May Day 2019: Workers Demand Rights, Respect

BERLIN Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign workers: These were among the concerns as hundreds of thousands of union members and labor activists rallied arou…

South African Voters, Long Staunch ANC Supporters, Seek Change

NORTHERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA Like many rural South Africans, 38-year-old nurse Olga Fokazi lives in a town that since 1994 has been ruled by the powerful African National Congress. And like the majority of voters in her area, she has faithfully supporte…

AP Explains: Ruling Against Olympian Caster Semenya

GENEVA In one of the most ethically and scientifically challenging cases in modern sports law, two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her appeal of a rule that requires women to medically reduce their natural levels of testosterone in order to c…

UN Panel: South Sudan Killed Activists

A new U.N. report says South Sudanese security agents likely executed two prominent critics of the government who vanished in Kenya in January 2017.South Sudan’s government has repeatedly denied responsibility for the disappearance of human rights lawy…

UN Panel: South Sudan Killed Activists

A new U.N. report says South Sudanese security agents likely executed two prominent critics of the government who vanished in Kenya in January 2017.South Sudan’s government has repeatedly denied responsibility for the disappearance of human rights lawy…

Indonesia proud to host Codex contaminants meeting

Penny K. Lukito, Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency of the Republic of Indonesia opened the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF), held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia 29 April to 3 May, 2019 and stated how proud Indonesia was to once agai…

1,800 mine workers trapped underground in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, At least 1,800 mine workers have been trapped underground after some rails that were being transported underground became loose and collapsed a shaft at a platinum mine in the North West province of South Africa.There have been no serious…