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  • North Korea says up to US to chose what ‘Christmas gift’ it wants
    North Korea says up to US to chose what ‘Christmas gift’ it wants
    A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (C) during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a Township of Samjiyon County, North Korea, Dec.2, 2019. EFE-EPA/KCNA EDITORIAL USE ONLY…
  • Hong Kong leader closes ranks with Beijing, condemns US law
    Hong Kong leader closes ranks with Beijing, condemns US law
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, China, 3 December 2019. EFE-EPA/JEROME FAVRE   Hong Kong, China, Dec 3 (efe-epa).- The chief executive of Hong Kong on Tuesday…
  • Zanzibar kelp farmers: feminism, innovation on the banks of the Indian Ocean
    Zanzibar kelp farmers: feminism, innovation on the banks of the Indian Ocean
    A group of women harvests seaweed on the coast of the Indian Ocean in Bjwejuu, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 3 December 2019. EFE/ Patricia Martínez     Bwejuu, Tanzania, December 3 (efe-epa).- Dressed in a marine blue tunic and headscarf, kelp farmer…
  • HRW: Bangladesh denying quality education to Rohingya refugee children
    HRW: Bangladesh denying quality education to Rohingya refugee children
    Rohingya children take part in a drawing session in a school near the Thangkhali camp, in Coxsbazar, Bangladesh 12 October 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/ABIR ABDULLAH   Bangkok, December 3 (efe-epa).- The Bangladesh government is blocking aid groups from…
  • White House refuses to take part in 1st impeachment hearing
    White House refuses to take part in 1st impeachment hearing
    US President Donald J. Trump reacts during a campaign rally at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, USA, 26 November 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/CRISTOBAL HERRERA   Washington, December 1 (efe-epa).- The White House announced Sunday that it will not…
  • Climate-fuelled disasters displace 20 million people a year, says Oxfam
    Climate-fuelled disasters displace 20 million people a year, says Oxfam
    A young boy holds a sign outside a park during a climate change strike in Bangkok, Thailand, 29 November 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/DIEGO AZUBEL   London, December 2 (efe-epa).- Disasters caused by the climate emergency were the main cause of internal…
  • COP25 climate summit to focus on fresh climate action
    COP25 climate summit to focus on fresh climate action
    Madrid: UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa (R) attends the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP25 in Madrid. (Photo: IANS)   Madrid, December 2 (IANS) The…
  • 7,200 infected with HIV in Afghanistan: WHO
    7,200 infected with HIV in Afghanistan: WHO
    Kabul, December 2 (IANS) Some 7,200 people in Afghanistan were estimated to be HIV positive, according to figures released by the the World Health Organization (WHO). Marking World Aids Day, the WHO on Sunday called for a broader public awareness…
  • Xi and Putin inaugurate 'Power of Siberia' gas pipeline
    Xi and Putin inaugurate 'Power of Siberia' gas pipeline
    A picture made available on 30 June 2015 shows workers start the construction of the Chinese section of the China-Russia East Route natural gas pipeline, also known as the Power of Siberia trunk pipeline, in Heihe in northeast China's Heilongjiang…
  • Iraqi parliament approves premier’s resignation
    Iraqi parliament approves premier’s resignation
    Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi speaks during a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on  April 30, 2019. (EPA-EFE File Photo)   Baghdad, December 1 (EFE-EPA): Iraq’s parliament on Sunday accepted Prime Minister Adel Abdul-…
  • Point of no return imminent for global warning, UN chief warns
    Point of no return imminent for global warning, UN chief warns
    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses a press conference about the COP25 Climate Summit in Madrid, Spain on  December 1. (EPA Photo)   Madrid, December 1 (EFE-EPA): The UN Secretary-General warned on Sunday that global warming could…
  • Samoa measles outbreak death toll climbs to 48
    Samoa measles outbreak death toll climbs to 48
    A fishing boat is seen in the early morning near Taumeasina Island Resort in Apia, Samoa on September 8, 2017. (EFE-EPA File Photo)   Bangkok Desk, December 1 (EFE-EPA): The death toll in Samoa’s measles outbreak has risen to 48, with four dying…
  • Latinos in Australia bang for human rights
    Latinos in Australia bang for human rights
    Several groups of Latino migrants in Australia took to the streets to demand respect for human rights over the crises that have rattled the Latin American continent in recent weeks, Sydney, Australia on December 1. (EFE Photo)     Sydney,…
  • Iran authorities refuse to confirm number of fatalities in protests
    Iran authorities refuse to confirm number of fatalities in protests
    An Iranian walks next a wall painting of Iranian national flag, Tehran, Iran on November 17, 2019. (EPA-EFE File Photo)     Tehran, December 1 (EFE-EPA): The president of the Iranian Parliament on Sunday refused to confirm the number of people…
  • Maltese tycoon charged over murder of journalist
    Maltese tycoon charged over murder of journalist
    Demonstrators protest outside Malta's House of Parliament in Valletta, Malta on November 26, 2019. (EPA-EFE File Photo)   Rome, December 1 (EFE): A Maltese businessman has been charged with complicity in the murder of well-known investigative…
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