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Caribbean officials say a plan to create a transitional presidential council is moving forward after a majority of Haitian parties and coalitions submitted the names of those charged with finding new … more
Nigeria’s president has urged security agencies not to pay ransoms to rescue nearly 300 schoolchildren abducted from their school in the conflict-hit north a week ago. His directive comes as two … more
The health ministry says the Republic of Congo has recorded its first cases of mpox in several regions. It could be an indication of how the disease may be spreading across Africa since sexual … more
Pope Francis says he has no plans to resign and isn’t suffering from any health problems that would require doing so. The 87-year-old Francis made the comments in an autobiography, “Life: My … more
Liberians are gathering to mark a decade since the country was hit by a devastating Ebola outbreak that killed more than 10,000 people in West Africa, adding to the region’s economic and political … more
Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders says it is unfair and “constitutionally wrong” that he had to sacrifice his leadership aspirations in order to pave the way for a right-wing ruling coalition in … more
The inhabitants of Copenhagen’s freewheeling Christiania neighborhood are planning to dig up the aptly named Pusher Street, in their latest attempt to stop illegal hashish sales which have led to … more
Spain’s Parliament is set to give its initial approval Thursday to a controversial amnesty bill aimed at forgiving crimes — both proved and alleged — committed by Catalan separatists during a … more
The British government on Thursday published an official definition of “extremism.” Groups that get the label will be barred from receiving government funding. It’s unclear who will be on the … more
A Japanese high court has ruled that denying same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and called for urgent government action to address the lack of any law allowing for such unions. The court does not … more
Zimbabwe police say they have rescued dozens of children used as labor at a religious sect compound. Graves, including of infants whose deaths were not registered, were also found during a raid at … more
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has joined his troops in training to operate newly developed battle tanks and called for bigger efforts to prepare for war. The North’s tank training was seen as … more
With each passing day, the relatives of hostages held in Gaza since Oct. 7 face a deepening despair. Their hopes were raised that a cease-fire deal was near to bring some of their loved ones home by … more
Thailand’s paroled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has launched a series of public appearances with an early morning visit to a holy shrine in the capital Bangkok before flying to his home … more
As Vladimir Putin heads for another six-year term as Russia’s president, there’s little electoral drama in the race. What he does after he crosses the finish line, however, is what’s drawing … more
Denmark's government wants to increase the number of Danes doing military service by making conscription mandatory for women and by increasing the time of service to 11 months for both genders. … more
A senior United Nations official says intensifying violence in Congo's eastern region has pushed a humanitarian crisis in the region to “unprecedented” levels. Ramesh Rajasingham, the director of … more
The regional president of Catalonia has called an early election for May 12 after his minority government failed to pass a budget for Spain’s wealthy northeast region that includes Barcelona. The … more
Geert Wilders says he doesn’t have the support of his prospective coalition partners to become the next Dutch prime minister. Wilders took to X, formerly Twitter, on Wednesday to say that “I can … more
A proposal to install new leadership in Haiti appears to be crumbling as some political parties rejected the plan to create a presidential council that would manage the transition. The panel would be … more
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