Category Archives: World

Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador & Sweden have signed a pact that would allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned at Ecuador's embassy in London where he has been for…

For U.N.'s Ban, climate deal is personal victory after setbacks

By Alister Doyle & Bruce Wallace PARIS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the most jubilant – & most relieved – of the leaders raising their arms on…

U.S., allies conduct 15 strikes in Iraq, seven in Syria – U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies conducted 15 air strikes in Iraq & seven in Syria against Islamic State on Saturday, the coalition leading the operations said….

U.S. 'shocked' at Hungarian plans to honour WW2 anti-Semite

By Marton Dunai SZEKESFEHERVAR, Hungary (Reuters) – A U.S. envoy said on Sunday Washington was shocked by plans to erect a statue of Balint Homan, who contributed to murderous anti-Semitism…

Women elected to power in Saudi Arabia. What now?

For the first time ever in the conservative Islamic kingdom, Saudi Arabians elected women into public office, as 17 women won Saturday’s municipal council elections.  The voting experience was emotionally moving…

Exclusive: 'Large Numbers' Of IS Fighters Killed

Kurdish fighters say they have killed large numbers of Islamic State fighters in northern Syria after they launched a major offensive. The YPG – a militia of Syrian Kurds –…

China's efforts on climate deal partly due to its pollution

BEIJING (AP) — China's push for a global climate pact was due in part to its own increasingly pressing need to solve serious environmental problems, observers said Sunday. China, the…

Chinese rights lawyer stands trial for social media posts

BEIJING (AP) — Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang went on trial Monday on charges of provoking trouble with commentaries on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party….

Police shove diplomats as China rights lawyer stands trial

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) – Police shoved diplomats & protesters close to a Beijing courthouse on Monday as one of the country's most high-profile human rights lawyers stood trial…