Liberians Take to the Streets to Demand Return of Lost Millions
About $104 million — 5 percent of Liberia's annual GDP — went missing on the way the central bank, triggering the biggest crisis since the president took office
S. Sudan Government Forces, Rebels Clash Within Weeks of Peace Deal
President Salva Kiir recently signed a peace agreement with rebel factions to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced 2 million
World Leaders Recommit to Peace in Honor of Mandela
At start of UN General Assembly, leaders paid tribute to legacy of S. Africa's former president and values and principles he fought for throughout his life
New Venezuela Fuel Payment System Gets Off to Slow Start
The new system entails Venezuelans applying for and using a state-backed digital identification document to pay for fuel, with the government providing gas stations with wireless devices that will read the card
Ivory Coast Ruling Coalition Splits over Feud
Recent rift, exacerbated in part by President Alassane Ouattara cabinet reshuffle in July, strained relations and put coalition at risk ahead of local elections next month and presidential election in 2020
US CIA Director: Indications N. Korea Serious About Giving Up Nukes
Gina Haspel says US, North Korea 'in a better place' due to dialogue
Chile’s Government Announces Investment for Indigenous Region
Program aims to increase indigenous representation and provide housing subsidies and infrastructure improvements to one of the Chile's poorest communities
Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini
Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic crater without getting receipts.Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue said Monday that the one-day operation last week ...
Uganda’s Kyagulanyi Urges Museveni to be More Democratic
It was Kyagulani's first news conference since he returned from US, where he receiving medical treatment for injuries while in police custody
Iran Vows Revenge on Perpetrators of Terrorist Attack, Even as Confusion Mounts
Many have cast a wide net when attributing responsibility for the Saturday shooting that killed 29
How an Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea was rescued
A teenager has been rescued after surviving for 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut. Is this "real life of Pi"? Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, from Sulawesi in Indonesia, works as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, known locally as rompong, 125km out at sea. In mid-July, heavy ...
As Tripoli Violence Rises, France Wants Sanctions on Militias
In addition to imposing UN sanctions on Tripoli militias, France wants elections by year-end, which former colonial power Italy and others oppose
Uganda’s opposition pop star says he doesn’t feel safe
Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said on Monday he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, told reporters "I don't feel safe ...
Russia to Supply New S-300 Missile Defense System to Syria
Announcement follows accidental downing of Russian plane last week in Syria
Hong Kong Officially Bans Pro-Independence Party
Move to outlaw Hong Kong National Party the first since Britain returned control of territory to China in 1997
Update: France wants UN backing for Syria accord
The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10 a.m.France's foreign minister wants the U.N. to rally behind a Russian-Turkish accord averting a massive battle for the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib.Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the accord is "a good thing" and an "opportunity ...
Update: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds
The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):8:30 p.m.Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations that his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country.Panos Kammenos says that the ministry used around 90 million euros ($106 million) of the EU funds, with ...
Photos: The Maldives opposition’s surprise election win
The surprise victory of opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives' third multiparty presidential election will shake up politics in the Indian Ocean archipelago.In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 photo, a Maldivian man walks past a wall filled with posters showing opposition leaders, outside the residence of former president ...
Italy tightens eligibility for migrant protection
Italy on Monday tightened criteria for migrants receiving humanitarian protection as its populist government deepened its crackdown on those seeking asylum.A new law, in the form of a government decree approved by Premier Giuseppe Conte and his Cabinet, also permits authorities to suspend evaluation of asylum requests for migrants judged ...
Mandela statue at UN: ‘an inspiration … and a reminder’
A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Monday's dedication that Mandela "embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity."A peace summit ...