World Jan 16

Home nations of plane crash victims seek compensation from Iran

After a meeting in London, foreign ministers from Canada, the U.K., Afghanistan, Sweden and Ukraine urged Iran to allow a “thorough, independent and transparent international investigation," as well as a criminal probe and "impartial" judicial proceedings against those found responsible…

World Dec 10

FILE PHOTO: Reindeers are herded by a Sami person riding a snow scooter on the Hardangervidda plain near Kautokeino in northern Norway in this April 5, 2000 file photo. Photo by Lise Aserud/SCANPIX/Reuters
Climate change threatens reindeer and a way of life

Already pressured by the mining and forestry industry, and other development that encroach on grazing land, Sami herding communities fear climate change could mean the end of their traditional lifestyle.