Category: World

Florida becomes 1st state to try to mirror Texas fetal ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

A Florida Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would ban abortions after six to eight weeks and allow members of the community to sue doctors for terminating...

Kathy Hochul becomes New York’s first female governor

Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after...

Syrian table tennis star makes historic debut as youngest Olympian at Tokyo Games

With every step inside Tokyo’s Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday, Syria’s Hend Zaza had begun to etch her name into the history books. At 12 years old,...

Venice risks being put on endangered list if it doesn’t ban cruise ships, says UN agency

6:30Listen to advocate Marco Baravalle talk about Venice’s cruise ship problem In a draft report released on Monday, officials at UNESCO recommended the Italian...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday

The latest: British Columbia announced its four-step reopening plan on Tuesday, with the first step starting today with the easing of restrictions that affected...

Crew declared dead as lost Indonesian submarine found broken into pieces

Indonesia’s military on Sunday officially said all 53 crew members from a submarine that sank and broke apart last week are dead and that search teams had located...

China sanctions British citizens as retaliation for Xinjiang accusations

China is sanctioning nine U.K. citizens, accusing them of spreading lies about the treatment of Uighur Muslims after London imposed penalties on Chinese officials....

U.S. House delivers article of impeachment against Trump to Senate, triggering trial

Democrats marched the impeachment case against former president Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate on Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Republican...

Unemployment benefits for millions in U.S. in peril as Trump fumes about COVID-19 bill

Unemployment benefits for millions in the United States struggling to make ends meet are set to lapse at midnight Saturday unless U.S. President Donald Trump signed an...

Trump says he’ll leave White House if electoral college votes for Biden, but he may never concede

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the electoral college votes for president-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to...

2 young children among migrants confirmed dead in crossing of English Channel

At least four migrants, including two young children, died Tuesday when their boat capsized while they and other migrants tried to cross the English Channel to Britain,...

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests against president

About 100,000 demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president’s ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridicule him, on...