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Deadly quake a new blow to Afghans reeling from poverty

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s deadly earthquake this week struck one of the poorest corners of a country that has been hollowed out by increasing poverty. Even as more aid arrived Saturday, ...

Jan. 6: Pressure, unsung heroes and Trump's Watergate echoes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to...

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed...

Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals strike for better pay

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Striking nurses and other health workers have brought Zimbabwe's government hospitals to a near standstill, straining a once vibrant public health system now plagued by a lack ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 10 The New York Times says that Americans must fully confront what happened on Jan. 6 ...

Trump's Ukraine impeachment shadows war, risks GOP response

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump was impeached in late 2019 after pressuring Ukraine's leader for “a favor,” all while withholding $400 million in military aid to help confront Russian-ba...

Angry French diplomats drop discretion to strike over reform

PARIS (AP) — Members of the French diplomatic corps dropped their traditional reserve on Thursday to go on a rare strike, angered by a planned reform they worry will hurt their careers and France’s st...

French diplomats go on strike in rare protest

In a rare move for France's diplomatic corps, hundreds of members are going on strike on Thursday. They hope to put pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to cancel planned reforms aimed at mergin...

Damian Lewis, Ian Rankin honored by queen on her jubilee

LONDON (AP) — Actor Damian Lewis and crime writer Ian Rankin are among hundreds of Britons honored by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday as she celebrates 70 years on the throne. Lewis,...

Discrimination against Roma 'is an echo from back then'

The German lawyer Mehmet Daimagüler has long examined the historical legacies of racism and discrimination in Germany and their influence on present state institutions. Born to Turkish parents in Nort...

UK lawmakers criticize 'absence' of Afghan evacuation plan

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a “disaster and betrayal” hampered by a lack of leadership from senior politicians and civil servants, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Comm...

Bosnia's political crisis called worst since 1992-1995 war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia called the escalating political crisis in the country the most serious since the 1992-1995 war that saw 100,000 people die and warned in ...

With oil sales tied up, South Sudan battles to pay salaries

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Many of South Sudan's civil servants have not been paid for months as the government has run out of funds, with income from oil exports allocated to servicing loans until 2027...

Woman forced to land in Belarus gets 6 years in prison

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — A woman who ran a Belarusian opposition messaging app channel and was arrested along with her activist boyfriend when an airliner they were on was forced to land in Belarus was co...

Report: Hunger kills hundreds of kids in Ethiopia's Tigray

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — At least 1,900 children under 5 have died from malnutrition in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region in the past year, according to a study conducted by regional health offic...