Panama presidential candidates battle for top spot in final polls

Panama presidential candidates battle for top spot in final polls
Panamanians can expect a tight finish when they go to the polls to elect their next president, according to two polls published on Thursday, the last allowed before next week's vote.The winner of the race will inherit a strong ...

Former U.S. test site sues nuclear nations for disarmament failure

Former U.S. test site sues nuclear nations for disarmament failure
The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive U.S. nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed nations on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament.The ...

Angry Muslims in Central African Republic call for partition

Angry Muslims in Central African Republic call for partition
In this dusty town at the heart of the Central African Republic, many angry Muslims advocate a simple solution to the threat of religious violence from Christian militias terrorizing the country's south: partition.Bambari lies near the dividing line separating ...

U.N. Security Council asks for inquiry into South Sudan massacre

U.N. Security Council asks for inquiry into South Sudan massacre
The United Nations Security Council asked for an urgent investigation on Thursday into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan's oil hub Bentiu and expressed its willingness to "take additional measures" if there are more attacks ...

Libya rebels warn Tripoli oil ports to stay closed unless deal implemented

Libya rebels warn Tripoli oil ports to stay closed unless deal implemented
A rebel group in eastern Libya that controls several oil ports said on Thursday it would not reopen the key Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals unless the government implemented its part of a recent deal to end the ...

Putin foe Navalny avoids detention during new Russian trial

Putin foe Navalny avoids detention during new Russian trial
A Russian court rejected a request by prosecutors to put Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny behind bars during a second trial on theft charges, leaving one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics under house arrest.Navalny, who is serving a ...