Dina Boluarte was virtually unknown on the Peruvian political scene a year and a half ago, when she rode into office in July 2021 as Pedro Castillo's vice president.
Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and the chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chandrikapersad Santokhi called for an immediate and unconditional end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade implemented by the US government against Cuba on Wednesday during the eighth CARICOM-Cuba Summit.
Australia will overhaul its environment laws and set up a new nature protection agency which would have powers to make decisions on the approval of development projects, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said on Thursday.
Trays in hand, Polytechnique Montreal students line up at the cafeteria and through a fogged-up buffet counter glass, check out dishes that now come with information about their carbon footprint.
Indonesia's release of convicted Bali bomb maker Umar Patek will be a "difficult day" for Australians who lost loved ones and relatives in the attacks, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said on Thursday.
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's main island of Java on Thursday with no immediate reports of damage, less than a month after another quake in the same province killed more than 300 people.
South Korea on Thursday ordered striking truck drivers in the fuel and steel sectors back to work as a walkout that has caused havoc in Asia's fourth-largest economy prepares to enter its third week.
Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss is one of the last descendents of a dynasty that once ruled over swathes of eastern Germany. He is suspected of hoping to become the country's new leader in a violent coup to overthrow the democratic order.
Israeli troops killed three Palestinians on Thursday in their latest raid on the flashpoint city of Jenin, Palestinian health officials said, as violence surges in the occupied West Bank.
Two people were killed and eight wounded in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Wednesday when a suspected Islamic militant who may have been angered by the country's new criminal code blew himself up at a police station, authorities said.
The US State Department has approved a potential sale of 116 General Dynamics GD.N made M1A1 Abrams tanks, other vehicles and munitions to Poland in a deal valued at up to $3.75 billion, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
An Argentine court on Tuesday sentenced Vice President Cristina Kirchner to six years in jail for corruption, banning the country's best-known politician from seeking public office after a trial she dismissed as a political witch hunt.
Honduran police on Tuesday moved en masse into poor urban areas to tackle criminal gangs "head on" after a decree by President Xiomara Castro to temporarily suspend certain rights.
Five years after it emerged from the Islamic State group's jihadist rule, Iraq's once thriving cultural center of Mosul has regained a semblance of normalcy despite sluggish reconstruction efforts.
US President Joe Biden celebrated the strengthening of his party's majority in the Senate on Tuesday after Democrat Raphael Warnock was declared the winner of a runoff election in Georgia.
There has been an absence of tigers in Bangladesh's Chattogram zoo of late, with Chandra and Purnima having passed away in 2006 and 2012 respectively.
Jonathan the Seychelles Giant Tortoise is celebrating his 190th birthday, more or less, on St. Helena in the remote South Atlantic, where the defeated French emperor died in exile in 1821.
The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund's first train using hydrogen as an energy carrier begins its maiden trip to Bad Homburg from Frankfurt's main station in Germany on December 6, 2022. Photo: VCG
Deutsche Bahn passengers will be able to get their coffee in a porcelain cup from 2023, the German rail operator said on Tuesday, as it looks to reduce waste.
New Zealand authorities on Tuesday launched a battle for custody of an infant whose parents are blocking life-saving surgery because blood donors may have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
It looked like a cross between a crocodile and a salamander - and definitely was not an animal to be messed with. Long before the dinosaurs or even the advent of the earliest true amphibians and reptiles, a unique creature called Whatcheeria was a genuine apex predator.
Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday approved legislation that would outlaw sex outside marriage in a move critics said was a huge setback to rights in the world's most populous Muslim country.
Oil tankers formed a traffic jam off the coast of Turkey on day one of the West's price cap on Russian crude, with Ankara insisting on new proof of insurance for all vessels, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
Choosing between a pastor and a former football star, voters in Georgia will decide Tuesday on a seat in the US Senate in an election with high stakes for Joe Biden's presidency.
Australia's central bank on Tuesday hiked interest rates to their highest level in a decade, heaping more pressure on mortgage holders as it tries to dampen soaring inflation.
Democratic Republic of the Congo's government on Monday said 272 civilians were killed in a massacre in the eastern town of Kishishe last week, raising the death toll from a previous estimate of 50.
Elon Musk's Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations.
Britain's royals are braced for Netflix's six-part docuseries on Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, after the first extracts reignited a simmering row with his brother William.
Italy's population has dropped below 59 million and the country is aging at a much faster rate than its European Union peers, national statistical agency Istat said on Monday.
Restoring islands devastated by invasive species and helping coastal "connectors" like seabirds boosts nature on land and at sea, and may be a new way to increase resilience to climate change, researchers said Monday.
The giant panda is a powerful symbol when it comes to species conservation. In Belgium, a zoo hosting five giant pandas has worked with Chinese animal experts on panda breeding for many years epitomizes the cooperation between the two countries in protecting animals and preserving biodiversity.
A senior Iranian diplomat said Sunday that Tehran and Moscow have developed frameworks and mechanisms for improving bilateral relations, according to the official news agency IRNA.
Germany's defense ministry has raised serious concerns about the planned purchase of US-made F-35 fighter jets, part of the country's military modernization drive, according to documents seen by AFP.
Turkey's inflation slowed in November for the first time since May 2021, official data showed on Monday, delivering a boost to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of 2023's election.
Exposure to high levels of air pollution significantly raises risks of breathing difficulties, cough, lower respiratory tract infections, as well as depression and other health conditions, says a new World Bank report launched Sunday.
Residents of a central North Carolina county faced a second night of freezing weather without power on Sunday after vandals opened fire on two electric substations in what authorities called a “targeted attack.”
As concerns of a possible trade war between the EU and the US increase, Chinese analysts said major European economies need to make pragmatic and wise decisions to safeguard their own interests rather than following Washington too closely at their own costs while serving the US hegemony.
Australia on Monday started building a vast network of antennas in the Outback, its section of what planners say will eventually become one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said Monday that Iran will not negotiate under pressure and threats over the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said Sunday that an impeachment motion approved by the opposition-led Congress “is part of the political game” against him.
Britain's opposition Labour party vowed on Monday to scrap the unelected and “indefensible” House of Lords as part of a constitutional revamp to redistribute economic growth after Brexit.
Rescue operation continues after a tram collided with an IETT bus in Alibeykoy district of Istanbul,Turkey on December 5, 2022. At least 19 people were wounded in an accident, including four in critical condition.
The world's development banks could play a major role in protecting nature, but are largely ignoring biodiversity in a climate-led financing push, environmentalists warn, calling for action to fix the imbalance at December's COP15 UN summit.
When an elderly man suddenly realized that he was missing more than $20,000 in cash just withdrawn from a Swiss bank, he assumed he had been robbed.
Moscow has voiced opposition against a price cap on Russian oil and said European countries championing the price cap could face a suspension of oil supplies, local media reported over the weekend.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Pakistan's embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, via a statement carried by one of the militant group's affiliated channels on Telegram on Sunday.
Around 10,000 Salvadoran army troops and police officers surrounded the populous city of Soyapango, on the outskirts of capital San Salvador, as the government stepped up its fight against criminal gangs, President Nayib Bukele announced Saturday.
Israeli fighter jets on Sunday carried out a series of airstrikes on facilities belonging to militant groups in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the coastal enclave, Palestinian eyewitnesses said.
French President Emmanuel Macron said there was no reason to panic about possible power cuts in 2022's winter, but he called on citizens to use less energy and on state utility EDF to restart nuclear reactors to prevent outages in case of cold weather.
A drought in the Peruvian Andes has ravaged alpaca flocks and withered potato crops, forcing the government to declare a state of emergency on Saturday for 60 days in more than 100 districts.
Indonesia's Mount Semeru erupted Sunday spewing hot ash clouds a mile (1.6 kilometers) into the sky and sending rivers of lava down its side, prompting authorities to raise the alert status to the highest level.
The British Museum and the Greek prime minister are in the “advanced stage” of “secret talks” over the “possible return” of the Parthenon Marbles, local media reported on Saturday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Aabdollahian has held a phone conversation with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on issues of mutual concerns, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
US President Joe Biden's administration is mulling a proposal from Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to repeal the US military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the White House said on Saturday.
For Indian farmer Lalmuankimi Bawitlung, selling her annual orange harvest is often a race against time to beat the heat.
The Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry decided on Thursday to freeze the assets of some individuals and entities with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group, according to the official Gazette of Republic of Turkey.
Four people including a policeman were killed and 26 others injured in a suicide attack in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Wednesday, the provincial health department said.
Hakeem Jeffries was unanimously elected on Wednesday to become the Democratic Party's top leader in the US House of Representatives beginning in January, making him the first black American to hold such a high-ranking position in Congress.
Since Susan Teaford began searching out cheap food – chasing discounts as end-dates near – the US retiree has slashed her grocery bills and made a virtue out of bargain hunting.
Germany will make it easier for skilled workers to immigrate, paving the way for the “most modern immigration law” in the history of the country, the government said on Wednesday.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Nicolas Roche, the French ambassador to Tehran, over the French foreign minister's “unacceptable” remarks in France's National Assembly.
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution to call for efforts to solve the question of Palestine.
France in 2022 experienced the hottest year since records began, the country's national weather service said Wednesday, as global warming stokes temperatures globally.
The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing rates fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening a global goal of ending the disease by 2030, a report said.
La Nina is the large-scale cooling of surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. It normally occurs every two to seven years.
Mexico's president on Tuesday rejected a call by the US to scrap a planned ban on imports of genetically modified maize, but voiced hope that an agreement could be reached.
A group of Peruvian and international botanists has discovered two new species of plant that are endangered by mining activity in the Peruvian Andes, the University of San Marcos reported Tuesday.
All regions of the world saw water extremes in 2021 – both floods and droughts – and billions of people had insufficient freshwater, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called on visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani to strengthen security measures along their common borders, official IRNA news agency reported.
Two leaders of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, including founder Stewart Rhodes, were found guilty of sedition on Tuesday in the most high-profile case yet stemming from the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of then-president Donald Trump.
Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, and a suspected car-ramming attacker was killed after wounding an Israeli soldier, Israeli medics and the army said.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah on Tuesday expressed his government's readiness to hold general elections in the country, calling for local and international pressure to complete the laws regulating the elections.
Australia's parliament on Wednesday censured ex-prime minister Scott Morrison for secretly appointing himself to several key ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering a rare and stinging rebuke.
The US Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case brought by border state Texas challenging the federal government's right to decide which undocumented migrants should be targeted for deportation.
On November 26, Lt. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical and biological defense troops of the Russian Armed Forces, said that Russia is concerned about US-controlled tests of infectious agents on military personnel and mental patients in Ukraine.
The European Union has boosted the imports of Russian liquefied natural gas by 42% between January-October 2022 year-on-year, British financial newspaper reported.
Famous for its lamb, New Zealand's agricultural industry was once so well-subsidized that slaughterhouse workers were said to earn more than airline pilots, recalled William Rolleston, a farmer in South Canterbury and leading advocate for the sector.
To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatization, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday that the monkeypox virus be rEnamed “mpox.”
The world's largest active volcano burst into life for the first time in 40 years, spewing lava and hot ash Monday in a spectacular display of nature's fury by Mauna Loa in Hawaii.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of “in danger” World Heritage sites, according to UN experts who warned the fading wonder has been “significantly impacted” by climate change.
Germany's government on Monday defended a plan to make it easier for people to apply for citizenship, countering complaints from within the ruling coalition and the opposition that it might encourage illegal immigration.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that Ankara and Cairo could mutually appoint ambassadors in the upcoming months as part of efforts to normalize bilateral ties.
Somali security forces on Monday ended an hours-long siege by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents who killed eight civilians after storming a prominent hotel in the capital Mogadishu, the police said.
A self-declared white supremacist pleaded guilty Monday to killing 10 black people during a livestreamed shooting rampage at a supermarket in the US state of New York earlier in 2022.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a cooperation document on Monday as the two countries mark three decades of diplomatic ties in 2022.
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland on Monday called for urgent steps toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that Tehran will not cooperate with the “political” fact-finding mission proposed by a recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, according to Iran's official news agency IRNA.
Australia's Labor government said it will move a parliamentary censure motion against former Liberal prime minister Scott Morrison this week after an inquiry found his secret appointment to multiple ministries undermined trust in government.
The Israeli ministerial coalition has signed a deal to abandon bilateral peace agreements signed under international auspices, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday.
A small plane crashed into high-voltage power lines about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Washington DC on Sunday, causing mass outages, with rescue services working into the night to rescue two people on board the aircraft still entangled in the cables.
South Korea failed to reach agreement with a striking truckers' union in the first session of talks on Monday, the fifth day of a nationwide walkout, the union said, as supply chain glitches worsen and concrete runs out at building sites.
At least four people were killed in an ongoing attack by Al-Shabaab militants who laid siege to a popular hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu overnight, a security agency official told AFP on Monday.
The Baltic state of Estonia relies on shale oil, a locally mined fossil fuel, to generate power – and despite a short-term boost in production to fill a gap in electricity imports, it is sticking to targets to ditch the polluting fuel.
Australia's climate council has warned that the nation is facing a disastrous summer of extreme weather events.
Brexit has compounded a shortage of doctors in Britain, with an estimated shortfall of 4,000 in major speciality areas from EU countries, a study published Sunday said.
Italy declared a state of emergency on the southern island of Ischia on Sunday after a landslide killed at least seven people and left several others missing.
"Our Argentine Football Association is constantly seeking to deepen its links with China. I think we have a great opportunity ahead of us to develop together," Argentine Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the country's problems with the US will not be solved through negotiation, according to the official news agency IRNA.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday called for backing the soft, peaceful, and popular resistance against Israel in the West Bank until Palestine achieves its goals.
The White House on Saturday condemned former president Donald Trump for meeting at his Florida estate with a renowned white supremacist and with rapper Kanye West who is embroiled in a storm over anti-Semitic remarks.
Some 2,500 people took off their clothes on Saturday to pose for US photographic artist Spencer Tunick at Sydney's Bondi Beach in an effort to raise awareness about skin cancer.
Uganda's president extended a six-week lockdown Saturday on two districts at the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak that has claimed 55 lives but said its spread was being curbed.