PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korea’s highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labour for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.
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COPENHAGEN — Denmark, perhaps better known for its fictional, suicide-agonizing prince Hamlet and fierce marauding Vikings than being a nation of the happiest people, has just won that very accolade. Again.
BLETCHLEY PARK, England — British codebreakers cracked Nazi Germany’s encrypted secrets but did such a good job of keeping silent that their work was nearly lost to history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder.
The university’s governing body announced the decision Monday, supporting a campus committee’s previous recommendation to remove the shield.
As the war in Syria enters its sixth year with no clear end in sight, here is a glance on what has been the cost of the war:———
WASHINGTON — The state-appointed emergency manager who oversaw Flint, Michigan when its water source was switched to the Flint River says he was “grossly misled” by state and federal experts who never told him that lead was leaching into the city’s water supply.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Archaeologists say they’ve discovered the site where a ship, which was part of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gamma’s fleet, sank off the coast of modern-day Oman in 1503.
VATICAN CITY — Mother Teresa will be made a saint on Sept. 4.
Pope Francis set the canonization date Tuesday, paving the way for the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor to become the centerpiece of his yearlong focus on the Catholic Church’s merciful side.
GRAND-BASSAM, Cote d’Ivoire — Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenceless civilians at a beachfront resort area. The attack left 16 dead.
Those who make a living off tourism believed the attack on Sunday would deal it a huge blow.
GENEVA — U.N.-mediated peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups resumed Monday, with the U.N. special envoy calling them a “moment of truth” and insisting the “only Plan B available is return to war.”