Germany is keen to pursue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz on first African tour
Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his first trip to Africa, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices.
Russian soldier sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial
News/World: A Ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison Monday for killing a Ukrainian civilian, sealing the first guilty conviction for war crimes since Moscow's invasion three months ago.
Zelenskyy urges 'maximum' sanctions on Russia in Davos talk
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “maximum” sanctions against Russia during a virtual speech on the first day of the World Economic Forum gathering of corporate executives, government officials and other VIPs in Davos, Switzerland.
Ukraine court jails Russian soldier for life in war crimes trial
A Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia's February 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old tank commander, had pleaded guilty to killing 62-year-old Oleksandr Shelipov in the northeastern Ukrainian village of Chupakhivka on Feb. 28 after being ordered to shoot him.
WHO chief seeks central role for UN agency in global health
The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that the UN health agency must be "at the centre" of a global healthcare system while also acknowledging the need for internal reforms. "There have been many calls for WHO to change. And there is no question that more change is needed," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
'Honour' killing: Getting away with murder in Pakistan
When social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled by her brother for unapologetically challenging Pakistan's attitudes towards women, activists fought for her murder to trigger a new era of justice over so-called "honour" killings. Her killer's release in February has instead underlined how the country's legal system still allows for men to abuse, rape and murder women with impunity.