An international rights group says tens of thousands of people in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore are at risk of respiratory disease because of poor air quality related to thick smog hanging over the region.
Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have made their closing arguments as they end the final impeachment hearing of the week. It was perhaps the final hearing before they hand the probe into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine over to the House Judiciary Committee. The Intelligence Committee’s Democratic chairman, Adam Schiff, said the hearings show the president believes “he is above the law.” The top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes, called it a “show trial.”
The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights abuses.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedNov 21st - 7:21pm
The head of Somalia’s electoral commission told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that 2020 is “a pivotal year” for the country whose citizens have been denied the right to political participation for 50 years and are hoping for an election with universal voting.
It could have been a tense scene anywhere else in South America: With an election nearing, campaigners for Uruguay’s governing left-wing Broad Front faced off in a park with members of the opposing center-right coalition. Flags and signs waved as a loudspeaker blared the catchy campaign jingle of the Broad Front.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to thank them for facilitating the release of an American and an Australian who were held hostage by the Taliban since 2016.