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They were tortured under Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos Snr. Now they fear their stories are being erased

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 20:31
When Philippine President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jnr. met US President Joe Biden in New York last week, there was an uncomfortable sense of deja vu for some older Filipinos.

Vatican secretly disciplined Nobel-winning bishop from East Timor over alleged abuse of minors

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 20:06
The Vatican on Thursday acknowledged that it had secretly disciplined East Timor bishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Carlos Ximenes Belo two years ago, responding to allegations that he sexually abused boys in East Timor decades before.

One of Europe's busiest airports puts limit on passengers. Airlines aren't happy

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 19:48
Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport -- one of Europe's busiest -- announced plans Thursday to continue capping the number of travelers departing from the airport through early 2023.

Analysis: Why the ghost of 2008 still haunts us in 2022

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 17:00
All week, there have events in the news that have come in under of the banner of "this hasn't happened since 2007/2008."

US officials troubled by controversial UK tax cut plan

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:11
US officials are increasingly troubled by the United Kingdom's proposal to slash taxes at a time of crushing inflation, a plan that has ignited turbulence in financial markets.

Germany will borrow nearly $200 billion to cap consumers' energy bills

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:44
The German government announced it plans to borrow €200 billion ($195 billion) to cap natural gas prices for households and businesses. That's a bigger price tag than the £150 billion ($165 billion) the UK government is expected to borrow to finance its own price cap.

Latin America's largest democracy is days away from choosing its next president

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 09:39
Brazil's upcoming presidential election has been shrouded by an unprecedented climate of tension and violence. As the Oct. 2 vote approaches, episodes of harassment and attacks have intensified, with even neutral players like poll institutes turning into targets.

Landmark Indian court ruling says rape includes marital rape and extends abortion rights to 24 weeks

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 07:52
Marital rape was defined as rape in a landmark decision by India's Supreme Court on Thursday.

Analysis: The UK is gripped by an economic crisis of its own making

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 07:43
A week ago, the Bank of England took a stab in the dark. It raised interest rates by a relatively modest half a percentage point to tackle inflation. It couldn't know the scale of the storm that was about to break.

US defeats Russia in a battle to control the future of the global internet

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 07:42
The United States has soundly defeated Russia in an election to control a United Nations body responsible for shaping global internet development, a contest viewed as geopolitically symbolic amid wider US-Russia tensions and an answer to fears of growing censorship online by authoritarian regimes.

Why the metaverse won't fix our IRL beauty standards

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 06:31
Avatars are nothing new — and nor is the idea that we care about how we look online.

Kamala Harris visits DMZ amid tension over North Korean missile launch

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 01:18
US Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea on Thursday -- one day after Pyongyang fired two ballistic missiles into the waters off its east coast.

US F-15 jet downs Iranian drone that appeared to threaten US forces in Iraq

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 13:25
The US scrambled an F-15 jet to shoot down an Iranian drone that appeared to be heading towards US forces in Erbil, Iraq, on Wednesday, a US official told CNN.

Iranian women are cutting off their hair in protest. Here's why

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 11:11
A weeping Iranian woman is seen kneeling by her dead brother's coffin as she slashes through her hair with a pair of scissors. Her relatives wail for justice as she tosses strands onto the coffin.

There's a 98% chance of a global recession in 2023, research firm warns

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 08:27
Warning lights are flashing in the global economy as high inflation, drastic rate hikes and the war in Ukraine take their toll.

At least 4 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in one of year's deadliest Israeli West Bank raids

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:17
At least four Palestinian men were killed and 44 wounded during an Israeli military raid in Jenin Wednesday morning, Palestinian officials said, making it one of the deadliest Israeli raids in the West Bank this year, which has already seen over 100 Palestinians killed.

Bank of England will buy UK bonds at 'whatever scale' necessary to halt crash

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:05
The Bank of England said Wednesday it would buy UK government debt "on whatever scale is necessary" in an emergency intervention to halt a bond market crash that it warned could threaten "financial stability."

Poland tightened abortion laws. It didn't count on where help would come from next

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:02
It's early evening in an affluent neighborhood in the Dutch city of Haarlem and bed and breakfast owners Arnoud and Marika are waiting for their next guest to arrive. They've prepared their single room for her, a brightly colored space with massive windows overlooking a leafy drive.

Harris calls China's behavior 'disturbing' and reiterates US support for Taiwan in speech

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 03:46
Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday accused China of "undermining key elements of the international rules-based order" and called its behavior in the East China Sea, South China Sea and Taiwan Strait "disturbing."

Fighter jets escort Singapore Airlines plane after bomb hoax

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 22:45
Two air force fighter jets escorted a Singapore Airlines plane traveling from San Francisco to Changi Airport after a passenger made a hoax bomb threat.