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Italy’s Salvini Tells Ship with 107 Migrants to Go to Spain

Italy’s Salvini Tells Ship with 107 Migrants to Go to Spain

Seeking to end a humanitarian crisis, Spain says a Spanish rescue boat with 107 migrants in the southern Mediterranean can...

Intelligent Threat-Sensing Building on Horizon

Intelligent Threat-Sensing Building on Horizon

As back to back mass shootings in the U.S. prompt more difficult debates on gun laws, researchers at University of...

Times, Citing Official Documents: UK Faces Food, Fuel and Drugs Shortages in No-Deal Brexit

Times, Citing Official Documents: UK Faces Food, Fuel and Drugs Shortages in No-Deal Brexit

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming...

UK Parliament Can’t Stop Brexit, Johnson to Tell Macron, Merkel

UK Parliament Can’t Stop Brexit, Johnson to Tell Macron, Merkel

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that his nation’s Parliament cannot...

Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Canary Islands 

Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Canary Islands 

TEJEDA, SPAIN – A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday,...

Iranian Tanker to Leave Gibraltar Soon Despite US Pressure

Iranian Tanker to Leave Gibraltar Soon Despite US Pressure

The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar...

Italy’s Salvini Agrees to Disembark Minors on Migrant Ship

Italy’s Salvini Agrees to Disembark Minors on Migrant Ship

Italy’s hard-line interior minister appeared to buckle under pressure Saturday to ease the political standoff over a migrant rescue ship...

Rally, Pickets Call for Fair Moscow Elections

Rally, Pickets Call for Fair Moscow Elections

About 4,000 people have held a rally in Moscow to demand fairness in upcoming city council elections, and solo pickets...

US Says It Has Warrant to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker

US Says It Has Warrant to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker

Updated at 9:36 p.m. Aug. 16.VOA Persian’s Katherine Ahn contributed to this report.The U.S. government said Friday that it had...

In Uganda’s Capital, Huawei Adds Cameras Capable of Facial Recognition

In Uganda’s Capital, Huawei Adds Cameras Capable of Facial Recognition

Lawmakers in the United States have long been wary of Chinese telecom giant Huawei. They say the corporation is unlike...

Iranian Oil Tanker Remains Off Gibraltar Despite Court Ruling

Iranian Oil Tanker Remains Off Gibraltar Despite Court Ruling

VOA Persian’s Katherine Ahn contributed to this report.An Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff off the coast of the...

30th Anniversary of Berlin Wall’s Tumble Prompts Democracy Debate

30th Anniversary of Berlin Wall’s Tumble Prompts Democracy Debate

Thirty years ago, the Iron Curtain dividing Europe lifted.  Next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Hungary to commemorate...