Abdullah II ⪢⪢
In Jordan a state security court sentences two former officials to 15 years in prison for involvement in a plot against King Abdullah II.
Andrew Cuomo ⪢⪢
Andrew Cuomo today announces his resignation as governor of New York just days after that damning report detailing multiple instances of alleged sexual harassment of several women.
Angela Merkel ⪢⪢
German officials say a gunman killed 9 people near Frankfurt Wednesday. Chancelar Angela Merkel says there are signs the gunman acted for "right-wing, extremist, racist" reasons. 2020-02-20
Antony Blinken ⪢⪢
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges Americans to leave Ukraine over, what he calls, "very troubling signs" related to Russian activities at the border.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran is not in a hurry to rejoin a 2015 nuclear deal but demanded an end to restrictions on his country.
Ayman al-Zawahri ⪢⪢
The leader of the terror group al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahri, releases a video praising a Muslim woman in India for rejecting a ban on head coverings and providing proof he is alive. 2022-04-06
Carlos Ghosn ⪢⪢
In Lebanon, the former Nissan chairman who fled criminal charges in Japan, Carlos Ghosn, says he will depend himself to French investigators next week.
In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa urges rich countries not to claim all the supplies of COVID-19 vaccines.
Elizabeth II ⪢⪢
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, has died at her summer home in Scotland at the age of 96. 2022-09-08 #new
Fumio Kishida ⪢⪢
In Japan, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirms a South Korean military report that North Korea again launched two missiles. He called the North's repeated launches "regrettable".
George Floyd ⪢⪢
In the U.S., the National Guard deploys to 21 states and Washington D.C. to calm violent protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man held by police last week.
Giuseppe Conte ⪢⪢
Italian Prime Minister Jiuseppe Conte and his new cabinet are sworn in. Italy's new government unites two competing parties in an unlikely coalition.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa ⪢⪢
In Sri Lanka, people face fuel and electricity shortages as criticism of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa intensifies following his cabinet's resignation Sunday.
Imran Khan ⪢⪢
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accuses India of planning military action in Kashmir. He spoke to the nation on Pakistan's independence day. 2019-08-14
Jamal Khashoggi ⪢⪢
Jamal Khashoggi is a Washington Post contributor who may have been killed for his work that was critical of the Saudi government.
Joe Biden ⪢⪢
In the United States, a federal agency has cleared the way for President-elect Joe Biden to officially begin preparations to take office on January 20th.
A judge in Britain has blocked sending Julian Assange to the United States for trial over releasing secret documents.
Kamala Harris ⪢⪢
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Polish officials including President Andrzej Duda to support members of the NATO military alliance.
Kathy Larsen ⪢⪢
This song was written by Bart Howard in 1954. And it was first name, 'In Other Words', and for some reason it didn't take off at all. But in 1962 it was renamed the first five words of the lyric, 'fly me to the moon'. And it was an overnight success.
Ketanji Brown Jackson ⪢⪢
And U.S. President Joe Biden is nominating federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kim Yo Jong ⪢⪢
In North Korea, Kim Yo Jong, sister to the country's leader said South Korea will face new security threats for joint military exercises with the United States.
Li Keqiang ⪢⪢
European Union officials begin talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang by video link as the EU seeks China's help with restrictions on Russia. 2022-04-01
Martin Vizcarra ⪢⪢
Peru's Congress votes to dismiss President Martin Vizcarra over charges he accepted illegal payments in 2014.
Michelle Bachelet ⪢⪢
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says air strikes in areas of Ethiopia have killed more than 300 people since November. Ethiopia disputes the statement.
Moon Jae-in ⪢⪢
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his country has entered a war against the new coronavirus. South Korea has the largest number of infections outside of China.
Novak Djokovic ⪢⪢
Tennis star _____ says he is prepared to miss the French Open and Wimbledon Competitions if a COVID-19 vaccination is required for him to play.
Oleksandr Usyk ⪢⪢
Oleksandr Usyk is a great champion who is famous not only for his achievement in boxing but also for his truly honorable behavior both in and out of the ring.
Osman Cavala ⪢⪢
And in Turkey, government lawyers detained businessman Osman Cavala late Tuesday, hours after a court freed him on terrorism-related charges.
Rafael Grossi ⪢⪢
In Ukraine, the chief of the United Nations nuclear energy agency, Rafael Grossi, arrives in Zaporizhia with a team to inspect the area's nuclear power center.
Ranil Wickremesinghe ⪢⪢
In Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees the country after appointing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the acting president.
And scientists Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez win the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discoveries about black holes.
Shehbaz Sharif ⪢⪢
Shehbaz Sharif is elected prime minister of Pakistan after the removal of Imran Khan in a parliamentary vote of no confidence. 2022-04-11
Shinzo Abe ⪢⪢
In Japan, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the country's longest-serving leader, has died after being shot while campaigning in the city of Nara.
Theophilos III ⪢⪢
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III arrives to celebrate the Eastern calendar's Chrismas at midnight.
Toni Morrison ⪢⪢
And American writer and Nobel literature prize winner Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88.
Tsai Ing-wen ⪢⪢
In Taiwan, 6 U.S. Congress members meet with President Tsai Ing-wen. The lawmakers promised support for the democratically-governed island. 2022-04-15 #pronunciation
Viktor Orban ⪢⪢
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban says his country cannot support European Union plans to ban Russian oil. 2022-05-06
Volodymyr Zelensky ⪢⪢
In Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo notes the U.S. government's continued support for Ukraine.
Yoon Suk Yeol ⪢⪢
In South Korea, President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol says he will build up the U.S. alliance and deal firmly with North Korea after winning the country's presidential election.