British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited northern England to thank newly elected Conservative lawmakers for their successful campaigns and voters for their support. Johnson was in the country's working class heartland that turned its back on the opposition Labour Party in Thursday's elections and helped give him an 80-seat majority. Following that sweeping victory, Johnson is calling for an end to the acrimony that has festered throughout the country since the divisive 2016 Brexit referendum and is urging the country to “let the healing begin.” There is little sign of healing in the defeated Labour Party, though. Ousted lawmakers are laying the blame squarely at the feet of leader Jeremy Corbyn.
A court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants, authorities said Friday.
Eva Vergara, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 2:01pm
A U.N. human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two months, including deaths, torture, sexual abuse and the use of excessive force.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 12:43pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations has not been able to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and drones used in attacks earlier this year on an airport and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia “are of Iranian origin.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won the majority he needs to push through Brexit, but he faces another big challenge from Scotland, where the independence-minded Scottish National Party and its leader Nicola Sturgeon have surged to a commanding position. Here is a look at the factors that will make this a vexing issue for Johnson.
Sonia PÉrez D., Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 10:21am
One by one, witnesses sat in the elegant wooden chair in Guatemala’s Congress in recent weeks to air their grievances against the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that over the course of 12 years helped bring to justice hundreds of politicians, businesspeople, judges and others accused of corruption.
A fan mussel found only in the Mediterranean was officially added to the list of critically endangered species, after scientists recorded a dramatic decline in its population numbers caused by a newly discovered pathogen.
Iraq's top Shiite cleric Friday denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square, as conflicting versions emerged about what led to the 16-year-old’s death.
Turkmenistan's president signed a law Friday that excludes prisoners convicted of corruption from state amnesties and pardons that take place several times each year and usually coincide with major national holidays.
Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 8:10am
The new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies.
A group of United Nations experts on arbitrary detention said Friday that despite some improvements, Greece was still in violation of certain international obligations in how and where people are imprisoned.