Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan…

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against the coronavirus

Russia Declares State of Emergency After Oil Spill

A massive oil spill in Siberia is being called "Russia's Exxon Valdez"—and Vladimir Putin is furious with a company that allegedly failed to report it. The Russian leader declared a state of emergency in the region Wednesday and slammed executives at Norilsk Nickel, the BBC reports. Officials said Krasnoyarsk...

PM Says U.K. Could Admit Millions From Hong Kong…

​In an op-ed, Boris Johnson said the U.K. would change its immigration laws if China imposes a new security law on Hong Kong.

Protests large but peaceful after new charges in…

Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. condemning racism and police abuses after the death of George Floyd remained large but mostly without the violence of previous nights on the eve of his Thursday memorial service

Madeleine McCann Development Is 'Biggest Since…

After 13 agonizing years, the parents of Madeleine McCann may finally get some answers. In what friends of Kate and Gerry McCann say is the biggest breakthrough in the case since the 3-year-old disappeared in Portugal in 2007, a German man has been identified as a suspect, the Telegraph reports....

Protests Break Out In Paris Over Report On A 2016…

The deaths of George Floyd and Adama Traoré led to protests in Paris.

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Barcelona locals reclaim city from tourists…

Barcelona has become one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its Mediterranean climate, mesmerizing architecture and liberal way of life

SS Officer's Diary Points to Billions in Looted…

Rumors of a Nazi gold train in Poland resulted in nothing . But a new gold rush could be coming with the airing of a 75-year-old diary written by an SS officer in charge of transport, who describes 11 locations where Nazis hid gold, jewels, priceless paintings, and religious artifacts. The...

U.K. Parliament To Vote On Future Of Remote…

In order to obey the country's social distancing guidelines, lawmakers have been utilizing a "hybrid" way of working since April.

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong bans insults…

Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem

Trudeau Pauses for 21 Seconds When Asked About US

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau was apparently choosing his words carefully Tuesday when asked about the unrest in the US —it took him more than 20 seconds to respond to a reporter's question. You can see for yourself in this Yahoo Finance video . Here is how the question was posed, and...

Hong Kong Won't Hold Tiananmen Square Vigil For…

​Hong Kong police said the event was canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

UN office denounces human rights violations in…

The U.N. human rights office is calling on the Philippine government to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband and disarm private and state-backed paramilitary groups

Hong Kong's Leader Accuses US of 'Double Standard'

Hong Kong's leader has defended China's new national security law blocking secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign interference in the city while accusing the US of a double standard. "For some countries that have had a high-profile response and claimed they will take action, I can only describe them as upholding...

Protests Over George Floyd's Death Spread Across…

Multiple solidarity gatherings were held in New Zealand Monday.

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Coronavirus strands merchant ship crews at sea…

Countries across the world have imposed lockdowns, shut borders and suspended international flights to curb the spread of the new coronavirus

Australians Want Assange Free on Bail

Julian Assange refused to attend a court hearing Monday in England, even as a group of Australian lawmakers, journalists and human rights advocates pushed for him to be released on bail. A judge in London said an email from the prison where the WikiLeaks founder is being held said that...

United Nations Postpones Climate Summit Until 2021

The annual meeting will be pushed back one year to November 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Seoul vows to stop border protests after…

South Korea says it plans to push new laws to ban activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border after North Korea threatened to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018 to reduce tensions if Seoul fails to prevent the protests

Hong Kong Bans Annual Tiananmen Square Vigil

Police in Hong Kong have banned the annual candelit vigil in memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre—and organizers fear it will never be allowed again. In 1990, an estimated 180,000 people attended the vigil in Victoria Park to mark the first anniversary of the massacre of pro-democracy...

Ex-Ecuador president detained in COVID-19…

A former Ecuadorian president has been detained after authorities raided his home Wednesday and found a gun and medical supplies including masks as part of a wider investigation into corruption during the pandemic

Palace Releases First Photos of Queen in Months

Queen Elizabeth II has been photographed outside for the first time since Britain issued stay-at-home—or, in her case, stay-at-castle—orders more than two months ago. The palace released photos of the 94-year-old monarch riding a pony on the grounds of Windsor Castle over the weekend, the BBC reports. The...

AP report raises concerns about China and WHO…

At least two U.S. senators have said China hid data from the World Health Organization that could have altered the course of the coronavirus outbreak

Prince Goes to Party Amid Lockdown, Then Tests…

A Belgian prince traveled from his home country to Spain on May 26 for an internship, and within two days of his arrival, he was one of 27 guests at what the BBC is calling a "lockdown party" held in a city that currently permits no more than 15 people...

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EU, China postpone September summit due to…

Germany says the European Union and China have agreed to postpone a summit planned for Sept. 14 because of the coronavirus pandemic

10-Year-Old Girl Dies in Faith Healing

Algerians responded with anger online after the death of a 10-year-old girl during a faith healing. In announcing the arrest of a 28-year-old man in the case, the prosecutor said the girl apparently suffered "blows and burns," the Guardian reports. The victim "was abused during a ruqya (faith healing) to...

No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at reopened…

The most-visited museum in Italy, the Uffizi Galleries, is open again after three months of COVID-19 lockdown