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Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:08:08 EDT

Nearly 75 percent of the population in Venezuela has lost an average of 19 pounds over the past year because of a lack of food in the midst of the nation's crippling financial crisis, Fox News reported.

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:02 EDT

Germany's most prominent nationalist politician held talks with Russian lawmakers over the weekend, including senior members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, her office said Monday.Frauke Petry, the co-leader of Alternative for Germany, traveled to Moscow...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:13:01 EDT

Television host Conan O'Brien is drawing stares in Mexico, where he's taping an episode of his show in a bid to "do something positive" after the tensing of U.S.-Mexico relations.O'Brien arrived late last week and has spent part of his time in Mexico City strolling the...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:12:11 EDT

The museums of the Vatican and Rome's ancient Jewish community have teamed up to host their first-ever joint exhibit, building on decades of improved Catholic-Jewish relations after centuries of mistrust.The exhibit's focus is the menorah, the seven-armed candelabrum...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:11:54 EDT

The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed forces.Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Monday that as security has deteriorated in the Central African country, there are multiple, credible...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:08:05 EDT

Germany deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year and that figure will rise again in 2017, a top official said, as Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to win back conservative voters before elections in September.

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:51:33 EDT

Russia's ambassador to the UnitedNations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly at work in New York on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:11:40 EDT

French President Francois Hollande says he and the leaders of Spain, Italy and Germany will meet in early March to lay ground for a summit on the European Union's future after Britain's departure from the bloc.A joint declaration Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:11:23 EDT

A court in Germany has convicted five South Korean citizens over the death of a relative in an exorcism ritual at a Frankfurt hotel in 2015.The Frankfurt regional court found the main defendant, a 44-year-old cousin of the victim, guilty Monday of serious bodily harm...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:15:18 EDT

Kremlin officials are compiling a dossier detailing Donald Trump's psychological makeup for Russian President Vladimir Putin, NBC News reported.

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:10:16 EDT

North Korea doesn't have many friends. There's China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:45:19 EDT

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe agrees with Donald Trump's nationalism and hopes the U.S. president will lift sanctions against his nation.

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:10:29 EDT

A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals.The African Gold Refinery, worth $15 million and the first of its kind in East Africa, has drawn the attention of activists who are concerned...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:10:12 EDT

The German government is appealing a court order requiring it to provide information about any background briefings that Chancellor Angela Merkel has with journalists.A Berlin court ruled in favor of a newspaper reporter who had demanded details about the time, place,...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:09:53 EDT

Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder.The Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper reports that shipbuilder Nobiskrug claims 15.3 million euro...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:09:36 EDT

Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated in the capital over teachers' strikes that have shut down schools for weeks.Stores and gas stations closed Monday to avoid looting.The two largest teacher trade unions have...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:08:54 EDT

An agile thief nicknamed "spiderman," an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay the city of Paris for stealing five masterpieces from the city's Modern Art Museum worth 104 million euros.The paintings - by Picasso, Matisse,...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:08:37 EDT

All eyes at London Fashion Week were eagerly awaiting the autumn-winter designs of Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, a Monday night spectacle that caps four days of shows highlighting London's status as a fashion hub to rival Paris, Milan and New York.Buyers,...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:09:22 EDT

Egypt's highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters.The verdict by the Court of Cassation is final. The defendants were...

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:09:05 EDT

Germany's economy minister plans to discuss the future of General Motors' Opel subsidiary during a visit to Paris on Thursday.A spokesman for Brigitte Zypries said Monday the issue of a possible takeover by France's PSA Group would play a "big role" in talks with her French...
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