the border town of Manbij, the United Nations is warning Turkey it could be held responsible for...

England players taunted with Nazi salutes, monkey noises; UEFA president calls for ‘war on the racists’

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin urged governments to escalate the “war on the racists” to help soccer authorities eliminate them from stadiums after...

Georgia police officer found not guilty of murdering unarmed black man

A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked black man in March 2015 was found not guilty of murder on Monday, but was convicted of aggravated...

Ukrainians ignore impeachment drama to focus on Russia

Ukraine may be at the epicentre of the Donald Trump impeachment drama, but on the streets of the capital, Kyiv, Ukrainians made it clear Monday they’re...

Nobel in economics awarded to 3 based in U.S. for work on alleviating global poverty

The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global...

Spanish court sentences 9 Catalan separatist leaders over failed independence bid

Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to terms ranging from nine and 13 years each in prison for sedition over their...

Death toll from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan rises to as high as 33

Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon...