Sri Lanka’s President announced Sunday he is ending the nationwide state of emergency. Maithripala Sirisena declared the emergency 13 days ago in response to anti-Muslim riots in which three people died and hundreds of shops were destroyed. Sirisena said improvements in the security situation prompted him to
On Friday, two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu killing 27 people and injuring 20. The attack was carried out by the Islamic militant group Al Shabaab. According to authorities, the first bomb was detonated after members of the group breached a checkpoint near the presidential palace.
The young man was released Monday following a week long detention over taxi dispute. Guthrie McLean was detained for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute. McLean, a student at the University of Montana, was released from
On Monday, a man attacked people in a office with a chainsaw. Armed with a chainsaw, a lone attacker has wounded five people at a health insurer’s office in the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. Police suspect the man is Franz Wrousis. Wrousis has two previous
The controversial bill triggered massive protests. On Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced his unexpected decision to veto a bill touted by his own party. The bill was part of a larger pack of judicial reforms that would have given his populist government the power to
Ram Nath Kovind becomes the 14th President of India. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee received the votes of 522 Members of Parliament. His opposition candidate, Meira Kumar, gained the votes of 225 MPs. Counting is still underway but the large margin makes a declaration
The warning comes as another German citizen is being held on terrorism charges. On Thursday, Germany’s foreign minister announced a significant “reorientation” of its policy towards Turkey. “We need our policies towards Turkey to go in a new direction … we can’t continue as we
On Thursday, Cardinal George Pell, a trusted adviser of The Pope, took a leave of absence. The move comes as Cardinal Pell prepares to fight multiple sexual assault charges in his native Australia. While speaking at the Vatican press office, Pell vehemently denied the charges.
Ehud Olmert was released Sunday after serving 16 months for corruption charges. The former Prime Minister was originally sentenced to 27 months, but was released early after serving about two-thirds of his sentence. Olmert was imprisoned for taking money from an American businessman in addition
The opposition leader has been formally banned by the Central Election Commission. The Central Electoral Commission based their ruling on the fact that Navalny was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Navalny decried the decision and stated that according to the constitution,