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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy honored with Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 2019, 10:10pm Nation & World

The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a… Read story

Congress holds hearing on Haiti for first time in 20 years

December 10, 2019, 10:03pm Nation & World

Minutes after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment on President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Rep. Frederica Wilson entered a meeting room in Washington and asked a group of Haitian activists… Read story

Virginia statue response to Confederate works

December 10, 2019, 9:44pm Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. Read story

French march against pension reforms

December 10, 2019, 9:44pm Nation & World

PARIS — Cranking up the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, thousands of union activists marched through French cities on Tuesday and airport employees and teachers joined nationwide strikes to demand that the government scrap changes to the national retirement system. Read story

Fernandez inaugurated as president of Argentina

December 10, 2019, 9:44pm Nation & World

BUENOS AIRES — Alberto Fernández assumed the presidency of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country to the ranks of left-leaning nations at a moment of right-wing resurgence in the Western Hemisphere. He pledged more aid for the poor and warned that the country would be unable to pay all its debts on time. Read story

8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

December 10, 2019, 8:47pm Nation & World

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks have been born at the Kansas City Zoo. Read story

One arrested, one sought in gunfire that injured 12

December 10, 2019, 8:36pm Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS — One suspect was in custody Tuesday and another was being sought in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend gunfight that injured 12 people at the edge of New Orleans’ famous French Quarter. Read story

Sydney air pollution is so bad it’s setting off fire alarms

December 10, 2019, 8:35pm Nation & World

Bushfire smoke smothered Sydney on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, suspending ferry services and triggering health warnings over choking air pollution. Read story

Karzai: U.S. cash fed Afghanistan corruption

December 10, 2019, 8:35pm Nation & World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability. Read story

International student vetting review set

December 10, 2019, 8:34pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday ordered a broad review of vetting procedures for international students who participate in training on U.S. military installations and demanded the process be strengthened, in direct reaction to last week’s deadly shooting at a Pensacola Navy base by a Saudi aviation student. Read story