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Peru president dissolves Congress amidst a deepening political crisis

Peru's President Pedro Castillo on Wednesday dissolved Congress and said he would rule by decree, in a move slammed as a "coup" just hours before a debate was due over his impeachment.The former school...

Peru Congress to make third attempt to impeach president

Peru's opposition-dominated Congress will on Wednesday debate whether to impeach President Pedro Castillo in the third attempt to unseat him since his election a year and a half ago.Castillo, a former school teacher who...

Killer of South African anti-apartheid hero Hani freed on parole

South Africa on Wednesday released on parole Janusz Walus, a far-right Polish immigrant who in 1993 assassinated anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani and nearly plunged the country into civil war.His release -- bitterly contested...

German Council of Jews probe backs serious allegations against rabbi

Germany's Central Council of Jews published the findings of an investigation on Wednesday which supports serious allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of power against prominent rabbi Walter Homolka. The Council demanded Homolka's full dismissal...

Time magazine names Ukraine’s Zelensky ‘Person of the Year’

Time magazine named President Volodymyr Zelensky as well as "the spirit of Ukraine" as its 2022 person of the year on Wednesday, for the resistance the country has shown in the face of Russia's...

Iran ex-president Mohammad Khatami voices support for protests

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has voiced support for the protest movement sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, describing as "beautiful" its main slogan — "Woman, life, freedom".Protests have swept Iran for nearly three months...

Former German leader Angela Merkel admits failures in Russia policy

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted there were failures in her policy towards Russia. "We should have reacted more quickly to Russia's aggressiveness," Merkel said in an interview with the weekly newspaper Die Zeit...

Another momentous year beckons for Britain’s royal family

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The last year will go down as one of the most seismic in the history of the British royal family with the death of Queen Elizabeth months after...

India at 75: Rising power finding its place on global stage

Three-quarters of a century after independence, India is a nuclear power about to become the world's most populous country, and its economy has overtaken its former colonizer's to become the globe's fifth biggest.But New...

Pope compares Ukrainian suffering to WWII Nazi death operation

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday compared the war in Ukraine to a Nazi operation that killed some two million people, mostly Jews, in the first years of World War...