UN appeal for urgent Yemen aid falls $1B short…

A United Nations appeal for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country’s health care system, raised $1.35 billion

Trudeau Pauses for 21 Seconds When Asked About US

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau was apparently choosing his words carefully Tuesday when asked about the unrest in the US —it took him more than 20 seconds to respond to a reporter's question. You can see for yourself in this Yahoo Finance video . Here is how the question was posed, and...

U.K. Parliament To Vote On Future Of Remote…

In order to obey the country's social distancing guidelines, lawmakers have been utilizing a "hybrid" way of working since April.

Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy

President Vladimir Putin has endorsed Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation’s critical government and military infrastructure

Hong Kong's Leader Accuses US of 'Double Standard'

Hong Kong's leader has defended China's new national security law blocking secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign interference in the city while accusing the US of a double standard. "For some countries that have had a high-profile response and claimed they will take action, I can only describe them as upholding...

Hong Kong Won't Hold Tiananmen Square Vigil For…

​Hong Kong police said the event was canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

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US ambassador to Germany resigns from post…

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job

Australians Want Assange Free on Bail

Julian Assange refused to attend a court hearing Monday in England, even as a group of Australian lawmakers, journalists and human rights advocates pushed for him to be released on bail. A judge in London said an email from the prison where the WikiLeaks founder is being held said that...

Protests Over George Floyd's Death Spread Across…

Multiple solidarity gatherings were held in New Zealand Monday.

Pompeo hits China over Tiananmen as US faces…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is marking this week’s anniversary of China’s deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — a day after federal forces used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a park in front of the White House

Hong Kong Bans Annual Tiananmen Square Vigil

Police in Hong Kong have banned the annual candelit vigil in memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre—and organizers fear it will never be allowed again. In 1990, an estimated 180,000 people attended the vigil in Victoria Park to mark the first anniversary of the massacre of pro-democracy...

United Nations Postpones Climate Summit Until 2021

The annual meeting will be pushed back one year to November 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kenyans protest as police accused of killing…

Residents of a slum in Kenya’s capital have protested the death of a homeless man who they say was killed by police for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the coronavirus

Palace Releases First Photos of Queen in Months

Queen Elizabeth II has been photographed outside for the first time since Britain issued stay-at-home—or, in her case, stay-at-castle—orders more than two months ago. The palace released photos of the 94-year-old monarch riding a pony on the grounds of Windsor Castle over the weekend, the BBC reports. The...

Virus Spike Leads Some South Korean Schools…

The government shut down parts of the Seoul metro area, where nearly half of the country's 52 million people live.

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UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID…

A British study says people from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots

Prince Goes to Party Amid Lockdown, Then Tests…

A Belgian prince traveled from his home country to Spain on May 26 for an internship, and within two days of his arrival, he was one of 27 guests at what the BBC is calling a "lockdown party" held in a city that currently permits no more than 15 people...

China's Parliament Approves Hong Kong National…

The proposed law has sparked another wave of anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, resulting in violent clashes between protesters and police.

Austria to redesign Hitler's birthplace as police…

Austrian authorities have presented plans for the redesigning of the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889

10-Year-Old Girl Dies in Faith Healing

Algerians responded with anger online after the death of a 10-year-old girl during a faith healing. In announcing the arrest of a 28-year-old man in the case, the prosecutor said the girl apparently suffered "blows and burns," the Guardian reports. The victim "was abused during a ruqya (faith healing) to...

France And Belgium Arrest 26 People In Connection…

The suspects were arrested after allegedly taking part in the human trafficking and deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck.

EU says Russia should not yet rejoin G7, despite…

The European Union says U.S. President Donald Trump as host of an upcoming Group of Seven summit can invite who he wants but that Russia should not be allowed permanently back into the fold

China Pulls a 180 on Its Dog Policy

Looks like China has a new official dog policy—namely that people can no longer raise and trade them for commercial purposes, People reports. "With the progress of the times, people's civilization ideas and eating habits are constantly changing, and some traditional customs about dogs will also change," says a...

Judge Rules Extradition Trial For Huawei CFO Can…

A judge ruled Wednesday​ the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou can also be considered crimes in Canada.

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EU, UK leaders to meet this month as post-Brexit…

The European Union’s top executive and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet this month for talks that could give new momentum to the stalled post-Brexit negotiations

With China Cracking Down, 3M People Have a Way Out

Some 3 million people in Hong Kong may have a way out if China cracks down with newly approved national-security legislation, Reuters reports. Britain says it's offering extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship to roughly 2.9 million people there after China approved new rules to control the...

Chinese Team Remeasuring Mount Everest Reaches…

China and Nepal's current measurements of Mount Everest differ by about 13 feet.