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For many French voters of diverse backgrounds, last Sunday’s parliamentary election results were a relief. They were seemingly an embrace of the country’s ethnic heterogeneity instead of a … more
Russia’s heaviest bombardment of Kyiv in four months has had severe consequences, paralyzing the operations of the country’s largest children’s hospital and severely affecting the young … more
McGill University has closed its downtown campus as Montreal police descended in large numbers to help clear a pro-Palestinian encampment. The Canadian university says the more-than-10-week-old … more
The human rights organization Cristosal says at least 261 people have died in prisons in El Salvador during President Nayib Bukele’s 2 1/2-year-old crackdown on street gangs. Since 2022, Bukele’s … more
A federal judge overseeing a drawn-out debt-restructuring process for Puerto Rico’s power company has ordered all parties to mediation. Wednesday's ruling is the latest attempt to break an impasse … more
Mexico's president has announced that his successor is planning to build passenger train lines running from the capital to cities on the U.S. border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador fleshed … more
The U.N. General Assembly has declared 2025 to 2034 the United Nations Decade on Combating Sand and Dust Storms — extreme weather events that are increasing and threaten health and economies from … more
An Iraqi court has issued a death sentence against one of the wives of the late brutal Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, alleging that she was complicit in crimes committed against Yazidi … more
French President Emmanuel Macron says he will give time to the country’s political parties to build a “Republican” majority at the National Assembly before he can decide on a new prime … more
An aid group that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean says one of its missions has been interrupted by armed bandits. SOS Mediterranee filmed the incident Tuesday off Libya. According to the video, … more
Norway says it will donate six F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said Wednesday that the jets will be important for defending the country against Russian attacks. Ukraine … more
The wife of an imprisoned Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize laureate says that the Belarusian authorities are depriving her husband of medicine. The 61-year-old pro-democracy activist, Ales Bialiatski, is … more
A mass trial in the United Arab Emirates of dissidents that was widely criticized abroad has sentenced 43 people to life in prison, while others received other prison terms. The sentences Wednesday … more
British police were hunting for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow after three women were killed in a house near London. The BBC said the women killed were the family of its main radio racing … more
Venezuela’s government faces its toughest electoral test in decades in a July 28 presidential election, which could give President Nicolas Maduro another six years in power or end the … more
A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials. The female of the critically endangered mammal was born … more
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed the war in Ukraine with Austria, an ally of Kyiv that has a policy of military neutrality. He emphasized the need for diplomacy a day after he met … more
Rangers have shot dead a 14-foot saltwater crocodile in Australia after it killed a 12-year-old girl while she was swimming with her family. Wildlife rangers had been attempting to trap or shoot the … more
The United States’ new top envoy to Taiwan has promised Washington will help the self-ruled island defend itself as China ramps up its military threats against Taipei. Raymond Greene assumed his … more
A drunken driver who snapped a photo showing he was speeding at 141 mph before a deadly crash in England has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Darryl Anderson was sentenced Tuesday for the May 31 … more
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