Many events over the past year – Brexit, Donald Trump’s victory, rise of far-right parties in Europe and continued weakness in the banking sector – have added significant uncertainty to an already fragile global economy.
Esteban Santiago, 26, was taken into custody immediately following the shooting.
Obama’s racial legacy will have all three facets – pride, promise and regret.
With Donald Trump assuming office on January 20, the UN Security Council might be in for a greater political shift than the usual rotation of non-permanent members.
The Indonesian government has back-pedalled on an announcement by the head of the country’s military that cooperation between the two countries would be suspended.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government called for overturning an army officer’s manslaughter conviction, undercutting the military authority that punished him.
Army spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman identified the latest girl to be freed as Rakiya Abubakar and said she has a six-month-old baby.
The outburst occurred Wednesday night when 51 workers were underground at the mine in the city of Dengfeng in Henan province, state broadcaster CCTV said.
Turkey and Russia brokered the ceasefire which came into effect on December 30 and has mostly held but not altogether halted fighting in the country.
Of the 158 who escaped after suspected heavily armed Muslim rebels stormed a jail in the country’s south, 43 have been recaptured and eight were killed.
Investigators questioned Netanyahu in a case that arose from allegations involving high-profile figures in international business and Hollywood.
Four prisons in the Northern state of Amazonas saw riots and one of them suffered the worst bloodshed at a prison of the South American country since 1992.
Mexicans were enraged by the 20% fuel price hike announced over the weekend as part of a government deregulation of the energy sector.
Hamza bin Laden, who was declared an Al Qaeda member and Ibrahim al-Banna, a leader of AQAP were added to the list this week.
The slaughter took place from roughly 1904 to 1908, when Namibia was a German colony known as South-West Africa, when the tribal groups rebelled.
The killings have raised questions about whether private companies should be running prisons in Brazil, especially the one in Amazonas state.
North Korea had demonstrated a “qualitative” improvement in its nuclear and missile capabilities after an unprecedented level of tests last year.
Ahmed Maher, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and a founder of the ‘April 6’ movement, broke the 2013 law to prevent mass protests.
A video, which shows men clad in UN jackets dancing with female rebels, created controversy questioning the neutrality of the UN observers in Colombia.
Tim Barrow, political director at the foreign office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt departure of Ivan Rogers.
The explosion and gunfire outside the main courthouse in Izmir, highlighted the country’s deteriorating security situation.
The statue commemorates Korean women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War Two.
Trump’s transition team issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors appointed by Obama to leave their overseas posts by January 20.
Global surface temperatures in 2016 averaged 14.8 °C, or 1.3 °C higher than estimated before the Industrial Revolution ushered in wide use of fossil fuels, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said.
Boko Haram has used scores of women and girls as young as seven in suicide bombings that have killed hundreds this year.
Naming a new Vice-President, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro announced a few changes in other key positions in his cabinet as well.
People in Aleppo have put their hopes in the peace process that brought the ceasefire under which rebels gave up the city’s eastern areas last month.
Ivan Rogers said May’s government has been hindered by “ill-founded arguments” and “muddled thinking” in its approach Brexit.
The 16-month-old’s picture strongly parallels Alan Kurdi’s who washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Meanwhile, Myanmar continues to flatly deny allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya.
Ban Ki-moon ended his ten years as UN secretary-general at midnight on New Year’s Eve – dropping the ball at New York’s Times Square.
With the victory of five Indian Americans, the community, which is roughly 1% of the population, got about 1% representation in the US Congress.
Under the new policy, brigade commanders must grant religious accommodations unless the requester’s religious belief is not sincere or the army identifies a specific, concrete hazard.
Colombia asked the UN to safeguard its neutrality after the publication of a video showing UN staff dancing with FARC rebels at a New Year celebration.
The train, arriving from the Queens neighbourhood of Far Rockaway, failed to stop on time and derailed after striking a bumping block.
The emerging Democratic strategy is to warn that Republicans risk throwing the US healthcare system into chaos by moving to dismantle Obamacare with nothing to replace it.
It will be the first in Obama’s flurry of transfers aimed at sending as many as 19 prisoners to at least four countries before Trump is sworn in.
After an extraordinarily turbulent year, the Turkish people hope that 2017 will be calmer and more peaceful.
For the fracking industry, good times will return when Trump is sworn in. In May he launched a plan for the first 100 days of his administration, which included giving a strong boost to the sector.
Chanting “Death to the enemies of Afghanistan!” and “Death to Daesh!”, the protesters in the city of Herat marched on the governor’s office, carrying pictures of Shiites killed in recent attacks.
The move by the senate’s budget committee chairman on the first day of the new congress set in motion the Republican promise to repeal Obamacare.