War crimes prosecutors question Kosovo leader Thaci in The Hague

07/13/2020

‘Nobody can rewrite history’, Thaci says, before answering questions on his alleged war crimes committed in the 1990s. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has arrived for questioning by war crimes prosecutors in The Hague for the first time, saying that “nobody can rewrite history” over his […]

Indian royal dynasty keep control of one of world's richest temples

07/13/2020

NEW DELHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of a former royal dynasty to run the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, one of the world’s richest places of worship, after the state government tried to take it over when the family patriarch died. […]

Chinese law professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus released

07/13/2020

Xu Zhangrun was detained for a week for writing articles critical of President Xi Jinping’s handling of the pandemic. A Chinese academic who published essays strongly criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic has been released after nearly a week in detention, his friends have […]

Argentina exceeds 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus

07/13/2020

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina exceeded 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus infections on Sunday as it struggles to contain spiraling case rates despite a strict quarantine imposed on the capital Buenos Aires and its surroundings. The health ministry said 2,657 new cases confirmed overnight took […]

Incumbent Duda extends lead in Polish election cliffhanger

07/13/2020

WARSAW (Reuters) – Incumbent Andrzej Duda’s lead in Poland’s presidential election widened further, an updated late poll showed on Monday, a result, which while still uncertain, could have profound implications for Warsaw’s relations with the European Union. The updated late poll combines exit poll data […]

Wounds of Dutch history expose deep racial divide

07/12/2020

Bronze statues of colonial icons have been spray-painted. Black Lives Matter protests have broken out. And now the Dutch parliament has backed a petition by three teenage women requesting the addition of racism to the school curriculum. Winds of change are swirling around the cobblestones […]