Environmentalists Alarmed Over Latest Amazon Data

Environmentalists are ringing alarm bells after Brazil released its latest data on the Amazon rainforest, CNN reports. According to the government, the rainforest lost nearly 3,800 square miles over 12 months through July 2019, marking an 11-year high in deforestation and a 29.5% increase over the year before....

Brazil police: officer fired stray bullet that killed girl

Brazilian authorities have identified a police officer as responsible for a stray bullet that killed an eight-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro state this year

U.S. And South Korea Talks Break Down Over…

James DeHart, the top U.S. negotiator, said his side decided to "cut short" the talks to give South Korea "some time to reconsider."

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

A senior U.S. intelligence official says Iran will likely begin buying new advanced fighter jets and battle tanks next year when the U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted.

Mexico City debates allowing children legal gender change

A couple of hundred demonstrators have protested against a proposed Mexico City law that would allow children and adolescents to change the gender listed on their birth certificates

Sweden Ends Julian Assange Rape Investigation

The rape allegations stemmed from Assange's visit to Sweden in 2010.

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Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing…

Wails have filled a church in Haiti during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests

EU’s Tusk: Croatia’s EU presidency comes at a…

Outgoing EU leader Donald Tusk says Croatia’s first ever presidency in the European Union could come at a ‘critical period’ for the bloc

North Korea Says It's Not Interested In Further…

President Donald Trump appeared to hint on Sunday that another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was in the works, tweeting, "See you soon!"

The Latest: Rights group: Over 100 killed in Iran…

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” says it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over government-set gasoline prices rising

Police fight protesters on Caribbean island of Dominica

A protest over election reform erupted on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with more than 200 people fighting police before being dispersed with tear gas, officials said Tuesday

Protesters Still Clashing With Police At Hong…

The violence began last week when protesters set up a heavily fortified camp on Hong Kong Polytechnic University's campus on Thursday.

Finally Some Good News for Julian Assange

Prosecutors in Sweden are no longer pursuing a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose 50-week sentence in a British prison came as a result of the allegation. The decision to drop the case came after seven witnesses were interviewed, reports the BBC . Though it described the alleged victim...

Brazilian police seek arrest of Paraguay…

Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of Paraguay's ex-President Horacio Cartes as part of an investigation into money laundering

U.S. Will No Longer Consider Israeli Settlements…

The U.S. reversed its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and that could set back Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood.

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Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split…

Anti-government protesters block access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half

Italian prosecutors investigate ex-minister…

Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for not allowing an NGO rescue ship to enter Italian waters this summer

NYT: Leaked Documents Expose China's Crackdown On…

The Chinese government has dismissed a New York Times report detailing Beijing's ongoing detention of Muslim minorities, including the Uighurs.

UN watchdog: Iran now in violation of heavy water limits

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog says Iran has breached another limit of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by stockpiling more heavy water than allowed

Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business…

Britain’s Prince Andrew is facing further disgrace as charitable partners and educational institutions begin to distance themselves from him amid unfavorable fallout from an interview on his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

Russia Returns Seized Ships To Ukraine

Russia seized the ships and crew nearly a year ago, claiming the Ukrainian vessels were in its waters illegally.

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9…

A Swedish prosecutor says the alleged rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, has been discontinued

German archive uploads details of millions of Nazi victims

The International Center on Nazi Persecution in Germany has uploaded some 850,000 documents containing information on ten million names that were collected soon after the end of World War II in the American occupied zone of Germany

Venice Flooded Again After Another Exceptionally…

Water levels peaked at nearly five feet on Sunday, flooding already soaked shops, restaurants and hotels.

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UN ‘concerned’ about Trump’s exoneration of 3 US servicemen

The U.N. human rights office says it’s “very concerned” about U.S. President Donald Trump’s exoneration of three U.S. servicemen accused of war crimes, calling one of the pardons in a pending case “particularly troubling.”

China seen flexing legal muscles on Hong Kong

Criticism from China’s rubber stamp parliament of a Hong Kong court’s ruling seems to hint Beijing may move to overrule striking down a ban on face masks at protests

Hong Kong Protesters Arrested As They Try To…

Anti-government demonstrators set up a heavily fortified camp on Hong Kong Polytechnic University's campus last week.