News: World

Biden Says U.S. Won’t Lift Sanctions Before Iran Returns To Nuclear Deal
Peter Kenyon, Avie Schneider | February 7, 2021
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, speaks during a meeting with military commanders in Tehran on Sunday.Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET The United States and Iran remain at odds over what comes next in their standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions. Iran's supreme ...
Myanmar Blocks Facebook, Twitter As Anti-Coup Protests Grow
Avie Schneider | February 6, 2021
People make three-finger salutes during an anti-coup march on Saturday in Yangon, Myanmar.Getty Images | Getty Images Days after a coup and the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected leaders, the military in Myanmar is moving to strangle free speech by blocking access to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ...
Myanmar’s Coup Will Be ‘Painful’ For Already Struggling Economy, Analysts Warn
Ashley Westerman | February 5, 2021
Vehicles make their way on a road in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Feb. 1.AP Myanmar's economy could take a significant hit following this week's military coup, analysts say, as the U.S. mulls fresh sanctions and foreign investors appear rattled — potentially putting billions of dollars' worth of business investments at risk for ...
German Woman, 95, Charged With Complicity In More Than 10,000 Murders During WWII
Bill Chappell | February 5, 2021
A former typist and secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland is charged with being complicit in mass murder. The camp, seen here in 2016, has become a museum.Michal Fludra | Getty Images German prosecutors have filed charges against a 95-year-old woman they say was complicit in the murder ...
Russia Expels Diplomats From 3 Countries, Saying They Attended Pro-Navalny Protests
Rachel Treisman | February 5, 2021
The Polish Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, is pictured in 2015. Russia said on Friday it had expelled diplomats from Poland, Germany and Sweden over their alleged participation in a pro-Navalny demonstration.Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Russia said on Friday it is expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany, alleging they ...
Africa’s Hit Science Show For Kids Is Coming To The U.S.
Amy Fallon | February 5, 2021 Lorraine Ololia is 10. She lives in Kampala, Uganda. And she recently came up with a new career goal. A TV show about science, produced by teachers from her junior high school, has inspired her. She's watched an episode on computer programming, another where two young explorers visit her ...
Russian Journalist Jailed After Court Deems Joking Retweet A ‘Call To Protest’
Rachel Treisman | February 4, 2021
Sergei Smirnov, pictured being detained at a "solo protest" in May 2020, was sentenced to 25 days in jail on Wednesday for allegedly calling on people to protest through a Twitter repost.Vladimir Gerdo | Vladimir Gerdo/TASS Russian journalist Sergei Smirnov is set to spend 25 days in jail for sharing ...
U.K. Strips Chinese Broadcaster’s License, Citing Communist Party Ties
Bill Chappell | February 4, 2021
President Xi Jinping of China is seen on a CGTN archive program as it plays on a computer monitor in London. The U.K.'s Ofcom says Star China Media Limited, which holds the license for China Global Television Network (CGTN) doesn't have day-to-day editorial control over the channel, which is against ...