Amanda Morrow

N Korea tells ‘foolish politicians’ to expect no change under Kim Jong Un


A day after ending an official period of mourning for Kim Jong Il, North Korea today warned “foolish politicians around the world” not to expect any policy changes.

Nigerians plan mass strike as fuel subsidy ends

Hungary stages mass protest against new constitution

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has cancer surgery


Chinese airlines refuse to pay EU carbon tax

Ai Weiwei’s $2.4M tax fine to be reviewed by China


The controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said Beijing authorities had agreed to review a 15 million yuan ($2.4m) tax fine imposed on him last year.

Nigerian Christians killed in fresh attacks


As many as 20 Christians were killed Friday in north-eastern Nigeria, in a fresh violence claimed by the Islamtist Boko Haram sect.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim acquitted of sodomy


The Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was today acquitted of sodomy in the country’s High Court, following a two-year trial.

Colombian rebels FARC “ready to negotiate”


The Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrilla organization, or FARC, said Tuesday it was willing to negotiate with President Juan Manuel Santos.

Iranian scientist killed in Tehran car explosion (VIDEO)


Iran has blamed Israel for the death of a scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, killed Wednesday morning when a magnetic bomb that had been attached to his car exploded in the capital Tehran.