Water woes endanger North Korean reactor

Apr 8, 2014

Water woes endanger North Korean reactor

North Korea may have temporarily shut down a plutonium reactor earlier this year as it wrestled with water supply problems that could threaten the safety of its nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said Monday. The North restarted the 5-megawatt reactor at the Nyongbyon ...

Rwanda marks 20 years since '94 genocide when 1 million were killed

Apr 8, 2014

Rwanda marks 20 years since '94 genocide when 1 million were killed

Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority. Bloodcurdling screams and sorrowful wails resounded throughout a packed ...

Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

Apr 7, 2014

Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

Pro-Russian separatists who seized a provincial administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region independent Monday — an echo of events prior to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Ukrainian authorities called the move an attempt by Russia to sow unrest. The ...

Mali's new premier in talks to form government

Apr 7, 2014

Mali's new premier in talks to form government

Mali’s new prime minister was in talks on Sunday to appoint a government to lead the West African nation’s postwar recovery after the surprise resignation of his predecessor and the entire Cabinet. Former Planning Minister Moussa Mara, 39, was promoted to the premiership on ...

U.N. chief says Central African Republic peacekeepers 'overwhelmed'

Apr 6, 2014

U.N. chief says Central African Republic peacekeepers 'overwhelmed'

French and African soldiers serving in the Central African Republic are “overwhelmed” by the “state of anarchy” in the country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday — a day after Chadian troops began withdrawing from the peacekeeping mission. The U.N. Security Council is due ...