Shops, offices and schools were closed and public transport was halted in Sri Lanka's former civil war region on Thursday in support of families who are demanding information from the government about loved ones listed as having disappeared during the conflict.
Competition is heating up among European Union countries hoping to reap some of the benefits of Britain's exit from the EU, with Spain joining the list of nations bidding to host the bloc's medicines oversight body.
Mark Stevenson, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 27th - 9:03am
The scene was so typical of Mexico's long-dominant ruling party that it could have happened a half-century ago: poor women lined up under a blazing sun, waiting for a politician to show up hours late for a rally they had been obliged to attend under threat of losing benefits from an anti-poverty program.
A 70-year-old civilian was killed and seven people were injured during an anti-India protest that erupted Thursday following a gunbattle that killed three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir, police said.
An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial pursued by victims for more than 16 years.
The European Union asked Poland on Thursday to stop massive logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, warning it might take the country to the European Court of Justice if it doesn't reverse course.
Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities. Also, the Defense Department inspector general's office confirms in a separate document that it is investigating whether Flynn failed to obtain prior approval.
The son of Venezuela's top human rights official has called on his father to prevent further deadly bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes even as officials defied international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States.
Italian prosecutors are investigating six people for multiple counts of manslaughter and causing bodily harm in a deadly avalanche at a mountain hotel that killed 29 people, Italian news reports said Thursday.
Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 27th - 8:06am
An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors.