UN says 'staggering' deaths of rights activists in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed alarm Tuesday at the “staggering number” of social activists killed in...

Ireland to hold early election on February 8

Dublin (AFP) - Ireland will go to the polls next month in an early general election, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Tuesday, seeking to...

Iran calls for expulsion of British ambassador to Tehran for alleged role in anti-government protests

Robert Macaire has been accused of playing a “provocative role” by Iranian officials - REXIran declared the British ambassador to Tehran “persona non grata”...

Senate may pass new trade deal before impeachment trial starts

The Senate may try to dispense with two crucial issues before President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.Senate Majority Whip John Thune said the chamber could...

Kosovo woman, man repatriated from Syria charged with terror

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors on Tuesday filed terrorism charges against an Albanian woman and a man for allegedly joining the Islamic State...

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all...

Israeli court stalls case of Australia sex crime suspect

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court Tuesday delayed extradition proceedings for a woman facing dozens of sexual abuse charges in Australia, dashing hopes the...

Tuesday evening news briefing: Why Meghan Markle missed Sandringham summit

The Duchess of Sussex did not dial into the Sandringham summit - WireImageIf you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up...

Sudan Says Spy Agency Mutiny Quelled After Intense Gunfire

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on TwitterSudan’s government said it contained a violent mutiny over pay...

House Democrats Press White House for Drone-Strike Justification

(Bloomberg) -- House Democrats demanded the White House provide a legal justification for the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad...

Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack

Sean Rayford/Getty Images2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether President Donald Trump broke the law...

'Surviving was a miracle': Iran's missile attack on Iraq base

Ain al-Asad Air Base (Iraq) (AFP) - Waves of ballistic missiles, soldiers hunkered down in bunkers for hours, intense shock waves -- a top...

Ukraine Urges Five-Nation Probe Into Downed Jet, Even Without Iran

(Bloomberg) -- Ukraine called for an investigation by five countries that lost citizens in last week’s downing of a passenger jet leaving Tehran --...

Lebanon Erupts in Protest Again as Crisis Builds and Banks Fret

(Bloomberg) -- Lebanese protesters spilled back into the streets on Tuesday after a brief letup, blocking major highways as they denounced the lack of...

Big Ben, big bucks: Brexit bell plan hits financial hurdle

LONDON (AP) — Will Big Ben bong for Brexit? Not unless British taxpayers cough up the bucks.The bell of Britain’s Parliament has been largely...

Some trees can live for more than 1,000 years and scientists may have figured...

However, new research has found that the ginkgo tree, which can live more than 1,000 years, doesn't really show any expected effects of aging...

Microsoft CEO blasts India’s new citizenship law

"I think what is happening is sad, primarily as sort of someone who grew up there," the Indian-born executive told BuzzFeed News at a...

Poop at sacred Machu Picchu temple leads to six arrests

Four men and two women entered an area within the Temple of the Sun, a temple built by Incas to host ceremonies, authorities at...