A Russian court sentenced a US-Israeli woman to seven and a half years in jail for drug offenses on Friday, a ruling Israel condemned as disproportionate and which her family said Moscow had linked to the fate of a Russian citizen detained in Israel.
In a historic first, an African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.
Malaysian prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2017, sentencing her, instead, to over three years in jail for a lesser charge.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading polls for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has been accused by an ex-lawmaker in the state of Nevada of inappropriately kissing her before an election campaign event.
A new study showed that men are more likely than women to die of brain cancer because of fundamental differences in the way the cancer develops, with important implications for the future of treatment.