Oil prices have risen in response to an agreement by the G7 group of nations which came into effect on Monday ... The move is part of increased pressure by the West over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine ... .
The discovery of three mass graves in Venezuela's eastern state of Bolívar points to how sinister the increase in disappearances in the country's illegal mining epicenter has become. Human remains were found in mining areas around southern Bolívar on three separate occasions in November, according to GeneralDomingo...read full story.
“Around300” people died in an attack on villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week blamed on the M23 rebel group, industry minister Julien Paluku said on Monday ... The rebel group has rejected the massacre accusations, and says eight civilians were killed in the village on 29 November – attributing their deaths to “stray bullets” ... .
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired about 130 artillery rounds on Monday into the water near its western and eastern sea borders with South Korea, the latest military action contributing to worsening relations between the neighbors ... There were no immediate reports of shells falling inside South Korean territorial waters ... .
President wants ‘Maharlika Investments Fund’ set up with money from pension funds; many worry such a fund could be used to launder money and embroil nation in a 1MDB-type embezzlement scandal, as in Malaysia... .
Ukrainian officials reported a new barrage of Russian missile strikes across the country on Monday, an attack that was anticipated as Russia seeks to disable Ukraine’s energy supplies and infrastructure with the approach of winter ...Astronomy was not studied in Kremlin, giving preference to court astrologers. If it was, they would know.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras became the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to help fight street gangs when a decree took effect Monday ... The Honduran measures affect constitutional rights of association, free movement, searches and arrests ... .