Scattered protests continue as Paris reels from violence

PARIS (AP) — Protesters angry at French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms continued scattered actions on Friday amid delayed train traffic, queues of trucks blocking access to Marseille’s commercial port and debris still floating in the streets of Paris after the mass demonstrations of the previous day. More than 450 protesters were arrested in Paris … Read more

Guilty of complicity in abortion, Polish woman vows to fight

BRUSSELS (AP) — As Justyna Wydrzyńska sees it, Ania, like her, was a victim of domestic violence. Another kid and she’d be trapped. It was 2020. The pandemic lockdowns. Everyone was concerned that Poland’s borders would close, halting travel and postal services. To help someone she identified with, Wydrzyńska gave Ania the abortion pills she … Read more

Corruption and high inequality mark Iraq’s post-2003 oil legacy

NAHRAN OMAR, Iraq (AP) — Oil is being pumped 24 hours a day within meters of Raghed Jasim’s home in Iraq’s harsh southern heartland. Gas flares from the field illuminate the night sky bright orange and spew acrid smoke; when the wind picks up, the 40-year-old’s clothes are coated black. For Iraq’s poorest, proof of … Read more

Indian police hunt for Sikh leader, arrest separatist supporters

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police have launched a search for a separatist leader who has revived calls for an independent Sikh homeland, fueling fears of violence in the northwestern state of Punjab, which has a history of bloody rebellions. Police have accused Amritpal Singh, a 30-year-old preacher, and his aides of creating discord in … Read more

What is the happiest country in the world and where does the United States rank?

THe United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network has made another year’s list of the happiest countries in the world. It is based on a macro survey of 150 countries and, for the sixth year in a row, despite Russia’s threats over its NATO membership bid, Finland leads the ranking. The study is conducted by Gallup … Read more

US prepares for unprecedentedly likely Trump arrest

America prepared Monday for a possible historic indictment of Donald Trump over a hush money case, with the former president calling for mass demonstrations if he was indicted. Trump supporters were expected to protest in New York later Monday as Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg considers suing the ex-president over a 2016 payment to porn … Read more

World on ‘thin ice’ as UN climate report issues harsh warning

Humanity still has a chance, almost the last, to avoid the worst future damage from climate change, a top panel of United Nations scientists said Monday. But that will require rapid reductions in carbon pollution and fossil fuel use by nearly two-thirds by 2035, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The United Nations … Read more

US Intel Helped India Beat China In 2022 Border Clash: Sources | World report

India was able to repel a Chinese military incursion into the disputed border region in the high Himalayas late last year thanks to an unprecedented intelligence exchange with the US military, US News has learned, an act that caught Chinese People’s Liberation Army forces by surprise. enraged Beijing and appears to have forced the Chinese … Read more

Islamic State group claims DR Congo attack that killed 9 people

Islamic State group claims Congo attack that left 9 dead More than 20 civilians were killed in separate attacks in the east of the country this weekend AFP, Beirut, March 20, 2023, 8:22 am ist updated: 20 Mar. 2023, 08:22 ist The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attack in the Democratic … Read more

Former Taiwanese President Ma will visit China from March 27

Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou will visit China later this month, his office said on Sunday (March 19). The move will mark the first visit by a former or current Taiwanese leader since the defeated government of the Republic of China fled to the island in 1949. Notably, the Republic of China remains the official … Read more