Sierra Leone government regains control after coup attempt
Sierra Leone's government says armed men attacked institutions in the capital in an attempted coup last Sunday. Thousands of inmates are still on the run after they escaped from a maximum-security prison. But the president is reassuring ...
Venezuela to hold referendum on seizing part of Guyana
The UN's top court has ordered Venezuela to refrain from taking any action in a border dispute with Guyana. Caracas has long laid claim to its neighbor's oil-rich Essequibo region and is holding a national referendum on its fate on Sunday.
Congress faces a packed agenda for December
There are just two weeks of work scheduled for the House and the Senate in December, and congressional leaders have laid out an aggressive list of goals for that time frame. On top of the list is President Biden's supplemental funding re...
Far-right protesters gather in Paris after French teenager’s death
Around 200 far-right demonstrators have gathered in Paris to protest the death of a French teenager who died after being stabbed. They claim it is a symbol of France’s increasingly insecure society amid immigration, although no official ...
George Santos expelled from U.S Congress
George Santos has been expelled from the United States House of Representatives after a series of criminal charges and ethics investigations. He is only the sixth person ever to be ousted from the chamber.
Latin America remembers Kissinger
The death of Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, has been celebrated by some, especially in Latin America. Kissinger is accused of destabilizing governments in Central and South America and ...
COP28: Food, agriculture included in climate agenda
More than 130 countries agreed to prioritize food and agriculture in their climate plans at COP28 in Dubai Friday. Food systems are estimated to be responsible for roughly a third of human-made greenhouse gases. They are also increasingl...
Russian court extends pre-trial detention of U.S. journalist
A Russian court extended the detention of Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva on Friday as she awaits trial for failing to register as a "foreign agent." The court in the city of Kazan prolonged her detention until Feb. 5. No dat...
U.S. House votes to expel Rep. George Santos
The House voted to expel Republican Rep. George Santos after a critical ethics report on his conduct that accused him of converting campaign donations for his own use. He becomes just the sixth member in the chamber's history to be ouste...
Hamas frees eight captives in latest release
Six captives who were being held by Hamas in Gaza are back in Israel getting treated in local hospitals. Two women were freed earlier on Thursday and handed over to the ICRC in Gaza's Palestine Square.
Fighting resumes as Israel-Hamas truce expires
Heavy fighting was reported in Gaza on Friday as Israel's military resumed combat operations against Hamas after accusing the Palestinian militant group of violating a temporary truce by firing towards Israeli territory.
Canadian Conservative MP accused of insulting francophones
Canadian Conservative politician Rachael Thomas is being accused of insulting francophones for asking a a cabinet minister from Quebec to speak in English during a parliamentary committee. The Alberta MP has since apologized.
Venezuela to vote on oil-rich region controlled by Guyana
A decades-old dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo territory reaches a new, potentially escalatory chapter as Venezuela holds a referendum regarding the Guyana-controlled region.
Higgins wore dress from night of alleged assault to 'reclaim it'
Brittany Higgins has faced questions in the Federal Court about the dress she was wearing when she was allegedly assaulted in Parliament House. Ms Higgins wore the garment to a Liberal Party function months later and told the court she d...
Democrats have no Biden backup plan for 2024
The Democratic Party has no plan B if President Joe Biden decided for any reason to halt his 2024 re-election campaign, and a sudden need to replace him as its standard-bearer would likely spark a messy intra-party battle.
US secretary of state calls for Gaza truce extension
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called for an extension to the truce in Gaza 'to the 8th day and beyond'. He added if the conflict continues, then military operations must protect Palestinian civilians in the south.
OSCE meeting opens with fury over Russia's participation
Delegates from over 50 nations gather in Skopje for the 30th OSCE Ministerial Council. The focus on regional security is overshadowed by condemnation of Russia's war in Ukraine, prompting some countries like Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lit...
Seventeen Thai captives return home from Gaza
Seventeen Thai nationals are reuniting with their families after being held captive by Hamas for more than six weeks. Another six have been freed and will return after completing medical checks. Bangkok says it is working with Qatar, Mal...
Israel, Hamas extend ceasefire for another day
Just minutes before a temporary ceasefire expired, Israel and Hamas agreed to extend their deal for another day. It comes as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken returned to Israel to push for a longer truce.
American diplomat Henry Kissinger dies at 100
Henry Kissinger, the relentlessly ambitious U.S. diplomat whose unapologetic promotion of raw American power helped shape the post-World War II world, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He was 100.
COP28 kicks off with climate disaster fund victory
The U.N. climate summit clinched an early victory Thursday, with delegates adopting a new fund to help poor nations cope with costly climate disasters. COP28 president Sultan al-Jaber said the decision sent a "positive signal of momentum...
Indian man charged in plot to kill Sikh separatist in U.S
An Indian national has been charged with plotting to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in New York, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday, alleging an Indian government official was also involved in the planning.
Gov. Newsom and Gov. DeSantis set to debate
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis are meeting in a nationally televised event on Thursday night that will feature two young, high-profile leaders with presidential aspirations who may have t...
Could border security really pass in Congress?
Border security is suddenly being talked about because of a desire by many leaders in Washington to pass aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan in the coming weeks. Republican leaders have been saying that the only way many of them will agree...
Kazakhs urge caution around return to nuclear testing
As Russia warns of the rising risk of nuclear war, and relations with the United States sink into a deep freeze, communities close to the vast Soviet-era nuclear testing site in northern Kazakhstan have a message for leaders.
American diplomat Henry Kissinger dies at 100
Henry Kissinger, a diplomatic powerhouse whose roles as a national security adviser and secretary of state under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy and earned him a controversial Nobel Peace Prize, died at age 1...
Peter Dutton fumes over Question Time barb
Peter Dutton has demanded an apology after an accusation during Question Time that he voted to protect paedophiles. It was eventually withdrawn but only after bitter complaint from the Coalition.
Government to introduce 'tough' preventative detention for detainees
The federal government has rejected criticism it's acting too slowly on new laws that would put some recently released detainees back behind bars. It's scrambling to get legislation through parliament before the summer break.