ANKARA, (Reuters) – At least 30 people were killed when twin explosions hit a rally of hundreds of pro-Kurdish and leftist activists outside Ankara’s main train station today in what the government described as a terrorist attack, weeks ahead of an election.
OSLO/TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, an example of peaceful transition in a region otherwise struggling with violence and upheaval.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – A Tanzanian court has charged a prominent Chinese businesswoman, dubbed the ‘Ivory Queen’, with running a criminal network responsible for smuggling tusks from more than 350 elephants, court documents seen by Reuters yesterday showed.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India is opening the way for women pilots to fly fighter jets in combat, its air force chief said, as one of the world’s biggest military forces shakes off its reluctance to give greater responsibilities to women.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Britain and the United States yesterday endorsed a national unity government in Libya as proposed by the United Nations to end the conflict between two rival governments in the war-torn country.
LIMA, (Reuters) – The world’s rich countries most likely will be able to reach the goal of providing $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poor countries combat and adapt to climate change, as the result of increased pledges made in Lima, key ministers said yesterday.
OSLO/TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize today for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, an example of peaceful transition in a region otherwise struggling with violence and upheaval.
STOCKHOLM/MINSK, (Reuters) – Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for Literature yesterday for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union and in her first public response denounced Russia’s intervention in Ukraine as an “invasion”.
BARCELONA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As finance ministers from 20 developing states agreed yesterday to work on boosting funding for climate action, officials and experts called for more finance to protect the world’s poor from the effects of global warming.
KIGALI, (Reuters) – Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday that President Paul Kagame could run for a third seven-year term, rejecting an attempt by the main opposition party to block changes to the country’s constitution.
MIAMI/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The president of a top Honduras soccer club and two family members were charged by U.S. authorities yesterday with engineering a decade-long scheme to launder drug trafficking and foreign bribery proceeds through U.S.
STOCKHOLM/LONDON, (Reuters) – Three scientists from Sweden, the United States and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexican authorities should allow international investigators to interview soldiers who may have witnessed the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers last year, a top United Nations official said yesterday.
WASHINGTON/GENEVA, (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard yesterday ended its search for missing crew of the cargo ship El Faro that sank off the Bahamas last week after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin.