In Post-Apartheid South Africa, Inequality Still on Display
Perhaps nowhere in today’s South Africa is the country’s inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra.
Malaysia Cuts Interest Rate for First Time in 3 Years
Malaysia’s central bank has cut interest rates for the first time in nearly three years to help support growth and counter risks from a global slowdown, trade tensions and extended weakness in commodity prices.
UN Environment Agency Warns of Effects of Rising Sand Use
The U.N.’s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding and drought.
Jean Vanier, Catholic Hero to Developmentally Disabled, Dies
Jean Vanier, a respected Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, has died at 90.
Belgian Police Detain Over 30 Over Online Car Sales Racket
Belgian authorities say more than 30 people have been detained in a massive police operation aimed at breaking up a vast online car sales racket.
Pompeo Meeting With Merkel Cancelled Over ‘Pressing Issues’
The U.S. State Department says a planned meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been canceled.
UK’s May Seeks Brexit Deal Amid Mounting Pressure to Quit
The British government is making a final push to do a Brexit deal with the opposition Labour Party, amid mounting outrage from Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party at the prospect of compromise.
Lebanon’s Central Bank Workers Suspends Strike for 3 Days
Employees at the Central Bank of Lebanon have suspended their open-ended strike for three days, saying they hope their wages and benefits will not be cut.
Strife-Torn Libya’s UN-Backed Leader Meets Conte in Rome
Strife-torn Libya’s UN-backed leader is visiting Rome in a bid to shore up support for his government in Tripoli that is under attack by rival militias.
Elephants Kneel in Ritual Tribute to Thailand’s New King
Eleven white-painted elephants, their tusks garlanded, gathered with their handlers before Bangkok’s Grand Palace on Tuesday to pay respects to Thailand’s newly crowned king.