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Why Iran rebuffed the US and EU offer for nuclear deal talks — for now

Iran has rejected an opportunity to discuss the future of a nuclear deal with the United States, keeping both nations on a confrontational path instead of a diplomatic one.On February 18, Washington a

Former French President Sarkozy Convicted in Corruption Trial

PARIS—Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty Monday of trying to bribe a magistrate, becoming the first president in the history of France’s post-World War II republic to face p

Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-President sentenced to jail in historic ruling

President from 2007 to 2012, he was found guilty of trying to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about an ongoing investigation into his campaign finances.The Paris prosecut

Opinion | Is Hong Kong’s Security Law Bad for China?

The national security law did put an end to protests, it is quelling open calls for Hong Kong’s independence or simply its right to self-determination and it is silencing much of the formal oppositi

John Oliver takes a deep dive into police drug raids and why they need to stop

John Oliver has been covering issues relating to the police — including accountability and their role in society — for years now.And on Sunday, he turned his attention to a topic that's been at t

Aung San Suu Kyi hit with another charge as defiant protesters return to Myanmar streets following deadly crackdown

Suu Kyi appeared in a court hearing via video conference where she was charged under Myanmar's colonial-era penal code prohibiting publishing information that may 'cause fear or alarm,' her lawyer sai

Reps. Reschenthaler & Waltz: US should boycott China’s Winter Olympics – don’t reward genocide, rights abuses

The United States, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and nations throughout the world should hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for their horrific human rights violati

Hong Kong Charges 47 Democracy Supporters With Violating Security Law

HONG KONG — Dozens of pro-democracy figures who were rounded up and detained last month were arrested again on Sunday and charged with violating Hong Kong’s harsh new national security law, the la

At Least 3 Killed as Myanmar Police Crack Down on Protests

The police opened fire on protesters in southern Myanmar on Sunday, as the military regime began what appeared to be its toughest crackdown yet on the demonstrations against its month-old coup.Witness

Myanmar’s UN ambassador fired after anti-coup speech as military intensifies crackdown on protesters

State television MRTV announced Kyaw Moe Tun's removal on Saturday evening local time, saying he had 'abused the power and responsibilities of a permanent ambassador' and that he 'betrays the country.

Nigeria kidnappings: Gunmen abduct schoolgirls in Zamfara State, government official says

The schoolgirls were taken from their hostels by gunmen who raided the Government Girls' Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, a high-ranking government official with knowledge of the incident told

Nigerian Students Are Abducted in 2nd Kidnapping in Just Over a Week

ABJUA, Nigeria — Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwestern Nigeria’s Zamfara State, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, the second such kidnapping in a little over a w