Category Archives: International

Boris Johnson’s father defends trip to Greece via Bulgaria

LONDON — The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended his decision to fly to Greece via Bulgaria in order to “COVID-proof” his property there before he potentially rents it out. With a towel draped over his shoulder, Stanley

The Latest: Trump to establish ‘National Garden’ of heroes

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. — The Latest on President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebration at Mount Rushmore (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will establish a “National Garden of American Heroes,” which he is des...

July 4th military flyovers to go over DC, 4 other cities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebration will feature an extensive U.S. military air show over Washington, D.C., but four other cities will get mini-versions of the air power display on Saturday, The "Salute to the Great Cities of ...

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

PARIS — A special French court ordered an investigation Friday of three current or former government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis. COVID-19 patients, doctors, prison personnel, police officers and others in France filed an un...

Aid ship declares emergency after 6 migrants attempt suicide

ROME — Six migrants aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea tried to kill themselves and others have gotten into fights and threatened fellow passengers and crew members in growing desperation over their inability to find a country willing

Italy slams Egypt’s stance on killing as ‘punch in the face’

ROME — The president of the lower house of Italy's Parliament has slammed Egypt’s stance in a probe to bring to justice the torturers and killers of an Italian doctoral student who disappeared in Cairo while researching labour movements in

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

ALGIERS, Algeria — After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria on Friday in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. A 21-gun ...

New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in place earlier in the pandemic. At the end of June,

Russian Orthodox Church defrocks coronavirus-denying monk

MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defrocked a coronavirus-denying monk who has defied Kremlin lockdown orders and taken control of a monastery. A church panel in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg ruled to defrock 65-year-old Father ...

Putin orders amendments extending his rule into constitution

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 to be put into the Russian Constitution after voters approved the changes during a week-long plebiscite. “The amendments come into force. ...