Portraits of a Dynasty: North Korea’s Ever-Present Kims
The images are mandatory not just in public places like train stations, hospitals, schools and factories, but even in private spaces such as living rooms
Jordan’s King Abdullah Calls on UN to Keep Supporting Palestinians
Abdullah tells General Assembly not to abandon youth to 'radicalism and despair'
SKorean president: Kim is serious about giving up his bombs
South Korean President Moon Jae-in pushed back Tuesday against widespread skepticism about the sincerity of Kim Jong Un's vows to give up his nuclear bombs, saying that the current round of diplomacy with North Korea is "completely different" than the many failed deals that have frustrated past negotiators.Moon, fresh off ...
Trade Minister: Updated Peru-China Trade Deal May Be Ready by 2020
Peru and its top trade partner China vowed to update their 2010 bilateral free trade deal shortly after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November 2016
They said it: Less-quoted leaders at UN, in their own words
Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world.That's what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate.Here, The Associated Press takes ...
Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering
Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not Beijing — will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops.Francis provided the first details of ...
Activists: US Stance on Rohingya Not Strong Enough
State Department report avoids labeling widespread violence against ethnic minority group genocide
Zambia’s Sovereignty Concerns Put China in Crosshairs
Heated rhetoric has put country's ties to China under scrutiny, as international players withhold assistance
NATO chief seek dialogue with increasingly assertive Russia
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia, even as the western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow's increasing military assertiveness.Speaking shortly before meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sideline of the U.N. General Assembly, he cited military interference ...
Jordan Pushes New IMF-backed Tax Bill to Parliament
Earlier tax bill greeted by street protests
Congolese Activists Convicted of Inciting Anti-Kabila Protests
The U.N. has repeatedly criticized Congolese authorities for suppressing freedom of speech and using violence against peaceful protesters
Police: More Than 1,200 Detained Over Deadly Ethiopia Violence
The violence, which included attacks on minorities in Ethiopia's ethnic Oromo heartland, was a blow to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's efforts at reconciliation
Update: US to warn Iran of ‘hell to pay’ for defiance
The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local):2:35 p.m.U.S. national security adviser John Bolton will warn Iran of "hell to pay" and "serious consequences" if it defies the U.S.Bolton was to deliver a speech Tuesday in New York featuring rhetoric that is tough even by the standards ...
Loss of Bird Species Hampers Forecasting for Zimbabwe’s Farmers
Under the country's Parks and Wildlife Act, storks and bateleur eagles are listed as specially protected animals, while the southern ground hornbill is considered as vulnerable
Ex-French PM Valls launches bid to become mayor of Barcelona
Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has confirmed he will be running in Barcelona's mayoral election next year in order to "rescue" the Catalan capital from "deterioration."The involvement of the French politician, who was born 56 years ago in Barcelona, raises the stakes for the May 2019 election as a ...
UK Labour Party criticizes Israel amid anti-Semitism warning
Britain's main opposition Labour Party has passed a motion strongly criticizing Israel, as a senior lawmaker warned the party must root out anti-Semitism.Delegates at the party's conference voted Tuesday to criticize Israel's use of force against Gaza protests, urge more U.K. funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinians and back ...
EU lawmakers cancel Turkey funds over democracy shortfalls
European Union lawmakers say they are canceling 70 million euros ($82.4 million) in funding meant to help Turkey join the EU due to what they see as Ankara's failure to improve rule of law and human rights.The European Parliament's Budget Committee said Tuesday that the money would now go to ...
Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra
Masked gunmen shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in Basra on Tuesday, a brazen afternoon assassination that threatens to worsen tensions in the southern city wracked by violent protests.A police official said Soad al-Ali, who has been involved in organizing protests demanding better ...
South Sudanese Surgeon Wins Prestigious Nansen Award
Evan Atar Adaha being honored for life-saving medical work performed on thousands of victims of war and persecution
UN cautions against populism in high-level week
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres painted a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders opened their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate the international cooperation that is the foundation of the United Nations.In his ...