Nicaragua agrees to free all opposition prisoners

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters have demanded the release of all those detained The Nicaraguan government has agreed to release all opposition prisoners within 90 days in a bid to restart stalled peace talks. Mediators said the government would free more than 700 people detained since anti-government rallies began last April. A crackdown on […]

Korea spycam porn: 1,600 fall victim and four men arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cameras are often hidden in devices like hair dryers, smoke detectors and sockets Four men have been arrested in South Korea, accused of secretly filming 1,600 hotel room guests and selling the footage via a website. Mini-cameras were installed in TVs, hair-dryer holders and sockets. The men allegedly […]

Slower US growth means no rate rise for 2019, says Fed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell The US Federal Reserve does not expect to raise interest rates for the rest of 2019 amid slower economic growth. After a two-day meeting, monetary policymakers voted unanimously to keep the US interest rate range between 2.25%-2.5%. Fed members changed their outlook for […]

‘Obscene’ beer label causes row in Russia

Image copyright Image caption The vote went against the ad, after heated debate A beer bottle label has caused a row in Russia over its use of sado-masochistic imagery, exacerbated by the decision of a state agency to run an online poll for or against it. The Kopytov Brewery in Barnaul, a city in […]