James Cameron feels he 'walked into an ambush' in Argentine lithium dispute
Movie director James Cameron says he feels he “walked into an ambush” this week during a visit to Argentina in which he believes there was an attempt to use his image as an environmentalist to give a positive spin to lithium mining operations despite opposition from Indigenous communities.
Rains unleashed by typhoon worry thousands of people fleeing restive Philippine volcano
Thousands of people who fled their homes in the central Philippines to escape a restive volcano have to contend with another threat that’s complicating the ongoing evacuations: monsoon rains that could be unleashed by an approaching typhoon.
Montenegro holds snap parliamentary vote that could determine its EU path
Montenegro votes in an early parliamentary election which is seen as a test of whether the small NATO-member Balkan country can overcome deep internal political divisions and instability that have hampered its European Union membership path.
Taiwan president pledges to strengthen island's defense capability with new technologies
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says the self-ruled island will work to improve its rescue and defense capabilities with new technologies, adding that strengthening Taiwan is key to maintaining peace.
Renowned artist confronts destruction of African wildlife in latest art show
Renowned photographer and artist Roger Ballen is staging an art exhibition in the heart of Johannesburg that is addressing the destruction of African wildlife and the relationship between humans and animals on the continent.
4 children lost in the jungle for 40 days after a plane crash are found alive in Colombia
Colombia's president says authorities have found alive four children who survived a small plane crash 40 days ago and had been the subject of n intense search in the Amazon jungles that held Colombians on edge.
Small leftist parties in Spain unite before July election in pact that could help Sánchez
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s chances of getting reelected after a July election have received a potentially important boost following an agreement between more than a dozen small leftist parties to run on a joint ticket.
Tens of thousands rally against Serbia's populist leader, warn of protest 'radicalization'
Tens of thousands of protesters formed a ring around Serbia’s government headquarters in downtown Belgrade on Friday, demanding the resignation of the country’s populist president, top security officials and the “liberation” of pro-state TV stations that they say promote violence, all in the wake of two mass shootings that stunned the nation.
White House says Iran is helping Russia build a drone factory east of Moscow for the war in Ukraine
The White House says it has intelligence indicating Iran is providing Russia with materials to build a drone manufacturing plant east of Moscow as the Kremlin looks to lock in a steady supply of weaponry for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Cyprus labors to shield reputation amid new US, UK action on Russian 'sanctions evasion network'
For Cypriots, it was a collective "here we go again" moment: In April, the U.S. and the U.K. included a handful of Cypriot nationals and Cyprus-registered companies on a list of “enablers” helping Russian oligarchs skirt sanctions.
Japan aims to refocus its foreign aid on maritime and economic security and national interests
Japan has approved a major revision to its development aid policy to focus on maritime and economic security and its national interests while helping developing nations overcome challenges amid China’s growing influence.
'Dollarization' of North Korean economy, once vital, now potential threat to Kim's rule
North Korea has tolerated the widespread use of more stable foreign currencies like U.S. dollars and the Chinese yuan since a bungled revaluation of the won in 2009 triggered runway inflation and public unrest.
Renowned human rights campaigner Oleg Orlov on trial for “discrediting” Russian military
The co-chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group Memorial, Oleg Orlov, has gone on trial in Moscow, charged with “discrediting” the Russian military in his criticism of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
UAE's al-Jaber promises young activists he'll listen; says nothing about fossil fuel ties
The United Arab Emirates official tapped to head the next global climate summit pledged Thursday to listen to young people demanding a place at the table when negotiators gather in the Gulf nation this fall.
Surfers at Amazon's mouth ride some of world's longest-lasting waves
Surfers from all over Brazil gathered this week at the Amazon River’s mouth to ride some of the world’s longest-lasting waves, when the incoming tide roars upriver in a broad band that can keep surfboards afloat for kilometers (miles).
Deluge from ruptured Ukrainian dam is latest tragedy for Kherson residents since Russian invasion
Defiant as ever, many residents of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson who faced months of Russian occupation followed by months of Russian shelling are sticking it out after floodwaters from a ruptured dam upstream on the Dnieper River gushed through their streets and homes.
Here comes El Nino: It's early, likely to be big, sloppy and add even more heat to a warming world
After months of gradually warming sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, NOAA officially issued an El Nino advisory Thursday and stated that this one might be different than the others.
Italian court throws out case alleging early pandemic mismanagement by ex-premier, ex-minister
A special Italian court has shut down a probe into whether the country’s former premier and former health minister caused unnecessary deaths by failing to extend a lockdown zone in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
AP Exclusive: Drone images of collapsed dam show ruined structure, devastation and no signs of life
Exclusive drone footage of the collapsed Ukrainian dam and surrounding villages under Russian occupation show the ruined structure falling into the flooded river and hundreds of submerged homes, greenhouses and even a church.
Russia says top UN court should dismiss Ukraine's case over Crimea and terrorism funding
Russia is urging judges at the United Nations’ highest court to throw out a case brought by Ukraine against Moscow focussed on the 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the arming of rebels in eastern Ukraine in the years before Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022.
Philippines raises alert level around volcano, villagers told to leave danger zone
Philippine officials have raised the alert level for one of the country’s most active volcanoes after superheated streams of gas, debris and rocks cascaded down its upper slope in a condition they said could lead to a hazardous eruption within days or weeks.
EU makes fresh attempt to overcome yearslong crisis over migrants
European Union interior ministers are making a fresh attempt to overcome one of the bloc’s most intractable political problems as they weigh new measures for sharing out responsibility for migrants entering Europe without authorization.
South Korean inquiry to look into 237 more foreign adoptions suspected to have laundered origins
South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission will investigate 237 more cases of South Korean adoptees who suspect their family origins were manipulated to facilitate their adoptions in Europe and the United States.
Greek island temple complex reveals 'countless' offerings left by ancient worshippers
Greece's Culture Ministry says archaeologists excavating a hilltop sanctuary on the Aegean Sea island of Kythnos have discovered “countless” pottery offerings left by ancient worshippers over the centuries.
Shell's clean energy campaign is misleading, UK advertising watchdog says
A marketing campaign by oil major Shell has been banned by the U.K.’s advertising watchdog Wednesday for implying a big proportion of its business was in low carbon energy even though fossil fuels make up the “vast majority” of its operations.
Former ByteDance executive says Chinese Communist Party tracked Hong Kong protesters via data
A former executive at ByteDance, the Chinese company which owns the popular short-video app TikTok, says in a legal filing that some members of the ruling Communist Party used data held by the company to identify and locate protesters in Hong Kong.
Looking back on the last time a senior British royal testified in court — in the 19th century
When Prince Harry entered the witness box in his lawsuit against the publisher of the Daily Mirror, he became the first senior member of the royal family to testify in court since the late 19th century.