US Fines Italian Bank $1.3 Billion in Sanctions Probe
Italian bank UniCredit will pay $1.3 billion (1.5 billion euros) to settle charges by the U.S. government that it violated sanctions against Iran and other countries.
UN Says Fighting Over Libya’s Capital Has Displaced 18,000
The U.N. migration agency says recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people.
Russian Court Sends Norwegian Man to Prison for Espionage
A Moscow court has found a Norwegian man guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 14 years in a high-security prison.
Report: Sick Student’s Bag Filled With Empty Whisky Bottles
Authorities say a South Carolina middle schooler who passed out in class last week had a backpack filled with nine empty mini bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
UK Police Arrest More Than 100 in Climate Change Protests
Police say they have arrested more than 100 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill.
German Government Plane Blocks Runway at Berlin Airport
A German government plane with no passengers on board was blocking the runway after a rough landing at one of Berlin’s airports on Tuesday, forcing authorities to divert other aircraft during the busy Easter travel season.
Kabul Announces List of 250 Afghans for Talks With Taliban
Kabul has announced a list of 250 people — including around 50 women — who are headed for Qatar for talks with the Taliban later this week, a gathering known as intra-Afghan dialogue.
Fans, Athletes, Volunteers Will Be Up Early at Tokyo Games
For fans, athletes and volunteers, next year’s Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games.
Notre Dame Fire Shows the Power of Monuments to the French
Monuments are the emotional backbone of France. That accounts for the despair over a blaze that killed no one, yet seared the collective soul. It is the power Notre Dame had, and still has, despite the charred scars on its Gothic walls.
Russian Parliament Adopts Internet Controls Bill
Russia’s lower chamber of parliament has adopted a bill that would expand government control over the internet, raising fears of widespread censorship.