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28m ago

Cuba arbitrarily abused, arrested protesters, Human Rights Watch states

The group said it had documented at least 130 cases in which security forces violated due process, beat, sexually abused or forced into solitary confinement citizens participating in rallies.
People protest in Havana on July 11, 2021.
People protest in Havana on July 11, 2021.
40m ago

European Union says Poland's 'direct challenge' to its unity will not go unpunished

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen laid out three options for a response to the Polish court’s attack on the primacy of EU law.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki delivers a speech during a debate on Poland's challenge to the supremacy of EU laws at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Oct. 19, 2021.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki delivers a speech during a debate on Poland's challenge to the supremacy of EU laws at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Oct. 19, 2021.
4h ago

American envoy to Afghanistan resigns in wake of chaotic U.S. withdrawal, Taliban takeover

Zalmay Khalilzad said it was the "right time" to resign as the U.S. enters "a new phase in our Afghanistan policy."
Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 27, 2021.
Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 27, 2021.
6h ago

Diver finds 900-year-old sword thought to belong to Crusader knight

The artifact was found in an area thought to have been used as a temporary anchorage as early as the Late Bronze Age.
A sword believed to have belonged to a Crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago was found in Caesarea
A sword believed to have belonged to a Crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago was found in Caesarea
7h ago

This woman wanted to die. Why was her euthanasia canceled?

The story of Martha Sepúlveda Campo, who has a fatal disease but wasn’t allowed to die without a terminal prognosis, made headlines. Why did doctors not allow her to die in the end?
Martha Sepúlveda Campo.
Martha Sepúlveda Campo.
16h ago

Myanmar frees hundreds of political prisoners under regional pressure

Critics of the military government say it is trying to rebuild its international reputation after it was excluded from the upcoming ASEAN summit.
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Image: MYANMAR-POLITICS-COUP-MILITARY

Australia starts chlamydia vaccine trial in koalas

Australia's University of the Sunshine Coast announced it is enrolling 400 koalas in a trial to see whether a vaccine can prevent infection.
A koala is vaccinated against chlamydia at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia, on Oct. 15, 2021.
A koala is vaccinated against chlamydia at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia, on Oct. 15, 2021.
18h ago

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea says

It would be the latest weapons test by the country, which has pressed ahead with military development in the face of international sanctions.
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Venezuelan president threatens retaliation after ally extradited to U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro threatened retaliation after the U.S. extradited his ally, Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman to face criminal charges. 
Venezuelan president threatens retaliation after ally extradited to U.S.
Venezuelan president threatens retaliation after ally extradited to U.S.
21h ago

Notorious gang blamed for kidnapping 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti

The 400 Mawozo is believed to be holding the group, which includes five children.
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HAITI-POLTICS-RIGHTS-PROTEST

A Greek shipping port and China's major global infrastructure push

COSCO, a Chinese state-owned shipping company, owns a majority of a shipping port near Athens. Chinese companies have spent billions on similar ports in a number of countries, according to data compiled by conservative think tank AEI. Experts say the U.S. is offering no real competition for China when it comes to these ports worldwide.
A Greek shipping port and China's major global infrastructure push
A Greek shipping port and China's major global infrastructure push