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France’s Macron reshuffles cabinet

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, poses with ministers in the gardens of the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 4, 2022.  (LUDOVIC MARIN, POOL VIA AP) PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Monday for the second time in six weeks, the Elysee (office of the president) announced. The new government has […]

Copenhagen shooting suspect sectioned, terrorism ruled out

Police investigator Dannie Rise talks to the media in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, July 4, 2022. (SERGEI GRITS / AP PHOTO) COPENHAGEN – The man accused of killing three people in a shooting in a Danish shopping mall was ordered on Monday to be held in a closed psychiatric ward, and authorities said they did not […]

Romania COVID-19 cases nearly double in a week

Medical personnel (left) passes by a newly hospitalized COVID-19 patient (center) at the "Pneumophysiology Institute Prof Dr Marius Nasta" in Bucharest on Oct 7, 2021. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP) BUCHAREST / FRANKFURT – The number of new COVID-19 infections in Romania nearly doubled over the last week, with a peak of 10,000 daily cases expected in […]

Suspect captured in Chicago shooting that kills 6

A police officer holds up police tape at the scene of a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, a Chicago suburb, on July 4, 2022. (NAM Y. HUH / AP PHOTO) HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. – Police announced they had captured a suspect in a shooting on Monday […]

DR Congo declares 14th Ebola outbreak over

In this July 16, 2019 photo, health workers dressed in protective gear begin their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. (JEROME DELAY / AP) KINSHASA — The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday declared an end of the latest Ebola outbreak that erupted less than […]

Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon

Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican on July 3, 2022. (ANDREW MEDICHINI / AP PHOTO) VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign in the near future, saying he is on track to visit Canada this […]

Russia announces control of Lugansk

Smoke billows over an oil refinery outside Lysychansk on June 23, 2022. (ANATOLII STEPANOV / AFP) BEIJING – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has informed President Vladimir Putin that the region of Lugansk has been "liberated", the Defense Ministry said Sunday. The region fell after Russian troops and the armed forces of Lugansk took full […]

Glacier collapses in Italian Alps, killing at least six

A panoramic view shows the mountains around Bormio as ski resorts reopen in Bormio, Italian Alps, on Dec 4, 2021. (PIERO CRUCIATTI / AFP) ROME – Parts of a mountain glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps on Sunday amid record temperatures, local authorities said, killing at least six people and injuring eight. The Trento provincial […]

West African leaders lift economic and financial sanctions on Mali

President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean Claude Kassi Brou (right) speaks during the Economic Community of West African States 61st Ordinary Session in Accra, Ghana, on July 3, 2022. (NIPAH DENNIS / AFP) ACCRA – Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States on Sunday lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after […]

Virus: Peru logs 70% increase in cases between June 19 and 25

A health worker inoculates a child with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 during a vaccination campaign in Lima on Jan 25, 2022, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) ROME / BERLIN / HAVANA / LIMA – Peru registered 17,841 COVID-19 cases between June 19 and 25, an increase of 70 percent […]

Argentina president names new economy chief after Guzman exit

In this file photo taken on June 6, 2022 Argentina's Economy Minister Martin Guzman (right) speaks next to President Alberto Fernandez as he presents a bill to create a tax on so-called "extraordinary profits" for big companies that earned more-than-expected due to the war in Ukraine, in Buenos Aires. (JUAN MABROMATA / AFP) BUENOS AIRES […]

Canada’s emergency rooms bear the brunt of a ‘perfect storm’

A healthcare worker stands outside the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, on April 1, 2020. (LIANG SEN / XINHUA) TORONTO – Health authorities across Canada have cut the hours of hospital emergency departments and urgent care clinics in recent weeks, a move that in some cases may extend through the summer, […]

Poll: Scottish voters remain split over independence

Scotland's First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, is interviewed, on May 17, 2022, in Washington. (JACQUELYN MARTIN / AP PHOTO) LONDON – Voters in Scotland remain evenly split over whether or not they support independence from the rest of Britain, a poll published by the Sunday Times showed, days after the Scottish government set out […]

Denmark in shock as gunman kills 3 at Copenhagen shopping mall

Map of Copenhagen, Denmark, where deadly shots were fired in a mall Sunday. COPENHAGEN – Three people were killed and several more were wounded in a shooting at a shopping center in Copenhagen on Sunday, Danish police said, adding they had arrested a 22-year-old Danish man and charged him with manslaughter. The attack rocked Denmark […]

Active COVID-19 infections in Italy surpass 1 million

A worker of the Cremona hospital cleaning staff, wearing a personal protective equipment, walks past the COVID-19 intensive care unit of the Cremona hospital, in Cremona, northern Italy on Jan 11, 2022. (MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP) ROME / BERLIN / HAVANA – The number of active cases of coronavirus surpassed 1 million in Italy on Sunday, […]