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Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Japan's Imperial House Council set a date for when Emperor Akihito will step down and open a path for his son to succeed him. The panel, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, announced Friday Akihito, 83,...
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Two American tourists in Thailand are facing charges for exposing their buttocks in front of religious temples. Joseph and Travis Dasilva, both 38, were arrested Tuesday after they took photos of themselves with their pants down...
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Australia's Senate passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the country on Wednesday. The bill passed without amendment by a vote of 43 to 12 and will next be debated by Australia's House of Representatives...
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The European Union voted to grant controversial weed killer ingredient glyphosate a new, five-year lease Monday. With glyphosate's registration set to expire in December, an EU appeal committee voted to extend glyphosate's lease for five years,...
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said he wants to criminalize gender-based insults as part of a push towards gender equality. During a speech at the Elysee Palace to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against...
Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation allowing his government to classify media outlets in the country as "foreign agents." The law came in response to the U.S. Justice Department requiring RT, the state-owned TV network,...
Nov. 24 (UPI) -- For just the second time since Zimbabwe gained independence, the nation has a new leader. Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Friday. Thousands celebrated this week in the streets of Harare, the...
Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, was released from house arrest at midnight Thursday. The Lahore High Court's justice review body rejected a government request to renew his...
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Papua New Guinea police entered the former Australian-run detention center, Manus Island, in an attempt to remove asylum seekers who remain at the site. Australia's immigration minister, Peter Dutton, confirmed a "police operation" at the former...
Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Syria, North Korea and other security issues during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, the White House said. Trump and Putin spoke for more than an hour and...

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