Polish Court Says Founders of Financial Scam Guilty of Fraud
A Polish court says the two founders of a notorious pyramid scheme are guilty of fraud for cheating thousands of people out of their savings, worth $219 million, in one of the nation’s biggest financial scandals.
Cannes in Close-Up: Images of the Festival’s Dazzling Detail
The Cannes Film Festival is a wide-screen spectacle best captured in close-up.
Anti-Arms Trade Protests as Saudi Freighter Docks in Italy
A Saudi Arabian freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen has docked at the Italian port of Genoa, despite protests by harbor workers.
South Africa Ex-President Jacob Zuma in Court for Corruption
Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
Egypt Says After Bus Attack, 12 Militants Killed in Cairo
Egypt says security forces killed 12 members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in shootouts in Cairo, just hours after a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17.
Afghan Official: Gunmen Hit Kabul Checkpoint, Kill 3 Police
An Afghan official says gunmen stormed a checkpoint in Kabul, killing at least three police officers.
The Latest: Clerics Warn Iraq Could Be Pulled Into Iran War
The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):
The Latest: New Ukrainian President Disbands Parliament
The Latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local):
Tech-Savvy Estonians Vote Online in European Elections
Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny tech-savvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that it is the only country in the world to allow internet voting for the entire electorate, in every election, and thousands have already done so ahead of elections to the European Parliament.
China’s Pig Disease Outbreak Pushes Up Global Pork Prices
Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets.