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Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims in UN court

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been defending her country against allegations of genocide at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is responding to widespread claims that Myanmar (formerly Burma) committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. In her opening remarks, she called the case against Myanmar “incomplete and incorrect”. […]

Fernandez takes office as Argentina shifts to the left

Argentina’s incoming president Alberto Fernandez takes office Tuesday having pledged to put Argentina “back on its feet” but he faces a tough task due to recession, high inflation and rising unemployment and poverty. Fernandez, a leftist who ousted market-friendly Mauricio Macri in October’s elections, will be sworn-in at a ceremony in Congress at 10:30 am […]

Saudi stops gender-segregated entrances in restaurants

Restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to have gender-segregated entrances, officials said, in a further easing of social restrictions in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom. Eateries have long required one entrance for single men and another for women and families, in a country where the once-powerful religious police zealously enforced sex segregation […]

Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will hold formal talks Monday for the first time with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in Ukraine’s east, at a highly anticipated summit in Paris. No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the afternoon meeting — mediated by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel — […]

French strike chaos deepens in crucial week for Macron

France’s transport chaos deepened Monday on the fifth day of a nationwide strike over pension reforms, ramping up tensions at the start of a crucial week in President Emmanuel Macron’s battle with trade unions. With only two of the Paris metro’s 16 lines running as normal and suburban trains also heavily disrupted, many commuters slipped […]

Russia banned from 2022 FIFA World Cup, 2020 Olympics

Russia will miss next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned the powerhouse from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data. WADA’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, decided that Russia be handed the four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory doping […]

New Zealand volcano eruption kills at least five

A volcano has erupted in New Zealand, leaving five people dead and several unaccounted for, police have said. Tourists were seen walking inside the crater of White Island volcano moments before Monday’s eruption. Twenty-three people have been rescued, but it is unclear how many people remain there. Police say rescuers are not able to access […]

France crippled by biggest national strike in years

France’s largest nationwide strike in years has severely disrupted schools and transport. Workers are angry about planned pension reforms that would see them retiring later or facing reduced payouts. More than 800,000 workers from a wide range of professions demonstrated against the changes. Some cities saw clashes between protesters and police. President Emmanuel Macron wants […]

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ridesharing company said Thursday, as it faces increasing pressure over its response to abuse complaints. The safety report, which details reports of attacks on both passengers and drivers, is the first […]

UK’s Johnson plans for victory with Brexit Party boost

One week before Britain’s election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confident enough to publish a plan on Thursday for his first 100 days in office, boosted by an endorsement from Brexit Party MEPs. Jeremy Corbyn’s main opposition Labour party is struggling to close the gap in opinion polls with Johnson’s governing Conservatives, which remains at […]