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Uritrottoir: Eco-friendly open air urinals cause uproar in Paris

Tuesday  15:57,   14 august 2018

An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or "uritrottoirs," has outraged some residents of the French capital. The new urinals, housed in flower boxes, aren't subtle -- they're fully[...]
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Sex slavery: South Korea marks first 'comfort women' day

Tuesday  14:35,   14 august 2018

South Korea and Taiwan unveiled new monuments dedicated to tens of thousands of Asian women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II. In Seoul, ceremonies marked the country's first Memorial Day for Japanese Forces' Comfort[...]

Swedish roaming gangs set 80 cars on fire

Tuesday  13:45,   14 august 2018

Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze in multiple cities overnight, in an apparent coordinated action.Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about 21:00 local time (19:00[...]

Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

Tuesday  13:30,   14 august 2018

President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela's dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people. The government of the[...]

Taiwan leader makes rare US speech

Tuesday  12:00,   14 august 2018

Taiwan's president has given a speech in the United States -- the first time in 15 years that a leader of the island has spoken publicly on American soil -- in a move likely to anger Beijing. During a stopover en route to Paraguay, Tsai Ing-wen, [...]

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

Tuesday  10:50,   14 august 2018

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along. The 27-year-old sanitary engineer set[...]

South Korean women aren’t safe in public bathrooms—or their homes—because of spy-cam porn

Tuesday  07:50,   14 august 2018

Women are speaking out and taking to the streets in ever greater numbers in South Korea to demand greater equality and protection across a host of issues. Few problems, however, are drawing the kinds of numbers and ire as the country’s long-running [...]

Why Is the U.S. Wary of a Declaration to End the Korean War?

Tuesday  07:20,   14 august 2018

Both North Korea and South Korea want to start the process toward a peace treaty in the decades-long war, but Washington is standing in the way.WASHINGTON — As a reward for its broader foray into diplomacy, North Korea wants a formal and official[...]

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Tuesday  04:40,   14 august 2018

President Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule China for as long as he wants. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by [...]

Turkey’s Currency Crisis Tests Erdogan’s Authoritarian Approach

Tuesday  01:25,   14 august 2018

Turks are bracing for more financial turmoil. Economists warn that the problem is broader and deeper than a spat with the United States.ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long made clear that he considered no part of Turkish life beyond[...]

Mom Detained in Dubai After Drinking Free Glass of Wine on Her Flight Reunites with Family

Tuesday  00:02,   14 august 2018

<p>Ellie Holman, a 44-year-old dentist who is originally from Sweden but lives in Kent, England, indulged in one free glass of wine on her eight-hour flight from London to Dubai, but says upon landing, an immigration officer informed her that her [...]

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

Monday  23:35,   13 august 2018

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics.&nbsp;But the[...]

Israel questioning of U.S. journalist was mistake: Netanyahu

Monday  22:36,   13 august 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the lengthy questioning of an American Jewish journalist on arrival at Tel Aviv airport was the result of an "administrative mistake".Peter Beinart of The Forward, a Jewish[...]

Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel Set to Meet This Week

Monday  21:30,   13 august 2018

Discussions about the controversial natural gas pipeline will be high on the agenda.The two leaders will convene in Germany on Saturday to discuss a laundry list of topics, a German government spokesman said Monday, including the ongoing conflict in [...]

Radioactive sheep bolster nuclear weapon test claim against Israel, researchers say

Monday  21:10,   13 august 2018

Newly discovered data from radioactive sheep provides “robust” evidence that a mysterious “double flash” detected almost 39 years ago near a remote island group was a nuclear explosion. Ever since the flash was observed by a U.S. “Vela” satellite[...]