• Across Canada, tributes pour in following news of Gord Downie’s death

    Tributes poured in Wednesday for Gord Downie, the frontman for the Canadian band the Tragically Hip who was considered a national treasure. Downie died Tuesday at age 53. Downie, dubbed Canada’s unofficial poet laureate, had glioblastoma, an incurable form of brain cancer. He died with his children and family close by, according to a statement from his family. “Gord knew […]

  • After Weinstein scandal, France looks into on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment

    In many countries, victims of sexual harassment often only have two choices: either press legal charges against the perpetrator as part of a lengthy process with an uncertain outcome or simply ignore the offense. France is now trying to establish a third option: on-the-spot fines. Such fines could ensure swift punishment, but would they also relegate sexual harassment to the status […]

  • In photos: After harrowing escape from Burma, Rohingya face desperation in Bangladesh

    Since Aug. 25, more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled a scorched-earth military campaign in Burma, often making a dangerous sea voyage to neighboring Bangladesh. There, they now live in vast, spontaneously built tent cities. These photos by Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer capture their harrowing journey.   Hatred toward the Rohingya minority […]

  • Malta journalist killed in car blast was assassinated, her son says

    Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist from Malta who was known for her reporting on governmental corruption, was killed in an explosion near her home Monday, officials say. Galizia, who had just published a story on her blog, was driving away from the house in a rented Peugeot 108 around 3 p.m. when the car went up […]

  • Trump making history by seeking changes to Iran deal, Israel’s intelligence minister says

    JERUSALEM —Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz says that President Trump’s hard-line approach to Iran and the nuclear agreement signed by his predecessor is “historic” and “dramatic.” Katz — who has ambitions to become Israel’s next prime minister — compared the landmark nuclear accord reached in 2015 between Iran and world powers to a modern-day equivalent of […]