Venezuela and Colombia fully reopen shared border

Pedestrians use the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to cross between San Antonio, Venezuela (behind) and Cucuta, Colombia at sunrise on Aug 8, 2022, along the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. (MATIAS DELACROIX / AP) CARACAS - Venezuela and Colombia will fully reopen their shared border on January 1...

Refugee tide places huge strains on Europe

Over 7.8 million people have fled Ukraine since conflict began A boy with his mother in an indoor sports stadium being used as a refugee center in the village of Medyka on a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine, in March. (PETROS GIANNAKOURIS / AP) This year European countries have...

France, Morocco resume normal consular activity

Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita holds a press conference with France Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna as she starts an official visit to Rabat, Morocco, Dec 16, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) RABAT - France has restored "normal consular activity" with Morocco following a year-long visa dispute, French Minister of Europe and...

‘Loss and damage’ fund okayed at COP27

Participants arrive at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov 17, 2022. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP27, concluded...

COP27: Countries agree on ‘loss and damage’ fund

The flags of United Nations member states (L to R) Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kiribati, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, and others fly in alphabetical order during the COP27 climate conference at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention...