Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

World Jan 12, 2020

Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. Haitians were on Sunday to commemorate the thousands ...

World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

World Dec 15, 2019

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defense by American paratroopers. Seventy-five years on, the Belgian town is hosting colorful re-enactments followed by solemn ceremonies of remembrance. Veterans, historians ...

Trump says he might attend Russia Victory Day events in May

World / Politics Nov 9, 2019

Trump says he might attend Russia Victory Day events in May

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering attending Russia's May 9 Victory Day commemorative events after President Vladimir Putin extended an invitation. "I appreciate the invitation. It is right in the middle of political season, so I'll see if I can do it, ...

Hong Kong on edge ahead of sensitive Chinese anniversary

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2019

Hong Kong on edge ahead of sensitive Chinese anniversary

Hong Kong's metro stations and roads re-opened on Monday after a chaotic weekend that saw police fire water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who set fires and threw petrol bombs outside government offices and across central districts. Residents of the former British ...