UK’s May Under Fire After Lawmakers Reject Brexit Offer
British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint, after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from her own party and the opposition.
Thai Police Summon Activists to Hear Sedition Charges
Thirteen Thai political activists have appeared at a Bangkok police station to answer a summons on sedition charges that critics say are part of a plan to remove a rising progressive politician from the political scene.
Another Athlete Slams Testosterone Rules, Refuses Medication
Another Olympic medalist has criticized the IAAF’s testosterone regulations and is refusing to take hormone-reducing medication.
BeIN Media Group CEO Charged in Corruption Probe in France
The chief executive officer of media group beIN was handed preliminary charges of corruption as part of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2019 track world championships in Qatar, a judicial official said Wednesday.
Bulgaria, Greece Start Work on Gas Pipeline From Azerbaijan
Bulgaria and Greece are launching the construction of a pipeline to transport Azeri gas to Bulgaria to ease its almost total dependence on Russian gas supplies.
Seeking Energy Independence, Palestinians Open Solar Plant
Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources.
Harris’ Bill Seeks to Address Racial Bias in Maternal Care
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the issue.
Earthquake Shakes Northern Netherlands, No Injuries Reported
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has shaken the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the latest in a series of tremors blamed on decades of gas extraction from underground reserves.
Threat or Promise? E-Auto Boom Could Cost Industry Jobs
Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the city’s 90,000 people are plunging headlong into another era of change: top employer Volkswagen’s total shift into electric cars at the local plant.
Pope Urges China’s Catholics to Unify After Bishop Deal
Pope Francis is urging China’s divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a landmark deal with Beijing over bishop nominations.