Oil prices have risen in response to an agreement by the G7 group of nations which came into effect on Monday ... The move is part of increased pressure by the West over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine ... .
The discovery of three mass graves in Venezuela's eastern state of Bolívar points to how sinister the increase in disappearances in the country's illegal mining epicenter has become. Human remains were found in mining areas around southern Bolívar on three separate occasions in November, according to GeneralDomingo...read full story.
“Around300” people died in an attack on villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week blamed on the M23 rebel group, industry minister Julien Paluku said on Monday ... ‘You think it’s over, but it begins again’ ... Read more ... All the fatalities were civilians and at least 17 believed to be children, they said ... ‘I prayed to God to find him’ ... .
President wants ‘Maharlika Investments Fund’ set up with money from pension funds; many worry such a fund could be used to launder money and embroil nation in a 1MDB-type embezzlement scandal, as in Malaysia... .
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired about 130 artillery rounds on Monday into the water near its western and eastern sea borders with South Korea, the latest military action contributing to worsening relations between the neighbors ... There were no immediate reports of shells falling inside South Korean territorial waters ... .
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras became the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to help fight street gangs when a decree took effect Monday ... The Honduran measures affect constitutional rights of association, free movement, searches and arrests ... .
Media reports referred to explosions in several parts of the country, including the cities of Odesa, Cherkasy and Kryvyi Rih.In Odesa, the local water supply company said a missile strike cut power to pumping stations, leaving the entire city without water.Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, wrote on Telegram.