Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

World News

Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations with eye on Olympics

Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations with eye on Olympics

TOKYO — Japan launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday, months after other major economies started giving shots and amid questions about whether the drive would would reach enough people quickly enough to save a Summer Olympics already
Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid supply worry

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid supply worry

TOKYO — Japan's first coronavirus shots were given to health workers Wednesday, beginning a vaccination campaign considered crucial to holding the already delayed Tokyo Olympics.
Biden reframes goal on reopening of elementary schools

Biden reframes goal on reopening of elementary schools

MILWAUKEE — President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, restating his goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be consi
Trump rips McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-Capitol riot

Trump rips McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — In the most caustic sign yet of deepening GOP divisions, former President Donald Trump blistered Mitch McConnell as a “political hack” on Tuesday, days after the Senate’s top Republican denounced him as the inciter of U.S.
Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS — Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to hear it until Tom Gibson and Sheila Wheeler of Philadelphia walked out of their hotel’s nearly empty lobby.
Dem's lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

Dem's lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S.
Black franchise owner sues McDonald's, cites persistent bias

Black franchise owner sues McDonald's, cites persistent bias

CLEVELAND — The Black owner of 14 McDonald's franchises says the company has shown more favourable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Tue
European Space Agency seeks diversity in new astronaut drive

European Space Agency seeks diversity in new astronaut drive

PARIS — The European Space Agency is holding its first astronaut recruitment drive in 11 years and says greater diversity is one of the goals.
France passes anti-radicalism bill that worries Muslims

France passes anti-radicalism bill that worries Muslims

PARIS — Lawmakers in the French parliament's lower house on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would strengthen oversight of mosques, schools and sports clubs to safeguard France from radical Islamists and to promote respect for French value
Some dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study shows

Some dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study shows

Plant-eating dinosaurs probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins, a delay likely caused by climate change, a new study found.