MOSCOW | Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

MOSCOW — A lawyer representing former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says that his client will be unable to appear before a Kiev court on Monday because of injuries sustained on a Moscow tennis court. Lawyer Aleksandr Goroshinsky told Russian news agencies Sunday that Yanukovych “cannot appear in court seeing as he has been hospitalized” and … Continue reading MOSCOW | Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

LONDON | Ex-Brexit minister: May not standing up to EU bullies

LONDON — Britain’s former Brexit secretary has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May for lacking political will and resolve when dealing with the European Union over Brexit negotiations. Dominic Raab, who resigned Thursday, suggested that May failed to stand up to bullying EU officials. He told the Sunday Times: “If we cannot close this deal on … Continue reading LONDON | Ex-Brexit minister: May not standing up to EU bullies

VATICAN CITY | Pope: the din of ‘ever more rich’ drown out cries of poor

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is praying with thousands of poor people in the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica and decrying that the “few rich” grow even wealthier. The Catholic Church dedicated Sunday to the world’s poor, and Francis invited needy persons and volunteers who help them to Mass as well as to lunch at … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope: the din of ‘ever more rich’ drown out cries of poor

JERUSALEM | Israel’s Netanyahu makes ‘last effort’ to save government

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister says he is making a “last effort” to prevent the collapse of his government. Benjamin Netanyahu says Sunday that it would be wrong to go to early elections during a sensitive time for Israeli security. The sudden coalition crisis was sparked by the resignation of Israel’s hard-line Defense Minister Avigdor … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel’s Netanyahu makes ‘last effort’ to save government

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Ousted Sri Lankan PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister’s party urged Facebook to safeguard the identity of its supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country’s illegal government can lead to a crackdown against the users. In a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the United National Party said … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Ousted Sri Lankan PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist. Anadolu Agency reported early Sunday that Yigit Aksakoglu, who works at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, has been arrested. Aksakoglu is also the country representative of … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

BASRA, Iraq | Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

BASRA, Iraq — Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra. Wissam al-Ghrawi was a prominent figure in demonstrations in recent months demanding clean water and reliable electricity in the southern Iraqi city. Basra province generates … Continue reading BASRA, Iraq | Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Ousted Sri Lanka PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister’s party is urging Facebook to safeguard the identity of the party’s supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country’s illegal government can lead to a crackdown against the users. In a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Ousted Sri Lanka PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users