General News

UN court to hear appeal in Serbian lawmaker's acquittal

Dec 13, 2017

Prosecutors are set to explain to United Nations judges why they believe that the 2016 acquittal of a Serbian ultranationalist on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges should be overturned on appeal

Collision in Switzerland's Gotthard road tunnel kills 2

Dec 13, 2017

Police say a head-on collision between a car and a truck in Switzerland's Gotthard tunnel has left two people dead and forced the temporary closure of the tunnel, a key transit route through the Alps

Venezuela's opposition, prisoners win EU human rights award

Dec 13, 2017

The democratic opposition and political prisoners in Venezuela have received the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights

Group protests human rights activist's detention in Burundi

Dec 13, 2017

Human Rights Watch protests activist's detention in Burundi as part of 'crackdown'

Greek court backs extraditing Russian bitcoin suspect to US

Dec 13, 2017

Greece's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a request to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin

Saudi king prioritizes economic reforms for coming year

Dec 13, 2017

Saudi King Salman delivers annual speech outlining government's priorities for coming year, focusing on economy and emphasizing anti-corruption crackdown

Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

Dec 13, 2017

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a doping test at the Spanish Vuelta in September

'I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas' wish granted, again

Dec 13, 2017

Oklahoma City native Gayla Peevey has welcomed another hippopotamus to the city's zoo, more than 60 years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped the facility purchase its first

Catholic university names first lay leader in its history

Dec 13, 2017

The new president of John Carroll University will be its first lay leader in the 131-year history of the private, Catholic school near Cleveland

EU Parliament votes against banning key kebab additive

Dec 13, 2017

The European Parliament narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive which is considered key in industrial meats for the ubiquitous doner kebab

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