Sweden called off a week-long hunt for a suspected underwater intruder Friday, saying the presumed craft had likely slipped past the country’s largest naval mobilization since the Cold War.The sweeps along Sweden’s rocky coast ended with many questions unanswered — although the presence of a “conventional submarine” was ruled out. But the mission stirred memories of Iron Curtain-era tensions
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.
By Randall Palmer, Richard Valdmanis and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week. Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers, who killed a soldier each in
MOSCOW — The climate of hostility toward critical voices that has already changed the face of Russianjournalism and politicsis focusing on a new target: the arts. In Moscow, a city that prides itself on a rich cultural heritage, there are no official policies restricting artistic freedom. But from the theater to the rock concert stage to the contemporary art exhibition hall, artists who quest
BEIJING — A Chinese AIDS activist said Thursday that she has been forced to cancel a trip to attend a U.N. conference on discrimination against women after authorities seized her passport. On the face of it, the travel ban might seem puzzling. China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, is a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, and she told a national conference o