World Topics

Apr 1, 2015

Putin creates new agency to 'unite Russian nation'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered the creation of a new government agency to oversee ethnic issues, according to an official decree. The proposed agency will “implement measures directed at fortifying the unity of . . . the Russian nation,” it said. It ...

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

Mar 31, 2015

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of “disturbing indications” that the tally could be subject to political interference. ...