Their diagnosis of dementia does not mean that they remain silent

Their diagnosis of dementia does not mean that they remain silent

As the number of people with dementia grows, more of them speak out to challenge assumptions about what they can and cannot do. Dementia affects more than 55 million people worldwide, and more than double that number is expected to receive a diagnosis of the chronic condition by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. … Read more

The IMB chief struggled to keep up with investigations into the World Bank’s data rig

The IMB chief struggled to keep up with investigations into the World Bank’s data rig

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund said it has full confidence in Kristalina Georgieva as CEO, putting an end to weeks of uncertainty, while the board investigated her role in a World Bank data processing scandal in which she had been chief executive. The study focused on whether Georgieva had sought to increase … Read more

Pak Terrorist arrested in Delhi, Big Plan Foiled, says Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana

Pak Terrorist arrested in Delhi, Big Plan Foiled, says Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana

The Pakistani citizen lived in Delhi with a fake ID from an Indian citizen. (Representative) New Delhi: Ahead of Christmas, the Delhi Police Special Cell prevented a major terrorist plot with the arrest of a Pakistani citizen from Laxmi Nagar today and seized an AK-47 rifle from his possession. According to police, the accused lived … Read more

In Poland, protesters fear the court will have to rule on EU exit

In Poland, protesters fear the court will have to rule on EU exit

WARSAW – Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Warsaw and other Polish cities late Sunday to oppose a ruling that EU legal rulings have become incompatible with the Polish constitution, a decision protesters fear could lead Poland to follow Britain out of the bloc. Protesters waving EU and Polish flags held banners reading “I’m … Read more

The Shiite cleric Sadr emerges as kingmaker after the election in Iraq

The Shiite cleric Sadr emerges as kingmaker after the election in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the one-time leader of an uprising against US forces following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is poised to become the country’s main political mediator after his movement won the largest share of seats in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. But the very formation of a new government could be the subject … Read more

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 escapes Afghanistan

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 escapes Afghanistan

An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue the then Sen. Joe Biden in 2008, when his helicopter made an emergency landing in Afghanistan, has fled the country. After weeks in hiding, Aman Khalili said he and his family left Afghanistan last week and crossed the border into Pakistan, part of a slow exodus of Afghans trying … Read more

Uttarakhand Minister Yashpal Arya, his son joins Congress after leaving BJP

Uttarakhand Minister Yashpal Arya, his son joins Congress after leaving BJP

Uttarakhand Minister Yashpal Arya, his son Sanjiv Arya joined the Congress party. New Delhi: Uttarakhand’s Transport Minister Yashpal Arya and his son Sanjiv Arya have resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the New Delhi Congress Party. The former BJP leaders were admitted to the party in the presence of leading party leader … Read more

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistani scientist who shared nuclear weapons technology and know-how with countries the United States considers junk states after helping his country build its first nuclear bomb, died Sunday. He was 85 years old. At home, Dr. Khan is widely seen as a hero for making Pakistan the only nuclear-armed country in … Read more

A bird plays a rare feel-good story about Afghan evacuations

A bird plays a rare feel-good story about Afghan evacuations

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – The Mynah bird squeaks from a new cage in the French ambassador’s sunny living room in Abu Dhabi, far from its life as a pet for a young Afghan woman who has since taken refuge in France. Talkative, yellow-billed “Juji” had a brief stardom on social media, its story … Read more

Staff of the French Catholic Church Sexually abused 330,000 minors, probe finds

Staff of the French Catholic Church Sexually abused 330,000 minors, probe finds

A survey of the Catholic Church in France found that pastors, church staff and volunteers have sexually abused about 330,000 minors since 1950. The finding emerges from a comprehensive report released Tuesday, the latest in a series of abuse investigations that have shaken the Catholic Church in the United States and other countries in recent … Read more