Peru recalls envoy to Honduras for ‘unacceptable interference’

Peru's President Dina Boluarte gives a press conference with foreign media at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Jan 24, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) Peru withdrew its ambassador to Honduras, Jorge Raffo, due to Honduras' "unacceptable interference" in the internal affairs of Peru, the South American nation's foreign ministry said on Thursday. The step is […]

Burkina Faso ends military pact with France, says to defend itself

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on Jan 20, 2023. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso has decided to end a military accord that allowed French troops to fight insurgents […]

Macron awaiting clarifications from Burkina Faso president on troops

French President French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Camp des Milles memorial site in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Dec 5, 2022. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON / POOL VIA AP) PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he was awaiting clarifications from Burkina Faso's transitional President Ibrahim Traore about reported demands for the departure […]

Ukrainian, European Council presidents to discuss cooperation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (right) and the President of the European Council Charles Michel arrive to give a press conference following talks in Kyiv on Jan 19, 2023. (SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP) KIEV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday held talks with visiting President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss cooperation between […]

Lula says intelligence services ‘failed’ ahead of Brasilia riots

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a meeting with trade union representatives at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan 18, 2023. (ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS) BRASILIA – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday his intelligence services had failed on Jan 8, when Brasilia buildings were stormed by […]

Ukrainian, German presidents discuss defense issues

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds a video call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (on the screen) on Jan 17, 2023 at the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin. (WOLFGANG KUMM / POOL / AFP) KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that he discussed defense issues with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during the meeting […]

Amid Peru Cabinet shakeup, top prosecutor probes protest deaths

Demonstrators carry mockup coffins during a protest to demand the dissolution of Congress and democratic elections, rejecting Dina Boluarte as Peru's president, after the ouster of leftist President Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru, Jan 12, 2023. (ALESSANDRO CINQUE / REUTERS) LIMA – Peru's attorney general has launched 11 inquiries to identify those responsible for more […]

Thousands march in Peru capital demanding president step down

A demonstrator reacts before security forces as people protest demanding the dissolution of Congress and democratic elections, in rejection of Dina Boluarte as Peru's president, after the ouster of President Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru, Jan 12, 2023. (SEBASTIAN CASTANEDA / REUTERS) LIMA – Thousands took to the streets of Peru's capital Lima on Thursday […]

Ramaphosa vows to address energy challenges, fight against crime

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (center) leaves an African National Congress national executive committee meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec 5, 2022. (JEROME DELAY / AP) JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday pledged to address energy challenges and enhance efforts to fight against crime and corruption. Ramaphosa, also president of the African […]

Peru protesters clash with police in airport takeover attempt

Demonstrators block the Desaguadero Border Crossing Point between Bolivia and Peru during a protest following the ouster of Peru’s former President Pedro Castillo, in Desaguadero, Peru, Jan 6, 2023. (CLAUDIA MORALES / REUTERS) LIMA – Dozens of protesters attempted to take over an airport near Peru's border with Bolivia Friday as part of anti-government protests, […]

Putin orders Christmas truce with Ukraine on Jan 6-7

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with senior military officers in Moscow, Russia on Dec 21, 2022. (VADIM SAVITSKY / SPUTNIK / RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to start a 36-hour truce along the entire […]