Opposition urges 'Russia without Putin' in rally for slain liberal

Opposition supporters attend a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in downtown Moscow. It is the first such rally since Russia’s Vladimir Putin announced controversial changes to the …

Snake eats towel: A vet explains her strangest day at work

It could have been the end for Monty the jungle carpet python, who got a bit peckish recently and decided to eat an entire beach towel. Footage of vet Dr Olivia …

U.K. Home Office Head Quits Over Priti Patel Bullying Row

(Bloomberg) — Philip Rutnam, one of the U.K.’s most senior civil servants, quit his job at the government department responsible for policing, counter-terrorism and immigration over what he claims was an …

U.S. Navy awards Textron first production contract for Unmanned Influence Sweep System

The U.S. Navy awarded Textron Systems’ AAI Corporation its first low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) Unmanned Surface Vehicle Program, according to a statement issued Friday by …

The Driving Force in Irish Politics? Finding a Decent Place to Live

DUBLIN — After Ireland’s economy cratered in 2008, the friends and fellow activists watched a mass exodus of young people do what the Irish had always done in times of crisis: …

Turkey's Erdogan says Europe borders open as refugees gather

A man reacts as he arrives with other migrants at the village of Skala Sikaminias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 29, …

Turkish soldier killed in northwest Syria artillery strike

A Turkish military convoy drive in the east of Idlib, Syria, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. NATO envoys were holding emergency talks Friday at the request of Turkey following the killing of …

Boris Johnson’s Challenge: Narrow a 50% Productivity Gap With London

(Bloomberg) — Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world threatened by trade wars. Sign up here.  The challenge facing Boris Johnson to raise living standards in struggling regions …

Malaysia’s Mahathir says he has support to return as PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad indicated Saturday that he will reconcile with the former ruling alliance he led with rival Anwar Ibrahim in an about-turn that follows a week of …

U.S. shuts border bridge to stop migrants rushing across from Mexico – Reuters

CIUDAD JUAREZ/EL PASO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities said they closed the busy Ciudad Juarez-El Paso border bridge on Friday after more than a hundred mostly Cuban migrants tried to cross in …

Humiliated and abused, the women trapped in a country far from home

Lisa, a 25-year-old Ethiopian woman, survives on a dollar a day. She lives with three others in a cramped attic. Beirut, Lebanon — Wendy’s boss glared at her as she chopped …