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Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

By Joseph Mwihia | Jan 16
Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless, and Gregory Katz | Jan 16
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin.

Bus Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

Bus Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

By Manuel Rueda and Cesar Barreto | Jan 16
Reymar Perdomo combines her street performances with appearances at concerts and on TV programs, and her song has become the unofficial anthem of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic implosion.

Mind the Gap? Gay Couple Plead Guilty to London Subway Threesome

Mind the Gap? Gay Couple Plead Guilty to London Subway Threesome

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15
A gay couple appeared in court Jan. 11 to enter a guilty plea to charges stemming from an alleged threesome that took place aboard a London subway car in February of 2017.

Trump's Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

Trump's Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

By Andrea Rodríguez | Jan 15
President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving hundreds of millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its military-controlled tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, new statistics say.

Ukrainian Dancer Loses Paris Gig, Draws Ire Over Homophobic Posts

Ukrainian Dancer Loses Paris Gig, Draws Ire Over Homophobic Posts

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15
"Take Me to Church" dancer Sergei Polunin's homophobic social media posts and public praise of Russian president Vladimir Putin reportedly lost him a plum dance role in Paris.

World Shares Rally Ahead of Vote on Brexit Deal

World Shares Rally Ahead of Vote on Brexit Deal

By Annabelle Liang | Jan 15
Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as British lawmakers prepared to vote on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home.

Strike by German Airport Security Staff Causes Travel Chaos

Strike by German Airport Security Staff Causes Travel Chaos

Jan 15
A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers.

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Jan 15
The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers.

Sister of Slain Brazilian Councilwoman Calls for Justice

Sister of Slain Brazilian Councilwoman Calls for Justice

By Peter Prengaman and Sergio Ramalho | Jan 15
The sister of slain Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco on Monday expressed concern about the conservative new governor's commitment to solving the case.

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