Rwanda frees Paul Rusesabagina of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame
Rwanda’s government has commuted the sentence of Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of countrymen from genocide but was convicted of terrorism offenses years later in a widely criticized trial.
Deutsche Bank shares drop amid global jitters over banks
Shares in Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest lender, have fallen sharply and dragged down major European banks as fears about weaknesses in the global financial system send fresh shudders through the markets.
King Charles' state visit deflated as France leg canceled
King Charles III’s first state visit as monarch has been scaled back, dashing hopes for a triumphal tour to win hearts and minds abroad just as his mother did so successfully during her 70 years on the throne.
France bans TikTok, Twitter from government staff phones
France says it's banning the “recreational? use of TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and other apps on government employees' phones.
Man drives at pedestrians inside German airport garage
Police say a motorist has driven into several pedestrians in a parking garage at Cologne-Bonn Airport in western Germany.
North Korea claims 'radioactive tsunami' weapon test at sea
North Korea says its cruise missile launches this week were part of nuclear attack simulations that included a detonation from a purported underwater drone.
Violent French pension protests erupt as 1M demonstrate
French unions are holding their first mass demonstrations since President Emmanuel Macron forced a higher retirement age through parliament without a vote.
Zebra Escapes Seoul Zoo, Spends Hours Galloping Through City's Busy Streets
The zebra — a male named Sero that was born in the zoo in 2021 — was in stable condition and being examined by veterinarians as of Thursday evening.
Credit Suisse deal averted crisis, Swiss central bank says
The Swiss central bank has hiked its key interest rate and insisted that a government-orchestrated takeover of troubled Credit Suisse by rival bank UBS ended the financial turmoil.
Macron wants French pension plan implemented by end of year
French President Emmanuel Macron will explain how he will seek to overcome tensions prompted by his plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
'Deeply troubling': UN rights chief on Uganda anti-gay bill
The U.N.’s top human rights official is urging Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to block an anti-LGBTQ bill that prescribes harsh penalties for some homosexual offenses, including death and life imprisonment.
UN Chief Urges New Commitments Toward Clean Water Goals
The United Nations chief called for improved efforts on drinking water and sanitation efforts Wednesday, during the first world conference on water that has been held since 1977.
Under oath, Boris Johnson denies he lied over 'partygate'
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a high-stakes grilling by a committee of lawmakers.
Credit Suisse customers feel mix of anger, relief after sale
Credit Suisse's customers are feeling a range of emotions after the government orchestrated a takeover of the country’s second-largest bank by rival UBS.
11 killed as strong earthquake rattles Pakistan, Afghanistan
A strong earthquake has rattled Pakistan’s capital Islamabad and other parts of the country, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes.