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Young Ukrainians with cancer receive med...

By VANESSA GERA and PAWEL KUCZYNSKI, Associated Press BOCHENIEC, Poland (AP) — Twenty-two-month-old Yeva Vakulenko had undergone four rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia at a hospital in Ukraine and then had a relapse. As she began to return for more treatment, Russia invaded, disrupting the doctors’ efforts to cure her. The airstrikes forced the little […]

Russian cosmonauts ready for Friday’s la

(Reuters) – Three Russian cosmonauts were due to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, continuing a more than two-decade Russian-U.S. presence aboard the orbiting outpost despite heightened ground tensions between Moscow and Washington . The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the new team of cosmonauts was scheduled to lift off at 15:55 GMT (11:55 […]

Hundreds fear being trapped in Ukrainian...

By ANDREA ROSA, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have struggled to determine the fate of hundreds of civilians who took refuge in a theater destroyed by a Russian airstrike in the besieged city of Mariupol, as officials said Russian artillery destroyed more civilian buildings in another frontline town on Thursday. A photo […]

Seoul: North Korean launch apparently en...

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest weapons launch on Wednesday apparently ended in failure, the South Korean military said, amid speculation the North may soon launch its largest long-range missile in its biggest provocation in years. It was not immediately clear what North Korea launched […]

World Bank approves additional financing...

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Monday it was making available nearly $200 million in additional and reprogrammed financing to bolster Ukraine’s social services for vulnerable people, in addition to the $723 million approved last week. . The funding is part of a $3 billion support package […]

Iran claims missile barrage near US cons...

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran on Sunday claimed responsibility for a barrage of missiles that struck near a sprawling U.S. consulate compound in northern Iraq, saying it was retaliation for a Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its Revolutionary Guards earlier this week. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on […]

Young Lebanese drop out of education as ...

By Laila Bassam and Aidan Lewis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Before Lebanon’s devastating financial crisis hit, Faraj Faraj believed university could put him on the path from a cramped family home in a poor Beirut neighborhood to financial independence. Instead, like a growing number of young Lebanese, soaring costs forced the 19-year-old to drop out of […]

Croatia criticizes NATO after the crash ...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian officials criticized NATO on Saturday for what they said was a slow response to a military drone that apparently flew from the Ukrainian war zone over several member states of the NATO, before crashing in an urban area of ​​the Croatian capital. The Russian-made unmanned plane flew through Romania and […]

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda di...

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda, 85, died on Friday after a battle with colon cancer, his son told Reuters. “He passed away at around 7 p.m. today,” Banda’s second oldest child, Andrew, said, confirming the death. Banda, Zambia’s fourth president who was in power from 2008 to 2011, was diagnosed with cancer […]

China Censors Online Debate on Ukraine, ...

BEIJING, (Reuters) – China’s censors, quietly determining what can be discussed on the country’s frenzied social media platforms, are silencing the opinions of citizens protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the days following the February 24 Russian attack, comments on Chinese social media platforms Weibo, WeChat and Douyin were overwhelmingly supportive of Russia and President […]

Explanation-What are the stakes of the p...

PARIS (Reuters) – All the main candidates are now on the starting line for France’s April presidential election, after Emmanuel Macron confirmed on Thursday that he was running for a second term. Macron is the favorite in opinion polls. But the projected margin is narrower than when he was elected in 2017 and he faces […]

500,000 people on flood alert as rain hi...

By RICK RYCROFT and ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — About 500,000 people in and around Sydney were ordered Thursday to evacuate or prepare to flee floodwaters as torrential rains battered an extraordinarily long stretch of Australia’s east coast. Rivers were rising in Australia’s most populous city, which has a population of 5 million, […]

Another report alleges corruption of for...

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Another damning report into government corruption in South Africa has recommended new investigations and possible prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma, current and former cabinet ministers and senior leaders of the ruling party on African National Congress for allegedly receiving bribes. This is the third report resulting […]

Macron gets French election boost after ...

PARIS (Reuters) – Support for President Emmanuel Macron has reached its highest level in voting intentions for the first round of the French presidential election, boosted by his role in the Ukraine crisis, according to a poll published on Monday. Macron gained two points in the IFOP poll for Paris Match, rising to 28%, the […]

UN Security Council to vote on Houthi ar...

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a United Arab Emirates proposal to impose an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthis after the group claimed responsibility for several drone and missile attacks on the country. country this year. The measure would extend to the entire group a […]

Japan plans to impose sanctions on Belar...

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is considering imposing economic sanctions on Belarus, in line with the United States, over its support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, two government officials familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday. case. It was not immediately clear which people or entities would be targeted by these sanctions. Officials told Reuters […]

Switzerland strengthens measures targeti...

By John Revill and Silke Koltrowitz ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland will step up measures against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, President Ignazio Cassis said on Thursday, although the measures will not include an immediate freeze on billions of francs held by Russians in Swiss accounts. The government will adjust its regulations so that Switzerland […]

Ukraine crisis: Putin and Macron agree t...

US Vice President Kamala Harris concluded a weekend of outreach to European allies with an effort to bolster the West’s resolve to confront Moscow with crippling sanctions as increasingly dire signs suggest Vladimir Russia’s Putin plans to order an invasion of Ukraine. In a burst of diplomacy at the annual Munich security conference, Harris tried […]

Cuba’s tourism industry slumps as sun-se

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba is struggling to wake up its tourism industry after months of pandemic-induced sleep as travelers stay away, threatening to derail the government’s plan to bail out the economy. a worsening crisis. The communist-ruled island, long a popular Caribbean destination, has bet on tourism to fuel 4% economic growth this year after […]

Protests grow in Puerto Rico amid demand...

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four men made their way to the parking lot before dawn, then sat blocking the entrance and tied their arms to await the arrival of hundreds of federal and state employees to the working day. Protesting years without a pay rise, the four employees […]

Portuguese voters abroad to re-issue bal...

LISBON (Reuters) – Thousands of Portuguese voters living across Europe will be invited to vote for the second time in March, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) said, delaying the swearing-in of a new elected socialist government January 30. . The partial replay comes after the High Court ruled on Tuesday that an informal agreement by […]

The European Border Agency will help Cyp...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of the European Union’s border agency Frontex said on Wednesday that the repatriation of migrants was Cyprus’ “most urgent need” and that his organization was ready to facilitate flights to repatriate people whose asylum applications have been rejected in Cyprus. Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri said Wednesday after talks with […]

Turkey sends senior officials to Israel ...

ANKARA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A team of senior Turkish officials will visit Israel ahead of President Isaac Herzog’s planned trip to Ankara, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, as regional rivals seek to restore ties after years of animosity. President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief foreign policy adviser Ibrahim Kalin and Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal will lead […]

WHO sends supplies to Ethiopian Tigray b...

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations health agency said it had been authorized to send medical supplies to Ethiopia’s beleaguered Tigray region for the first time in six months, but fuel shortages are hampering distribution . World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian who calls the region home, tweeted on Monday night that […]

Scholz flies to Ukraine as fears of Russ...

By Andreas Rinke and Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz flies to Kiev on Monday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a bid to show solidarity and help avert a war in Europe following warnings that a Russian invasion could be imminent. The trip is part of a flurry of diplomatic […]

man lynched by villagers for blasphemy i...

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A mob lynched a man for allegedly burning pages of the Muslim holy book of the Koran in central Pakistan and dozens of people have been arrested, police and officials said on Sunday. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered action against the crowd and any police who may have witnessed the […]

Canadian border blockade eases, proteste...

By ROB GILLIES and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press WINDSOR, Ont. (AP) — A tense standoff at a U.S.-Canada border bridge eased somewhat on Saturday after Canadian police persuaded protesters to move the trucks they had used to barricade the busy international crossing. But protesters still blocked access after dark, hampering traffic and trade between the […]

Cyclone Batsirai rains bring temporary r...

By Christophe Van Der Perre COMMUNE DE SAMPONA, MADAGASCAR (Reuters) – Standing by the side of a highway in southern Madagascar, Masy, a 25-year-old water seller, is grateful for the heavy rains that fell last week when Cyclone Batsirai struck. The commune of Sampona, where Masy lives with his five children, is in an area […]

Ukraine declares navigation through the ...

KYIV (Reuters) – Russia has withdrawn previously announced restrictions for ships in the Sea of ​​Azov related to naval exercises in the region, Ukraine’s Ports Authority said on Friday. “The movement of ships through the recommended routes to the seaports of Ukraine in the Sea of ​​Azov is open,” the Authority said in a report. […]

Police arrest convoy protesters at New Z...

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police on Thursday began arresting dozens of protesters camping on the grounds of New Zealand’s parliament on the third day of a convoy protesting coronavirus mandates. The arrests came after Speaker of Parliament Trevor Mallard made the rare decision to close the ground. Police called […]

Global COVID response program ‘running o

(Reuters) – A global initiative to provide COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines to the poorest countries has received just 5% of donations sought to meet its targets this year, according to the World Health Organization. Health (WHO) and other aid groups. The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT) budgeted $23.4 billion for its efforts from […]

More diplomacy: Macron visits Kiev after...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions around Ukraine continued on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron expected in Kyiv a day after hours of talks with the Russian leader in Moscow yielded no results. no apparent breakthrough. Macron is due to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as fears of a possible Russian […]

Ukraine crisis talks take place in Mosco...

By SYLVIE CORBET and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — International efforts to defuse the standoff over Ukraine intensified on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron holding talks in Moscow and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Washington to coordinate policies amid fears of a Russian invasion were mounting. The buildup of around 100,000 Russian […]

Ottawa declares state of emergency over ...

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The mayor of Canada’s capital declared a state of emergency on Sunday and a former U.S. ambassador to Canada said groups in the United States must stop interfering in internal affairs from the American neighbor as protesters opposed to COVID-19 restrictions continued to paralyze Ottawa. downtown. Mayor […]

Costa Ricans go to the polls, largely un...

SAN JOSE (Reuters) – Costa Ricans head to the polls on Sunday to vote for a record number of candidates in a presidential election unlikely to produce an outright winner in the first round. None of the 25 presidential candidates is expected to win more than 40% of the vote, the threshold necessary to avoid […]

Rescuers fear for the life of a 5-year-o...

By MOSA’AB ELSHAMY and TARIK EL-BARAKAH, Associated Press IGHRAN, Morocco (AP) — Attempts to rescue a 5-year-old boy trapped in a Moroccan well stretched into a fourth day Saturday, with unstable ground threatening painstaking labor trying to dig him out safely. Fears have grown that it may be too late. Online messages of support and […]

Coups, COVID and climate test African le...

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – African leaders are meeting at an African Union summit this weekend to try to forge a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and a series of military control from Sudan to the Sahel region. The bloc, formed 20 years ago to promote international cooperation and harmonize policies among member […]

Turkey’s Uighurs call for boycott as Bei

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters from China’s Uyghur Muslim community gathered in Istanbul on Friday to call for a boycott of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing and to urge participants to speak out against the government’s treatment China to the ethnic minority. The Beijing Olympics opened on Friday under the shadow […]

Cambodia Says Myanmar Non-Political Repr...

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that an apolitical representative from Myanmar had been invited to attend a meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers later this month rather than the Minister of Foreign Affairs appointed by the army. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations had failed to reach consensus […]

Italian military chaplain hits back at v...

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italy’s Catholic military chaplain has strongly pushed back against calls by a former Vatican ambassador to the armed forces to resist COVID-19 vaccination mandates, saying the ambassador’s “conspiracy theories” were a source of confusion and misinformation. Archbishop Santo Marcianò wrote a letter to Italian law enforcement in […]

Montenegro’s government is on the verge

By PREDRAG MILIC, Associated Press PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s pro-Serb government is on the brink of collapse as its prime minister warned of the possibility of a longtime ruling pro-Western party returning to power. Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic said on Twitter that plans by his ruling coalition partners to install a new minority government […]

Mexican media worker killed after Outlet...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican media worker was killed in the violent western state of Michoacan on Monday, one of his employers said, the latest killing in a series of deadly attacks that have sparked protests in the Latin American nation. Roberto Toledo’s death follows the killing of three journalists in Mexico in early […]

Indonesia says Bali will reopen to forei...

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali will start welcoming travelers from all countries from the end of the week, officials said on Monday, more than three months after announcing it was open to certain nationalities. Although Bali has officially opened https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/doubts-over-demand-eve-indonesias-bali-reopening-2021-10-13 to visitors from China, New Zealand and Japan among other countries in […]

Chile Anti-migrant protesters destroy ca...

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean protesters marched against immigration and crime in the Andean country’s far north on Sunday, with some violent factions destroying migrant camp property on the streets amid rising tensions in the region over border controls. Photos showed protesters, many carrying Chilean flags, smashing tent structures and bedding in the northern city of […]

Israeli President Herzog to UAE for firs...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli President Isaac Herzog left for the United Arab Emirates on Sunday in the first such visit, his office said, seeking to strengthen Gulf ties at a time of heightened regional tension as the powers are trying to revive a nuclear deal with Iran. “I will meet with the leaders of the […]

Putin Orders Apparent New System to Ban ...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his administration to consider an apparent new system to ban “toxic” internet content, although details were not disclosed. The new system, contained in a list of presidential orders on the Kremlin’s website, was described as a “self-regulating registry of toxic content” that would be used “to […]

Burkina Faso junta leader promises secur...

By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s new military leader has said he will bring security and order to the conflict-torn nation and unite the country, but warned that betrayal will not be tolerated by the new regime. Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, leader of the Patriotic Movement for […]

Holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Ban...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A rare heavy snowfall blanketed Jerusalem, parts of northern Israel and hilly areas of the occupied West Bank overnight from Thursday to Thursday, shutting down roads and schools. Worshipers had to wade through inches of snow to reach holy sites in Jerusalem’s walled Old City, including the snow-capped Dome of the Rock […]

Thousands evacuated from Athens highway ...

ATHENS (Reuters) – Rescue teams, including the military, worked through the night to evacuate thousands of people trapped in their cars on an Athens highway after a severe snowstorm swept through Greece on Monday , blanketing the capital and causing traffic chaos. More than 3,500 people had been evacuated by Tuesday morning, some abandoning their […]

Lufthansa postpones some flights to Ukra...

KYIV (Reuters) – Germany’s Lufthansa has postponed at least two flights to Ukraine this week, in one of the first changes to air traffic since tensions between Russia and the West last escalated. A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Kyiv on Sunday afternoon was moved to Monday morning, with Lufthansa service center staff saying it […]

Prosecutor Seeks Life For Convicted ‘Hot

KIGALI (Reuters) – A Rwandan prosecutor on Monday sought a life sentence for Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” sheltering hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide, instead of a sentence 25 years old. Rusesabagina, 67, was convicted in September of eight terrorism charges related to the activities of an organization […]

British lawmaker claims she was fired fo...

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A former minister in Britain’s Conservative government has said she was told her Muslim faith was a reason she was fired, a claim that has deepened divisions in the prime minister’s ruling party. Boris Johnson. Former transport minister Nusrat Ghani told The Sunday Times that when she […]

2 priests and 2 lay people beatified in ...

By MARCOS ALEMÁN, Associated Press SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church on Saturday beatified two priests and two lay people, all victims of right-wing death squads during El Salvador’s civil war. Reverend Rutilio Grande, a Jesuit priest killed alongside his friends Manuel Solorzano and teenage Nelson Lemus on March 12, 1977, […]

German government distances itself from ...

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government distanced itself from comments by its navy chief on Saturday after video footage emerged in which the vice admiral said Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kiev did not would ever recover Crimea annexed to Moscow. German Navy Chief Kay-Achim Schoenbach has apologized for his “reckless” comments, […]

Pakistani Convicted Murderer Achieves Hi...

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Pakistani inmate serving a life sentence for murder at an overcrowded prison in Karachi has won a scholarship to continue his education after scoring one of the city’s highest high school exam scores Last year. Syed Naeem Shah, 35, scored highest in general high school exams among private applicants – […]

United States Calls on Bosnian Leaders t...

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The United States on Friday called on rival ethnic Bosnian leaders to set aside divisive rhetoric that threatens the country’s shaky economy and future, saying Washington was ready to impose more sanctions on those which interfere with stability. “Talking about war makes it incredibly difficult…to attract investment from the international community…and to […]

Pope promises justice for victims of abu...

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Pope Francis pledged Friday to bring justice to victims of clergy sex abuse, a day after an independent audit blamed his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, for botching four cases of abusive clergy when he was Archbishop of Munich, Germany. Francis met with members of the Vatican office […]

Advocacy group: Internet down across Yem...

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen lost nationwide internet connection on Friday morning after Saudi-led airstrikes targeted a site in the disputed city of Hodeidah, a security group said. defense, plunging the war-torn nation offline. NetBlocks said the disruption began around 1 a.m. local and affected TeleYemen, the state […]

German Cardinal Marx Apologizes After Mu...

BERLIN (Reuters) – The Archbishop of Munich, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, on Thursday apologized to victims of historic sexual abuse in his archdiocese after a report criticized his handling of the scandal as well as with the former pope Benedict XVI. “As current archbishop, I apologize on behalf of the archdiocese for the suffering inflicted on […]

Beijing migrant worker’s search for son

BEIJING (Reuters) – The story of a migrant worker in Beijing who caught COVID-19 while searching for his missing son sparked shock and sympathy on social media on Thursday, drawing attention to the difficulties encountered by the floating population in major Chinese cities. On Wednesday, city officials said an asymptomatic case of the novel coronavirus […]

Hungarian opposition leader tests positi...

By JUSTIN SPIKE, Associated Press BUDPAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s political opposition leader said Wednesday he had tested positive for COVID-19 amid a spike in cases fueled by the highly transmissible variant of omicron. Peter Marki-Zay, an independent Conservative who will represent a six-party opposition coalition in the April parliamentary elections, said on his Facebook […]

Indonesian activist gets 15 years in pri...

By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic activist who evaded capture for 18 years was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after an Indonesian court found him guilty of withholding information about the attacks from authorities. Bali bombing in 2002 and harboring other suspects. Prosecutors previously sought life in […]

Hong Kong democracy activist Edward Leun...

By Jessie Pang and Joyce Zhou HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong activist Edward Leung, 30, who first used one of the most popular protest songs from the 2019 pro-democracy protests and the first slogan ruled illegal under ‘a national security law, was released from prison on Wednesday. Leung first used “Free Hong Kong! Revolution […]

Russia moves more troops west amid Ukrai...

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is sending troops from the far east of the country to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, during a deployment further bolstering Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of an invasion. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the exercises were aimed at […]

Saudi-led coalition strike on Sanaa in Y...

CAIRO (Reuters) – An airstrike by Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces on the Yemeni capital Sanaa killed 14 people, according to initial estimates, as digging through the rubble continued, officials told Reuters on Tuesday. inhabitants. The Saudi-led alliance carried out the strikes on Houthi-held Sanaa in Yemen following a rebel attack on the United Arab Emirates. […]

Indonesian officials pay rare visit to I...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A delegation of Indonesian officials recently paid a rare visit to Israel to discuss coronavirus strategies, despite the countries having no diplomatic ties, Israel Army Radio reported Monday. Indonesian health officials aimed “to learn how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic” and met with Israeli officials, the report said. The report does […]

Seoul: North Korea Fires Projectile in 4...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired at least one projectile into the sea on Monday, the South Korean military said, in a fourth weapons launch this month as it demonstrates military might amid pandemic border closures and paused diplomacy with the United States. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff did not immediately say […]

UN special envoy visits Western Sahara c...

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara on Saturday visited refugee camps in Algeria housing people displaced by fighting decades ago, in a renewed effort to find a diplomatic solution for the territory. Staffan de Mistura’s visit to the Smara camps, broadcast on Algerian public television, was met with skepticism by […]

Tonga issues tsunami warning after under...

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The peaceful nation of Tonga issued a tsunami warning on Saturday after an undersea volcano erupted, and video posted to social media showed large waves crashing into coastal areas. The Tonga Meteorological Services said the tsunami warning was in effect for all of Tonga. Authorities […]

UK leader’s office apologizes for party

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson’s office apologized to the royal family on Friday for hosting staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral last year — the latest in a catalog of gatherings allegedly breaking the lockdown that threaten to overthrow Britain’s prime minister. Farewell parties […]

Tunisian police fill downtown ahead of p...

TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of Tunisian police surrounded a central area of ​​the capital on Friday ahead of a planned protest against the president called in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions. Opposition parties, including moderate Islamist Ennahda, are protesting President Kais Saied’s suspension of parliament, his accession to executive power and attempts to rewrite the constitution, […]

Around 80 human rights defenders killed ...

BOGOTA (Reuters) – At least 78 human rights defenders were killed in Colombia in 2021, the United Nations human rights agency said Thursday. Violence against human rights and environmental defenders, as well as against community activists – known collectively in Colombia as social leaders – has become a great challenge for the government of President […]

China Faces Omicron Testing Weeks Ahead ...

By HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Just weeks before hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the closest to the capital being driven by the variant highly transmissible omicron. With the success of the Games and China’s national dignity at stake, Beijing […]

Party over? British Prime Minister John...

By Michael Holden and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fight Wednesday to defend his post as Prime Minister after it was revealed that a ‘bring your own alcohol’ rally was held at his official residence during the first coronavirus lockdown. Opposition lawmakers have called for Johnson’s resignation […]

Russia to set out security requirements ...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia is set to outline its demands for security guarantees in Europe to 30 NATO allies on Wednesday, following intense talks with the United States in Geneva which have shown that the two sides have major differences to fill. The NATO-Russia Council at Allied Headquarters in Brussels is part of a larger […]

head of the Serbian Orthodox Church test...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Patriarch Porfirije, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, tested positive for COVID-19, the church said on Tuesday, amid a surge in infections in the country and elsewhere in the Balkan region. Porfirije has developed “very mild symptoms of the viral infection” and remains in home isolation, the statement said. He added […]

US, EU Impose Sanctions on Nicaragua on ...

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on six Nicaraguan officials as part of coordinated action with the European Union, marking the inauguration day of President Daniel Ortega following an election that Washington denounced it as rigged. The US Treasury Department said in a statement it had imposed sanctions on several Nicaraguan officials […]

Factbox-Court cases against Aung San Suu...

(Reuters) – Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to an additional four years in prison on Monday, the latest in a string of cases against her since her ouster in a military coup on February 1st. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, 76, is on trial in nearly a dozen cases carrying maximum combined […]

Nicaraguan Congress takes office after q...

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) – Members of Nicaragua’s new congress have taken office, a day before President Daniel Ortega is sworn in following highly questionable elections. Of the 90 legislators sworn in on Sunday, 75 belong to the Sandinista party of Ortega and the 15 others come from small parties considered to be collaborators of the […]

Pope calls for dialogue and justice to e...

MILAN (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called for dialogue and justice to end the violent unrest in Kazakhstan, adding he was saddened by the news of the deaths in the country. “I learned with sadness that there have been casualties during the protests that have erupted in recent days in Kazakhstan,” the Pope told […]

Reports: Lawyers say Djokovic had COVID-...

By JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Lawyers for Novak Djokovic have filed court documents in his challenge against Australia’s deportation that showed the tennis star had contracted COVID-19 last month, the Australian reported on Saturday Broadcasting Corp. On Wednesday evening, No.1-ranked Djokovic was refused entry at Melbourne Airport after border officials […]

gunmen kill at least 30 in Nigeria’s Zam

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen killed at least 30 people in Nigeria’s Zamfara state, raiding several villages in an area in crisis for more than two years, residents and sources said on Friday. of security. There has been a spate of attacks in northwest Nigeria, which has seen a sharp rise in mass kidnappings and […]

Bulgarian sees its population drop by 11...

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – The Bulgarian population has shrunk by 11.5% over the past decade, according to the first results of the 2021 census. The National Institute of Statistics said the country has shrunk by 844,000 people, from some 7.3 million in 2011 to 6.5 million today. Experts attribute the decline to low birth rates, […]

Mexico officially unveils new visa requi...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico officially announced new visa requirements for visitors to Venezuela in the government’s official newspaper on Thursday, as part of efforts to curb a sharp increase in illegal immigration at the border Mexican-American. The new requirements issued by the Interior Ministry, which will take effect in 15 days, come as Mexico […]

Indian Police Arrest Suspected Creator O...

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police said on Thursday they arrested a 20-year-old man they suspected of creating an online app that shared photos of Muslim women for a virtual ‘auction’, as an investigation on the case of community harassment was widening. An open source app on the Github […]

Soccer-Conte tells the brutal truth afte...

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte said Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final shows how far his current club are behind his old one. An early goal from Kai Havertz and a comedic goal from Spurs defender Ben Davies put Chelsea in charge and the […]

Australian Prime Minister meets with nat...

SYDNEY (AP) – Australia on Wednesday saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and long queues at testing centers as it continued to fight the rapid spread of the virus in most states. The country has recorded more than 64,000 cases, up from 47,000 a day earlier, and Prime Minister Scott […]

South African leader gets part one of co...

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has received part one of a corruption report from a judicial inquiry into President Jacob Zuma’s tenure from 2009 to 2018. Upon receiving the report, Ramaphosa described it as a “defining moment” in South Africa’s fight against corruption. He said this would […]

A wave of evangelicals in Spain, fueled ...

By ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) – When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary in Spain in 1996, he was not prepared for insults and threats, nor for fines from the police for distributing Protestant leaflets on the streets of Salamanca. “The social animosity was great […]

United States Expands Trump-Era Border P...

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday extended to San Diego, Calif., The Trump-era border program that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. immigration hearings, according to a federal court order, officials in the Biden administration told reporters. Democratic President Joe Biden attempted to abandon the policy of his Republican predecessor – […]