Long-awaited Rwanda genocide trial starts despite suspect’s boycott

Eric Emeraux, head of the Gendarmerie's Central Office for Combating Crimes Against Humanity, Genocides and War Crimes, displays documents with a wanted poster depicting a photograph of Felicien Kabuga during an interview with Reuters at his office, about the arrest of Rwandan genocide fugitive suspect Felicien Kabuga, in Paris, France, May 19, 2020. (BENOIT TESSIER […]

Brazil’s Lula, Bolsonaro trade graft accusations in final debate

(From left to right) Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Padre Kelmon (PTB), Luiz Felipe D'Avila (Novo), Soraya Thronike (Uniao), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), Simone Tebet (MDB) and Ciro Gomes (PDT) pose before a presidential debate ahead of the October 2 general election, at the Globo television network in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, […]

Botswana removes mask mandates

A health worker receives a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Francistown, Botswana, on March 26, 2021. (MONIRUL BHUIYAN / AFP) GABORONE / MOSCOW – Wearing masks is no longer mandatory in Botswana, announced an official press release on Wednesday. All other remaining COVID-19 protocols, like social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination […]

Danish PM: Nord Stream pipeline leaks ‘deliberate actions’

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen arrives for the second day meeting of the European Union special summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct 2, 2020. (EUROPEAN UNION / HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) COPENHAGEN – The government of Denmark considers the Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks "deliberate actions," Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in Copenhagen on Tuesday. "It […]

Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite handout image shows post-tropical storm Fiona over eastern Canada, on Sept 24, 2022, at 13:50UTC. Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 households as it lashed eastern Canada with strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday, electricity providers said. (HANDOUT / NOAA / RAMMB / AFP) […]