The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has moved to officially open its first animal shelter as it prepares to host a major international athletic competition next month.
Hurricane Kenneth grew rapidly into a monster Category 4 storm, but slipped slightly later Monday off Mexico’s Pacific coast. It posed no threat to land, but the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey continued to slog across the Caribbean Sea, threatening to drench parts of Central America.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday offered asylum to Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor, who fled to the country last week.
Chile’s Constitutional Court on Monday upheld a measure that would end the country’s absolute ban on abortions.
In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.
But French police said the incident was not initially treated as a terrorism investigation.
The temporary halt comes after Moscow ordered the American mission to cut staff by nearly two-thirds after Congress approved new sanctions against Russia.
Few question the need for renovations to the Houses of Parliament. But many ask why they will take so long.
The Cambridge University Press faced academic outrage after agreeing to remove articles about Tibet, Tiananmen Square and China’s Cultural Revolution.
“Comrade Joe” became the star of North Korean propaganda movies and tried to persuade other soldiers to defect.