Oil prices have risen in response to an agreement by the G7 group of nations which came into effect on Monday ... The move is part of increased pressure by the West over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine ... .
The discovery of three mass graves in Venezuela's eastern state of Bolívar points to how sinister the increase in disappearances in the country's illegal mining epicenter has become. Human remains were found in mining areas around southern Bolívar on three separate occasions in November, according to GeneralDomingo...read full story.
“Around300” people died in an attack on villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week blamed on the M23 rebel group, industry minister Julien Paluku said on Monday ... The rebel group has rejected the massacre accusations, and says eight civilians were killed in the village on 29 November – attributing their deaths to “stray bullets” ... .
In some ways, a masked millionaire managing to even out-do conspiracy theorists by saying, ‘I love Hitler’ is so outright absurd, that it could be funny ... It is a scary time to be a Jew. Jew hatred has become fashionable over the last few years. I’ve got used to seeing #Jews trending on Twitter all the time – never for a good reason ... Related... .
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired about 130 artillery rounds on Monday into the water near its western and eastern sea borders with South Korea, the latest military action contributing to worsening relations between the neighbors ... There were no immediate reports of shells falling inside South Korean territorial waters ... .
For the past 12 weeks, revolutionary sentiment has been coursing through the cities and towns of the Persian plateau. The agitation was triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini , a young Kurdish woman, on 16 Septe mber after she was arrested by the morality police in Tehran... Still, the authorities insist that they have erred on the side of restraint.
KYIV. Ukraine warned there would be emergency blackouts once again in several regions as it repaired damage from missile attacks it said destroyed homes and knocked out power, while Moscow accused Kyiv of attacking deep inside Russia with drones ... “In many regions, there will have to be emergency blackouts,” he said in a late Monday video address ... 24.
Indonesia’s parliament approved a new criminal code on Tuesday that bans sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, despite worries the laws may scare away tourists from its tropical shores and harm investment ... The laws were passed with support from all political parties ... “We deeply regret the government has closed its eyes ... .
The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga’s dog walker while stealing her French bulldogs last year took a plea deal and was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, officials said. The Lady Gaga connection was a coincidence, authorities have said ... It was not immediately clear which attorney represented Howard on Monday ... But it wasn’t enough ... .