Obama to Make Rare High-Profile Speech on Mandela’s Legacy
In a speech marking the 100th birthday of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, former U.S. President Barack Obama will urge youth around the world to work for human rights and fair societies, highlighting the late South African leader’s example of persevering in the struggle for democracy and equal rights for all.
School Starts Early in West Bank Village Set for Demolition
The Palestinian ministry of education has decided to start the schoolyear early in a Bedouin village in the West Bank that is slated for demolition.
Germany’s Deutsche Bank Sees Higher-Than-Expected Q2 Profit
Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, says it foresees considerably higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter — results that it says underline the company’s 'resilience.'
EU, Embassies Write to Sri Lankan Leader on Executions
The European Union and other diplomatic missions on Monday sought verification from the Sri Lankan government on its stand to resume executions after a rise in crime.
Croatia Gears Up to Give Heroes’ Welcome to World Cup Team
Fans are pouring in from throughout the country as Croatia gears up to give a heroes’ welcome to the national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.
TravelLab: Adults Take Over Science Museums When Night Falls
Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York’s American Museum of Natural History, free from shouting and swarming children. They are adult humans, known to sometimes quietly contemplate science with a cocktail.
Turkey Says Kurdish Militia Hasn’t Pulled Out of Syrian Town
Turkey says Syrian Kurdish militiamen haven’t completed their withdrawal but are still pulling out of a strategic town in northern Syria.
South African White Enclave Tests e-Currency to Stand Apart
The white Afrikaner community that famously sprang up in a sparsely populated corner of South Africa at the end of apartheid is now testing a digital currency that could reinforce its sense of independence.
Trump Wins Sympathy From Russian Media Ahead of Summit
U.S. President Donald Trump is no fan of American journalists, but he might love what the Russian media are saying about him ahead of his meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
China Files WTO Challenge to US $200B Tariff Plan
China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reacting swiftly amid deepening concern about the economic impact of their spiraling technology dispute.