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Wadood, the Afghan activist seeking international justice

Wadood, the Afghan activist seeking international justice Wadood has a dream. He’s an Afghan activist who’s made it his mission to get the International Criminal Court to rule on the many war crimes that have been committed in his country, particularly by the Taliban. Every day, he collects testimonies from victims, and every day, he risks his life. The Taliban […]

Trump says summit with N. Korea‘s Kim will go ahead after all

Trump says summit with N. Korea‘s Kim will go ahead after all © Saul Loeb, AFP | US President Donald Trump after his meeting with Kim envoy on June 1, 2018. President Donald Trump said on Friday an unprecedented nuclear arms summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States pulled out of will now go ahead […]

Venezuela releases dozens of anti-Maduro activists

Venezuela releases dozens of anti-Maduro activists © Juan Barreto, AFP | Venezuelan retired general Angel Omar Vivas is seen at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, after being released by the government on June 1, 2018. Dozens of activists in Venezuela who government opponents considered political prisoners were released from jail Friday in what authorities called a gesture aimed at uniting […]

Last woman standing: Garcia carries French hopes at Roland Garros

Last woman standing: Garcia carries French hopes at Roland Garros © Pierre René-Worms, FRANCE 24 | France‘s Caroline Garcia celebrates after reaching the last 16 at Roland Garros. The home nation’s last male players crashed out of the French Open on Saturday, but Caroline Garcia will keep the French flag flying after booking her place in the last 16. Henri […]

US singled out by finance ministers at G7 meeting over tariffs

US singled out by finance ministers at G7 meeting over tariffs © Delphine Touitou, AFP | Flags line the entrance to the G7 at the hotel Fairmont in Whistler, British Columbia on June 1, 2018. The United States was in an isolated position at the end of the G7 ministerial summit in Canada on Saturday, as finance ministers from the […]

Survey: YouTube tops teen social media, as Facebook fades

NEW YORK — YouTube is dominating social media use among teenagers, as Facebook fades from popularity, according to a new survey. A Pew Research Center survey shows that 85 percent of U.S. teens, ages 13 to 17, use YouTube, compared with 72 percent for the Facebook-owned Instagram and 69 percent for Snapchat. Use of the main Facebook service is at […]

CervicalCheck scandal victims dismayed at slow pace of support by HSE

The slow roll-out of the Government‘s package of supports for victims of the CervicalCheck scandal is causing further distress to women and families, it emerged yesterday. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris promised on May 12 that women who developed cancer after getting a wrong smear test result – and the families of those who died – would […]