With Chris Dawson’s Arrest in Sydney Killing, Others Break Silence on Teacher Misconduct

Police officers in September searching the former home of Lynette Dawson, who disappeared in 1982.CreditCreditDan Himbrecht/EPA-EFE SYDNEY, Australia — The 36-year-old cold case had always been memorable: Lynette Dawson, a nurse and child care worker, vanished from a coastal suburb of Sydney, leaving two young daughters behind. Days later, her husband, an athlete turned teacher, […]

Australia’s Migrant Camps Are ‘Crime Against Humanity,’ Lawsuit Claims

Protesters in Canberra, Australia, last month demanded the resettlement of minors held in detention on Nauru.CreditCreditLukas Coch/EPA, via Shutterstock MELBOURNE, Australia — Asylum seekers who attempted to reach Australia by boat but were instead detained in offshore camps are suing the government, claiming that they have been subjected to “torture” and “crimes against humanity.” In […]

Who Will Replace Angela Merkel as German Conservatives’ Leader?

The three leading candidates for leader of the Christian Democratic Union — Friedrich Merz, second from left, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, center, and Jens Spahn, right — made the rounds at regional conferences in Germany.CreditCreditDavid Hecker/EPA, via Shutterstock BERLIN — After 18 years under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel, delegates of Germany’s conservative party, the Christian […]

Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law

Opponents of the legislation said it was being rushed through Australia’s Parliament without proper consultation with the public.CreditCreditMick Tsikas/EPA, via Shutterstock CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian Parliament passed a contentious encryption bill on Thursday to require technology companies to provide law enforcement and security agencies with access to encrypted communications. Privacy advocates, technology companies and […]

Iceland in Uproar Over Secret Recording of Politicians’ Sexist Remarks

Former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson of Iceland apologized after he and other politicians were secretly recorded using sexist, crude language about female colleagues.CreditCreditHalldor Kolbeins Many Icelanders are calling for the resignations of a group of politicians who were secretly recorded in a bar using sexist and obscene language about female colleagues, including making disparaging […]

North Korea Is Expanding Missile Base With Eye Toward U.S., Experts Warn

North Korea is expanding a missile base that would be one of the most likely sites for deploying intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to new research based on satellite imagery, above.CreditCreditDigitalGlobe, via Middlebury Institute of International Studies SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is expanding an important missile base that […]