Thursday, January 29, 2015
Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death.
A U.N. agency said Tuesday it had to suspend an aid program for Gaza war victims because of a shortfall of funding from donor countries.
The U.S. Federal Reserve opened its first monetary policy meeting of the year Tuesday to take the pulse of the U.S. economy and mull the first interest rate hike since 2006.
U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, ageing survivors gathered at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday as world leaders sounded the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.
Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's youngest prime minister in 150 years on Monday and was set to lead an anti-austerity coalition after a stunning election win that sent shockwaves through Europe.
President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former U .S. statesmen in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.
Jubilant residents began trickling back to Kobane Tuesday after Kurdish fighters drove the Islamic State (IS) group from the Syrian border town, which became a major symbol of resistance against the jihadists.
A two-foot-long (half-meter) drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security — and a growing threat from the sky.
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea.