Afghan President Appoints Pakistan Critics to 2 Top Posts
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has appointed hard-line opponents of neighboring Pakistan to two top security posts, potentially complicating U.S. efforts to revive peace talks with the Taliban ahead of next summer’s withdrawal of 7,000 American troops.
French Police Defend Actions After Clashes With Protesters
French authorities are defending police actions to contain protest violence after a policeman was seen briefly brandishing a gun at a surging crowd in Paris.
Rescue Teams Find 8 Bodies in Burning Potash Mine in Russia
Rescue teams in Russia’s Ural Mountains are still looking for a construction worker trapped inside a burning potash mine after the bodies of eight of his colleagues were found.
China’s Huawei Faces New Setbacks in Europe’s Telecom Market
The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company’s biggest foreign market, where some countries are also starting to shun its network systems over data security concerns.
First Female Speaker of Fiji Parliament Dies at 72
Dr. Jiko Luveni, the first female speaker of Fiji’s Parliament, has died in office at the age of 72.
South Africa Poised for Cannabis Trade Despite Obstacles
2018 has been called the 'year for cannabis' in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation.
Suspect Tied to Charlie Hebdo Attack Sent to France, Charged
French authorities have handed preliminary terrorism charges to a long-fugitive extremist suspected of helping organize the deadly 2015 attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
Renaissance Master: Tintoretto’s 500th Spans 2 Continents
A Venetian cloth dyer’s son, Tintoretto spent his entire career in Venice, becoming widely considered the last great painter of the Renaissance.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Fighter Simcha Rotem Dies at 94
Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, has died. He was 94.
Pakistani Police: 4 Young People Killed Over ‘Family Honor’
Police in northwestern Pakistan say four cousins were shot dead over 'family honor' on the orders of a village council.