Skip to content

World News

What Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided Senate

What Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided Senate

WASHINGTON — So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden? Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two Georgia runoff elections that are delivering the Senate to Democrats.
Aid effort intensifies after Indonesia quake that killed 84

Aid effort intensifies after Indonesia quake that killed 84

MAMUJU, Indonesia — Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 84 people on an Indonesian island where rescuers intensified their work Monday to find those buried in the rubble.

EU gender pay gap still significant, warn trade unions

BRUSSELS — Women in Europe doing jobs requiring the same skills as jobs done by men are still being paid significantly less, according to a study by the the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON — U.S.
Death toll from violence in Sudan's West Darfur rises to 83

Death toll from violence in Sudan's West Darfur rises to 83

CAIRO — The death toll from tribal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s West Darfur province climbed to at least 83, including women and children, a doctor’s union and aid worker said, as sporadic violence continued Sunday.
12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

BEIJING — Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety.

Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets fired

JERUSALEM — Israeli military aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to two rockets fired from the Palestinian territory, the military said.
Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy

Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s president on Monday urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trump’s diplomatic engagement with North Korea.
Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020

Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia, for years one of the world's most prolific executioners, dramatically reduced the number of people put to death last year, following changes halting executions for non-violent drug-related crimes, according
Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus

Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed Monday to get the pandemic under control and hold the already postponed Olympics this summer with ample coronavirus protection.