Wednesday, April 15, 2015
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
BERLIN -- Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region's yearlong conflict.
Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87.
World military spending was largely unchanged in 2014 as lower spending in the United States and Western Europe was matched by increases elsewhere, prompted by conflicts in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa, an arms watchdog said Monday.
Recalling a bygone era of stately passenger liners and quaint colonial traditions, the RMS St. Helena is making its last journeys before weekly flights to the far-flung South Atlantic island are introduced.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Students at Falmouth University have a lot riding on May's national election, which if won by the Conservative Party will trigger a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union and threaten their funding.
For centuries the town of Boston in eastern England saw its inhabitants emigrate around the world, notably lending the name of their hometown to the city in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Moira Gemmill, a leading British design expert charged with modernizing two of Queen Elizabeth II's residences, has been killed in a cycling accident in London.
The gang members, dressed in fluorescent vests and hard hats, calmly carried bags and wheeled garbage bins into a high-security storage facility in London's diamond district.
Three months after appointing an openly gay diplomat as France's ambassador to the Vatican, Paris is still waiting for the green light from Rome.1 Comment