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Improving 'brutal' Paris: key issue in French capital's vote

Improving 'brutal' Paris: key issue in French capital's vote

Despite its famed culture, food and romance, Paris can be rough going for residents contending with daily traffic congestion, smog, petty crime, sky-high rents and even rats.When Parisians head to the ballot box to elect their mayor in the first round of Franc

Afghan war crimes probe must go ahead, ICC judges say

Afghan war crimes probe must go ahead, ICC judges say

International war crimes judges ruled on Thursday that a probe into wartime abuses in Afghanistan must go ahead, including looking into possible atrocities committed by US forces, as they overturned a previous court ruling.The call was hailed by human rights o

US warns against all travel to Haiti

US warns against all travel to Haiti

The United States on Thursday warned its citizens to avoid all travel to Haiti due to a surge in crime, including a risk of kidnapping.The State Department raised its travel alert to the highest possible level for the poorest country in the Americas, which is

Raisman lashes 'offensive' gymnastics abuse deal

Raisman lashes 'offensive' gymnastics abuse deal

Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman lashed out on Monday at a settlement put forward by USA Gymnastics for the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, describing the proposals as "offensive" to survivors of the jailed team doctor's crimes.In an interview with NBC televi

UN probe highlights Russia, Turkey roles in Syria 'war crimes'

UN probe highlights Russia, Turkey roles in Syria 'war crimes'

Moscow has participated in war crimes connected with deadly air strikes in Syria, UN investigators said Monday, warning that Ankara could also be responsible for similar crimes against Kurds there.The charges come as tensions soar between Turkey and Russian-ba

New president, new era as Uruguay shifts to center

New president, new era as Uruguay shifts to center

Luis Lacalle Pou will be sworn in as Uruguay president on Sunday to herald a new era in the South American country following 15 years of left-wing rule that brought important social reforms but left a stagnated economy and soaring crime.The 46-year-old leader