Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the Health Ministry said, the latest in a string of assaults that have hampered efforts to stop the deadly spread of the virus. The violence came before a high-level meeting in Geneva on Monday, aimed at enhancing the response to the outbreakRead More →

The U.K. government said Monday leaks of memos in which its ambassador to the U.S. described President Donald Trump’s administration as “dysfunctional” were a matter of regret, and promised to investigate.  The memos from Kim Darroch, the ambassador to Washington, were leaked to a Sunday newspaper, annoying Trump and triggering demands on theRead More →

The Australian government said Thursday it was “urgently seeking clarification” on reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea, which the attorney-general described as a “matter of the utmost seriousness.” The family of Alek Sigley said it had no confirmation that the 29-year-old Pyongyang university student had been detained.Read More →

The leaders of China and North Korea were talking in the North Korean capital Thursday, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sat down for talks in Pyongyang, China’s official Xinhua news agency said, butRead More →

Dozens of riot police stood guard at Peru’s northern border on Saturday, hours after new entry measures requiring Venezuelan migrants to hold a passport and humanitarian visa took effect. More than 9,000 Venezuelans entered the country with just their national ID cards on Friday, the highest number ever recorded byRead More →

The success of a U.S. television miniseries examining the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chornobyl has driven up the number of tourists wanting to see the plant and the ghost town in Ukraine. One Chornobyl tour agency reported a 40 per cent rise in trip bookings since the series, made by HBO,Read More →

The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on Wednesday the messaging service experienced a “state actor-sized” cyberattack and pointed to China as its likely country of origin. The service was hit by a “powerful DDoS attack” originating from IP addresses mostly inside China, Pavel Durov, Telegram’sRead More →

Unknown assailants killed at least 95 people in an ethnic Dogon village overnight in the latest attack to destabilize central Mali, a government official said Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, though tensions have been high since an ethnic Dogon militia was accused of carryingRead More →