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Peru: Protesters march to denounce violence against women

Gender and domestic violence are serious problems in Peru, with many Peruvian women reporting instances of physical or emotional abuse. Violence against women in the Latin American country occurs in all social strata and in both rural and urban areas.

Worries on the horizon for Angela Merkel

From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation.

Amazon delivers Volkswagen’s ‘Final Edition’ Beetles

The iconic car rolled off the assembly line in July 2019 after more than two decades since its relaunch. There are only 65 'Final Edition' Beetles available, and they can only be bought in Mexico.

Big brands say ‘sorry’ as China market expands

Calvin Klein, Coach, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Swarovski — and now, Versace. The list of foreign brands that have generated online fury in China would make for a glittering evening of luxury and fashion.

Greta Thunberg: The teenage eco-activist who took the world by storm

Now 16 years old, Thunberg has collected numerous awards, been named Sweden's woman of the year and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Time magazine included her in its 100 most influential people of 2019.

Germany to make additional payments to Holocaust survivors

Hundreds of extra euros per month will go to about 5,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel. More than 200,000 Holocaust survivors are still living in the country.

Why China won’t send the tanks into Hong Kong

In the past four decades, China has emerged as the world's second-biggest economy and an integral part of the global financial system. That rise was facilitated by Hong Kong.

Germany: Girl sues boys’ choir for gender discrimination

According to the court, the choir contends the rejection was "not predominantly about her gender" and that she would have been successful had her voice "matched the desired sound characteristics of a boys' choir."

Levi’s, Wrangler vow to end rape culture in factories

An investigation into denim manufacturing centers in Africa has unveiled systemic sexual abuse by local and foreign managers. Female garment workers suffered abuse, harassment, and retaliation if they spoke up.

Brazil threatens Mercosur exit if Argentina opposition wins presidency

If Argentina’s center-left opposition wins the presidential elections and closes its economy with protectionist policies, Brazil will pull out of Mercosur, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday. Opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez received nearly 48 percent support on Sunday in Argentina’s primary vote, considered an important bellwether ahead of the general elections on October 27. […]

Trump tells staff to consider buying Greenland: report

The US president has repeatedly asked aides about buying the world's largest island, the Wall Street Journal reports. The real estate magnet is due to visit Greenland's current owner Denmark next month.

India car sales plunging — what’s behind it?

India's automotive sector is facing a crisis, with a sharp decline in sales forcing manufacturers to cut back on production. Industry insiders warn that hundreds of thousands of jobs are at risk.

Ebola drugs ‘saving lives’ after clinical trials

The drugs — developed from antibodies from survivors that had been infected with Ebola — showed "clearly better" results in patients taking part in the trial, which is being conducted during the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Argentina’s peso, stock exchange plunge after President Mauricio Macri vote defeat

Argentina's currency and the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange have plummeted, a day after President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing defeat in a primary election. The peso has shed 15% of its value against the dollar.

South Korea to drop Japan’s trade status in tit-for-tat move

Japan announced earlier this month that it was removing South Korea from its own "white list" of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions, saying there had been a loss of trust.

‘No need’ for German Amazon aid: Brazil’s Bolsonaro

President Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the importance of German funding for forest and biodiversity projects in Brazil. "They can use this money as they see fit. Brazil doesn't need it," he said.

Russia demands Google delete anti-government protest videos from YouTube

Russia's media oversight agency has demanded Google take action to stop the spread of information about illegal mass protests. Thousands of its YouTube channels livestreamed one of Russia's biggest demos on Saturday.

Guatemalans vote under shadow of US migration deal

Voters say they are concerned about migration, but also crime, unemployment, the rising cost of living and entrenched corruption. The latter is a particularly pervasive issue. Three of the last four elected presidents have been arrested on charges of graft, after leaving office.

The Geneva Conventions were adopted 70 years ago. Are they still relevant?

In the eight years of Syria's brutal civil war, the regime's military, backed by Russian forces, "has been deliberately targeting civilians and civilian institutions in areas held by the armed opposition,"--a "blatant affront to the Geneva Conventions."

Russian nuclear agency ups death toll in missile test explosion

The Defense Ministry initially released a lower death toll for the accident on Thursday. Details remain sparse, and it is unclear whether or not radiation was released as a result of the explosion.