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Sat, 11/27/2021 - 03:00

Malawi defends decision to ask Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 18:40
The government of Malawi has defended its decision to invite the former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson to become the country's official cannabis ambassador following a backlash over his conviction for rape in the 1990s.

The pilot who helped 1,000 Afghan refugees flee to the US

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 17:13
• 'Afghan Girl' from National Geographic magazine cover granted refugee status in Italy

Solomon Islands tells public workers to stay home as violent protests continue for third day

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 11:44
The Solomon Islands government has advised all public servants to stay at home as violent protests continued for a third day on Friday, with crowds gathering at the Prime Minister's residence.

Priti Patel, Britain's hardline home secretary, exposes the fault lines of a divided country

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 10:26
Priti Patel, Britain's hardline home secretary, is under renewed scrutiny following the deaths of dozens of people in the English Channel -- one of the worst tragedies affecting migrants bound for Britain in recent memory.

French fishermen threaten to block Channel Tunnel, ports in protest over fishing licenses

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 09:13
French fishermen have said they will block access to the Eurotunnel and English Channel ports in northern France on Friday in protest over post-Brexit fishing rights.

IOC member Dick Pound 'puzzled' by reaction to Peng Shuai video call

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 03:15
Long-time International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound has said that he is "puzzled" by the reaction to a video call between three-time Olympian Peng Shuai and IOC president Thomas Bach.

Man who fired shots near Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia is in custody

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 02:49
A male with a long gun who was targeting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, on Thursday has been taken into custody, authorities said.

Britain and France escalate war of words after dozens drown in Channel tragedy

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 21:52
British and French leaders have ramped up a war of words over dangerous crossings of the English Channel after at least 27 people died making the sea journey Wednesday, bringing to a head simmering tensions in the migration crisis.

Country where 54 percent of adults drink alcohol once a week may run out of liquor for Christmas

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 17:55
Shops in the United Kingdom could run short of wine and liquor ahead of Christmas because there aren't enough drivers to make deliveries.

New Interpol president is an Emirati general accused of overseeing torture

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 17:53
Global police agency Interpol has elected UAE Inspector General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, who has been accused of overseeing torture, as its new president.

Michelin star restaurant in a 14th century building burns down

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:28
A Michelin-star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire.

At least 11 dead, dozens trapped in Russian mining accident

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 14:36
At least 11 people died in an accident at a coal mine in Russia's Siberia on Thursday, local authorities said, as emergency workers tried to rescue dozens more miners who were still trapped deep underground.

Germany is giving nearly two million workers a 25% pay rise

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:11
Almost 2 million workers in Europe's biggest economy are set for a big pay rise.

Eight dead and 13 children injured as bomb explodes near school in Somalia

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 11:24
At least eight civilians were killed and 17 others injured, including 13 school children, after a suicide car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital Mogadishu Thursday morning, according to state media.

US adds a dozen Chinese companies to its trade blacklist

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:54
The Biden administration is piling more pressure on Chinese companies it claims could undermine US national security.

Who is Zhang Gaoli? The man at the center of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's #MeToo allegation

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:09
Before retiring as Vice Premier, Zhang Gaoli was the face of China's organizing efforts ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Dozens dead in Channel tragedy, after inflatable boat sinks off French coast

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 08:57
A young girl was among 27 people who drowned in bitterly cold waters off the coast of France on Wednesday, after an inflatable boat carrying migrants bound for Britain capsized, in one of the deadliest incidents in the English Channel in recent years.