Turkey convicts 4 human rights activists of…

A Turkish court has convicted Amnesty International’s former Turkey chairman Taner Kilic of membership in a terror organization and sentenced him to more than six years in prison

Khashoggi death: 20 go on trial in absentia

A Turkish court put 20 Saudi officials on trial in absentia on Friday for the gruesome killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which sparked international outrage and tarnished the image of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler. Joe Davies reports.

Nation Makes 'Upskirt' Photos Illegal

Taking a photo under a woman's skirt until now has brought only a small fine in Germany, which hasn't been much of a deterrent. "That is why we are closing a major criminal liability gap," said a spokesman for the ruling legislative coalition. The offense will now fall under criminal...

U.K. To Let Travelers From 59 Countries In…

Travelers from 59 countries will be allowed to come into England without having to self-isolate.

Putin orders amendments extending his rule into…

President Vladimir Putin has ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 to be put into the Russian Constitution after voters approved the changes during a week-long plebiscite

Mystery elephant deaths may have devastating…

The mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants could have a "devastating" impact on the species, one NGO said on Friday. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Mexico Issues First Border Restrictions Over…

Any other year, Arizonans would "flock to Mexican beach towns like Rocky Point and San Carlos for the Fourth of July," reports the Daily Star . But this holiday, most will be turned away if they try. Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced the country's first border restrictions since the pandemic,...

France Has A New Prime Minister In Planned…

French officials said the prime minister and president agreed it was time to shift the focus of the government as the country recovers from COVID-19.

In shake-up, UK government plans televised media…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will introduce White House-style televised press briefings, in a shake-up to the traditional system of political communication

President Macron picks new prime minister

President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to reinvent his administration and win back voters. Soraya Ali reports.

Armed Man Drives Through Gate Near Trudeau…

An armed member of the Canadian military smashed a truck through gates blocking access to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's residence in Ottawa on Thursday before being taken into custody, according to police. The man, identified by CBC News as Corey Hurren of Manitoba, breached a pedestrian entrance outside Rideau Hall...

Turkey Holds Trial In Absentia For Suspects In…

The suspects — which includes two of the Saudi crown prince former aides — were all absent as Saudi Arabia refused to extradite the suspects.

Vatican watchdog sees record cooperation levels…

The Vatican’s financial watchdog agency has reported record levels of internal cooperation despite being thrown into turmoil in October when Vatican police raided its offices as part of an investigation into a 350 million euro (nearly $400 million) London real estate deal

Trump to visit Mount Rushmore amid controversy

[NFA] President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd during the novel coronavirus pandemic and criticism from Native Americans about the visit. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

This Khashoggi Murder Trial Won't Be Secret

Twenty Saudi nationals are on trial in absentia in Turkey for the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, including two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Ahmed al-Asiri, the former deputy head of Saudi Arabia's general intelligence, and Saud al-Qahtani, an ex-royal...

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Belgium Confronts Its Colonial Past In The Wake…

Global conversations around racism have brought new intensity to the nation's grappling with its brutal legacy in central Africa.

Quarantine-free travel from UK to Cyprus to start…

Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced that travelers from the U.K. will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without having to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine

Travel awaits as England to end quarantine

Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy - but not the United States - the British government said on Friday. Francis Maguire reports.

For Ghislaine Maxwell, 6 Counts of Wrongdoing

Remember when Ghislaine Maxwell turned up at a burger joint in Los Angeles last summer when everyone was wondering where she was? Maybe it was a little misdirection, because when the FBI arrested the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday, she was clear across the country in quiet Bradford,...

At Least 162 Dead In Landslide At Myanmar Jade…

​The country's fire department said a heavy rainstorm triggered​ Thursday's landslide.

French court OKs end to Rwanda genocide…

The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence

An 'augmented reality' mirror for makeup shopping

An augmented reality (AR) mirror at the new Seoul flagship boutique of cosmetics powerhouse Amorepacific makes easy work of seeing if that scarlet shade of lipstick or long-lash mascara suits you - without touching your face. Ciara Lee reports

'It's Sad That Hong Kong Is Dead'

China's new Hong Kong national security law is "a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday as the House unanimously passed new sanctions. The bill targets Chinese officials behind the draconian law, banks who...

Russians Vote To Let President Putin Seek 2 More…

Voters largely approved the change, but critics say the Kremlin had a hand in the vote's outcome.

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AP Interview: Barcelona mayor wants Columbus…

While statues are being torn down in the United States, Britain and Belgium, depictions of colonial-era figures have not become a major source of protests in Spain, which once ruled over one of the largest empires in history after conquering much of the Americas

'Leopold' removed from name of mountain range

Australia has renamed its King Leopold mountain ranges Wunaamin Miliwundi, replacing the name of a Belgian ruler known for his brutal colonization of Africa with traditional names used by indigenous people. Emer McCarthy reports.

Dozens of US Diplomats Fell Ill. Then, an…

Diplomats in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak inside the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia went outside official channels to reach out to Congress last month, fearing their health was in jeopardy. Dozens had fallen ill following a birthday barbecue, and a Sudanese driver for the diplomats had died, the...