Most people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have been moved to safety, Governor Ricardo Rossello said yesterday as he urged the US Congress to fund an aid package to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
Former US congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison yesterday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 US presidential election.
North Korea’s foreign minister said yesterday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US bombers even if they are not in its air space.
Poland’s president has unexpectedly dropped his demands for a greater say in nominating judges, in an effort to secure broader political support for an overhaul of the judiciary that the European Union fears will harm democracy.
Screeching “Oooah! Oooah!” to see visitors on the forested ‘Chimpanzee Island’ in Ivory Coast, Ponso is the last, lonely survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriously died or vanished.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s new centrist political party suffered its first electoral setback in Senate elections on Sunday in which the right-wing Republicans party strengthened its dominance in the upper chamber of parliament.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday declared that his battle against corruption was “uncompromising”, and said those indulging in graft cannot escape.