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Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote
Updated: 16 minutes ago
The Latest: Russia to discuss Aleppo rebel pullout with US

The Latest: Russia to discuss Aleppo rebel pullout with US

Russia's foreign minister says Moscow and Washington have agreed to call a meeting to discuss the withdrawal of Syrian rebels from Aleppo
Updated: 22 minutes ago

Britain's finance chief sees more trade with South Africa

The finance chief of Britain says he sees big opportunities to build on trade ties with South Africa, which is Britain's biggest export market in Africa
Updated: 26 minutes ago

Azerbaijan sentences youth activist to 10 years

A court in Azerbaijan has handed a 10-year prison sentence to a youth activist who was convicted on heroin possession charges in a verdict that Amnesty International is denouncing as politically motivated
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

Britain's Supreme Court has concluded a four-day hearing to decide who has the power to trigger the U.K.'s exit from the European Union _ lawmakers or the government
Updated: 1 hour ago

Rights group says US may be complicit in Yemen 'atrocities'

Human Rights Watch has called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen, and said the United States might be complicit in "atrocities" by supplying bombs
Updated: 1 hour ago

UN concerned about upswing in Libya violence

The U.N. Security Council says it is concerned by the recent escalation of violence between armed groups in Tripoli
Updated: 1 hour ago
IS calls for attacks on US bases in uneasy island of Bahrain

IS calls for attacks on US bases in uneasy island of Bahrain

The Islamic State group is calling for its followers to launch attacks in the tiny island nation of Bahrain, including those targeting American military personnel stationed there
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels

Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels

As the fishing industry collapses in Venezuela, armed men in motorboats are turning the warm Caribbean sea into a grim free-for-all, attacking fishermen daily, stealing their catch and motors, and sometimes shooting them dead
Updated: 1 hour ago
European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

The European Central Bank is adding half a trillion euros ($579 billion) in stimulus to the eurozone economy to support growth as Europe heads into what could be a tumultuous election year
Updated: 1 hour ago