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Peru's ex-president faced bigotry for impoverished past

Peru’s poor, mainly peasants and Indigenous people, had hoped that Pedro Castillo’s victory last year in a runoff presidential election would redress their plight or at least end their invisibility Learn More


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Hong Kong jails pro-democracy media tycoon over fraud

A Hong Kong court has sentenced pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai to five years and nine months in prison and fined him $257,000 over two fraud charges linked to lease violations More »


NATO chief fears Ukraine war could become a wider conflict

The head of NATO has expressed worry that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a war between Russia and NATO More »


Ukrainian youth choir defies war with messages of freedom

From a dank Kyiv bomb shelter to the bright stage lights of Europe’s theaters, a Ukrainian youth choir’s hymns in praise of freedom offer a kind of healing balm to its war-scarred members More »


France to make condoms free for anyone under 25, Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron says France will make condoms free in pharmacies for anyone up to age 25 More »


Judge orders Guatemalan newspaper chief to stand trial

A judge has ruled that the director of a Guatemalan investigative newspaper will stand trial on charges of money laundering, influence peddling and blackmail More »


Brazil fans back home shocked after World Cup elimination

Brazil soccer fans have been shocked into silence back home after the national team was eliminated by Croatia from the World Cup More »


New abnormal: Climate disaster damage 'down' to $268 billion

This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over More »


Griner in ‘good spirits’ in US after Russian prisoner swap

Brittney Griner has returned to the United States, nearly 10 months after the basketball star’s detention in Russia made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad and set off a political firestorm More »


Helping Ukraine is 'self-preservation,' finance chief says

Ukraine's finance minister says crucial Western financial aid is “not charity” but “self-preservation" as donor countries share the price of turning back Russian aggression More »


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