Barack and Michelle Obama portraits unveiled in Washington

Pictures illustrating former US President Barack Obama as well as his spouse Michelle were introduced at the Smithsonian's National Picture Gallery in Washington on Monday. Barack Obama's picture was repainted by New York-based musician Kehinde…

Holocaust memorial director welcomes move to exclude AfD…

The supervisor of the structure that supervises the Bergen-Belsen prisoner-of-war camp memorial has actually welcomed a proposition that would certainly prevent participants of the reactionary Option for Germany (AfD) event from offering on its board…

A deeper look at Germany’s new Interior and…

The tortuously bargained union agreement that was finally sealed last week is reading mostly as a success for Germany's facility left, yet it included one essential giving in to the traditionalists. The leaders of the Christian…

Tonga declares state of emergency, braces for Cyclone…

Tonga's weather forecasting authority on Monday warned residents to brace for "very destructive hurricane force winds" as Cyclone Gita barreled towards the South Pacific archipelago. The Category 4 system is expected to hit the capital,…

Venezuela: 18 dead in clash with military at…

The skirmish broke out when government soldiers raided an illegal gold mine in the town of Guasipati in eastern Bolivar state, local media reported Sunday. Venezuelan authorities have not released details of the operation, but…

Winter Olympics Day 3 Roundup

Talk on Monday centered more on the adverse weather conditions than the day's events, with extreme winds causing a number of crashes in the women's slopestyle final. While the women's giant slalom was postponed until Thursday, the…