By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers on Sunday. The Christian Democrats (CDU
Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country's junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a "liar" for delaying a general election promised this year. The junta has promised and postponed elections several times since it came to
By Isla Binnie MILAN (Reuters) - Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's right-wing League party, drew thousands of supporters to a rally in Milan on Saturday as campaigning intensified ahead of a March 4 election expected to give most seats to a coalition of which his party is a member. Salvini, 44,
Regarding the Jan. 22 cover story, “My return to China”: Rarely have I read such a remarkable essay as this one. The stories of Ann Scott Tyson’s two visits are filled with keen observation, emotion, and compassionate comparisons of social norms past and present, leaving one with an early warning signal
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On Wednesday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid awarded the school choir director a prestigious medal, to honor her contribution to Estonian society. Ever since Estonia regained its independence in 1991, many Russian speakers have felt like second-class citizens.
Despite the media attention on them, neither the Syrian civilians who have fled war in the Middle East nor the Rohingya Muslims who have fled repression in Myanmar are the world’s largest group of displaced people. The little-noticed crisis in the heart of Africa has worsened over the past year to the
Since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, the United Nations has repeatedly expressed outrage and indignation but has been powerless to stop the carnage. On Saturday, the UN Security Council, with support from Russia, unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire to allow for
LONDON (AP) — British actress Emma Chambers, known for her roles in "The Vicar of Dibley" television series and the romantic comedy "Notting Hill," has died at 53.
Berlin (AFP) - "Touch Me Not", an experimental Romanian docudrama exploring sexual intimacy and the fears around it, won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival Saturday in a strong year for female filmmakers and women's stories. First-time director Adina Pintilie, 38, clutching
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world's people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west,
BERLIN (AP) — A man apparently killed his brother and sister at their farmhouse in southeastern Austria on Saturday, then hanged himself, authorities said.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — American Francis Tiafoe reached the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open on the eighth match point, beating Hyeon Chung of Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin ended Bayern Munich's 14-game winning run across all competitions in a 0-0 draw in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500. With support from Russia, the Security Council approved a resolution calling for a
By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said. Islamic State, in a statement
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Rome's ancient Colosseum was lit in red on Saturday in solidarity with persecuted Christians, particularly Asia Bibi, a woman condemned to death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws. Hundreds gathered on a rainy night outside the Roman amphitheatre that is a symbol
Tensions soared in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday as hundreds of ruling party supporters stormed Kinshasa cathedral after authorities banned a planned church-backed rally against President Joseph Kabila. The incident came as the chronically unstable nation braced for more unrest following
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP
MILAN (AP) — Fashion and politics clashed Saturday in Milan's main squares and runways, as protesters rallied ahead of Italy's divisive national election and designers at Milan Fashion Week showed off their own visions of what the future should look like.
Huw Jones scored two tries as Scotland produced a huge upset to beat Six Nations champions England 25-13 at Murrayfield on Saturday. It was Scotland's first victory over their oldest rivals in a decade and just England's second defeat in 26 Tests under Australian coach Eddie Jones, with Ireland
The owner of the Trump hotel in Panama City has filed a suit against four members of staff for "usurpation," accusing them of refusing him entry to the building, his lawyer said late on Friday. Orestes Fintiklis, managing partner of Ithaca Capital Partners, which now owns the hotel and the