Society

New Zealand village wants to ban cats - 08/30/2018

Wellington - For countless animal lovers they’re trusted companions, but for conservationists in New Zealand cats are pests that threaten the survival of many endemic species and one small town now...

Jailed British-Iranian charity worker on temporary release in Iran - 08/23/2018

Berlin - By Umer Ali and Christoph Meyer, - A British-Iranian charity worker detained in an Iranian prison on espionage charges since 2016 has been temporarily released, Iran's ambassador in London...

Explosion kills man at defence plant near Britain's Salisbury - 08/11/2018

London - An explosion has killed one man and left another in serious condition at a defence firm's factory near the southern English city of Salisbury, police and the company said on Saturday.  ...

Vietnam jails tycoon, intelligence agents for divulging state secrets - 07/30/2018

, Hanoi - By Bac Pham and Bennett Murray- A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced three people to prison, including a disgraced property tycoon and two intelligence agents, for divulging state...

Cheering crowds, smoke and red carpets greet French World Cup heroes - 07/16/2018

Paris - By Pol O Gradaigh and Antonia Zimmermann, - France's victorious World Cup football team returned home on Monday to a hero's welcome. From the moment they touched down at Charles de Gaulle...

Party colleagues distance themselves from hardline German minister - 07/14/2018

Berlin Already facing heavy criticism from opposition parties and his Social Democrat coalition partners, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is also up against resistance to his hardline...

Search for missing Thai boys intensifies with international support - 07/01/2018

Chiang Rai, Thailand - A search operation for a youth football team believed to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than a week intensified Sunday with the arrival of international...

Vatican: Young gay people want us to pay more attention to them - 06/19/2018

Vatican City (dpa) - Young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual (LGBT) people would like the Catholic Church to be more attentive to their needs, a Vatican document acknowledged on Tuesday.  ...

Spain's first woman-majority cabinet takes oath of office - 06/07/2018

Madrid - The 17 ministers of Spain's new government were sworn in by King Felipe VI on Thursday, five days after Pedro Sanchez took office as the country's new prime minister.   For the first...

Death toll in Guatemalan volcano eruption climbs to 25 - 06/04/2018

Guatemala City - By Amafredo Castellanos - At least 25 people were killed and 300 injured Sunday after a volcano erupted in Guatemala, spewing ash and lava over the surrounding area, the disaster...
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