Hong Kong -
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.
Jailed by the junta after Turkey's 1980 military coup and again after last year's failed putsch, veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk still hopes for peace but fears the consequences of next month's referendum.
President Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat in his first major legislative challenge as Republican lawmakers shot down his effort to repeal Obamacare. It was the latest in a string of major setbacks to have hit his two-month-old presidency.
A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday.
New York -
New York state launched an immigrant legal defense initiative with more than $1 million in public and private funding in response to "overwhelming" demand for help from non-profit organizations.
New York -
Israel has ignored a United Nations resolution demanding it halt settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory that was criticized by the Trump administration, the world body's Middle East envoy said Friday.
President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he had asked the United Nations to help address severe shortages of medicine in Venezuela, a rare acknowledgement of the crisis-hit country's desperate situation.
Panama's president on Friday presented a new elite counternarcotics police unit to combat smuggling of increased cocaine production in neighboring Colombia.The Eagle force, as it is called, consists of 300 officers with access to intelligence.
New York -
United Nations peacekeeping missions, under threat from budget cuts if Washington's promise to slash its UN spending goes ahead, are already costing as little as possible, a UN official said Friday.
A group of physicians in medical societies representing over half of the nation’s doctors released a report this month warning that climate change is already having a negative impact on people's health.