World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president

LORNE COOK and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, MEXICO CITY (AP):- Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden

WHO says UK strain in over 60 countries: virus world…

GENEVA, (AFP):- The UK coronavirus strain has spread to at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, after

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, WASHINGTON (AP):- Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States

DC on lockdown and on edge before Biden’s inauguration

By JAMES LAPORTA, LOLITA C. BALDOR and MICHAEL BALSAMO, WASHINGTON (AP):- The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia…

By YURI KAGEYAMA, TOKYO (AP):- Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as U.S. president. Japan’s

US declares China committing ‘genocide’ against Uighurs

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- The United States declared Tuesday that China is carrying out genocide against the Uighurs and other mostly Muslim

Pompeo says China’s policies on Muslims amount to ‘genocide’

By MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP):- On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out anew at

China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast

BEIJING, (AP):- China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans. The

Two UN troops killed in C. Africa as president’s re-election…

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, (AFP):- Rebels killed two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic on Monday, the UN mission MINUSCA

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

By DARIA LITVINOVA, MOSCOW (AP):- A Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, a

Imran Khan under ‘immense pressure’ to resign by Jan 31,…

Rawalpindi, Pakistan, (ANI):- Rejecting the claims about the federal government's pressure on the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

World facing ‘catastrophic moral failure’ on vaccines: WHO chief

GENEVA, (AFP):- The world is on the brink of a "catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses

Indonesian medics overwhelmed by quake casualties

MAMUJU, (AFP):- Indonesia: Medics battled exhaustion and the risk of Covid-19 as they raced Monday to treat scores of people

At Moscow airport an absurd, and fruitless, wait for Navalny

MOSCOW, (AFP):- Gathered at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Sunday to welcome home Russia's top opposition figure Alexei Navalny, several hundred

Brazil approves two Covid vaccines, Sao Paulo nurse gets first…

SAO PAULO, (AFP):- Brazil's health regulator gave emergency approval Sunday for two coronavirus vaccines, kicking off a mass inoculation campaign

Uganda’s Bobi Wine still under ‘house arrest’ after poll: party

KAMPALA, (AFP):- Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine remains under "house arrest", his party said on Sunday, after a disputed election

Global deaths near 2m as WHO battles new strains

PARIS, (AFP):- The worldwide death toll from coronavirus approached two million on Friday, with Europe topping 30 million infections and

North Korea parades new submarine-launched missile

SEOUL, (AFP):- Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported

At least 34 killed by Sulawesi earthquake

JAKARTA, (AFP):- A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island early on Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital

Hotel collapses, at least three dead in Indonesia quake

JAKARTA, (AFP):- At least three people were killed and large buildings including a hotel collapsed when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked