Nobel medicine prize goes to explorer of ancient DNA

Japan Prize 2020 laureate Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo poses with his trophy during the Japan Prize presentation ceremony in Tokyo, Japan April 13, 2022. Japan Prize this year awarded the winners including the years of 2020 and 2021. (EUGENE HOSHIKO, POOL VIA AP) STOCKHOLM/LONDON – Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won...

UK: Truss’s government makes U-turn on tax plan

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng (left) and Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss attend the opening day of the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, central England, on Oct 2, 2022. (OLI SCARFF / AFP) LONDON - The government of British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced on Monday...

Chad delays elections by two years

Transition President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno (second left) gestures during the opening ceremony of the national dialogue at the Jan 15 Palace in N'Djamena, on Aug 20, 2022.  (AURELIE BAZZARA-KIBANGULA / AFP) N'DJAMENA - Chad has adopted resolutions that push back elections by two years and allow interim leader Mahamat...

Europe steps up energy security bid

New pipeline in region comes amid Nord Stream sabotage concerns A Ukrainian soldier walks on a collapsed bridge over the Donets River in the Donetsk region on Saturday. (VLADYSLAV MUSIIENKO / REUTERS) BRUSSELS/BERLIN — European nations are intensifying efforts to secure energy supplies, with the weekend opening of a gas...

Burkinabe coup leader says situation under control

Burkina Faso's new self-proclaimed leader captain Ibrahim Traore (center) attends a meeting in Ouagadougou on Oct 2, 2022. (PHOTO /AFP) OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's self-declared military leader Captain Ibrahim Traore said Sunday that the situation was under control after he announced the eviction of President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba...

Truss tries to reassure UK on economic plan

Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives to attend the Conservative Party conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, England on Oct 1, 2022. (RUI VIEIRA / AP) LONDON - British Prime Minister Liz Truss tried to reassure her party and the public on Sunday by saying she should have done more...

Bosnians vote to choose either nationalists or reformists

Bosnia election.jpg SARAJEVO – Bosnians went to the polls on Sunday to choose the country's new collective presidency and lawmakers at national, regional and local levels, deciding between long-entrenched nationalist parties and reformists focused on the economy. Nearly 3.4 million people are eligible to vote amid the worst political crisis...