German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, a Social Democrat, threatened to make pensions a central theme in the next national elections in 2021 unless Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives agree to guarantee pension levels until 2040.
Germany's Social Democrats want pension guarantees to 2040
Nonsmoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research.
Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'
A Muslim couple in the Swiss city of Lausanne has been denied citizenship over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake
Jacopo Strumia never gave much thought to the giant suspension bridge that looms over the ground floor apartment he lives in with his wife and two young children in a sleepy suburb of Genoa.
After Genoa disaster, locals look differently at city's bridges
The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of United Nations-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up UN civilian presence or expanded UN assistance, Secretary General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.
UN chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection
A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reunite hundreds more families who were separated by border officials after they entered the US from Mexico.
US judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families
A US federal appeals court ordered the US President Donald Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed 15 people.
US court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule
Some modern cars are emitting 25 times the legal levels of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, according to a new report.
Nearly 80 percent of new diesel cars still pollute beyond legal limits
Overlooking the Persian Gulf, the Khorbas Cave on the southern Iranian Island of Qeshm is partly natural, partly man-made.
Khorbas Cave, a tourist attraction on Qeshm Island

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