Exxon Mobil had signed a deal with Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil producer, in 2011 that aimed to drill in difficult terrain, like Russia’s Arctic waters. It combined Exxon’s high level of technology with Rosneft’s access to the area
French President Emmanuel Macron’s groundbreaking vow to return colonial-era artifacts Africa may face its first test next week, when he holds talks in Paris (March 6) with his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon. At issue are treasures from the former kingdom of Dahomey, which ended up in French museums and private collections. As Lisa Bryant reports from Paris, the practicalities of repatriation are both complicated and controversial.
The prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said the charges were issued Thursday for 'distribution of violent images.' If the case eventually reaches trial and she's convicted, Le Pen could face up to three years in prison and $90,000 in fines
Italian voters go to the polls Sunday to vote in a race driven by growing anti-immigrant sentiments and rising eurosceptic movements. The major contenders are the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the populist Northern League, an alliance created by former, disgraced prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, 81. None of those vying for power appear likely to obtain an absolute majority, raising the possibility of political turbulence in Italy. For VOA, Sabina Castelfranco in Rome has more.