North Korea is preparing a lavish display of its military strength in a parade on the eve of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, despite a rare sporting detente with Seoul, it was reported Thursday.
The Somali government responded yesterday to widespread criticism by aid agencies, promising to investigate reports that thousands of families fleeing drought and conflict were forcefully evicted from more than 20 informal camps.
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis yesterday appointed European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila as prime minister designate, the country’s third head of the government in a year and its first female premier.
The French government yesterday abandoned plans for a new 580mn euro ($710mn) airport in western France, a sensitive decision that past governments had shirked for decades.
The Philippines’ justice department ordered investigations yesterday into possible criminal liability of Rappler, a news site known for challenging the government that has been dubbed a “fake news outlet” by the country’s controversial president.
A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas.