Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserve
The Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve on Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism.
Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers.
More than 57,000 people have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali as rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption, officials said Tuesday.
President Donald Trump issued a new travel ban on Sunday that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities.
Britain and the EU kick off a fourth round of Brexit talks on Monday, in hopes of a breakthrough after a cautiously well-received speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard-right AfD in the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.
Eleven people died when a blaze engulfed two houses early Monday in an eastern China city prone to fatal fire disasters, the government said.
Some 250 well-known figures from around the world will gather at the 18th World Knowledge Forum next month to share their knowledge and insights on a wide range of global issues.
The United States on Thursday sharply ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Korea's nuclear weapons drive, targeting the regime's trading partners with a sweeping ban on business.
Oil-producing countries from inside and outside OPEC meet in Vienna on Friday as signs grow that their landmark agreement to cap output may finally be boosting the price of crude.