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mizoula/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News A former United Nations employee was arrested Wednesday after investigators said he lied to the FBI to cover up a 2016 incident where he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted a woman, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said. Karim Elkorany, 37, who worked with the […]

Maja Hitij/Getty ImagesBY: PATRICK REEVEL AND GUY DAVIES, ABC NEWS (BERLIN) — Alexey Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and one of Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group, the German government said, the same type of Russian military nerve agent weapon used in the poisoning of a […]

iStock/encrierBY: IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News (PARIS) — A trial related to the January 2015 deadly attacks on Charlie Hebdo employees and other targets is set to begin Wednesday in Paris. The gunmen fatally shot illustrators and journalists at Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, as well as a police officer and shoppers at a Jewish […]

Maksym Kapliuk/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MINSK, Belarus) — The Belarus capital of Minsk was largely quiet a day after tens of thousands of protesters flooded the city on Sunday, calling for an end to the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. But authorities again moved to target leaders of the protest movement. Belarus’ security force, […]

yorkfoto/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MINSK, Belarus) — Huge crowds of protesters flooded Belarus’ capital Minsk again on Sunday calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down, defying a heavy deployment of security forces and threats of a crackdown. The protest appeared to be as large if not larger than the historic crowds that have […]

JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP via Getty ImagesBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News (PARIS) — Politicians from across the spectrum have denounced the publication of the cartoon depicting a French MP and anti-racism activist as a slave under the title “Obono, the African.” On Friday, Black MP Danièle Obono posted one of the drawings from French publication Valeurs Actuelles, […]

Aliaksandr Bukatsich/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MINSK, Belarus) — Belarus authorities on Saturday revoked the press accreditation of journalists working for most foreign news organizations operating in the country in an apparent attempt to hinder coverage as security forces up the pressure on protesters seeking to push the country’s longtime dictator Alexander Lukashenko from power. […]

guvendemir/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. plans to reduce troop levels in Iraq to 3,500 from about 5,200, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News. The reduction in forces had been anticipated, with U.S. military officials highlighting the Iraqi military’s growing ability to carry out independent operations against the remnants of ISIS. […]

RomanOkopny/iStockBy ABC News (NEW YORK) — Iranian women have taken to Twitter to break years of silence and share detailed stories of sexual abuse, including intrafamilial incidents, naming alleged abusers with hashtags such as #rape, #assault and #NoMeansNo. Some alleged abusers are well-connected and famous figures in Iran — stars of sports and media and […]

_ultraforma_/iStockBy ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (LONDON) — A much anticipated statue of Princess Diana will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021, the palace announced Friday. “The statue that Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned to commemorate their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be installed next year […]

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