Senegal’s Former President Calls for Election Boycott
Senegal’s former President Abdoulaye Wade has called for a boycott of the West African nation’s Feb. 24 elections, accusing the current president of locking down the vote.
Sierra Leone President Declares Rape a National Emergency
Sierra Leone’s president has officially declared a national emergency on rape and sexual violence in a major step toward addressing the issue in the West African nation.
Greek Parliament Set to Back Macedonia’s NATO Accession
Greek lawmakers are set to approve Macedonia’s NATO accession, ending a process to normalize relations between the two neighbors and anchor the country — renamed North Macedonia — firmly within the western sphere of influence.
Political Ambitions Reveal Cracks in Yellow Vest Movement
Having brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets over the past three months in protest at French President Emmanuel Macron’s politics, yellow vest activists now want to build on their street cred to achieve electoral success.
First Look at Finland’s Basic Income Trial: No Major Changes
A nationwide experiment with basic income in Finland has not increased employment among those participating during the first half of the two-year trial, but their general well-being seems to have increased, a report said Friday.
AP Photos: Editor Selections From the Past Week in Asia
Red lanterns adore a temple fair for the Lunar New Year in Beijing.
Iran’s Top Leader Defends Iranian ‘Death to America’ Chants
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is defending 'Death to America' chants that are standard fare at anti-U.S. rallies across Iran but says the chanting is aimed at America’s leaders and not its people.
American Airlines Pilot Arrested, Suspected of Being Drunk
Police say an American Airlines pilot has been arrested at Britain’s Manchester Airport on suspicion of being drunk.
Vonn Using Combined as Training Run for Last Race
Lindsey Vonn is using Friday’s Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career.
Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski Dies at 88
Jan Olszewski, a Polish anti-communist dissident and former prime minister, has died. He was 88.