Does the Jamal Khashoggi case show tyrants are enjoying an “age of impunity”?

BEIRUT — The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back? Dictators and autocrats have always sought to silence…

8-Year-Old Girl Discovers Iron Age Sword In Swedish Lake

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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies at age 61

President Tran Dai Quang died at the age of 61 on Friday, Vietnamese state media reported, adding that he’d passed away after battling a “serious illness.” “President Tran Dai died at 10:05 am on the 21st of September at the…

Russia's Putin embraces higher pension age but softens blow

For a long time Vladimir Putin distanced himself from Russia’s pension reform. It was always expected to be highly controversial and the idea was for the government to propose the tough reform and take the flak. But the street protests…

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, and was the first to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff. He had been a member of The…

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

FILE PHOTO: Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, Kofi Annan, arrives for the media launch of the Africa Progress Report 2014 in London May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated…

Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

NEW DELHI –  Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a…