Mariah Carey Shakes Off Boycott Calls for Her Saudi Concert
Mariah Carey, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, is performing in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the first time, but there’s a growing chorus of Saudi women calling on her to cancel the concert to show support for detained women’s rights activists.
Activists in Paris Protest Against Google’s Tax Setup
Activists from an anti-globalization group have staged a protest at Google’s Paris headquarters to criticize the company for paying little tax.
Italy Slips Into Recession and Weighs on Eurozone Economy
The Italian economy slipped into recession in the final three months of the year, weighing on the wider eurozone’s growth, official figures showed Thursday.
Nearly Half of US Adults Have Heart or Blood Vessel Disease
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
NATO Chief: China Must Treat Arrested Canadians Fairly
NATO’s chief has called on China to treat detained two Canadian citizens 'fairly and with due process.'
German Unemployment Holds Steady at 5 Percent
Germany’s unemployment is holding steady at 5 percent in a sign of strength for Europe’s largest economy.
Shell Earnings Rise on the Back of Higher Oil Prices
Anglo Dutch energy giant Shell says its fourth-quarter earnings rose 32 percent as the company took advantage of higher oil prices following years of streamlining operations.
Yemeni Officials: Saudis Release 7 Yemeni Rebel Prisoners
Yemeni security officials say seven Houthi rebel prisoners have been released by Saudi Arabia and returned to the capital, Sanaa. It’s the first small prisoner exchange between the two sides, after the rebels released a Saudi a day earlier.
Jewish Museum Attack Suspect Condemns Lawyer Intimidation
The suspect in a deadly shooting attack at the Brussels Jewish Museum insisted Thursday that he had nothing to do with an apparent attempt to intimidate a lawyer involved in his trial and is demanding that court officials be left alone.
Judge Says Man Accused in Slayings Is Incompetent for Trial
A man accused of killing three people and wounding another in 2017 has been ruled incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a former Baton Rouge official.