Protests as Poland adopts near-total ban on abortion

WARSAW - A controversial Polish court ruling that imposes a near-total ban on abortion came into force on Wednesday, sparking nationwide protests that brought...

Napoleon’s account of legendary Battle of Austerlitz goes on sale

PARIS - Napoleon Bonaparte's account of his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, dictated during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, went...

From France to Rwanda’s hills, the husband-and-wife genocide hunters

BISESERO (RWANDA) - A stunned silence, and then cries of joy ring out in the green Bisesero hills.Survivors of one of the most terrible...

Navalny’s team calls for weekend protests outside Russia’s FSB

MOSCOW - Aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called Tuesday for new anti-government rallies in Moscow this weekend outside the FSB security agency...

China to conduct military drills in S.China Sea amid tensions with...

BEIJING: China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week, just days after Beijing bristled at a...

Indian farmers breach barricades in Republic Day tractor rally

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers, many on tractors, breached police barricades to launch a protest march into New Delhi on Tuesday as the...

US Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON - The US Senate on Monday voted by a wide margin to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to lead the Treasury...

Leaders set for online climate adaptation summit

THE HAGUE: World leaders are set to appear online on Monday at the first summit dedicated to making the planet more resilient to the...

In Gaza, parkour brings youngsters a taste of freedom

GAZA (TERRITOIRES PALESTINIENS) - Using crutches, Palestinian Mohamed Aliwa leaps from one concrete slab to another, determined that his missing leg won't stop him...

Texas coast uses Christmas trees to rebuild storm-ravaged dunes

SURFSIDE BEACH (ETATS-UNIS) - Toni Capretta stands on a patch of Texas's Gulf coast where just seven months earlier the dunes were nearly her...