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German doctors fined over abortion ads

GERMANY – A German court fined two gynecologists of €2,000 (£1,780) each for advertising how they carry out abortions in their Berlin clinic.Earlier this...

Freed activist calls for leader’s resignation

HONG KONG – This country’s most prominent student activist Joshua Wong has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free from...

Bomb kills at least 8 policemen

KENYA – At least eight Kenyan police officers died after their car hit a roadside bomb near the Somali border.Eleven people were in the...

Uncertainty reigns as top bets barred

GUATEMALA – When Guatemalans headed to the polling stations on Sunday, two of the candidates who until recently had been tipped as favorites to...

HK suspends extradition bill

HONG KONG – Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the Hong Kong government suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China.She...

Supreme Court rules homophobia a crime

SAO PAULO – The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that homophobia should be criminalized under existing legislation until Congress creates a specific law...

Christchurch attack suspect pleads not guilty

NEW ZEALAND – The main suspect in the Christchurch attacks in March has pleaded not guilty to all charges.Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, was...

Swiss women stage nat’l strike for equality

SWITZERLAND – Women across Switzerland prepared for a nationwide strike in protest against what they said was the country’s unacceptably slow pace to equality.Friday’s...

Australia approves coal project

AUSTRALIA – This country gave the final approval for the construction of a controversial coal mine to be built by Indian company Adani.The mine,...

New Ebola outbreak in Congo worsens

CONGO – The head of a major medical research charity called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa “truly frightening.”Nearly 1,400 people died...

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