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France: Meat-free school lunches in Lyon spark controversy

Lyon is one of France's culinary hubs. It's known throughout the country for its bouchons, or traditional restaurants, serving high-end hearty fare. But now Mayor Gregory Doucet has decided th...

Taiwan swears in new defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired General Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) was sworn in as the new minister of national defense Tuesday (Feb. 23) with the promise to continue military reforms. His appointme...

Nine Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ on day of Cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of nine Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on the day the country reshuffled its top military, intelligence an...

Taiwan reshuffles top defense and China policy officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office announced a major reshuffle of its top officials in charge of defense, national security and China policies Friday (Feb. 19), just days after the e...

Timeline: Yemen war began in 2014 when Houthis seized Sanaa

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Wednesday targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, causing a civilian plane on the tarmac to catch fire. The attack came just a few days after President ...

Sudan's PM reshuffles Cabinet to add rebel ministers

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday announced a Cabinet reshuffle to add rebel ministers as part of a peace deal that transitional authorities struck with a rebel alliance las...

Taiwan premier: No cabinet reshuffle after Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) reiterated on Saturday (Feb. 6) that there is no plan for a partial cabinet reshuffle, amid rumors that two top positions relating to pandemic...

Sudan appoints key rebel leaders to interim government

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has appointed three representatives of armed rebel groups to top posts in the country's interim government as part of a peace deal signed last year, the state news agency reported T...

How will Myanmar move forward following coup?

On Monday morning, Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top members of the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD) party were arrested by the country's milit...

Bolsonaro allies win in Congress and slow impeachment drive

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro helped elect two allies to the top jobs in both houses of Brazil's Congress, a success that is expected to help him blunt a campaign by protesters who ...

Bolsonaro victories in Congress seen thwarting impeachment

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A lawmaker supported by President Jair Bolsonaro was elected head of Brazil's Senate on Monday, a victory for the conservative leader's effort to head off a potential impeachme...

Italian PM Conte faces challenge as Renzi again disrupts

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is facing a challenge to his government’s survival, with a junior partner threatening to pull its support just as Italy is battling a resurgence of the virus...

Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte loses Senate majority

Italy's ex-prime minister Matteo Renzi triggered a political crisis by taking his Italia Viva (Italy Alive) party out of the ruling coalition and leaving Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte without a ru...

UN envoy arrives in Aden a week after deadly airport blast

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Thursday toured the damage from a recent airport missile attack that killed at least 25 people and wounded 110 others. Envoy Martin ...

Greek churches open on Epiphany feast despite tight lockdown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government relented and allowed limited attendance at churches celebrating the feast of the Epiphany on Wednesday, reversing a ban on attendance designed to limit the s...